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) and the American Psychological Association.
Professor Colella is an active member of both the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology (SIOP, Division 14 of the APA). She is currently an elected member of the SIOP Executive Committee and has served two terms as an elected member of the Executive Committee of the HR Division. She has co-chaired the HR Doctoral Consortium Committee (four different years), the HR Junior Faculty Consortium Committee, and the HR Member Relations Committee. She was the SIOP Program Chair for the 2002 SIOP Annual Conference and chaired the awards and membership committees. Professor Colella serves (or has served) on the editorial boards of Personnel Psychology, Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management Review, Human Performance, the SIOP Frontiers Series, and Human Resource Management. She is an ad hoc reviewer for most other journals in the management field and the National Science Foundation.
Professor Colella’s research focuses on treatment issues regarding persons with disabilities in the workplace and workplace accommodation. She is also currently conducting research on pay secrecy issues and paternalistic behavior at work. 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. She is also a co-author on an Organizational Behavior textbook.
Her research on disability in the workplace was funded for four years 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.