David A. Thomas

David A. Thomas is Dean of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. During his administration, Dean Thomas has made a number of contributions to the School, including major redesign of the MBA curriculum, expansion of the MBA career management activities, and enhancement of academic and professional opportunities for undergraduate students. Dean Thomas has also increased the diversity of the school’s faculty among women, underrepresented minorities, and international faculty.

Before becoming the Dean at the McDonough School, Thomas taught business administration at Harvard University and finance at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2014, the Washington Business Journal recognized Thomas as one of the top Minority Business Leaders.

David Thomas, dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of BusinessDean and William R. Berkley Chair, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

Areas of Expertise: leadership, cultural diversity in organizations, organizational behavior, strategic human resource management, executive development, and organizational change

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information:
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Email: Teresa.Mannix@georgetown.edu
Phone: (202) 687-4080 (office) or (571) 264-5363 (cell)

Heard on: 89.3 KPCC: Diversity in Tech

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Last Verified: October 2015

Tracy Dumas

Tracy L. Dumas teaches management and human resources in Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business. Her research addresses the interface between employees’ personal and professional lives with a focus on understanding how management practices can help employees to both excel at work and engage meaningfully with their families and communities while remaining true to their personal identities.

Her research has been published in leading academic outlets including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy. Dumas earned her PhD in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She also holds an MS in Industrial Relations from Loyola University Chicago, and a BS from Northwestern University.

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Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources in Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business

Areas of Expertise: Work-Family/Work-Life Boundary, Workplace Dissimilarity/Demographic Diversity, Status Differences in Organizations

Location: Columbus, OH

Contact Information:
Email: TLDumas@fisher.osu.edu
Phone: (614) 247 4294 (Office)

 

Added July 2015

Jerome Williams

Jerome Williams is a professor of management and global business at Rutgers University, as well as director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. His work focuses on multicultural marketing, Internet privacy and public health communication.

Williams has been named as an expert witness in more than 100 court cases on consumer racial profiling. In December of 2013–in the wake of “Barneys-gate”–he spoke to Tell Me More’s Michel Martin about why black shoppers are more likely to be profiled (despite not being more likely to shoplift) than white shoppers.

He is the co-author of “Diversity in Advertising: Broadening the Scope of Research Directions,” and the co-author of an upcoming book on the fair treatment of customers from diverse backgrounds.


Professor of Management and Business, Rutgers University

Areas of Expertise: Multicultural Marketing, Consumer Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion in the Marketplace, Fair Treatment of Customers, Internet Privacy, Public Health Communication

Location: Newark and New Brunswick, NJ

Contact Information:
Email: jeromew@business.rutgers.edu
Phone: (973) 353-3682

Heard on NPR:

Tell Me More: Are Black Shoppers More Likely To Be Profiled?