Belle Rose Ragins
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Belle Rose Ragins is a Professor of Management at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests focus on mentoring, diversity and positive relationships at work. Her work appears in the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology and Psychological Bulletin. She is co-editor of Mentoring and Diversity: An International Perspective (with David Clutterbuck), The Handbook of Mentoring at Work (with Kathy Kram) and Exploring Positive Relationships at Work (with Jane Dutton).
Belle is a product of the Chicago public school system. She received her bachelors in psychology from Southern Illinois University, her masters in social work administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her PhD in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee.
She is an invited member of the Society for Organizational Behavior, a Fulbright Senior Specialist Scholar, and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the American Psychological Society (APS), the Society for the Psychology of Women (SPW), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Academy of Management (AOM). She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Erik, and their adopted dogs (Bo and Gabe).
- Dutton, J. & Ragins, B. R. (Eds.) (2007). Exploring positive relationships at work: Building a theoretical and research foundation. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.
- Ragins, B.R. (2016). From the ordinary to the extraordinary: High-quality mentoring relationships at work. Organizational Dynamics, 45, 228-244.
- Ragins, B.R. (2011). Relational mentoring: A positive approach to mentoring at work. In K. Cameron and G. Spreitzer (Eds.) The Handbook of Positive Organizational Scholarship (pp: 519-536). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Ragins, B. R. & Verbos, A. K. (2007) Positive relationships in action: Relational mentoring and mentoring schemas in the workplace. In Dutton, J. & Ragins, B. R. (Eds.) Exploring positive relationships at work: Building a theoretical and research foundation. (pp: 91-116) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.
- Fletcher, J. K. & Ragins, B. R. (2007). Stone Center Relational Cultural Theory: A window on relational mentoring. In B. R. Ragins and K. E. Kram (Eds.) The handbook of mentoring at work: Theory, research and practice (pp. 373-399). Thousand Oaks: Sage.
- Ragins, B. R., Ehrhardt, K., Lyness, K., Murphy, D. & Capman, J. (2017) Anchoring relationships at work: High-quality mentors and other supportive work relationships as buffers to ambient racial discrimination. Personnel Psychology, 70, 211-256.
- Ragins, B.R. (2009). Positive identities in action: A model of mentoring self-structures and the motivation to mentor. In L. M. Roberts and J. E. Dutton (Eds.) Exploring positive identities and organizations: Building a theoretical and research foundation (pp. 237-263). Routledge Press: New York, NY.
- Ragins, B. R. (2007). Diversity and workplace mentoring relationships: A review and positive social capital approach. In T. D. Allen and L. T. Eby (Eds.) Blackwell handbook of mentoring: A multiple perspectives approach. (pp. 281-300). Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing.
- Ragins, B. R. & Dutton, J. (2007) Positive relationships at work: An introduction and invitation. In Dutton, J. & Ragins, B. R. (Eds.) Exploring positive relationships at work: Building a theoretical and research foundation. (pp. 3-25). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.