Jackie Gilbert is a Professor of Management in the Middle Tennessee State University College of Business. She received her BBA in management from the University of Texas at Austin, and her MBA and Ph.D. degrees in Management from the University of Houston. Her research interests include cross-cultural studies, human resource management, diversity, and gender issues. She has presented her research at national and international conferences, and has published in journals such as the Academy of Management Executive, Sex Roles, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Human Resource Planning Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Group and Organization Management, and Business Horizons. She is a 2002 recipient of the TBR Innovator’s Award for Excellence in Instructional Technology, a recipient of the MTSU 2002 Outstanding Achievement in Instructional Technology award, and winner of the 2004 MTSU Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology. She is also a recipient of the 2006-2007 State Farm Excellence Professorship.