September 27, 2023

Women’s Leadership Colloquium Coffee Talk, Sept. 12

Assistant Professor of Management Alexandra Dunn

Assistant Professor of Management Alexandra Dunn

University of Mary Washington Women’s Leadership Colloquium presents the September Coffee Talk on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 8 to 9 a.m. in the Kalnen Inn Living Room at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center, 1119 Hanover St. Street parking is available. Register for the September Coffee Talk.

Join us at September’s Coffee Talk as we delve into Imposter Syndrome – the condition of feeling anxious and not experiencing success internally, despite being high-performing in external, objective ways. Discover how this psychological phenomenon affects many accomplished women, undermining their self-confidence and hindering professional growth. Together we’ll explore practical strategies to overcome Imposter Syndrome, empowering each other to embrace our achievements, unlock our full potential, and thrive in our diverse endeavors.

September’s Coffee Talk will be led by Assistant Professor of Management Alexandra Dunn.

Dr. Dunn is an organizational scientist who teaches management, human resources, and organizational behavior in the undergraduate and MBA program. She is a member of the Fredericksburg SHRM chapter and SHRM-CP certified. She enjoys collaborating on research projects with undergraduate and graduate students, professors from UMW and other universities, and local businesses.

Her research focuses on creating supportive work environments, recruiting and onboarding, high-reliability organizations (e.g., firefighters, police officers), and how to design effective surveys. Dr. Dunn’s work has been published in numerous academic journals including the Journal of Business and Psychology, Human Relations, and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. She also has co-authored work that appears in The Cambridge Handbook of Meeting Science and has contributed to The SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Dr. Dunn’s work has been quoted in multiple media outlets including Men’s Health, the Charlotte Business Journal, and She has received fellowship awards from the National Science Foundation and P.E.O. International and was recently awarded the Waple Professorship at UMW.