Management Professor | Researcher | Educator

Beth Humberd, Ph.D., is a professor in the Management Department of the Manning School of Business.  She conducts research in the areas of gender and diversity in organizations, leadership and identity development, and relational dynamics at work.  Her research is published in academic journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Journal of Business & Psychology and has received media attention from outlets including Time, Forbes, Fortune, New York Times & the Wall Street Journal. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Humberd worked at a medical device company and a top  accounting firm. 



"Some heavy industries make push to hire more women", (TV interview, aired on WINKNews, Florida)

"Male-dominated industries now recruiting women", (TV interviews, aired on ABC2 News, Baltimore)

"How to Better Help Pregnant Workers", The Matt Townsend show, BYU Radio, live interview

"Why your efforts to help pregnant employees are probably totally backfiring" (

"Why helping pregnant women can hurt them in the long run" (    

WalletHub's 2016 Report on Best States for Working Dads: Ask the Experts 

"UML Conference to feature esteemed professionals in a range of fields" 

"Mind the Pay Gap: Waging the battle for women's worth." (WBUR/NPR)

"Prince William, Father first?" (Family Studies Blog)

Spending time with kids may make dads better workers.” (Boston Globe)

Business Prof studies evolving identity of working dads.” (U-Mass Website)

When dads lean back, the benefits pile up.”  (Huffington Post) 

"More family time can give dad’s career a lift.”  (Wall Street Journal) 

Fathers who spend time with their kids make happier employees.” (Fortune)

The case for treating male employees as parents too.”  (Globe & Mail) 

The more time dads spend with kids, the happier they are at work.” (Forbes) 

Family time keeps working dads happier.”  (Business News Daily)

How work culture changes a man’s idea of fatherhood.”  (Time)

Double-duty dads.”  (New York Times)

Company man or family man?  Fatherhood and identity in the office" (Springer Publishing)