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Dr Myrtle P Bell

Professor, Management
Last Updated: February 12, 2020
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Biography

Biography

Myrtle P. Bell is Professor of Management and a faculty affiliate of the Center for African American Studies and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, a Carnegie I Research Institution. An interdisciplinary scholar, her research, focusing on diversity, social issues, and human resources appears in outlets such as Academy of Management Journal; Academy of Management Learning & Education; Gender, Work and Organization; Human Resource Management; Human Resource Management Review; International Journal of Selection and Assessment; International Journal of Management Reviews; Journal of Applied Psychology; Journal of Managerial Psychology; Journal of Organizational Behavior; Journal of Vocational Behavior. Her book, Diversity in Organizations (3rd ed., 2017), a comprehensive, research-based book for teaching and learning about diversity is used in universities around the United States and in Canada. She has served as associate editor of Journal of Management Education, section editor of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and associate editor of Academy of Management Learning & Education. She co-edited AMLE’s special issue on diversity education and training and is co-editing a special issue on diversity in Academy of Management Review. She was elected to the leadership of the Academy of Management’s Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) division and as representative at large of the Academy of Management’s Board of Governors. She has received numerous diversity-related honors, including the DiversityFIRST™ Award, Texas Diversity Council; GDO’s Janet Chusmir Service Award; PhD Project Management Doctoral Students’ “Trailblazer Award”; and was twice selected by the Society for Human Resource Management as one of eight professors among 100 distinguished global thought leaders from business, education, and government. She has received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for the UT-Arlington College of Business and the Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at Queen Mary, University of London.

Education

Education

    • 1996 PhD in Business Administration - Management
      The University of Texas at Arlington, 1996
    • 1996 PhD in Human resources and organizational behavior
      University of Texas at Arlington, 1996
    • 1992 MBA in Business Administration
      Louisiana State University , 1992
    • 1991 MBA in Business Administration - Management
      University of Notre Dame, 1991
    • 1982 BBA in Business Administration-Management
      Louisiana State Univ/A&M Coll, 1982

Appointments

Appointments

    • Apr 2015 to Apr 2015 Humanities and Social Sciences Distinguished Visiting Fellowship
      Queen Mary, University of London
    • Past to 2011 Research Affiliate
      Institute for Inclusiveness and Diversity in Organizations at San Diego State University

Memberships

    • June 2018 to Present Midwest Academy of Management
      Midwest Academy of Management is a regional affiliate of the Academy of Management, with members from throughout the United States and other countries.
    • Jan 2018 to Present Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
      Founded in 1936, SPSSI is a group of over 3000 scientists from psychology and related fields and others who share a common interest in research on the psychological aspects of important social and policy issues. In various ways, SPSSI seeks to bring theory and practice into focus on human problems of the group, the community, and nations, as well as the increasingly important problems that have no national boundaries. SPSSI affords social and behavioral scientists opportunities to apply their knowledge and insights to the critical problems of today's world.
    • Sept 2009 to Sept 2012 Academy of Management
      Board of Governors, Representative At Large

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2017 Academy of Distinguished Teachers Nominee sponsored by College of Business
    • May  2014 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington, College of Business

News Articles

News Articles

    • July 2018 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
      Early Implementation of Diversity Policies Help Set the Stage for Future Success New small businesses and start-ups have their hands full with the basic ABCs of launching. For those with an eye on growth, adding the D of diversity from the start can have a big impact down the road. In a new study by Dr. Kelly Weeks of Rhodes College, Dr. Myrtle Bell of The University of Texas at Arlington, and Dr. Jennifer Sequeira and Dr. SherRhonda Gibbs of the University of Southern Mississippi, the researchers posit that new small firms benefit as much from employee racial diversity as larger, more established companies. With a dearth of research on smaller organizations, they turned to existing research on large firms to argue their point and come up with practical recommendations for organizations.
      (Type: Internet)

Publications

      2019
      • Other
        Stockdale, M.S., Bell, M. P., Crosby, F., & Berdahl, J. (2020). From me too to what now: advancing scholarship on sex harassment issue 1: a persistent problem. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 39(1): 1-4. Nkomo, S. M., Bell, M. P., Roberts, L. M., Joshi, A., & Thatcher, S. M. (2019). Diversity at a critical juncture: New theories for a complex phenomenon.
        [Nkomo, Stella, Bell, MyrtleP, Roberts, LauraM, Joshi, Aparna, Thatcher, Sherry]. Academy of Management Review. 44(3), 498-517.
      2015
      • Book Chapter
        Racial Socialization and Resilience of Minority Group Members
        [Henderson, Demetria, Bell, Myrtle].
      2013
      • Book Chapter
        “Diverse forms of difference.” In Q. Roberson (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Diversity and Work, pp. 13-31
        [Bell, MyrtleP, Lambert, J.R].
      2002
      • Book Chapter
        An affirmative defense: The preventive management of sexual harassment
        [Bell, Myrtle, Cycyota, CyndyS., Quick, James, Nelson,D. L., Burke,R. J.]. 191-210. Washington, DC, US: "American Psychological Association".
      2012
      • Book
        Diversity in Organizations, Second Edition
        [Bell, MyrtleP].
      2011
      • Book
        Diversity in Organizations
        [Bell, MyrtleP]. "Cengage Learning".
      2008
      • Book
        The SAGE Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization
        [Barry, Daved, Hansen, Hans]. "SAGE".
      2005
      • Book
        Handbook of Workplace Diversity
        [Konrad, AlisonM., Prasad, Pushkala, Pringle, Judith]. "SAGE".

Presentations

    • April  2020
      Bell, MyrtleP, , "The Effects of Emotional Labor on Diversity and Inclusion Professionals", Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Austin Texas. (April 25, 2020).
    • October  2018
      Bell, MyrtleP (Author & Presenter), Leopold, JoyK (Author), Lambert, Jason (Author), Ogunyomi, Ifey (Author), "Shifting Power: #MeToo as a Social Movement to Change Individuals, Organizations, and Society", Midwest Academy of Management, St. Louis, MO. (October 18, 2018).
    • April  2018
      Weeks, KellyP (Author & Presenter), Sequeira, JenniferM (Author), Bell, MyrtleP (Author), Gibbs, SherRhonda (Author), "Making the Case for Diversity as a Strategic Business Tool in Small Firm Survival and Success.”", Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL. (April 22, 2018).
    • October  2016
      Bell, MyrtleP, "Finding your place in the diversity space", Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN. (October 21, 2016).
    • December  2015
      Bell, MyrtleP, "Evidence of the persistence of employment discrimination and exclusion in the United States", Honors College, UTA. (December 4, 2015).
    • April  2014
      Bell, MyrtleP, "Diversity Hats and Diversity Lenses", Arkansas. (April 16, 2014).
    • March  2014
      Bell, MyrtleP, "Diversity Hats and Diversity Lenses", TEDxUT, University of Texas at Arlington. (March 22, 2014).
    • March  2014
      Bell, MyrtleP, "The Merit of Humility". (March 18, 2014).
    •  2013
      Bell, MyrtleP, McIntosh, CherylKay, Casper, W. J, Yang, T, Harris, C, "Bilingualism and Employment Decisions: Do Employers Prefer Hispanic or Non-Hispanic Bilinguals?", New Orleans, LA, USA.. ( , 2013).
    •  2013
      Bell, MyrtleP, Lambert, J. R, Basuil, D. A, "Work Visas, Perceived Cultural Diversity, and Organizational Attractiveness: Immigrant Job Seekers’ Perceptions during Early Recruitmen", New Orleans, LA, USA.. ( , 2013).
    • October  2013
      Bell, MyrtleP, "Seeing the World Through Diversity Lenses", ADVANCE speaker, Texas A&M University. (October 30, 2013).
    •  2012
      Bell, MyrtleP, Marquardt, Dennis J, , "“Diversity” and The New American Multi-Racial Hierarchy", Fort Lauderdale, FL. ( , 2012).
    •  2011
      Bell, MyrtleP, Berry, D, Green, T. G., "Discriminatory Job Loss: Outcomes of Multiple Negative Employment Events", San Antonio, TX. ( , 2011).

Students Supervised

    • Apr 2017
      Cheryl McIntosh, Defended April 2017 (Management)
      DEMOGRAPHICS, STATUS REPRODUCTION, AND THE BOUNDS OF OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE
    • May 2016
      Cheryl McIntosh, In process (Management)
      The Myth of Occupational Choice
    • July 2014
      Marquardt, D
      Reducing the bad while increasing the good: Analyzing the interplay of goal orientation and ethical leadership in predicting OCB’s and unethical behavior
    • July 2012
      Lambert, J.
      The Moderating Effect Of Instrumental Job Attributes On The Relationship Between a Firm's Perceived Value Of Diversity and its Organizational Attractiveness.

Courses

      • BSAD 6699-081 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100881)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • BSAD 6699-081 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100881)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BSAD 6999-081 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100882)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5332-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100974)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 6348-001 SEM IN PERSONNEL/HR MNGMNT
        (Course Id: 100991)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • AAST 4326-002 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946 | Xlist Coursepre: MANA | Xlist Coursenum: 4326)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946 | Xlist Coursepre: AAST | Xlist Coursenum: 4326)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4326-002 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5382-002 INDEPENDENT STUDIES MGMT
        (Course Id: 100981)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MANA 6382-003 INDEPENDENT STUDIES MGMT
        (Course Id: 100992)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946 | Xlist Coursepre: AAST | Xlist Coursenum: 4326)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4326-002 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946 | Xlist Coursepre: AAST | Xlist Coursenum: 4326)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5332-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100974 | Xlist Coursepre: MANA | Xlist Coursenum: 4326)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • BSAD 6999-091 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100882)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • AAST 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946 | Xlist Coursepre: MANA | Xlist Coursenum: 4326)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946 | Xlist Coursepre: AAST | Xlist Coursenum: 4326)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 5332-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100974)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • MANA 6348-001 SEM IN PERSONNEL/HR MNGMNT
        (Course Id: 100991)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • BSAD 6699-092 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100881)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • AAST 4326-002 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MANA 4326-002 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • MANA 5382-001 INDEPENDENT STUDIES MGMT
        (Course Id: 100981)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BSAD 6699-092 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100881)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • BSAD 6999-092 DISSERTATION
        Fall - 2016
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MANA 5332-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100974)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • MANA 4326-002 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • BSAD 6699-091 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100881)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MANA 5332-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100974)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MANA 6348-001 SEM IN PERSONNEL/HR MNGMNT
        (Course Id: 100991)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MANA 5332-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100974)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MANA 4326-002 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MANA 6392-001 RESEARCH IN ADMINISTRATION
        (Course Id: 100994)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • MANA 5332-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100974)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MANA 6348-001 SEM IN PERSONNEL/HR MNGMNT
        (Course Id: 100991)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MANA 4326-002 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MANA 6382-001 INDEPENDENT STUDIES MGMT
        (Course Id: 100992)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • MANA 5332-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100974)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MANA 3319-005 MGT PROCESS THEORY
        (Course Id: 100937)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MANA 6392-001 RESEARCH IN ADMINISTRATION
        (Course Id: 100994)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MANA 6382-002 INDEPENDENT STUDIES MGMT
        (Topic: 0606 | Course Id: 100992)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MANA 4326-002 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MANA 5332-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100974)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MANA 6348-001 SEM IN PERSONNEL/HR MNGMNT
        (Course Id: 100991)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MANA 4326-002 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MANA 5332-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100974)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MANA 3320-001 PER/HUM RES MGT
        (Course Id: 100938)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2010
      • MANA 3320-002 PER/HUM RES MGT
        (Course Id: 100938)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2010
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MANA 4326-002 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MANA 4326-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100946)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • MANA 5332-001 DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
        (Course Id: 100974)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • Aug 2018 to  Present Committee Chair
      Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair
      Chair of P&T committee. Working with untenured faculty on tenure process, progress, and goals. Calling P&T meetings. Attending college wide P&T meetings; reviewing college wide P&T cases and voting.
    • Jan 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      Athletics Council
      Committee member. Attending meetings. Discussing issues. Decision-making.
    • Aug 2014 to  Present Committee Member
      Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
    • Sept 2012 to  Present Committee Member
      Center for African American Studies
    • Nov 2017 to  Nov 2017 Keynote speaker, UBUNTU conference
      (Impact: Students attendees impacted. | Engagement: Student attendees engaged. | Innovation: Innovative speech. )
      Multicultural Affairs
      “Tomorrow’s World is Yours to Build”, keynote session presented at the Multicultural Affairs UBUNTU Conference, November 4, 2017.
    • Feb 2017 to  Feb 2017 Guest Speaker
      (Impact: Student impact. | Engagement: Student engagement. | Innovation: Student impact.)
      Center for African American Studies
      Guest speaker. Perspectives on Female Empowerment” presentation in “Critical Issues in the Black Community” for the Center for African American Studies, February 25, 2017.
    • Nov 2016 to  Nov 2016 Guest Speaker
      (Impact: Student impact. | Engagement: Student engagement. | Innovation: Student innovation. )
      Multicultural Affairs
      Guest speaker. Tomorrow’s World is Ours to Build”, breakout session presented at the Multicultural Affairs UBUNTU Conference, November 5, 2016
    • Aug 2012 to  Aug 2016 Committee Chair
      Promotion and Tenure Committee
    • Aug 2012 to  Aug 2016 Committee Member
      Promotion and Tenure Committee
    • 2011 to  2012 Dean of Libraries Search Committee
      Dean of Libraries Search Committee

Service to the Profession

    • Mar 2016 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Human Resource Management Review
      Reviewing Articles
    • Aug 2015 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Human Resource Management Journal (US)
      Editorial Board Member
    • 2011 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Academy of Management Learning & Education
    • Jan 2011 to  Present
      Research Affiliate
      Institute for Diversity and Inclusion, San Diego State University
    • 2010 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      British Journal of Management
    • July 2018 to  Apr 2020
      Editor, Journal Editor (London, England, UK)
      Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
      Special Issue Co-Editor
    • May 2016 to  Apr 2019
      (Classification: Basic or Discovery Scholarship | Impact: High impact journal | Engagement: High engagement journal | Innovation: High innovation journal)
      Editor, Associate Editor (Pace, New York, USA)
      Academy of Management Review
      Co-editing special issue on Diversity at a Critical Juncture for Academy of Management Review
    • May 2017 to  May 2017
      (Impact: Impact. | Engagement: Engagement. | Innovation: Innovation. )
      Conference-Related (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
      Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference
      Diversity Education: Sharing What We Know,” GDO and HR divisions keynote, presented at the 2017 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference, May 31, 2017
    • 2009 to  2013
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion
    • 2008 to  2011
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Academy of Management Learning & Education
    • 2010 to  2010
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Group & Organization Management