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Tammi Gray



Tammi Gray

Adjunct Faculty

  • Social Psychologist -Organizational Leadership and Change Management

  • Campus:
  • Pasadena
Academic Affairs
Pacific Oaks College
Address Map of 45 W Eureka Street Pasadena CA 91103
45 W Eureka Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

Dr. Tammi Gray is an equity-minded Social Psychologist .with multidisciplinary experience in organizational leadership and development. Her expertise and complementary skills in Information Technology (IT), Global Business Operations, and Human Resources Management (HRM) have helped organizations transform through change seamlessly while forging a trajectory of sustainability and innovation. Moreover, leading global, distal, and proximal teams in collaborative efforts to develop technological solutions in healthcare, life sciences, media, higher education, and financial service industries is an area she is passionate and deeply invested. More specifically, Dr. Gray has worked in IT and HRM in a formal leadership capacity, managing divisions and departments and helping teams optimize performance and output. Additionally, her professional portfolio includes consulting in organizational leadership & development, growth strategy & performance optimization through utilizing behavioral management to modify and ameliorate human performance systems in the workplace.

Dr. Gray's most notable accomplishments and contributions to academic research and technology entail completing her doctoral journey, culminating with a quantitative dissertation study on Factors in the Career Advancement of Women Leaders of Color in IT. This research will advance the body of knowledge by analyzing the impact of mentorship, career sponsorship, and leadership behaviors that contribute to the career advancement of women leaders of color in IT. Additionally, Dr. Gray is the recipient of the 2021 Women of Color STEM Technology All-Star award, recognizing her significant contributions to the technology profession.

Dr. Gray is passionate about serving and advocating for disenfranchised populations and bridging inequality for women, girls, and boys in educational and professional structures. Expressing her love for service, Dr. Gray volunteers for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) as Communications Editor. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Global Society of Female Entrepreneurs (GSFE).

Education History
Degree Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Organizational Leadership The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, CA 2020
Master of Science Leadership & Management University of La Verne, La Verne, CA 2010
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Board of Trustees, Chair of Academic Affairs Committee Southern States University (SSU)
Member Volunteer- Temecula American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Co-Director Global Society of Female Entrepreneurs (GFSE)
Alumni Council Member The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Volunteer Pancreatic Cancer Society
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Business/IO Psychology Organizational Psychology
Critical Thinking General Expertise
Diversity General Expertise
Leadership Organizational Leadership
Transformational Leadership
Research Design/Methodology Mixed Methods Research
Quantitative Inquiry
Media Exposure

Women in Technology Podcast


Research in the Factors in the Career Advancement of Women Leaders of Color in IT.


Tammi Gray (2021). Factors in the Career Advancement of Women Leaders of Color in IT: Mentorship, Leadership, and Career Sponsorship. . ().

Professional Skills
Organizational psychology, Organizational change management, Lean and Agile concepts and principles, Human factors, Agile SAFe, Team performance, Program and project management, Global business, Process mapping, Policy development, Process standardization