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Professor Beckman is The Price Family Chair in Social Innovation and Professor of Management and Public Policy. She is Director of the Price Center for Social Innovation in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. She has a joint appointment with the Management and Organization department at the Marshall School of Business and the Department of Sociology. Her book, Dreams of the Overworked: Living, Working and Parenting in the Digital Age, co-authored with Melissa Mazmanian, was published by Stanford University Press in 2020. Her current research examines social innovations and the field of social innovation.


Professor Beckman is the current Editor at Administrative Science Quarterly. She is a Past Division Chair of the Organization and Management Theory division of the Academy of Management. Her research has been published in such academic journals as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, American Sociological Review, and Journal of Business Venturing.  

She served on the faculty at The Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland from 2013-2019. There she served as as Academic Director Director of the Center of Social Value Creation (CSVC) and as the Smith Diversity Officer. She was on the faculty at The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine, from 1999-2013 where she was a Chancellor's Fellow from 2008-2011. She spent the 2008-09 academic year visiting at the Haas School at UC Berkeley and Fall 2012 at London Business School. She was the 2006 Western Academy of Management Ascendant Scholar.




2013 - 2019

University of Maryland

Robert H. Smith School of Business

Professor, Management & Organization  

(Associate Professor 2013-2015)

1999 - 2015

University of California, Irvine

Paul Merage School of Business

Associate Professor, Organization & Management

Assistant Professor (1999-2006) 


Stanford University

Graduate School of Business

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior


Stanford University

BA, Psychology, with distinction

MA, Sociology


London Business School

Visiting Associate Professor


UC Berkeley

Visiting Associate Professor

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