Laura Morgan Roberts headshot Laura Morgan Roberts headshot
Institute Fellow

Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts

Professor of Practice, University of Virginia's Darden School of Business
CEO & Founder, The Alignment Quest Enterprise, LLC

Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts’s research and consulting focus is on the science of maximizing human potential in diverse organizations and communities. She has published over fifty research articles, teaching cases, and practitioner-oriented tools for strategically activating best selves through strength-based development.

As CEO of The Alignment Quest Enterprise, Laura infuses cutting-edge social science research into transformational systems and practices that align strengths, values and differences.

Professional Experience

Laura has served on the faculties of Harvard Business School, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, and Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership and Change. She has also taught courses in organizational behavior, psychology, negotiations, group dynamics, diversity, leadership and career development as a faculty affiliate of the University of Michigan, the Wharton School of Finance, Tuck, Georgia State University, UCLA Anderson, Simmons School of Business, and AVT (Copenhagen).


Laura has edited three books: Race, Work and Leadership (Harvard Business Review Press, 2019)); Positive Organizing in a Global Society (Routledge, 2015); and Exploring Positive Identities and Organizations (Psychology Press, 2009).

Her influential publications on diversity, authenticity, and leadership development have been featured in Harvard Business Review and several other global media outlets.