Faculty – Diane Bergeron

DianeBergeron - Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior
Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior

Peter B. Lewis Building 434
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Diane Bergeron, PhD, received her doctorate in organizational psychology from Columbia University. She has done extensive research in the areas of organizational citizenship behavior, faculty career outcomes, stereotype threat, and work performance. Her research has been published in leading academic journals including the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management, Human Performance, and she has presented numerous papers at national conferences. Two of her papers were published in the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management. She also received two awards from the Academy of Management for her dissertation work and was a runner-up for the Academy of Management’s Newman Award. Before coming to Case Western, Professor Bergeron was an adjunct instructor at Columbia University and at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Professor Bergeron’s research interests include aspects of job performance, organizational citizenship behavior, career advancement, productivity, and ethics. Her particular focus on citizenship behavior is related to making society a better place and in raising awareness of how small behaviors can have a big impact on an organization, a society and the planet.

In her former life, Professor Bergeron worked for a consulting firm in New York City and at Pfizer, Inc. She has consulted with Fortune 500 companies in the areas of recruiting strategies, employment branding, benchmarking best practices, and survey research. She also spent two years volunteering in the Dominican Republic on projects related to poverty, malnutrition, teen pregnancy and childhood education. She has worked with a variety of non-profit and government and non-governmental organizations, is a member of Cleveland Social Venture Partners, and is on the board of Womankind, a nonprofit offering free prenatal care and services for women. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management.

PhD, Columbia University, Teachers College, 2004
MA, Columbia University, Teachers College, 2001
BA, St. Bonaventure University, 1992

Initially Appointed: 2006

Interests and Courses


Organizational citizenship behavior, workplace performance, organizational values, career advancement, organizational attraction.


Organizational Behavior, Organization Development and Change, Conflict and Negotiation, Organizational Dynamics, Corporate Social Responsibility.

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