Nicole Humphrey

Nicole Humphrey
  • Assistant Professor

Contact Info

Wescoe Hall, Room 4060


Dr. Humphrey’s research focuses on the intersection of public management and organizational behavior scholarship.  Specifically, she examines the performance of emotional labor in public sector organizations with a particular interest in the consequences of emotional labor for public employees.  This work has been published in a range of journals including State and Local Government Review and Public Administration.

She is co-author of a book, "The Myth of Bureaucratic Neutrality, An Examination of Merit and Representation" which was recently awarded the Best Book Award by the American Society of Public Administration's Section on Public Administration Research and Section of Democracy and Social Justice. 

In addition to her public sector workforce research, she is an influential diversity, equity, and inclusion scholar.

Humphrey’s research has contributed to discussions of race and gender in public management and has been published in journals such as Public Administration Review and Review of Public Personnel Administration (ROPPA). Her co-authored work in ROPPA has received the Best Article Award two years in a row for volumes 40 and 41 of the journal.

She was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow while completing her doctorate at the University of Kansas.