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Volpone, Sabrina D

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research overview

  • Dr. Sabrina D. Volpone is an associate professor in the Organizational Leadership division at the University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. Dr. Volpone’s research focuses on diversity in organizations. Through examining the workplace experiences of traditionally under-represented employees, she explores how employees with stigmatized social identities – and the organizations they work for – can reduce negative outcomes related to stigma. She has work on the topics of diversity and identity published in the context of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation and immigrant status. Further, she has been a part of consulting teams for organizations such as ExxonMobil, Men's Wearhouse, and Saudi Aramco. Through these consulting experiences, she has contributed extensively to several job analysis projects and technical reports.


  • diversity, under-represented employees, stigmatized social identities, stigma


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courses taught

  • BCOR 2202 - Principles of Organizational Behavior
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Focuses on the fundamentals of management. Students will learn the basic concepts and best practices in the behavioral sciences that can improve their abilities to lead and manage in organizations. Frameworks for individual, team, and organizational behavior are presented and discussed. Topics include personality traits, culture, decision making, teams, planning, motivation, leadership, well-being and human resources. A group project provides practice in teamwork and in applying the frameworks in practice. Credit not granted for this course and BCOR 2300, BCOR 2001
  • BUSM 2011 - Principles of Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to effectively lead and manage in the workplace. Degree credit not granted for this course and BUSM 2001.
  • MBAX 6561 - Executive Leadership
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides an opportunity to examine leadership from the executive perspective in organizations including private and public sector firms and non-profits. Topics covered include how executives lead change and innovation in organizations, interact with the top management team, deal with the board of directors, leadership issues involved with governance of the firm and strategies for enhancing executive influence.
  • ORGL 5105 - Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Summer 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Summer 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces students to theory and research behind negotiation and conflict resolution as they relate to professional experiences in the workplace. Students will learn necessary information for understanding how negotiation can be used to resolve conflict. Students will also apply knowledge about negotiation and conflict resolution through addressing negotiation problems that are commonly faced by managers and professionals.
  • ORGN 3010 - Negotiation and Conflict Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Provides an opportunity to learn and practice the foundational skills of negotiation and conflict management. This class provides a set of conceptual tools for diagnosing problems and obtaining agreement in difficult situations. Theoretical frameworks from Game Theory get explained and mastered through class simulations. Students will learn to identify and strategically execute a set of options that allow them to obtain their business objectives while building effective and harmonious work relationships. Formerly MGMT 3010.
  • ORGN 4300 - Leading Diverse and Inclusive Organizations
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    This course will explore diversity and inclusion from two perspectives: (1) the individual experience of employees with diverse identities in modern organizations, including the ways that organizations can encourage or discourage the inclusion of their employees, and (2) organizational approaches to diversity and inclusion, including how employers effectively or ineffectively harness inclusion to support organizational goals.
  • ORMG 7310 - Seminar on Organizational Behavior
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2022
    Doctoral level seminar covering such issues as leadership, job attitudes, motivation, absenteeism, turnover, goal setting, and group dynamics. Instructor consent required.
  • ORMG 7830 - Research Design and Methods in Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Introduction to research design and commonly used methods in management and organizational research. Covers the fundamental building blocks of research, provides the basics of a number of analytical techniques, and presents considerations important in analyzing multivariate data in organizational research.


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