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 includingAcademy of Management Annals, Academy of Management JournalAcademy 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.


  • BUSMHR 7230 - Developing High Performance Teams

    Groups and teams are becoming a way of life in organizations. This course will teach the theory and processes of group and team behavior so that you can successfully manage groups and work effectively in a variety of group settings. It is intended for students who seek greater understanding of teams and wish to increase their competence in managing and working effectively in these contexts. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 828.

  • BUSMHR 7244 - Negotiations

    Highlight the components of an effective negotiation and teach students to analyze their own behavior in negotiations. Largely experiential, course provides students with an opportunity to develop their skills by participating in negotiations and integrating their experiences with the principles presented in the assigned readings and course discussions. Prereq: Enrollment in Fisher College of Business graduate programs. Not open to students with credit for 7240, 7241, or 7345.