Lauren Rivera, Ph.D.
Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Lauren Rivera, Ph.D., Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, is an expert on workplace personnel practices, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has written extensively on hiring and promotion practices in elite professional service firms. Her 2015 award-winning book Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs investigates hiring decisions for top-tier investment banks, consulting firms, and law firms. She is currently working on a variety of projects examining discrimination in public and private education.
Prof. Rivera’s research has been featured in The Atlantic, Economist, Financial Times, Fortune, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and NPR. In recognition for her work, she received the American Sociological Association’s William Julius Wilson Early Career Award. She has been named a top business school professor by Poets & Quants and a rising management star by Thinkers50.
Prof. Rivera received her B.A. in sociology and psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University. She previously worked at Evite.com and Monitor Deloitte.