Diane BergeronSenior Research Scientist


    A social psychologist with over fifteen years of experience, Dr. Diane Bergeron is a researcher with expertise in executive education and consulting. Most recently, she was an associate professor at Case Western Reserve University. In her former life, Diane worked for a consulting firm in New York City and at Pfizer, Inc. She also spent two years volunteering in the Dominican Republic and has worked with non-profits.

    Diane’s research areas include women’s leadership and career advancement, job performance (focusing on workplace helping behavior), and the impact of leader listening on employees’ speaking up. She has a growing interest in grief and bereavement in the workplace. Diane’s research has won awards and has been published in leading academic journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Journal of Management, among other outlets.

    Diane has presented extensively at conferences on her various research initiatives. She has also been a repeat guest on the Sound of Ideas (NPR affiliate), a keynote speaker, and a panelist at the prestigious City Club of Cleveland on the topic of gender equity in the workplace.

    Current Role

    Diane currently conducts research and provides subject matter expertise in the areas of women and leadership, the gendered assessment of workplace helping behaviors, leader listening behaviors and employee voice. She is particularly interested in how workplace helping behaviors can hinder women’s career advancement in professional service firms. Her research on grief and bereavement focuses on the experience of bereaved employees returning to work and how managers and organizations can best support them.

    Educational Background

    Ph.D. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University
    B.A. in Psychology from St. Bonaventure University
    Grief and bereavement certificate – University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Professional Affiliations and Certifications

    Academy of Management
    Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
    Board memberships, Journal of Organizational Behavior; Journal of Management

    Curriculum Vitae

    Honors, Awards, Grants

    • Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award, Finalist (Academy of Management)
    • Newman Award, Finalist (Academy of Management)
    • Best Paper Based on a Dissertation (Academy of Management – Organizational Behavior Division and Gender & Diversity Division)
    • Lewis-Progressive Fellowship
    • ACES Advance Opportunity Grant
    • Doctoral Teaching and Mentoring Award

    Contact Information


    Areas of Expertise

    Women’s Leadership, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Job performance and Career Outcomes, Research Methods, Psychological Measurement, Gender Differences, Workplace Listening, Psychological Safety, Employee Voice, Grief and Bereavement in the Workplace