Ashleigh Shelby Rosette


James Vincent Professor of Leadership

Academic Area: Management and Organizations
Phone Number: +1.919.660.8021

Teaching / Research Interests

Courses taught: (1) Negotiations, (2) Leadership, (3) Women in Leadership, (4) Leadership, Ethics & Organizations; Research interests: Diversity & Leadership; Negotiations

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, PhD

Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, PhD is the James L. Vincent Professor of Leadership at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

She is one of the foremost leading scholars on research that resides at the intersection of leadership, gender, and race and one of the most decorated teachers at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

In her primary area of research on leadership and diversity, she studies how stereotypes and bias provide a framework to better understand the diversity shifts in present-day organizations, especially for top leaders. Her secondary area of research, negotiations, complements the diversity considerations as a basic premise of her work is that an in depth understanding of an array of negotiation skills must be understood and engaged to capitalize on the benefits of diverse experiences.

Her research has been featured in Forbes, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Business Week, the Financial Times, USAToday, Huffington Post and National Public Radio. Her research has been published in academic journals, such as Academy of Management Journal; Organization Science; Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes; Journal of Applied Psychology; Psychological Science; Journal of Experimental Social Psychology; Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology; Group Decision & Negotiation and the Duke Journal of Gender and Public Policy.

Professor Rosette’s teaching experience is varied and spans across several topics that center around two primary areas, Negotiations and Leadership. She has taught: (1) Negotiations, (2) Leadership, (3) Leadership, Ethics, and Organizations, and/or (4) Women and Leadership.

She was ranked as one of the Fifty Most Influential Business Professors by mbarankings.net, ranked as one of the Favorite Professors of the MBA Class of 2019 by Poet & Quants, received the 2019 PhD Project’s Trailblazer Award, is the recipient of the 2019 Bank of America Faculty Award (Fuqua’s highest faculty honor) and is one of the most decorated teachers in the history of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business having received the Teaching Excellence Award of the Year a record-breaking twelve times.

She provides consulting services on topics such as leadership, diversity, decision-making, and negotiations to an array of clients in varied industries, such as banking, consulting, auditing services, automobile manufacturing, medical services, and the social/non-profit sector.

She received her Bachelor in Business Administration degree and Master in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to her career in academia she worked as a CPA.