Ashley Robinson

PhD Candidate, Department of Management

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Ashley Robinson is a Management PhD Candidate in the Fogelman College of Business & Economics at The University of Memphis. Prior to entering her doctoral program, Ms. Robinson earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degree from Florida A&M University. After graduating, Ms. Robinson worked in the defense contract industry for Northrop Grumman and Booz Allen Hamilton where she engaged in contractual agreements with disadvantaged, minority, women, and veteran-owned small businesses. Presently, she is teaching Organizational Behavior in Business. Blending both her research and teaching experience, her program of research addresses identity management behaviors, workplace discrimination, and strategies for reducing prejudicial behaviors towards stigmatized groups in the workplace. Her research has been published in journals including the Human Resource Management Journal, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice and has been featured in the 2022 Introduction to Industrial/Organizational Psychology textbook. Additionally, Ms. Robinson has presented her research at the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Southern Management Association, and the annual Baruch College Research Symposium. Recently, she received a grant from the Center of Workplace Diversity and Inclusion at The University of Memphis to conduct her dissertation. Her professional affiliations include being a member of AOM’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Research Methods divisions, SIOP, CARMA, and The PhD Project. 


  • Bachelor of Science, Florida A&M University
  • Master of Business Administration, Florida A&M University 

Research and Scholarly Activities

Research Interests

  • Identity management behaviors
  • Workplace discrimination
  • Strategies for reducing prejudicial behaviors towards stigmatized groups in the workplace


Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lindsey