To increase workplace diversity by increasing the diversity of business school faculty who encourage, mentor, support and enhance the preparation of tomorrow’s leaders.
A significantly larger talent pipeline of Black/African-Americans, Hispanic/LatinX and Native Americans for business leadership positions.
- To inform and educate minorities about all aspects of a business doctoral program, and encourage them to follow their dream of becoming a professor;
- To provide a nurturing support network for minorities as they navigate their doctoral program;
- To increase the number of minority business professors who can function as role models and mentors;
- To influence more minorities to pursue business degrees/careers;
- To increase the number of qualified minority applicants to fill critical positions in the business disciplines;
- To improve the preparation of all students by allowing them to experience the richness of learning from a faculty with diverse backgrounds; and
- To reach the goal of a better prepared and more diversified workforce to service a diversified customer base.
2019 marks the Project’s 25th anniversary. Our Anniversary Yearbook honors the many members and supporters who have contributed to our successful history. We invite you to explore their achievements and view our timeline below of pivotal milestones in the journey that The PhD Project has taken since 1994.
The PhD Project is initiated by the KPMG Foundation, Citi, AACSB and GMAC!
The first Annual Conference is held in December in Chicago
The Accounting Doctoral Students Association is formed on August 10th in Montvale
The PhD Project Information Systems Doctoral Students Association is formed December 14th in Cleveland.
The PhD Project Finance Doctoral Students Association is formed on October 15th in Honolulu.
The PhD Project Marketing Doctoral Student Association is formed on August 2nd in Chicago.
The PhD Project Management Doctoral Students Association is formed on August 11th in Boston
The PhD Project caps our very first PhD Project professor, Dr. Alisa Mosley. Dr. Mosley, on faculty at Jackson State, attended the 1994 PhD Project November Conference and received her Ph.D. in 1998 from University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
The number of minority faculty is doubled since The PhD Project inception. Dr. Double, Alisha Malloy, now on faculty at North Carolina Central, is the 588th professor capped. Dr. Malloy attended the 1996 PhD Project November Conference and received her PhD in Information Systems from Georgia State University.
The PhD Project celebrates its 10th Anniversary!
The PhD Project is launched as separate 501(c)(3).
The number of minority faculty is tripled since The PhD Project inception. Dr. Triple, Belinda Shipps, now on faculty at North Carolina A&T, is the 882nd professor capped. Dr. Shipps attended the 1996 PhD Project November Conference and received her PhD in Information Systems from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The PhD Project hosts its 15th Annual Conference…still in Chicago…and launches the anniversary celebration to commemorate 15 years of diversifying academia and corporate America .
The PhD Project caps Dr. Shalei Simms, the nation’s 1,000th minority business professor. Dr. Simms attended the 2001 PhD Project November Conference and received her Ph.D. in Management from Rutgers University. She is on faculty at SUNY-Old Westbury.
The PhD Project AHEAD – Achieving Higher Education Administration Diversity – is launched to encourage tenured minority faculty to explore positions in administration.
The PhD Project Hall of Fame inducts its first honorees, recognized for their sustained commitment to our mission.
Dr. Miles Davis, Dean of Shenandoah University’s Business School, is the first PhD Project participant to become Dean.
The number of minority faculty has quadrupled since The PhD Project inception. Dr. Cuatro, James Alvarez-Mourey, now on faculty at DePaul University, is the 1,176th professor capped. Dr. Alvarez-Mourey attended the 2005 PhD Project November Conference and received his PhD from University of Michigan.
The PhD Project celebrates its 20th Anniversary !
The PhD Project celebrates its 10th Anniversary as a separate 501 (c)(3).
Faculty Alumni Association Sessions initiated at summer conference.
Bentley Teaching Strategies Seminar offered to PhD Project members.
AACSB Aspiring Leaders Seminar offered to PhD Project tenured faculty member
PhD Project Information Sessions added in NYC, Chicago, Houston, San Diego, San Francisco, Atlanta & Boston
PhD Project-Baruch College Research Symposium
Board Fit: Preparing Business Academic Leaders for Corporate Board Service
Dr. Miles Davis, President of Linfield College, is the first PhD Project participant to become President
The number of minority faculty quintuples since 1994. Dr. Cinco, Nicole Fuller becomes the 1,470th minority business school professor. Dr. Fuller attended the 2010 PhD Project November Conference. She receives her Ph.D. in Management from Texas A&M University and joins the faculty at University of New Orleans.
The PhD Project celebrates its 25th Anniversary !