María Triana is a Professor at Vanderbilt University in the Organization Studies area within the Owen Graduate School of Management. She earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources with a minor in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Texas A&M University. She also holds an MBA from the University of Arizona and a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin. María’s research interests include diversity and discrimination in organizations. She has taught courses on strategic human resource management, diversity in organizations, employee engagement and human resources analytics, staffing, organizational behavior and team dynamics. She is the author of Managing Diversity in Organizations: A Global Perspective (Routledge) as well as Organizational Behavior (Wiley, 5 th Ed.). Prior to joining Vanderbilt, María was a professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she held the Kuechenmeister-Bascom Professorship in Business and was a past recipient of the Erwin A. Gaumnitz Junior Faculty Research Award and the Cynthia and Jay Ihlenfeld Inspired Learning Chair for educational innovation. At UW-Madison, she also served as the Academic Director of the Center for Strategic Human Resource Management and the Wisconsin MBA Human Resources specialization for years. Prior to joining academia, María was a systems analyst and project manager for Intel Corporation. She holds professional certifications in both project management and human resource management.