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Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Associate Professor of Management


Education

  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington (Management)
  • M.S., University of Texas at Arlington (Human Resource Management)
  • B.B.A., University of Texas at Arlington (Human Resources)

Teaching Specialties

  • Organizational behavior
  • Organizational change and development
  • Principles of management

Research Interests

  • Employment selection biases
  • Aversive racism
  • Effects of sociolinguistic cues
  • Workplace stress

Affiliations

  • Academy of Management
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • International Academy of African Business Development

Biography

Cocchiara has been on faculty at Arkansas State University since August 2007.  Her research has appeared in the Journal of Organizational BehaviorOrganizational Behavior and Human Decision ProcessesAcademy of Management Learning and EducationEqual Opportunities International, and the Journal of Teaching in International Business.  She is a former HR manager responsible for cultural diversity and executive succession planning programs.