Number of Minority Business School Professors Triples in Past 15 Years

The Ph.D. Project was established by the KPMG Foundation 15 years ago to increase the number of black and other minority professors at U.S. business schools. At the time there were 294 minority professors with Ph.D.s at U.S. business schools.

Now there are 1,000 minority business school professors, more than triple the number from 15 years ago. Recently, Shalei Simms successfully defended her dissertation to complete her Ph.D. in organization management at Rutgers University. She is an assistant professor of management at the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College in Mahwah, New Jersey. Her dissertation was entitled, “Why Who You Are at the Time Matters: An Examination of the Relationship Between Social Identity Salience and Risky Decision Making.”

Dr. Simms earned her undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.