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Whitney Botsford Morgan



Assistant Professor of Management

Whitney Botsford Morgan uses her training in Industrial and Organizational Psychology as the foundation for examining interpersonal dynamics in the workplace, specifically how diversity with regard to gender and family status affect personal, professional, and organizational outcomes.  She has two streams within her research program.  First, she seeks to provide theoretical and empirical evidence that guides the emergence and reduction of bias toward diverse individuals.  Second, she studies issues related to work-family conflict that contribute to the effective management of the increasingly integrated work and family domains. 

Given that issues related to gender and family status affect many aspects of the workplace, she publishes on a range of topics including selection, affect/emotion, decision-making, developmental work experiences, organizational citizenship behaviors, counterproductive work behaviors, and reputation.Her research appears in outlets such as Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Resource Management Review.  A recent research study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology was featured in the Huffington Post (, How Pregnant Women Can Minimize Job-Searching Discrimination (December, 2013).  In addition, she sits on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Business and Psychology, and has consulted on applied projects including competency modeling, role clarification, workforce analysis, and entry-level selection systems.


  • Ph.D., George Mason University, 2009
  • M.A., George Mason University, 2006
  • B.A., Rice University, 2004

Research Interests

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Work-Family Integration


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