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Tamara Montag-Smit

Assistant Professor of Business, UMass Lowell

Tamara Montag-Smit is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Manning School of Business at University of Massachusetts Lowell. She researches timely micro-level workplace topics such as employee creativity, pay transparency, negotiation and work-life balance/satisfaction. With a PhD in Industrial and Organizational psychology, her work focuses on individual perceptions, attitudes and beliefs.

She also teaches courses on Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. She is an expert in multiple areas of human resource management including talent acquisition practices, designing and evaluating effective training and development programs, and designing equitable pay systems. Prior to a career in academia, Tamara worked as an Leadership and Development consultant and a Training and Development Specialist.


  • 2019–present
    Assistant Professor of Management, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • 2012–2019
    Assistant Professor of Management, Ball State University