Minority Business School Professors Triple in Past 14 Years

When the PhD Project began in 1994 there were 294 minority professors at business schools in the United States. The organization encouraged minority students to pursue doctorates in business in order to increase the pool of potential business school faculty. In addition to young students, the PhD Project helped successful minority businesspeople return to school to pursue their doctorate and change their career.

Now after 14 years there are 882 minority business school professors, triple the number from 1994. The latest minority professor is Belinda Shipps, who joined the faculty at North Carolina A&T State University after completing her doctoral dissertation at the University of Wisconsin. Her dissertation was titled “Information Technology Staffing Strategies: On the Road to Agility.”

Due to her historic appointment, the PhD Project has given Professor Shipps the title, “Dr. Triple.”