Angélica S. Gutiérrez is fueled by her drive to overcome obstacles and a genuine desire for helping students do the same. Having been pegged as “learning disabled” in grade school simply because she didn’t speak English, to then listening to her peers tell tales of unapproachable business professors who did more intimidating than they did cultivating the next generation of business leaders – Gutiérrez was driven to pursue her PhD simply because she was determined to become the professor these students needed and deserved. With that as her single source of motivation, Gutiérrez has accomplished this goal as evidenced by several honors for her outstanding teaching and mentorship. She was one of 10 faculty at LMU recognized as an “Outstanding Professor” by Kappa Alpha Theta, one of 10 Latinas in the U.S. recognized as the “Next Generation Latina” by Latina Magazine (an award that honors Latinas who have made a significant impact in their respective communities as role models, mentors and leaders), one of 20 Latinas in the U.S. named a “Latina of Influence” by Hispanic Lifestyle, and she is the recipient of a Positive Impact Award.
UCLA: Ph.D., Management 2012
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor: MPP, Public Policy 2003
UCLA: B.A., Political Science and Sociology 2000
Areas of Expertise (7)
Diversity & Inclusion
Women and Ethnic Minority Representation in Leadership
World’s Best 40 Business Professors Under 40 (professional)
Awarded by Poets & Quants
Latina of Influence (professional)
Awarded by Hispanic Lifestyle for her accomplishments and community service.
Next Generation Latinas (professional)
Next Generation Latinas is awarded by Latina Magazine, an award that honors Latinas who have made a significant impact in their respective communities as role models, mentors and leaders, and exhibit a strong commitment to the empowerment of other Latinas.
Media Appearances (6)
Can college scandal make Latino students rethink 'impostor syndrome' guilt?
NBC News online
Angélica Gutiérrez shares expert insights on the imposter syndrome.
5 Steps to Conquer Impostor Syndrome
Quartz at Work online
Angélica Gutiérrez was featured in this article on how to transform feelings of inadequacy to realize your full potential.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who's Not the Fairest of Them All?
Diversity Professional online
Angélica Gutiérrez wrote an article for Diversity Professional magazine on the imposter syndrome.
Preparing the Next Generation of Business Leaders
Recognized as a Latina of influence and one of the World's Best 40 Under 40 Business Professors, Dr. Gutierrez is committed to not only educating business students but also instilling in them the belief that they have the capacity to serve as leaders and make a positive impact in this world.
Channeling Oprah To Inspire MBA Students
Poets and Quants online
When she’s in the classroom at Loyola Marymount teaching and helping to shape the next generation of business leaders, Angelica Gutierrez likes to channel her inner Oprah. Just like the long-time talk show host, Gutierrez uses her position as a platform to impact and enhance the lives of her audience.
ABC 7 Vista L.A. Salutes Dr. Angélica S. Gutiérrez
ABC 7/Vista LA tv
One of few Latinas to earn a Ph.D. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Dr. Angélica S. Gutiérrez has done extensive research on diversity and inclusion in universities and the workplace, and the effects of stereotypes on negotiations. She hopes to increase the representation of ethnic minorities in business school and to diversify corporate America.
This paper tests the hypothesis that support for limits on the admission of Asian students into universities is motivated by people’s social motivation – namely the desire to maintain the status hierarchy. Study 1 found that, among participants who evaluated a proposed limit to the number of Asian applicants admitted to universities, social dominance orientation (SDO) was positively related to policy support. Conversely, among participants who evaluated a proposed limit on White admits, SDO was negatively related to policy support. Study 2 found that the perceived threat of the group getting admitted at high rates explained differential support of policies that seek to limit group-specific admissions. In all, these findings suggest that attitudes toward changes in campus demographics may be rooted in a desire to maintain the status hierarchy.
We suggest that because racial discrimination claims made by Blacks potentially challenge the legitimacy of racial inequality, whereas racial discrimination claims made by Whites potentially reinforce the legitimacy of racial inequality, social dominance orientation (SDO) may differentially predict reactions to Black and White discrimination claimants.
This paper tests the competing hypotheses that social dominance orientation (SDO) reflects a specific desire to protect ingroup interests vs. a general desire to maintain status hierarchies by examining attitudes toward hierarchy-enhancing (i.e., legacy) and hierarchy-attenuating (i.e., affirmative action) selection policies.
Research finds inducing empathy toward an Asian American movie character reduces explicit prejudice toward other Asian American individuals (Shih, Wang, Trahan & Stotzer, 2009).