Carnegie Mellon University

Elizabeth Campbell

Elizabeth L. Campbell

Ph.D. Student, Tepper School of Business

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Study

Organizational Behavior and Theory


Elizabeth Campbell is a Ph.D. Candidate in Organizational Behavior and Theory in the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Campbell studies factors that contribute to gender differences in organizations and careers using field- and lab-based research methods. Her dissertation examines gender differences in sponsorship, or a form of professional advocacy that is designed to help facilitate one’s career advancement.

  • Dissertation title: Gender and Sponsorship in Organizations
  • Dissertation committee: Rosalind Chow (Chair), Anita Woolley, Oliver Hahl, and Linda Babcock


  • Carnegie Mellon University – MS (Organizational Behavior and Theory) - 2017
  • Wellesley College – BA (Psychology) - 2013


Gender, career advancement and hiring, sponsorship, diversity in teams


Working Papers

  • Chow, R. M., & Campbell, E. L. [Title blinded for peer review]. Revise & Resubmit at Academy of Management Review.
  • Campbell, E. L., & Hahl, O. Overqualified or highly-committed? The effect of gender on perceptions of firm and career commitment. In Preparation for Submission.
  • Campbell, E. L., Chow, R. M., & Aven, B. A problem with sponsorship? Documenting and understanding the effect of the sponsor’s gender on the protégé’s career outcomes. Working Paper.
  • Campbell, E. L., & Woolley, A. W. Gender composition and team performance in crisis situations: Evidence from Escape Room teams. Working Paper.



  • Instructor, Undergraduate (Spring 2019)
  • Teaching Assistant, MBA and Undergraduate (2016, 2017, 2018)

 Other Teaching Assistant Experience

  • Corporate Strategy, MBA (2018)
  • Global and Distributed Teams, Online Hybrid MBA (2018)
  • Managing People and Teams, MBA (2017, 2018)
  • Managing Networks and Organizations, MBA (2017, 2018)
  • Organizational Change, MBA (2017)


  • Carnegie Mellon University Henry J. Gailliot Presidential Fellowship, 2018
  • Center for Behavior and Decision Research Small Grant, 2016