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About Meg Warren

Meg Warren, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management, College of Business & Economics at Western Washington University. She is an organizational psychologist and earned her Ph.D. at the Claremont Colleges. She is a founder of the Western Positive Psychology Association (WPPA), and was the Founding President of the Work and Organizations Division of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA).
Her research takes a positive psychology approach to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. This has led to two streams of research - 1) cultivating dominant group allies who support and advocate for marginalized group members, and 2) fostering the well-being of marginalized groups across the world. Her research has led to collaborations in Africa, Middle East, Fiji, China, and South America. Her work has led to several publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and presentations at numerous conferences. She is the lead editor of two books, Scientific Advances in Positive Psychology (2017), and Toward a Positive Psychology of Relationships: New Directions in Theory and Research (2018). She serves as a Co-Editor of the International Journal of Wellbeing, and is on the editorial boards of the journals, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology, and Middle East Journal of Positive Psychology, publications of the International Positive Psychology Association. Dr. Warren teaches courses on Organizational Behavior and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Organizations.


Present Faculty Member, Western Washington University Western Expert
Present Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Western Washington University College of Business and Economics

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) 2020 S. Rains Wallace Dissertation Award
  • International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) Honorable Mention Award for Best Dissertation 2019
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Lee Hakel Graduate Student Scholarship Winner 2018
  • Claremont Graduate University (Outstanding) Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship 2017
  • • Best Early Career Presentation Award, International Positive Psychology Association, 2019
  • Dennis R. Murphy Faculty Research Award for outstanding contributions in published research, Western Washington University, 2019


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work
  • Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior


2018 Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University ‐ Positive Organizational Psychology
2014 Graduate Certificate, Claremont Graduate University ‐ Women's and Gender Studies
2011 M.B.A., Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India ‐ Department of Human Resource Management
2010 M.A., Alverno College ‐ Department of Adult Education & Organizational Development
2005 B.A., UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAI ‐ Department of Management Studies

Contact Information

College of Business and Economics
Parks Hall 432, 516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (13)

Books (2)

Refereed Book Chapters (11)