Alison Cook

Professor

Department(s):
  • Management

Alison Cook

Education

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Purdue University
BS, Finance, University of Utah

Biography

Alison Cook received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. Her research examines diversity in the workplace, specifically focusing on the factors that either facilitate or hinder promotion opportunities for women and racial/ethnic minorities and factors that facilitate or hinder their post-promotion success. Dr. Cook’s work has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, and Journal of Business Ethics, among others. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times, Public Radio International, Fortune, National Public Radio, Associated Press, The Guardian, Harvard Business Review, and Bloomberg News.

Awards

Faculty Service Award, Department of Management, 2020
Researcher of the Year, Department of Management, 2019
Specialist in the Fulbright Specialist Program, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning, 2018-2021
Researcher of the Year, Department of Management, 2017
Nominee for Andrew Carnegie Research Fellow, Huntsman School of Business, 2017
Researcher of the Year, Huntsman School of Business, 2016
Researcher of the Year, Department of Management, 2016
Nominee for Honors Outstanding Professor award, Utah State University, 2016
Researcher of the Year, Department of Management, 2015
Women’s Leadership Research Best of 2014, Coles College of Business, Women’s Leadership Center, Kennesaw State University
Researcher of the Year, Department of Management, 2013
Best Paper Nominee, Western Academy of Management, 2012
Ascendant Scholar Award, Western Academy of Management, 2011
Best Paper Nominee, Western Academy of Management, 2009
Researcher of the Year, Department of Management, 2009
Teacher of the Year, Department of Management and Human Resources, 2008

Research Area(s)

Gender and Diversity in the Workplace

Videos

Professor Research: Minorities and Women Face 'Glass Cliff'