Mia Tran
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., 2015
  • Master of Science, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. 2010
  • Bachelor of Science, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga., 2007

Research Interests

  • Understanding diversity and inclusion dynamics in systems
  • Leadership from the domestic and global perspectives
  • Organizational change
  • Negotiation
  • Women of color career development
  • Women in precarious leadership such as the glass cliff

Courses Taught

  • PSY652: Consulting Skills
  • PSY635: Psychology in Organizations
  • RSCH610: Foundations and Methods of Research

Certifications and Memberships

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTS) 
  • Springfield College Graduate Council (16-17)
  • Springfield College Review of Admissions Processes and Procedures Committee
  • YWCA Hartford

Selected Works

Presentations

  • Tran, N.M. (2016) Panelist, Teaching diversity during times of turbulence: A SIOP teach-in. Panel discussion to be presented at the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, Anaheim, CA. 
  • Tran, N.M. & Carusone, N.I.* (2016). Examining the glass cliff as a model of intersecting identities. Poster to be presented at the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, Anaheim, CA. 
  • Tran, N.M. & Thomas, K.M. (2015). Who’s on the executive glass cliff? Using policy capturing to examine race, gender, and leadership in times of crisis. Presented at the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference (EDI), Tel Aviv, Israel. 
  • Tran, N.M. et al. (2015). Inside out: How learning in community is reflected in how we teach. Presented at the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (OBTC), La Verne, CA. 
  • Tran, N.M., Thomas, K.M., & Johnson, L.N. (2014). Going from Pet to Threat: Fight or Flight? Underrepresented minority women career dilemmas. In Sliter, K. (Chair), (Not) Movin’ on Up: Dilemmas in Women’s Career Advancement. Presented at the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Conference, Honolulu, HI.
  • Tran, N.M., George, K., & Dawson, B. (2012). Interpersonal workplace discrimination of interracially married job applicants. Presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Dawson, B. & Tran, N.M. (2012). Understanding the experiences of Black female MBA students. In K.M. Thomas (Chair), Persisting realities of women in higher ed. workplace. Presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Johnson, C.D. & Tran, N.M. (2010). When the giraffe and elephant went to college: Using Thomas’s fable to teach diversity and change in management. Paper presented at Research Initiative for the Study of Diversity Conference at Auburn University, Auburn, AL.

Chaired Symposia and Panels

  • Tran, N.M. & Thomas, K.M. (2010, April). Diversity ideology of choice: Multiculturalism or colorblindness. Co-chaired symposium presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Tran, N.M. & Ferdman, B.M. (2010, April). “Let’s talk”: Bridging the gap between diversity researchers and practitioners. Co-chaired panel discussion presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Selected Works

  • Thomas, K.M., Plaut, V.C., & Tran, N.M. (2014). Diversity Ideologies in Organizations. [Applied Psychology Series]. NYC: LEA-Taylor Francis. 
  • Thomas, K.M., Plaut, V., Tran, N.M., & Bazemore, C.M. (2014). Diversity ideologies in organizations: An introduction. In K.M. Thomas, V. Plaut, & N.M. Tran (Eds.), Diversity Ideologies in Organizations. NYC: LEA-Taylor Francis.
  • Tran, N.M., Thomas, K. M., & George, K. (2014). The intersection of organizational and individual diversity ideology on diverse employees’ perceptions of inclusion and organizational justice. In K.M. Thomas, V. Plaut, & N.M. Tran (Eds.), Diversity Ideologies in Organizations. NYC: LEA-Taylor Francis.
  • Thomas, K.M., Johnson-Bailey J., Phelps, R.E., Tran, N.M., & Johnson, L.N. (2013). Women of color at mid-career: Going from pet to threat. In L. Comas-Diaz, & B. Greene (Eds). Psychological Health of Women of Color: Intersections, Challenges, and Opportunities. Westport, CT: Praeger. 
  • Thomas, K.M., Tran, N.M., & Dawson, B. L. (2010). An inclusive strategy to diversity teaching. [Special issue]. Advances in Developing Human Resource. 12, 295-311.
  • Tran, N.M. & Dawson, B.L. (2008). An Executive Summary: Reevaluating the concept of diversity management: Considerations for diversity trainers and educators, Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 2, 70-75. 
  • Johnson, C.D. & Tran, N.M. (2008). Standing in the Gap to Transform Business Higher Education: Bernie Milano and The PhD Project, Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 2, 10-29. 
  • Gettler, A.L., Johnson, C.D., Howard, P.J., & Tran, N.M. (2007). Los Cincos Grandes (The Big Five): A Normative Study of the NEO Pi-R in Mexico, Business Journal of Hispanic Research, 1, 70-85.