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Susan Adams


Susan Adams is professor of Management and serves as the senior director of the Center for Women and Business at Bentley University. She brings practical and academic insights to learning environments in and out of the classroom from her academic research and extensive consulting work to more than 70 organizations. Her publications that appear in more than 60 academic and industry outlets focus on career advancement and organizational effectiveness, particularly in changing environments. Most recently, her work has focused on ways to change the current status of women on corporate boards and in leadership positions.

Professor Adams is an associate editor for the Journal of Management Inquiry. She has taught a variety of management, research methods, and statistics courses at Bentley University, the University of California-Irvine’s Graduate School of Management, Chapman University, and Georgia Institute of Technology. Currently, she teaches leadership and management consulting courses to undergraduates, MBAs, PhDs and executives at Bentley.  Additionally, she supervises student teams and interns that provide management consulting services.

She is a former chair of both the Careers and Management Consulting Divisions of the Academy of Management and a member of the American Psychological Association. Adams received her PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology in Management, the first woman to receive a doctorate in her field from Georgia Tech.

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