Stacy Blake-Beard has a BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland, an MA and a Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan. Since 2002, Blake-Beard has been teaching organizational behavior at the Simmons College School of Management and is currently a tenured Professor of Management. Before Blake-Beard joined Simmons, she was Assistant Professor of Administration, Planning, and Social Policy at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. At HGSE she lectured on organizational behavior, cultural diversity in organizations, and mentoring relationships at work.
In her research work, Blake-Beard examines mentoring relationships in the context of gender and workforce diversity. Her research has been published in the ''Journal of Career Development'', the ''Academy of Management Executive'', the ''Psychology of Women Quarterly'', ''Journal of Management Development'', the ''Journal of Business Ethics'', ''Human Resource Management Journal'' and ''The Diversity Factor''. Blake-Beard’s focus is also on the dynamics of formal mentoring programs in the corporate environment, team building, gender and leadership.
For her project “Systems of Sustenance and Support: Exploring the Impact of Mentoring on the Career Experiences of Indian Women” pursued in cooperation with the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, Blake-Beard was granted a 2010-2011 Fulbright Award. Blake-Beard consults on formal mentoring programs implementation, action planning and team building for several organizations, among others: Chase Manhattan Bank, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Cisco, PepsiCo. Blake-Beard sits on the advisory board of a number of organizations, including MentorNet, Teen Voices, the Harvard Project on Tenure, the Harvard Medical School Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, and Jobs for the Future.