Donna Maria Blancero received her PhD from Cornell University and is an Associate Professor of Management at Bentley University and a faculty member at ULCA’s Latino Leadership Institute. Previous academic positions include serving on the faculty at the W.P. Carey School of Business and a Research Faculty Affiliate at the Hispanic Research Center, both at Arizona State University. Most recently, she was the Senior Vice President of Research and Intellectual Development for the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA).
Donna served for ten years on the NSHMBA Board of Directors, including two terms as Chair of the Board (2004-2006). She was also the President of the Management Faculty of Color (MFCA) in 2007/2008. Currently Donna serves on the Board of Directors for the Latino Institute for Corporate Inclusion & for the Alzheimer’s Association. Donna is a frequent speaker at academic & professional conferences and at organizations on issues of Hispanic Leadership and conducts workshops on: Professional Relationships; Mentoring; Networking; Emotional Intelligence in a Cross Cultural Environment; Conflict Management; Navigating the Corporate Ladder & Managing Ethics in the Workplace.
Donna was the founding editor for The Business Journal of Hispanic Research, a peer reviewed research journal. Her research has been published in journals such as the Cross Cultural Management, Human Resource Management, Industrial Relations, the International Journal of Management, & Journal of Organizational Behavior. Recently she co-edited a book (with Rob DelCampo), Hispanics at Work: A Collection of Research, Theory and Application. She is also a Fellow of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Passionate about working within her community, Donna’s research, teaching, and professional work has focused on the Latino community for more than 15 years. She loves to talk about her genealogical research and her family history from Puerto Rico. Currently, Donna lives in the Boston area but spends summers and holidays in the beautiful Hudson River Valley.