Laura Morgan Roberts

Laura Morgan Roberts, Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of The Alignment Quest Enterprise LLC, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in strength-based systems and practices that promote vitality and value creation at work. Dr. Morgan Roberts is an innovative global scholar, speaker, professor and consultant on the science of maximizing human potential in diverse organizations and communities. She currently serves as Frank M. Sands Sr. Associate Professor of Business Administration (with tenure) at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. She has also served on the faculties of Harvard Business School, Antioch University, and Georgetown University. With family roots in Gary, Indiana, and Washington, DC, Dr. Morgan Roberts earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Psychology (highest distinction & Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Virginia. Dr. Morgan Roberts has been recognized by LinkedIn (Top 10 Voice in Equity), Thinkers50, and the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior Award for Societal Impact. She has also co-edited three books: Race, Work and Leadership (2019 Axiom Business Book Award winner); Positive Organizing in a Global Society; and Exploring Positive Identities and Organizations, and published an original poetry collection, Almost, Free. She has also published dozens of research articles, teaching cases, and practitioner-oriented tools for strength-based development, workplace equity, and inclusion. Her article, "Toward a Racially Just Workplace," is featured among the top 12 publications in Harvard Business Review’s 100-year history. Dr. Morgan Roberts is regularly quoted in global media outlets.