Stephanie Creary


Research Advisory Board, Center for Positive Organizations

Assistant Professor of Management, University of Pennsylvania

Stephanie J. Creary is an identity and diversity scholar and a field researcher. She is also a founding faculty member of the Wharton IDEAS lab (Identity, Diversity, Engagement, Affect, and Social Relationships), an affiliated faculty member of Wharton People Analytics, and a Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI).

Her research program is motivated by understanding how people manage conflict, resistance, ambivalence, and other experiences at work where there are multiple and often competing identity-related realities or demands. She is particularly interested in examining diversity and inclusion practices that confront these experiences, strengthen relationships across difference, and foster collaboration.

Prior to joining the Wharton faculty, Creary was on the faculty of Cornell University. Prior to completing her PhD degree, she was a research associate at Harvard Business School and The Conference Board in NYC researching corporate diversity and inclusion practices. She also has extensive work experience in the health care industry.

Creary has earned BS and MS degrees from the Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; an MBA degree from Simmons School of Management; and MS and PhD degrees from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.