Faculty Directory

Julia L. Melin

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Areas of Expertise

Gender and workplace inequality, career transitions, economic sociology, organizational design, real-world experiments


Managing Organizations; Equity Analytics in Organizations


PhD, Stanford University, 2023; MA, Stanford University, 2019; BA, Swarthmore College, 2013


Julia Melin is an assistant professor in Tuck’s Organizational Behavior group. She uses mixed-methods, online experiments, and large-scale digital interventions in real-world settings (including Fortune 500 companies and online career training platforms) to examine (1) how cultural beliefs about gender influence organizational practices, including hiring and talent assessment, and (2) how organizational practices can be designed to reduce gender inequality and improve women’s organizational advancement. Her research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Current Opinion in Psychology, and Social Psychology Quarterly, and has received awards from the American Sociological Association, Phi Beta Kappa of Northern California, and NSF-funded Time-sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS). Previously, she worked in New York City as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and as a career consultant to software engineers for Hired, an online tech recruiting startup. She has also conducted policy research for the U.S. Military as an adjunct researcher at the RAND Corporation. She received her PhD from Stanford University and her BA from Swarthmore College.