Sachin Gupta discusses the importance of diversity among faculty with Business Week
1/31/2011 12:48:00 PM
Johnson's associate dean for Academic Affairs offers his insights for a piece about the challenge of securing a faculty that reflects the diversity of a school's student body and the external real world
, Johnson associate dean for Academic Affairs and professor of Marketing and Management, recenly spoke with reporter Francesca DiMegleo for her story "Minority b-school faculty growing - slowly" (Bloomberg Business Week, Jan. 27). He discussed the unique challenges b-schools face in finding under-represented minority (URM) faculty and the critical need for institutional communities to mirror external realities and a school's student body.
Achieving a greater balance of diverse faculty to diverse students is of particular importance to Johnson which has, according to "Slowly top b-schools gain diversity"
(Bloomberg Business Week, Dec. 23, 2010), enjoyed the "most dramatic" increase in its URM student population (from 5 percent in 2000 to 21 percent in 2010) among top b-schools.