Adrienne Colella

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Adrienne Colella

  • Professor
  • Area Coordinator, Management
  • James W. McFarland Distinguished Chair of Business
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Professor Adrienne Colella has been with Tulane since 2005, where she is deeply involved in a rich body of research, as well as with service to Freeman students and the community.

Her research focuses on workplace accommodation and how persons with disabilities are treated in the workplace. She is also conducting research on pay secrecy issues and paternalistic behavior at work. In addition to robust publications in these areas, she has published on the topics of organizational entry, newcomer socialization, goal setting, utility analysis, and biographical data testing.


  • Professor Colella teaches Human Resource Management to graduate students and Organizational Behavior to both undergraduate and doctoral students.

Education & Affiliations

  • The Ohio State University, Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • The Ohio State University, M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Miami University, B.A. in Psychology
  • Affiliations
  • Academy of Management (Human Resources, OB Divisions)
  • American Psychological Association (Fellow)
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Fellow)
  • Association for Psychological Science (Fellow)
  • Southern Academy of Management
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