Stephanie Creary

January 29, 2019

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Michigan Ross Campus, Ross Building, 701 Tappan, Robertson Auditorium, Ann Arbor

Stephanie J. Creary
Assistant Professor of Management
University of Pennsylvania

About the talk

Many of us want to work in organizations that enable us to draw on our unique perspectives to contribute and become our best work selves. Yet, sometimes our differences can make us feel uncomfortable, which can challenge our ability to engage with one another in healthy and productive ways. In this presentation, Creary will share a tool that she has developed from her research on multiple identities and helping at work that is designed to help people build more effective relationships across difference at work. The audience will have the opportunity to use the tool in real-time to create their own positive paths for making one particular work relationship across difference more effective.

About Creary

Stephanie J. Creary, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Management at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is also an affiliated faculty member of Wharton People Analytics and a Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she was on the faculty of Cornell University. Prior to completing her PhD degree at the Boston College School of Management, she was a research associate at Harvard Business School and The Conference Board in NYC.

Creary’s research investigates how multiple identities, perspectives, and experiences are engaged and used in organizations to cultivate positive identities, improve the quality of relationships across difference, and promote change that is positive for organizations. She studies these dynamics in a variety of situations and organizational contexts including the development and implementation of corporate diversity and inclusion initiatives, career progression across demographic groups, socialization practices, and health care delivery.

She has published her research in leading management journals, co-authored several HBS case studies on leadership and diversity, written executive action reports on human capital for management audiences, and has won several research and teaching awards.


Jane Dutton, co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations; Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Business Administration and Psychology


The Center for Positive Organizations thanks University of Michigan Organizational Learning, Sanger Leadership Center, Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Lisa and David (MBA ’87) Drews, and Diane (BA ’73) and Paul (MBA ’75) Jones for their support of the 2018-19 Positive Links Speaker Series.

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