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About M. Diane Burton

I am a faculty member in the ILR School at Cornell University. My primary appointment is in human resource studies with courtesy appointments in organizational behavior and sociology. Prior to joining the Cornell faculty in 2009, I was a faculty member at the MIT Sloan School of Management. I started my academic career at the Harvard Business School teaching leadership and organizational behavior. I earned my Ph.D. in sociology at Stanford University and served as a lecturer and researcher in organizational behavior and human resources management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


2009 Present Associate Professor, Cornell University ILR School Human Resource Studies
20062009 Associate Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
20002006 Assistant Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management ‐ Management
19962000 Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School, Harvard University ‐ Organizational Behavior and Entrepreneurial Management
19951996 Lecturer, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business ‐ Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Lady Davis Fellowship, 2016
  • Fred Kayne Career Development Professorship, MIT Sloan School, 2005
  • Ray Stata Outstanding Contributor, Center for Quality of Management, Cambridge, MA, 2003
  • Michael M. Koerner Career Development Professorship, MIT Sloan School, 2001
  • Class of 1961 Fellow, Harvard Business School, 1999
  • Cilker Teacher Award, Department of Sociology, Stanford University, 1993


1996 Ph.D., Stanford University ‐ Sociology
1990 A. M., Stanford University ‐ Race, Inequality, and Language in Education, Sociology of Education
1988 M.Ed., Harvard University ‐ Graduate School of Education
1987 B.S., Carnegie Mellon University

Contact Information

Cornell University - 170 Ives Hall - Ithaca, NY 14853 - 607-255-8187


Contributions to Books (1)

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