Gabrielle Lopiano

Gabrielle Lopiano

Assistant Professor of Management

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Stigma, identity management, workplace diversity, discrimination, social hierarchy

Subject Areas

Organization Studies



Gabrielle (Gabby) Lopiano studies the effects of stigma and social hierarchy on workplace outcomes. Her current work focuses on the ways that adverse lifetime experiences, particularly those suffered by members of stigmatized social groups, can lead employees to develop unique assets and skills that add value to their organizations. Further, she examines how inclusive and equitable organizational climates allow employees with stigmatized identities to thrive at work. Gabby has been invited to present her work at National Center for Civil and Human Rights, at the federal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and in Emory Executive Education programs, in addition to several academic conferences. Prior to entering academia, she worked as a civil engineer in Philadelphia.


Professor Lopiano is published in Management Science.


Professor Lopiano teaches Negotiation in the Vanderbilt MBA program and Organizational Behavior for the Vanderbilt undergraduate business minor.


Ph.D., Business, Organization & Management, Emory University, 2021

MBA, University of Tampa, 2013

B.S., Civil Engineering, Drexel University, 2010