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How can leaders and professionals create organizations that embrace and capitalize on diversity and continuous change?
I am an assistant professor of management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. I am also an identity and diversity scholar. My research focuses on how workers learn from their differences and reveals how they engage their multiple identities in an enhancing way to cultivate positive identities and improve the quality of relationships across difference. It also reveals how workers engage their different identities and experiences to promote change that is positive for their well-being and for their organization's success. At Wharton, I developed a new course, "Leading Diversity in Organizations" and I currently teach that to Wharton undergraduate and MBA students.
Previously, I was on the faculty of Cornell University. Prior to completing my PhD degree, I was a research associate at Harvard Business School and The Conference Board in NYC, a global, independent business membership and research association working in the public interest. For both organizations, I published research and case studies on diversity and inclusion practices in corporate organizations. I also have extensive experience in the health care industry and contributing to other types of organizations committed to social change.
Specialties: identity; diversity and inclusion; relationships across difference
Wharton website: https://mgmt.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/sjcreary/