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


Sachin Gupta, 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. 

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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. 

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