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Angelica Leigh

Associate Professor of Business Administration
Fuqua School of Business


Dr. Angelica Leigh is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Leigh received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Dr. Leigh’s research sits at the intersection of diversity and emotions. In her first stream of research she takes a dynamic approach to studying diversity and in doing so, she explores the often overlooked experiences and identities that may alter the effects of diversity in organizations. Specifically, her work examines the spillover effects of “mega-threats” – large scale diversity related societal events – on organizations and the people within them. In her second stream of research she examines the important influence that emotions, such as grief, have on organizational outcomes.

Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Review and she won 2nd place in the 2019 INFORMS/Organization Science dissertation proposal competition. She is also the recipient of the 2020 Kenan-Flagler Business School Outstanding Graduating Ph.D. Student Award, the M. Wayne DeLozier UNC Ph.D. Student Fellowship Award, the Society of Personality and Social Psychology’s Outstanding Student Researcher Award, and an Outstanding Reviewer Award from the GDO AOM division. Dr. Leigh is also the former president of the KPMG PhD Project Management Doctoral Student Association.  

Before joining academia, Dr. Leigh worked at General Electric Healthcare as a Financial Management Program member and a Global Product Finance Manager for the MI/CT business.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor of Business Administration · 2024 - Present Fuqua School of Business

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2020 Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2018 M.S.
Michigan State University · 2010 B.A.