Biography

Andrea G. Dittmann is an Assistant Professor of Organization & Management at the Goizueta Business School. Dr. Dittmann completed her PhD in Management & Organizations at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Her primary research focus is on how the social class contexts in which people grow up continue to shape the obstacles and strengths that they face in professional workplaces. She ultimately seeks to harness insights from this research to develop interventions that promote equity and inclusion in workplaces. Her work has been published in top academic outlets, including the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Her work has been covered by media outlets including the Harvard Business Review, Politico, and the Christian Science Monitor. Most recently, she has been investigating how the experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected people from lower (vs. higher) social class contexts across a number of important life domains, including work, social relationships and mental health.

Education

  • PhD in Management & Organizations
    Northwestern University
  • BA in Psychology
    St. Olaf College