Professor Berry received her BA in Political Science from McGill University in Canada, her M.Sc. in International and European Politics from Edinburgh University in Scotland and her Ph.D. in Strategy & Organization and International Business from the Anderson School at UCLA. Before joining GW, Professor Berry was a faculty member at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Senior Fellow at the Mack Institute for Innovation Management. During the 2010-2011 academic year, Professor Berry was awarded an ASA/NSF/BEA Fellowship for her research at the Bureau of Economic Analysis on the foreign direct investment of US MNCs.
Professor Berry's research examines the scope and performance of multinational firms. Her research shows how interdependencies across firm resource allocation decisions in product and geographic markets impact firm investment, divestment and performance. Her papers have been published in top academic journals, including the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, the Journal of International Business Studies, Management Science and the Academy of Management Journal.
Professor Berry is an Associate Editor at the Strategic Management Journal and a Consulting Editor at the Journal of International Business Studies. She also serves on the Editorial Review Boards for Organization Science and the Global Strategy Journal. Professor Berry was elected to serve in the leadership of the Strategic Management Division (STR – formally, BPS) at the Academy of Management, starting as Assistant Program Chair in the 2018-2019 academic year. Previously, she was elected to serve on the BPS Executive Committee of the Academy of Management (2008-2010) as well as the INFORMS College on Organization Science Executive Committee (2007-2011).
Professor Berry received the 2001 Richard Farmer Award for the best dissertation at the Academy of International Business and the 2002 Barry Richman Award for the best dissertation from the IM Division of the Academy of Management. She has received the best reviewer award from the Journal of International Business Studies and Organization Science, and was a finalist for the Haynes Prize for Most Promising Scholar under the age of 40 at the Academy of International Business Conference. She has developed global strategic management courses at the Ph.D, MBA and undergraduate levels. Prior to her graduate work, Professor Berry worked in several government positions on Capitol Hill; her last position was Ways and Means Committee Associate in the U.S. House of Representatives.