Assistant Professor of Management
The Wharton School
The University of Pennsylvania
Gender and Diversity, Health Care, Organizational Behavior
COVID; Race, Equality, and Ethics
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, a Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI), and affiliated faculty member of the Penn Center for Africana Studies. She leads the Leading Diversity@Wharton Speaker Series as part of her Leading Diversity in Organizations course at Wharton and hosts the Knowledge@Wharton Leading Diversity at Work Podcast Series.
As an organizational scholar, Stephanie studies people’s identities at work, including their professional identities, marginalized identities, and the resources their organizations provide to support their identities. Specifically, her work investigates how individuals effectively navigate identity-related tensions and boundaries at work particularly when personal values and workplace norms related to inclusion and exclusion may seem at odds. She examines the micro- and organizational roots of the issues, workplace practices that seek to address the issues, and consequences of actions taken. She has studied these dynamics in a variety of organizations, including global firms, corporate board rooms, hospitals, yoga communities, and the US Army.
Prior to joining the Wharton faculty, Stephanie 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. Professor Creary has earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences; an MBA degree from Simmons School of Management; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Boston College Carroll School of Management.
- Out of the Box? How Managing a Subordinate’s Multiple Identities Affects the Quality of a Manager-Subordinate Relationship, Academy of Management Review
- Rethinking Diversity: Constructing Diversity Perspectives in Global Organizations, Academy of Management Proceedings
- Creating a healing environment: Transforming organizational identity through material practices, Academy of Management Proceedings
SME Subject Areas
Careers, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Sustainability, Ethics, Gender and Diversity, Health Care, Human Resources, International Management, Leadership, Management Consulting, Management Education, Management History, Management Theory, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Organizational Behavior, Public and Nonprofit, Religion and Spirituality, Research Methods, Social Issues, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation