Faculty Directory

Tianna Barnes

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Areas of Expertise

Identity, race, gender, stigma, socialization


Managing People


PhD, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 2020; BAs (two), University of North Carolina, 2015


Tianna Barnes is an organizational psychologist whose research focuses primarily on the micro-organizational experiences of identity, diversity, and stigma and how each area intersects with individual socialization experiences. Barnes has taught courses on organizational behavior and performance, guest-lectured MBA courses on diversity and inclusion research, and served as a panelist for various business-management consortiums. She also enjoys sharing her work on issues of identity and race with various media.