Lynda Moore

Professor; Chair, Organizational Behavior and Management Department; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Gender in Organizations

Phone: 617-521-2370
Fax: 617-521-3880
Office: M-340


Ed.D., University of Massachusetts; M.Ed. Antioch Graduate School; B.A. Hollins College


For more than 30 years, Professor Moore has focused her research, consulting, and teaching on the leadership and advancement of women, diversity and inclusion management, as well as developing culturally competent leaders. Her articles have appeared in The Journal of Management Development, The Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, Personnel, The Journal of Behavioral and Applied Science, The New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, the South East Asia Journal of Management, and The CASE Journal, and the Journal of Corporate Citizenship, among others. She also has published numerous international and national conference proceedings papers, several book chapters and is the author of "Not as Far as You Think", an influential text that examines the evolution of theory and practice of women in management.

Professor Moore has been an active participant and national leader in academic and professional organizations committed to the understanding and advancement of women leaders. Moore was the founding consultant and acting director of the Radcliffe Public Policy Institute at Harvard University, Co-Director of the Institute for Women and Organizations, and Chair of the Women in Management Division of the Academy of Management.

Moore was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the 2007-2008 academic year at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She taught leadership courses in the College of Business Sciences as well as conducted a research project on corporate women leaders in the United Arab Emirates.

Other areas of research and study include global and sustainable leadership, and the development of culturally sensitive and indigenous leadership models with particular emphasis on the role of gender. Moore has also written cases on women leaders and entrepreneurs with a culturally appropriate lens. She co-edited a ten volume Compendium on Global Family Business Models that analyzes the impact of culture on models of family business in ten regions of the world. Her expertise on gender and diversity in management has also been recognized by many professional organizations; Moore has received three Coleman Foundation grants. These funds were used to study successful women business leaders in the United States, focusing on the role of cultural identity in leadership.

Moore is a pioneer in gender and leadership, global and cross-cultural research and curriculum development. Courses designed by Moore while at Simmons College include one of the first business school courses on women and leadership in the United States; an interdisciplinary graduate course on globalization and diversity and the School of Management's first study abroad course, which provided a cross cultural comparative analysis of women leaders. She teaches graduate and executive courses focusing on diversity, gender, and cultural impacts on organizational behavior and leadership, and Chairs the Organizational Behavior Department. She is a faculty affiliate of the school's Center for Gender and Organizations. Professor Moore teaches MBA courses on Gender and Leadership at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and is a Fellow of the Leadership Trust Foundation, UK.

Current Course(s)

  • Culturally Intelligent Leadership
  • Gender, Diversity and Leadership
  • Communicating Across Cultures
  • Executive Education Program (Strategic Leadership for Women, EMC, Merck, Fulbright)


Edited Books

  • Handbook of Research Promoting Women's Careers with S. Vinnicombe, R.Burke and S. Blake Beard Cheltenham, UK: Palgrave, 2013.
  • Culturally Sensitive Models of Family Business, A Compendium using the GLOBE Paradigm, (10 volumes for 10 world regions) with V.Gupta, N. Levenburg, J. Motwani and T. Schwartz and lead co-editor for Confucian Asian, Middle East and Gender Perspectives, Hyderabad, India ICFAI Books, 2008.

Book Chapters

  • Women's Leadership Development Programs are Still Important with S. Vinnicombe & D. Anderson, in Handbook of Research on Promoting Women's Careers, R. Burke, L. Moore, S. Vinnicombe & S. Blake-Beard, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2013.
  • Caught in the Middle in Japan, (2013) Developing Your Global Mindset: The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders, Mansour Javidan and Jeannie Barbes (Eds.) Edina MN: Beaver Pond Press 
  • Worldly Leadership through Local Knowledge: Discovering Voices of Emerati Women Business Leaders, (2011) in Worldly Leadership: Alternative Wisdoms for A Complex World, Sharon Case, Peter Turnbull, Gareth Edwards, Doris Jepson and Peter, Simpson, London: Palgrave
  • Conceptual Approach to Better Diagnosis and Resolution of Cross-cultural and Gender Challenges in Entrepreneurial Research and Education, with B. Betters-Reed and L. Hunt, Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship Education Vol 1, Ed. Alain Fayolle, Edward Elgar, 2007, pp.198-216.


  • Principled Leadership and the Global Mindset, Dhurva College, Hyderabad, India, February 2013.
  • Complicating Identity and Context: Global and Cross Cultural Perspectives on Women Leaders, with S.Blake Beard and B. Betters-Reed, Academy of Management, Professional Development Workshop,Boston, MA, August 2012.
  • The UN PRME Project to Advance the Teaching of Gender Issues in Management Education Worldwide, Academy of Management, Boston, MA 2012.
  • Creating Sustainability through Cross Cultural Dialogue about Women's Leadership, Chair and Organizer, Women as Global Leaders Conference, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2012.
  • Leadership Lessons from Emerati Women Business Leaders, Chair and Organizer, Women as Global Leaders Conference, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2012.
  • Women for Sustainable Growth: Why Sustainability? Why Women? Chair and Organizer, Women as Global Leaders Conference, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 2012.
  • Think Global Research Local: Contextual Research on Women Leaders in the Region, Symposium on Multi Level Factors Impacting Women at Work in the Arab MENA Region, Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX, August 2011.
  • Teaching Gender in a Global Context: Curricular and Pedagogical Insights, with S. Blake Beard, Symposium on Challenges on Teaching Gender Issues in Management: A comparison of US and India, Eastern Academy of Management, Boston, MA, May 2011.


  • Women's Leadership Education
  • Cross Cultural and Global Leadership Models
  • Leadership, Gender, Diversity, and Culture
  • Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations
  • Cross Culture Studies of Women Leaders