By Sari Wakefield, Manager, Digital Communications, AACSB International
Business school faculty positions in the United States are no longer for individuals of one race, color, or gender. Today, U.S. business school faculty members are increasingly diverse, all of which is helping to create a more robust and heterogeneous learning environment for students. Significantly contributing to this achievement is the PhD Project, which recently celebrated a milestone—the 1,176th minority business professor in the U.S.
To provide additional information on the topic, AACSB data related to full-time faculty members in the United States during the last 10 years has been gathered. At AACSB-accredited institutions in the U.S., an increasing representation of minorities can also be seen. At 297 AACSB-accredited schools that reported data to the annual Business School Questionnaire (years 2002–2003 through 2011–2012), the fastest growing ethnicities are Asian/Pacific Islander (34% increase), Hispanic (25% increase), African American (14% increase), and Native American/Alaskan (3% increase), respectively.
2002–2003 to 2011–2012, Full-Time Faculty Ethnicity
On a separate note, the PhD Project also celebrated another achievement, as its president and board member, Bernard J. Milano received the prestigious AABHE Advocacy Award. The AABHE Advocacy Award is reserved for individuals who have served as an advocate for marginalized groups, and whose vision or actions have dramatically expanded and enhanced educational opportunities for all groups and advanced issues of access and opportunities for Blacks and other under-represented groups in higher education. AABHE sited Mr. Milano's "stellar career as President of the KPMG Foundation and President of The PhD Project," as examples of these accomplishments.
2013 AABHE Advocacy Award Recipients
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