(BLOOMINGTON) – The Indiana University Kelley School of Business will host a webinar at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25 with the 14 business schools of the Big Ten to address the critical shortage of academically trained faculty members from underrepresented populations. It’s a frequent issue facing American business education.
The virtual event, “Shape the Future of Diversity with a PhD,” features three consecutive 30-minute sessions.
Dionne Nickerson, an assistant professor of marketing at Kelley, will be among faculty and doctoral students from underrepresented groups at the schools who will discuss what it is like to pursue an academic career and the impact one can make on today’s students and tomorrow’s business leaders.
Idie Kesner, dean of the Kelley School, the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management, and a member of AASCB International’s board of directors, will moderate the webinar.
The planning group for the event includes Rebecca Slotegraaf, chair of doctoral programs, professor of marketing, and the Neal Gilliatt Chair. She notes that those who attend will learn how a career in academia can enable people to shape the future of business and how it can be multifaceted and fulfilling.