Tracy Dumas

Associate Professor, Management and HR
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Tracy Dumas is an associate professor of Management and Human Resources in the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University where she teaches MBA courses on Negotiations and Managing Teams.  She earned her PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago, and a BS from Northwestern University.  Dr. Dumas has taught and conducted research in the area of Organizational Behavior for over 13 years, and she has received special Dean’s recognition for her teaching at Ohio State, as well as the Kellogg Doctoral Teaching Award for distinction in teaching while a PhD candidate.

Dr. Dumas’ research focuses on understanding how management practices can help employees excel at work while also remaining true to their personal identities and engaging meaningfully in their non-work communities. Her research is published in leading academic outlets including Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management Review, Organization Science and Personnel Psychology, and she was the 2017 recipient of the Fisher College of Business Faculty Research Pacesetter award.  Moreover, several practitioner outlets have profiled her research including Harvard Business Review,, Fast Company, the Bloomberg Business BNA Workforce Report, The Economist: Which MBA? site, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge and Columbus CEO.

Prior to joining the faculty at the Ohio State University, Dr. Dumas was a visiting assistant professor at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and an assistant professor of organizational sciences at George Washington University.  Prior to entering academia, she managed client projects for a Chicago-based consulting and research firm specializing in work force issues.  When not conducting research or teaching, Dr. Dumas indulges her artistic side by playing the piano, taking dance classes, or dancing in local productions.


Areas of Expertise
  • Negotiations and Team Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Self Determination in the Workplace
  • Management and Organizations, PhD, Northwestern University
  • Industrial Relations, MS, Loyola University Chicago
  • BS, Northwestern University