Gailliard

Bernadette
Gailliard

Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Part-Time Faculty
Administration

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CI 211
EMAIL:
bernadette.gailliard@rutgers.edu
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Bernadette Gailliard is a scholar and research consultant whose work examines the experiences of underrepresented groups within organizations. Her research emphasizes the intersections of race, gender, and power as they relate to identity and membership negotiation. She uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand how people in underrepresented groups (such as women and ethnic minorities) perceive their identities in different contexts, and how that influences organizational assimilation and identification processes. Her published research can be found in Management Communication Quarterly, The Annals of the International Communication Association, and Human Relations.

As a consultant, Gailliard designs and leads high-level research projects to assess the program and organizational impact across diverse constituencies. She also supports organizational leaders with the development and implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. She has more than five years of experience developing and delivering professional development programming, evidence-based diversity training, and executive and leadership coaching for professionals both inside and outside of the academy.

Gailliard has a Ph.D. and MA in Organizational Communication, both from the University of California Santa Barbara. Her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree is from American University.


Education

University of California Santa Barbara
Ph.D., Communication

University of California Santa Barbara
M.A., Communication

American University
B.S., Business Administration


Research

Bernadette Gailliard's research emphasizes the intersections of race, gender, and power as they relate to identity and associated constructs within organizational contexts. In general, she is interested in how members negotiate their varying identities and group memberships. More specifically, she uses both qualitative and quantitative methods to understand how people in underrepresented groups (such as women and ethnic minorities) perceive their identities in different organizational contexts, and how that influences membership assimilation and organizational identification processes.


Selected Publications

Gailliard, B. M., Davis, S. M., Gibbs, J. L., & Doerfel, M. (2020). Organizing as a tension between tradition and innovation: Promoting inclusion in academia. In M. Doerfel & J. L. Gibbs (Eds.) Organizing inclusion: Moving diversity from demographics to communication processes (pp. 260-280). New York, NY: Routledge. 

Cox, J., Gailliard, B. M., & Davis, S. M. (2019). Transformation or assimilation?: Examining identity and organizational tensions at Full-Figured Fashion Week. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research8(3), 29-45. 

Myers, K. K., & Gailliard, B. M. (2016). Organizational entry, socialization, and assimilation in health care organizations. In T. R. Harrison & E. A. Williams (Eds.). Organizations, health, and organizations (pp. 31- 48). Mahwah, NJ: Routledge.

Putnam, L. L., Myers, K. K., & Gailliard, B. M. (2014). Examining the tensions in workplace flexibility and exploring options for new directions. Human Relations, 67(4), 413-440. doi: 10.1177/0018726713495704

Myers, K. K., Gailliard, B. M., & Putnam, L. L. (2013). Reconsidering the concept of workplace flexibility: Is adaptability a better solution? In C.T. Salmon (Ed.), Communication Yearbook 36 (pp. 195-230). Mahwah, NJ: Routledge.


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