Ny Mia Tran head shot
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
  • Master of Science, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
  • Bachelor of Science, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Ga.

Ny Mia Tran's research and practice centers on understanding leadership, organizational change, and diversity and inclusion dynamics in systems. Her applied background includes conducting assessments on employee engagement, organizational climate, leadership dynamics, performance evaluation systems, selection and retention, and job analysis for various organizations and industries. Her scholarly works have been accepted and presented at domestic and international conferences such as the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Academy of Management, and American Psychological Association (APA). She has also received institutional and national research-teaching grants/rewards such as the Mellon Grant for Global Learning, Herbert Zimmer Research Scholar Award, UPS Corporate Fellowship, and the American Psychology-Law, APA Diversity in Psychology & Law Research Grant.

Research Interests

  • Understanding diversity and inclusion dynamics in systems
  • Leadership 
  • Organizational change

Certifications and Memberships

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTS) 
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)

Selected Works

Presentations

  • Tran, N.M. & Landor, A.M. (2018). The psychological wounds of colorism and racial discrimination: Examining associations with sexual and relational outcomes. Poster accepted at the 25th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD2018), Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Tran, N.M. & Landor, A.M. (2017). Isms in the “market place”: Exploring the influence of skin tone and race on the marriage and labor markets. Presentation presented at the VII International Conference of Work and Family, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Cadaret, M., Li, P., & Tran, N.M. et al., (2017). “Let’s talk”: What roles do teacher educators play in liberating during time of change? Workshop presented at the Leadership in Diversity (LID) at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
  • 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.

    Technical Reports
  • 360 Performance Review for Staff. Technical report, guide and tool., MacDuffie School, Granby, MA, 2016.
  • Project INSPIRE “I am woman, hear me roar”: The catalytic role of ICT in ending violence against women in Cambodia. Grant proposal, Open Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2014.
  • SPIDER: Citizenship engagement in social accountability. Grant proposal development, Open Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2014.
  • United Nations Monitoring of and advocacy for women’s human rights. Grant proposal development, Open Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2014. 5. Understanding the Climate for Diversity for Teachers, Staff, and Students. Technical Report, Lakota Local Schools (OH), February 5, 2011. [Project RED]