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About Pamela S Tolbert


Professor Tolbert is the Lois S. Gray Professor of ILR and Social Sciences, and professor of the Department of Organizational Behavior. She came to the ILR School after receiving her Ph.D in sociology from UCLA. She is broadly interested in processes of organizational change, culture and entrepreneurship, and organizational practices and social inequality.

Research Statement

Her current research includes work on cross-cultural differences in entrepreneurial attitudes, growth strategies of art museums, and the impact of relative spousal earnings on career and family satisfaction. She has served on the editorial boards of a variety of organization and sociological journals, as the book review editor for Administrative Science Quarterly, and as a senior editor for Management Science; Academy of Management Review, Organization Science and Administrative Science Quarterly. She has also been a guest editor for a special issue of Organization Studies on careers, and an issue of the ILR Review on diversity management practices.


2010 Present Lois S. Gray Professor of ILR and Social Sciences, Cornell University ILR School
1983 Faculty Member, Cornell University ILR School Department of Organizational Behavior

Curriculum Vitae


1983 Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles ‐ Sociology
1979 M.A., University of California, Los Angeles ‐ Sociology
1975 B.A., University of Tulsa

Contact Information

Ives Hall, Room 392
(f) 607-255-2261


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