Tracy L. Dumas, associate professor, earned her PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She also holds an MS in Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago, and a BS from Northwestern University.

Dumas’ research addresses the interface between employees’ personal and professional lives with a focus on understanding how management practices can help employees to excel at work while also engaging meaningfully in their communities.  Her research is published in leading academic outlets including Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology, Research on Managing Groups and Teams, and Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy. 

Prior to joining Fisher, Dumas was a visiting assistant professor at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and an assistant professor of organizational sciences at George Washington University.  Prior to entering academia, Dumas managed client projects for a Chicago-based consulting and research firm specializing in work force issues.

Area of Expertise

  • Negotiations
  • Managing Groups/Teams
  • Personal/Profesional Life Interface
  • Status Differences in Organizations
  • Diversity


  • PhD, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • MS, Loyola University, Chicago.
  • BS, Northwestern University.