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DREI Scholars possess research expertise in diversity (such as race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, and family) as it relates to discrimination, social issues, bias, leadership, inclusion, human resource management, and additional areas of organizational interest. Their breadth of research experience informs evidence-based management and teaching practices.


Myrtle P. Bell

Professor of Management

Thomas McMahon Professor in Business Ethics

Associate Dean for Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion, College of Business

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Myrtle P. Bell: Research Interests: Diversity, Discrimination, and Social Justice

David F. Arena Jr.

Assistant Professor of Management

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David F. Arena Jr.: Research Interests: Diversity, Workplace Mistreatment, Identity Management, Intersectionality, Dynamically Stigmatized Employees

Dr. Ramya Aroul

Assistant Professor of Finance and Real Estate

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Dr. Ramya Aroul: Research Interests: Valuation of intangibles, Sentiment, Diversity, ESG

Alison Hall Birch

Assistant Professor of Management

Fellow of the Goolsby-Alcon Endowed Chair

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Alison Hall Birch: Research Interests: Stigma-Based Bias, Intersectionality, Race

Elten Briggs

Associate Professor of Marketing

Department of Marketing Chair

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Elten Briggs: Research Interests: Services Marketing, Multicultural Marketing, Applications of Social Identity Theory

Wendy J. Casper, Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Psychology

Professor of Management

Associate Dean for Research

Peggy E. Swanson Endowed Chair

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Wendy J. Casper: Research Interests: Work-Nonwork Issues, Employee Health Well-being, Diversity, Human Resource Practices

Ariane Froidevaux

Assistant Professor of Management

Fellow of the Eunice and James L. West Distinguished Professorship

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Ariane Froidevaux: Research Interests: Aging & Late-Career Processes, Career Transitions & Adjustment, Identity Negotiation

Courtney Hart

Assistant Professor of Management

Courtney Hart: Research Interests: Diversity, Linguistic Behaviors, Competitive Dynamics, Social Network Analysis, Impression Management

Pyayt P. Oo

Assistant Professor of Management

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Pyayt P. Oo: Research Interests: Gender, Bias, Identity

Owen N. Parker

Assistant Professor of Management

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Owen N. Parker: Research Interests: Diversity, Gender, Stakeholder Bias, Reputation

Bin Srinidhi

Professor of Accounting

Carlock Endowed Distinguished Professor

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Bin Srinidhi: Research Interests: Gender & Ethnic Diversity in Governance, Communication Channels

Esther L. Jean

PhD Candidate

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Esther L. Jean: Research Interests: Identity, Leadership, Social Influence

Hayden DuBois

Management Doctoral Student

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Hayden DuBois: Research Interests: Diversity, Identity Disclosure, Leadership Effectiveness, Group Dynamics

Patty Guerrero

Management Doctoral Student

Patty Guerrero: Research Interests: Diversity, Work and Family Issues, Leadership, and Human Resources

Shona G. Smith

PhD Candidate

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Shona G. Smith: Research Interests: Diversity, Stigmas, Identity, Generations

Oyin Sodiya

Management Doctoral Student

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Oyin Sodiya: Research Interests: Diversity, Discrimination, Gender-Based Stigmas, Governance

Marla White

PhD Candidate

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Marla White: Research Interests: Leadership, Diversity Management, Stigma, Discrimination & Bias

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