Management Faculty

Adrienne Colella

James W. McFarland Distinguished Chair of Business

Office location: GW 1 - Room 603
Phone: 504.865.5308

Adrienne Colella is a Professor and the McFarland Distinguished Chair in Business at the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. Professor Colella has also been a faculty member at Rutgers University and Texas A&M University. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the Ohio State University. Professor Colella is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science.

Professor Colella’s research focuses on treatment issues regarding persons with disabilities in the workplace and workplace accommodation. Professor Colella has also published on the topics of organizational entry, newcomer socialization, goal setting, utility analysis, and biographical data testing. Her research appears in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, among other places. She is the editor of a SIOP Frontiers Series book on the psychology of workplace discrimination and an upcoming Oxford handbook on workplace discrimination. Her textbook on Organizational Behavior is in its fourth printing.

Her research on disability in the workplace has been funded by the New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council. She has also received grants and contracts from a variety of sources including the Army Research Institute, the Navy Personnel R&D Center, Rutgers University, and Texas A&M University. She serves on the editorial Boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational behavior, and Journal of Management, as well as others. She was the 2011-2012 President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.