Professor María del Carmen Triana

Associate Professor - Management and Human Resources

University of Wisconsin - Madison


PhD, Texas A&M University

MBA, University of Arizona

BBA, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

Mary Triana's research interests include workplace discrimination and diversity, organizational justice, and human resources selection.


Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Triana, M., Richard, O., Yucel, I. (in press) Status incongruence and supervisor gender as moderators of the transformational leadership to subordinate affective organizational commitment relationship. Personnel Psychology. article PDF

Yang, T., Triana, M. (in press) Set up to fail: Explaining when women-led businesses are more likely to fail. Journal of Management. article PDF

Triana, M., Trzebiatowski, T., Byun, S-Y. (in press) Lowering the threshold for feeling mistreated: Perceived overqualification moderates the effects of perceived age discrimination on job withdrawal and somatic symptoms. Human Resource Management. article PDF

Kim, K., Triana, M., Chung, K., Oh, N. (2016). When do employees cyberloaf? An interactionist perspective examining personality, justice, and empowerment. Human Resource Management, 55, 1041-1058. article PDF

Triana, M., Jayasinghe, M., Pieper, J. (2015) Workplace race discrimination and its outcomes: A meta-analysis. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 491-513. article PDF

Wagstaff, M. F., Colella, A., Triana, M., Smith, A., Watkins, M. (2015) Subordinates’ perceptions of supervisor paternalism: A scale development and validation. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 30, 659-674. article PDF

Wagstaff, M. F., Triana, M., Kim, S., Al-Riyami, S. (2015) Responses to discrimination: Relationships between social support seeking, core self-evaluations, and job withdrawal behaviors. Human Resource Management, 54, 673-687. article PDF

Watkins, M., Ren, R., Umphress, E., Boswell, W., Triana, M., Zardkoohi, A. (2015) Compassion organizing: Employees’ satisfaction with corporate philanthropic disaster response and reduced job strain. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 88, 436-458. article PDF

Chapa, O., Triana, M. (2015) Do ethnicity and occupational status interact to influence anxiety? An investigation of anxiety in emergency responders.International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26, 1694-1711. article PDF

Triana, M., Miller, T. (equal authors), Trzebiatowski, T. (2014) The double-edged nature of board gender diversity: Diversity, firm performance, and the power of women directors as predictors of strategic change. Organization Science, 25, 609-632. article PDF

Rabl, T., Triana, M. (2014) Organizational value for age diversity and potential applicants’ organizational attraction: Individual attitudes matter. Journal of Business Ethics, 121, 403-417. article PDF

Rabl, T., Triana, M. (2013) How German employees of different ages conserve resources: Perceived age discrimination and affective organizational commitment. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24, 3599-3612. article PDF

Triana, M., Porter, C. O. L. H., DeGrassi, S. W., Bergman, M. E. (2013) We're all in this together, except for you: The effects of workload, performance feedback, and racial distance on helping behavior in teams. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 1124-1144. article PDF

Wagstaff, M. F., Triana, M., Peters, A., Salazar, D. (2013) Reactions to allegations of discrimination. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 28, 74-91. article PDF

Triana, M., Wagstaff, M. F., Kim, K. (2012) That’s not fair! How personal value for diversity influences reactions to the perceived discriminatory treatment of minorities. Journal of Business Ethics, 111, 211-218. article PDF

Watkins, M., Ren, R., Boswell, W., Umphress, E., Triana, M., Zardkoohi, A. (2012) Your work is interfering with our life! The influence of a significant other on employee job search activity. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 85, 531-538. article PDF

Boswell, W., Watkins, M., Triana, M., Zardkoohi, A., Ren, R., Umphress, E. (2012) Second-class citizen? Contract workers’ perceived status, dual commitment, and intent to quit. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80, 454-463. article PDF

Triana, M., Kirkman, B., Wagstaff, M. F. (2012) Does the order of face-to-face and computer-mediated communication matter in diverse project teams? An investigation of communication order effects on minority inclusion and participation. Journal of Business and Psychology, 27, 57-70. article PDF

Triana, M., Kim, K., García, F. (2011) To help or not to help? Personal value for diversity moderates the relationship between discrimination against minorities and citizenship behavior toward minorities, 102, 333-342. Journal of Business Ethics. article PDF

Triana, M. (2011) A woman’s place and a man’s duty: How gender role incongruence in one's family life can result in home-related spillover discrimination at work. Journal of Business and Psychology, 26, 71-86. article PDF

Triana, M., García, M. F., Colella, A. (2010) Managing diversity: How organizational efforts to support diversity enhance affective commitment and reduce turnover intent for employees who experience discrimination at work. Personnel Psychology, 63, 817-843. article PDF

Zimmerman, R., Triana, M., Barrick, M. (2010) The criterion-related validity of a structured letter using multiple raters and multiple performance criteria. Human Performance, 23, 361-378. article PDF

García, M. F., Triana, M., Peters, A., Sanchez, M. C. (2009) Self-Enhancement in a Job Search Context. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 17, 290-299. article PDF

Triana, M., García, M. F. (2009) Valuing diversity: A group-value approach to understanding the importance of organizational efforts to support diversity. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30, 941-962. article PDF

Miller, T., Triana, M. (2009) Demographic diversity in the boardroom: Mediators of the board diversity-firm performance relationship. Journal of Management Studies, 46, 755-786. article PDF

Umphress, E., Simmons, A., Boswell, W., Triana, M. (2008) Managing discrimination in selection: The impact of directives from an authority and social dominance orientation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 982-993. article PDF

Paetzold, R., García, M. F., Colella, A., Ren, R., Triana, M., Ziebro, M. (2008). Perceptions of people with disabilities: When is “reasonable” accommodation fair? Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 30, 27-35. article PDF


Triana, M. (2017). Managing Diversity in Organizations: A Global Perspective. Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group: New York, NY.

Hitt, M., Miller, C., Colella, A., Triana, M. (2017). Organizational Behavior. 5th Ed. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ.

Edited Book Chapters

Triana, M., Trzebiatowski, T. (equal authors), Byun, S. (in press) Indvidual outcomes of discrimination in workplaces. In A. Colella and E. King (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Workplace Discrimination. Oxford University Press: New York, NY. chapter PDF

Triana, M., Pieper, J., Jayasinghe, M., Delgado, D. (2012) Racial/Ethnic Discrimination in U.S. Workplaces. In M. Paludi (Ed.), Women and Careers in Management Series. Vol. 1: Gender, Race, Sexual Orientation, Ethnicity and Power. Chapter 1, 1-23. Praeger: Westport, CT. chapter PDF

Triana, M. & Garcia, M. (2010). Organizational efforts to support diversity. In M. Paludi (Ed.), Praeger handbook on understanding and preventing workplace discrimination. Vol. 2: Best practices for preventing and dealing with workplace discrimination. Chapter 12, 97-102. Praeger: Westport, CT. chapter PDF

Triana, M. (2009). Organizational Justice in Virtual Team Settings. In Torres, T., and Arias-Oliva, M. (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges in e-HRM. Vol. 2, Chapter 101, 693-698. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. chapter PDF

Miller, T., Triana, M., Reutzel, C., Certo, T. (2007). Mediation in Strategic Management Research: Conceptual Beginnings, Current Application, and Future Recommendations. In Ketchen, D. J., and Bergh, D. D. (Eds.) Research Methodology in Strategy and Management . Vol 4., 295-318. JAI Press-Elsevier, Oxford, UK. chapter PDF

Professional Certifications

PMP (Project Management Professional)

SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources)

Courses Taught

Diversity in Organizations

Management of Teams

Personnel Selection

Organizational Behavior

Human Resources