Dr. Lumina S. Albert

Associate Professor, Management Academic Department
Executive Director, CSU Center for Ethics and Human Rights, Fulbright-Nehru Senior Teaching and Research Fellow (Professional and Academic Excellence Award), Inclusive Excellence Fellow, Daniels Ethics Fellow & OtterBox Faculty Fellow
(970) 491-1182
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Dr. Lumina Albert is an Associate Professor of Management and a Daniels Ethics Fellow in the College of Business at Colorado State University. She also serves as Executive Director of the CSU Center for Ethics and Human Rights. Her research seeks to extend knowledge of social justice, ethical behavior, and interpersonal relationships in the business world. She has an MBA (with a dual specialization in Marketing and Human Resource Management) and a PhD in Business Management. Following her doctoral studies, Dr. Albert received the prestigious AAUW International Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue her research at the Department of Psychology at Stanford University and at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. She is an award-winning teacher, and has been honored with the College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award and the ‘Best Teacher of Colorado State University' Award, which is given to outstanding educators at CSU by the CSU Alumni Association and Student Alumni Connection.Her research has been published in scholarly journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory and PracticeJournal of Business EthicsHuman Resource Management ReviewOrganizational Psychology Review and Group & Organizations Management. Dr. Albert's service at CSU and to the Northern Colorado Community has been recognized with the College of Business Outstanding Service Award, CSU Multicultural Distinguished Service Award and the Distinguished Service Award from the Office of International Programs at CSU.  She has served as a consultant with organizations such as Procter & Gamble, International Justice Mission and Child Relief & You (CRY) on issues ranging from strategic public relations to organizing social marketing campaigns. She is the Faculty Advisor of the student-led Colorado State University organization, The Justice Club, an organization committed to seek justice against oppression, and provide education on social justice issues, including racial justice, human trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of women and children. She serves on the Board of Directors of New Horizons House, an international organization providing holistic restoration for survivors of human trafficking and sexual abuse. She is also a central organizer of the Northern Colorado Human Trafficking Symposium, a premier and distinctive conference that seeks to engage and educate on the issue of human trafficking through research, training, and collaboration. The theme for the 2020 symposium was Joining Forces on the Frontlines. In her spare time, Dr. Albert enjoys cooking for her friends and family, interior designing, and traveling around the world! 

  • Albert, L.S. 2021. "Trauma Informed Strategies for Human Trafficking Education in Urban Schools: An Attachment Theory Perspective", Education and Urban Society (In Press).
  • Albert, L. S. 2021. "Lifting the Veil: The Unintended Consequences of the Legalization of Prostitution", Human Rights Quarterly (In Press).
  • Cazier, R., Desir, R., Pfeiffer, R.J. and Albert, L.S. 2019. "Intra-industry information transfer effects of leading firm narratives", Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, pp.1-21, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11156-018- 0782-x
  • Gallagher, B., Desir, R. and Albert, L.S. 2019. “To do or not to do: Stratasys considers HP’s partnership offer”, The CASE Journal,15 (2), pp. 131-155. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/TCJ-09-2018-0100
  • Byrne, Z. S., Albert, L. S., Manning, S., and Desir, R. 2017. "Relational models and engagement: An attachment theory perspective", Journal of Managerial Psychology, 32 (1), pp. 30-44. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JMP-01-2016-0006
  • Josefy, M. A., Dean, T. J., Albert, L. S. and Fitza, M. 2017. "The role of community in crowdfunding success: cultural attributes in campaigns to “save the theater” ", Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, pp. 161-182, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/etap.12263.
  • Albert, L. S. and DeTienne, D. 2016. "Founding resources and intentional exit sales strategies: An imprinting perspective," Group & Organization Management, 41(6), pp. 823-846, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1059601116668762.
  • Albert, L. S., Dean, T. J., and Robert. A Baron. 2016. “A Mission-contingent Model to Explain Social Entrepreneurship”, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, pp. 289-311, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/19420676. 2016.1188323
  • Biggane, J. E., Allen, D. G., and Albert, L. S. 2016. The role of positive illusions in employment relationships. Human Resource Management Review, pp. 270-281, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2016.03.003.
  • Albert, L. S., Hanley, G. and Dean, T. J. 2016. “The Neenan Company: Rebuilding from a Crisis”, In Press article, The CASE Journal, 12 (2), pp. 1-23, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/TCJ-06-2015-0024.
  • Vitell, S. J., King, R. A., Howie, K., Toti, J., Albert, L. S., Hidalgo, E. R.,  and Yacout, O. 2015 “Spirituality, Moral Identity and Consumer Ethics: A multi-cultural Study”, Journal of Business Ethics, 139(1), pp. 147-160, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2626-0.
  • Albert, L. S., Allen, D.G., Biggane, J. E. and Ma, Q. 2015 “Attachment and Loss of the Employment Relationship”. Human Resource Management Review, 25 (1), 94-106, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2014.06.004.
  • Albert, L. S., Reynolds, S. J. and Turan, B. 2014 “Turning Inward or Focusing Out: Navigating Theories of Interpersonal and Ethical Cognitions to Understand Ethical Behavior”. Journal of Business Ethics, 130 (2), 467-484, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-014-2236-2.
  • Albert, L. S. and Moskowitz, D. S. 2014, “Quarrelsomeness in Organizational Contexts”. Organizational Psychology Review, 4 (1), 27-48.
  • Albert, L. S., Josefy, M. A., Dean, T.J. and Fitza, M. 2014 “Behind the curtain: A Mission-based Model to Predict Crowdfunding Success by Social Entrepreneurs”, Academy of Management, Annual Meeting Proceedings, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August, 2014.
  • Albert, L. S., Reynolds, S. J. and Turan, B. 2012 “Should I Focus on Me or Us: Integrating Theories of Cognitive Moral Development and Interpersonal Relationships to Understand Ethical Behavior” Academy of Management, Annual Meeting Best Paper Proceedings, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 2012.
  • Albert, L. S. and Horowitz, L. M. 2009. “Attachment styles and ethical behavior: Their relationship and significance in the market place”, Journal of Business Ethics, 87(3), 299-316.