Faculty Directory

Judith Clair


William S. McKiernan '78 Family Faculty Fellow


Management and Organization


Judith Clair’s research focuses on demographic/social identities (e.g., race, gender, social class) and inequalities in the workplace; on development and transitions in professional identities; and on positive organizational experiences such as hope and positive growth. Her gender- and diversity-focused research includes experiences of “cross-domain” identity change in first-time pregnant professional women; how social class background shapes how women understand their advancement into top organizational positions; how benevolent sexism during pregnancy effects workplace retention of women post-pregnancy; how professional women in STEM fields define and experience benefits from others’ inclusive leadership practices; and how individuals with invisible stigmatized identities manage those identities in the workplace.

Professor Clair is also recognized for her contributions to research on how organizations can effectively manage crises and critical events to minimize harm and to facilitate positive growth, as well as her work on teaching pedagogy and the peer-review process. Her publications appear in the top journals in Management and Applied Psychology, including the Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Personnel Psychology, and Academy of Management Learning and Education. Clair has received national and university teaching awards. She has taught courses on organizational behavior, leadership, gender, and multicultural diversity, equity and inclusion in organizations. She has taught courses at the undergraduate, MBA, PhD, and executive levels.