Dr. Lumina S. Albert

Associate Professor, Management Department
Inclusive Excellence Fellow and Daniels Ethics Fellow
Rockwell Hall, Rm. 215
(970) 491-1182
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Dr. Albert's research seeks to extend knowledge of ethical behavior, social entrepreneurship, interpersonal relationships, attachment theory and coping responses to stress in organizations. Dr. Albert has an MBA (with a specialization in Marketing and Human Resource Management) and a PhD in Organizational Behavior. In 2012, Dr. Albert was selected to receive the ‘Best Teacher of CSU Award’ which is given to outstanding educators at CSU by the CSU Alumni Association and Student Alumni Connection. As part of her doctoral dissertation, Dr. Albert conducted research in the Interpersonal Lab at the Department of Psychology, Stanford University. In 2007, she was awarded the AAUW International Post-doctoral Fellowship to continue her research at the Department of Psychology, Stanford University and at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

Besides teaching and research at CSU, Dr. Albert is the faculty advisor for International Justice Mission (Student Chapter), an international human rights organization that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. She has also 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. In her spare time, Dr. Albert enjoys cooking international cuisine for her friends and family, interior designing, and traveling around the world!

  • Byrne, Z. S., Albert, L. S., Manning, S., and Desir, R. 2016. "Relational models and engagement: An attachment theory perspective", Accepted for publication, Journal of Managerial Psychology.
  • Albert, L. S. and DeTienne, D. 2016. "Founding resources and intentional exit sales strategies: An imprinting perspective," Group & Organization Management, 41(6), 823-846, DOI: 10.1177/1059601116668762.
  • Josefy, M. A., Dean, T. J., Albert, L. S., and Fitza, M. 2016. "The role of community in crowdfunding success: cultural attributes in campaigns to “save the theater” ", (in press, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, DOI: 10.1111/etap.12263).
  • Albert, L. S., Dean, T. J., and Robert. A Baron. 2016. “A Mission-contingent Model to Explain Social Entrepreneurship” In press Article, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. DOI: 10.1080/19420676. 2016.1188323
  • Biggane, J. E., Allen, D. G., & Albert, L. S. 2016. The role of positive illusions in employment relationships. Human Resource Management Review. DOI: 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. Vol. 12 (2), pp. 1-23, DOI 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”, In-press article, Journal of Business Ethics. DOI: 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: 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: 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.