Wendy Gates Corbett


Adjunct Associate Professor in the Pratt School of Engineering

In my experience, leaders shape the cultures in which they lead and the environment or 'personality' of a workplace mirrors its leaders' personality.

In my 15+ years working in and with technology companies, most of my managers were engineers. Many (but not all) of them became leaders because they were great engineers, not because of their ability to lead. I am delighted to join the teaching team for the EGRMGMT 540 class, Management in High-Tech Industries and to play a role in helping tomorrow's engineering leaders discover their own leadership style.

Discovering my own leadership style was pivotal to my own professional growth. It shows up in my teaching approach: fostering an active, collaborative atmosphere where we all learn from each other's experiences.

I am currently researching personal, interpersonal, and cultural factors that contribute to organizational culture, specifically a sense of belonging at work. Creating workspaces where employees are (and feel) included, respected, and seen is important to me and creating leaders who understand the importance of how they contribute to the organizational culture is, too.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Associate Professor in the Pratt School of Engineering

Contact Information


  • M.S. University of Baltimore, 1998
  • B.S. Guilford College, 1991

Courses Taught

  • EGRMGMT 540: Management of High Tech Industries
  • MENG 540: Management of High Tech Industries