Welcome to The PhD Project AHEAD - Achieving Higher Education Administration Diversity.

The PhD Project has more than quadrupled the number of minority business faculty in U.S. schools since our inception in 1994. But our work is not done. Finding fewer than 25 African-American, Hispanic American and Native American Deans at non-HBCU business schools in the U.S., the need to now focus on creating administrative diversity has become evident. Project AHEAD encourages tenured minority faculty to explore positions in administration. Following The PhD Project model, this program will offer resources and support by hosting webinars and providing mentors to help members on this path.

Hear more about the success of The PhD Project and need for administrative diversity.

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Understanding the Search Process

Seasoned PhD Project faculty, joined current Deans and representatives from leading search firms to explore this path at our AHEAD session held during The PhD Project 2012 Annual Conference in Chicago. View a video from this event to learn more.


   AACSB Administrator Resource Center:

   AACSB Lessons for Aspiring Deans and Department Chairs Seminars:

   ACE Leadership Programs:

   Accounting Programs Leadership Group:

For more information on The PhD Project and/or Project AHEAD please contact Marie Zara, Development Manager at mzara@kpmg.com