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Tina Opie

Assistant Professor

Academic Division: Management

Bio

Tina Opie is an Assistant Professor in the Management Division at Babson College, teaching organizational behavior courses to undergraduates and MBA students. Professor Opie obtained her Ph.D. in Management (with a concentration in organizational behavior) in May 2010 from New York University’s Stern School of Business. In 1999, she obtained her MBA from the Darden School of Business. Professor Opie’s research focuses primarily on how organizations can create workplaces that successfully leverage individual difference and convey respect for individual contributions. Specifically, she studies the conditions that motivate peripheral members of workgroups (i.e. individuals who perceive that their input on how to do the group’s task is devalued by teammates) to engage. She also studies whether discrimination against overweight people can be reduced by abandoning a focus on appearance and adopting a focus on health. The hope is that this work will help to make a valid case for attempts to reduce obesity discrimination in organizations. In addition to teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Fred, and their two children, Kennedy and Chase. She is also an avid photographer who loves to sing and watch foreign films. Prior to her academic career Professor Opie was a banker and a management consultant.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, New York University
  • MBA, Darden School of Business
  • BBA, James Madison University

Academic Interests

Organizational Behavior

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • FME 1000: FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • FME 1000: FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
  • MOB 7201: MANAGING TALENT YOUR OWN AND OTHERS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Opie, T., Phillips, K., (2015). Hair penalties: The negative influence of Afrocentric hair on ratings of Black women’s dominance and professionalism. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1-14. link

Presentations

  • "Let's Talk Style. What is it? Does it help or hinder your success?"
    Rourke, K., Opie, T., Fludd, K., Duggan, B. "Let's Talk Style. What is it? Does it help or hinder your success?" "Let's Talk Style. What is it? Does it help or hinder your success?", Babson Park, MA (2015)
  • Babson Color Brave
    Opie, T. Babson Color Brave Babson Black Affinity Conference, Babson College (2015)
  • The intersection of faculty and student race and gender on class participation evaluation
    Greenberg, D., Opie, T., Murphy, W. The intersection of faculty and student race and gender on class participation evaluation Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • The Power of Words in our Business School Curriculum: Who gets seen and heard?
    Greenberg, D., Dobrow, S., Murphy, W., Opie, T., Ely, R. The Power of Words in our Business School Curriculum: Who gets seen and heard? Academy of Management 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Diversity scholars as servants of power: The consequences of diversity rhetoric
    Opie, T., Ho, G., Akinola, M., Brief, A. Diversity scholars as servants of power: The consequences of diversity rhetoric The 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • Language mandate affects hiring and status evaluation for accented nonnative speakers in global organizations
    Neeley, T., Opie, T., Thomas-Hunt, M. Language mandate affects hiring and status evaluation for accented nonnative speakers in global organizations The 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA (2014)
  • How Perceptions of Deservingness and Permanence Affect Peripheral Group Member’ Helping Behavior
    Opie, T. How Perceptions of Deservingness and Permanence Affect Peripheral Group Member’ Helping Behavior 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Lake Buena Vista, FL (2013)
  • The Impact of Minority Group Member Norm Violation on Perceived Professionalism
    Opie, T., Phillips, K. The Impact of Minority Group Member Norm Violation on Perceived Professionalism 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Lake Buena Vista, FL (2013)