Stephanie Creary

Stephanie Creary
  • Assistant Professor of Management

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    2031 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Interests: relationships across differences; hierarchy, power, marginality; racial and gender equity

Links: CV, Personal Website

Overview

Professor Stephanie J. Creary is an organizational behavior scholar, an Assistant Professor of Management at The Wharton School, and a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Harvard Business School Institute for Business in Global Society. Professor Creary’s research agenda addresses questions at the intersection of systems of power, hierarchy, and marginality and workplace relationships in order to better understand relationships across differences in workplaces and organizations. She has studied these dynamics in a variety of organizational contexts, including global companies, corporate board rooms, hospitals, yoga communities, and the US Army. She has published her research in leading academic journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, American Psychologist, and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. She has received a Best Student Paper Award, the Dorothy Harlow/McGraw Hill Best Paper Award, and the Phillips and Nadkarni Outstanding Paper Award from the Academy of Management for her research.

Insights from Professor Creary’s research have also appeared in top popular press outlets, including Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, strategy+business, the New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Marketplace, and Time Magazine. She currently hosts the Knowledge at Wharton Leading Diversity at Work Podcast Series where she engages in conversation with a variety of academic and practitioner experts. For these contributions to management research and thinking, she was selected to the Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2023 which includes people whose ideas are predicted to make an important impact on management thinking in the future and received an NACD Directorship 100 award which recognizes the most influential directors and leaders in the corporate governance community.

Currently, she is on the editorial boards of three leading academic management journals: Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Academy of Management Review. She has received “best reviewing” awards from the Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Academy of Management Review.

Prior to joining the Wharton faculty, Professor Creary 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.

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Teaching

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  • ASLD5999 - Ind study for Special Purposes

    This independent study is designed for students pursuing a practical inquiry into ASL/Deaf Studies. Prior consultation with and permission from the department is required.

  • MGMT2240 - Leading Diversity in Org

    People in the workplace are constantly interacting with peers, managers, and customers with very different backgrounds and experiences. When harnessed effectively, these differences can be the catalyst for creative breakthroughs and the pathway to team and organizational learning and effectiveness; but when misunderstood, these differences can challenge employees' values, performance, workplace relationships, and team effectiveness. This course is designed to help students navigate diverse organizational settings more effectively and improve their ability to work within and lead diverse teams and organizations. It also offers students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking on topics such as identity, relationships across difference, discrimination and bias, equality, and equity in organizations and society and how they relate to organizational issues of power, privilege, opportunity, inclusion,creativity and innovation and organizational effectiveness. Class sessions will be experiential and discussion-based. Readings, self-reflection, guest speakers from organizations, case studies and a final project will also be emphasized. By the end of this course, you should be able to: 1)Evaluate the aspects of yo ur identity and personal experiences that shape how you interact and engage with others and how they interact and engage with you in organizations 2)Explain how issues of power, privilege, discrimination, bias, equality, and equity influence opportunity and effectiveness in organizations 3)Propose ways to make relationships across difference in organizations more effective 4)Describe current perspectives on the relationships among diversity, inclusion, creativity, and innovation in organizations 5)Analyze a company's current approach to leading diversity and use content from this course to propose ways to enhance learning and effectiveness in that company.

  • MGMT6240 - Leading Diversity in Org

    People in the workplace are constantly interacting with peers, managers, and customers with very different backgrounds and experiences. When harnessed effectively, these differences can be the catalyst for creative breakthroughs and the pathway to team and organizational learning and effectiveness; but when misunderstood, these differences can challenge employees' values, performance, workplace relationships, and team effectiveness. This course is designed to help students navigate diverse organizational settings more effectively and improve their ability to work within and lead diverse teams and organizations. It also offers students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking on topics such as identity, relationships across difference, discrimination and bias, equality, and equity in organizations and society and how they relate to organizational issues of power, privilege, opportunity, inclusion,creativity and innovation and organizational effectiveness. Class sessions will be experiential and discussion-based. Readings, self-reflection, guest speakers from organizations, case studies and a final project will also be emphasized. By the end of this course, you should be able to: 1)Evaluate the aspects of yo ur identity and personal experiences that shape how you interact and engage with others and how they interact and engage with you in organizations 2)Explain how issues of power, privilege, discrimination, bias, equality, and equity influence opportunity and effectiveness in organizations 3)Propose ways to make relationships across difference in organizations more effective 4)Describe current perspectives on the relationships among diversity, inclusion, creativity, and innovation in organizations 5)Analyze a company's current approach to leading diversity and use content from this course to propose ways to enhance learning and effectiveness in that company.

  • MGMT8920 - Adv Study-Organ Effect

    Business success is increasingly driven by a firm's ability to create and capture value through innovation. Thus, the processes used by firms to develop innovations, the choices they make regarding how to commercialize their innovations, the changes they make to their business models to adapt to the dynamic environment, and the strategies they use to position and build a dominate competitive position are important issues facing firms. In MGMT. 892, you will learn to address these issues through an action learning approach. MGMT. 892 is a 1.0-credit course conducted in the spirit of an independent study. By working on consulting projects for leading global companies, you will develop and then apply your knowledge about innovation management and help these firms better understand the challenges and opportunities posed by emerging technologies and markets.

Awards and Honors

  • Winner, Dorothy Harlow/McGraw Hill Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, 2023
  • Academy of Management Review Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2023
  • Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2023, 2023
  • Wharton Teaching Excellence Award, MBA Program, 2022
  • Winner, Phillips and Nadkarni Award for Best Paper on Diversity and Cognition, Academy of Management, 2022
  • Finalist x 2, Phillips and Nadkarni Award for Best Paper on Diversity and Cognition, Academy of Management, 2022
  • Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University Institute on Diversity, 2023
  • Visiting Faculty Fellowship, Harvard Business School Institute for Business in Global Society (BiGS), 2022-2024
  • OBHDP Best Reviewer Award, 2021
  • Academy of Management Journal Best Reviewer Award, 2021
  • Wharton Teaching Excellence Award, Undergraduate and MBA Programs, 2021
  • Wharton Teaching Excellence Award, 2020
  • #thinklist30, 2020 Description

    The #thinklist30 is a list of influential female scholars on social media around issues of responsible business.

  • Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management Research Grant, 2019
  • Elected Representative-at-Large, Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division, Academy of Management, 2017-2020
  • Faculty Fellow Research Grant, Engaged Cornell, 2016-2017
  • Faculty Fellow Research Grant, Engaged Cornell, 2016
  • Academy of Management Organizational Behavior (OB) Division Showcase Symposium, Symposium Chair, 2016
  • Cornell University Family Fellows Program Honored Guest, 2016
  • Cornell University Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching Research Grant, 2016
  • Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence Research Grants, 2016
  • Cornell University Center for Teaching Excellence Research Grants, 2015
  • Cornell University Small Group Mentoring Program Grant, 2015
  • Academy of Management Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division Showcase Symposium, Symposium Organizer, 2015
  • Academy of Management Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division Outstanding Reviewer Award, 2015., 2015
  • Academy of Management Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division Best Reviewer Award, 2014
  • Academy of Management Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division Best Reviewer Award, 2013
  • Academy of Management Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division Best Student Paper Award, 2013
  • Boston College Donald J. White Award for Teaching Excellence, 2012
  • AHANA Leadership Council and GLBTQ Leadership Council Faculty Recognition Award, Boston College, 2012
  • Academy of Management Emerald Award for Best International Symposium, Nominee, 2010
  • Simmons College Susan Bulkeley Butler Academic Prize, 2007
  • Simmons College Presidential Inauguration Ceremony Graduate Student Speaker, 2007
  • Simmons College Graduate Student Award for Civic Engagement, 2007
  • Boston University Outstanding Graduating Dance Student, 1998
  • Boston University Student Advisor of the Year, 1998
  • Boston University Scarlet Key Student Leadership Award, 1998
  • Boston University Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Community Service Award, 1997
  • Finalist, Thinkers50 2023 Radar Award, 1970

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