For Sa-kiera TJ Hudson, Berkeley has always been where she should be, even though her first visit didn’t go as planned.
Hudson joined the faculty at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley this fall. She teaches the school’s core diversity, equity, and inclusion courses in the spring. But long before she graduated with a PhD in social psychology from Harvard in 2020, Williams in 2010, an undergraduate at her college, she spent her formative summers at the University of California, Berkeley, studying culture. I studied psychology.
at least she meaning Study cultural psychology. Her adviser left for China shortly after they met and never returned, so the summer started poorly. Luckily, however, her graduate school coordinator provided some literature on the dynamics of the forces that changed the course of her career.
“I happened to be reading about relationships between groups because I wanted to write a psychology paper,” says Hudson. Poets & Quants“By reading these two pieces of literature at the same time, I have noticed that when psychologists and others talk about identity, they tend to talk about it mostly from a cultural perspective. We can talk about different ways of looking at the world and so on, but all the ways people with marginalized identities think, act, and behave are very similar to those who are underpowered. is an example of a hierarchy of power.Race, gender, and religion are examples of hierarchies of power.I have wanted to study the psychological processes involved in the formation, maintenance, and intersection of hierarchies for the rest of my life. .
“I never really stopped doing that research.”
Top 26 B-Schools in the U.S. to Add 239 New Faculty This Fall
Hudson is one of 239 professors and instructors teaching MBA classes at the new school this year, nearly 50 more than in 2021 and the most since 2018. For 147 of them (61.5%), he is the first to teach an MBA.
Faculty hiring numbers by leading universities have fluctuated wildly over the years and seem unaffected by larger factors such as pandemics and recessions. 2016, Poets & Quants We counted 143 new professors (from full professor to visiting lecturer) in the top 20 schools. In 2017, that number increased to 198 across her 24 schools. The following year he had a staggering 277 hires at the top 27 schools in 2018. P&Qwas in the top 25 of Of those, 168 of them were in full-time teaching positions, reaching 65%, up from his 57% of the previous year’s total. In 2019, the top 25 schools had a total of 198 new professors, including his 135 (68%, more than two-thirds), and new jobs teaching her MBA It was also my first job.
Then, in the fall of 2020, when most classes went online, 181 professors, instructors, lecturers, and other newcomers joined the 25 highest-ranked B-schools in the United States. During the pandemic, 62% of 181 new hires entered the classroom for the first time, whether they were new PhDs or hail from the corporate/startup world. A total of 69 professors had previously taught her MBA.
That leads to last year. In 2021, 190 new and visiting professors have joined the top 26 business schools in the United States as the world begins to emerge from the pandemonium of the pandemic. 120 of his recruits, or 63%, got their first teaching position. 70 were familiar with the rigors of the MBA classroom.
Managers are again top priority areas for new hires
In 2021, Harvard Business School welcomed 30 new hires, leading all B schools. HBS was followed by the Chicago booth with 21, USC Marshall School of Business with 16 and Stanford GSB with 15. USC is second to him with 18, USC again hired her 16 new faculty members, while Columbia Business School and HBS each hired 14. Overall this year, 11 of the top 26 schools report his double-digit teacher hiring numbers.
In 2021, only one school, the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, is reporting no new hires. This year, every school hired at least one new faculty member of hers. At the Ross School, he’s just one. Ruslan Momot is a technology and operations expert with PhD and Master of Science in Technology and Operations Management from INSEAD. Ross from Northwestern Kellogg.
The most representative field in 2021 is Management, with 32 faculty members in this field, followed by Finance (29), Marketing (19), Accounting (18), Operations (18), Strategy (15), Entrepreneurship Family Spirit (11), and Economics followed (9). In 2022, there will be 60 professors or instructors whose areas of expertise include some form of management or references to management, including 45 in finance, 35 in marketing and 27 in economics. , 25 in operations, 18 in accounting, and 17 in strategy. 12 is Entrepreneurship and 9 is Organizational Behavior.
“Let the air be good for everyone”
Sa-kiera Hudson, who works in Haas School’s Management of Organizations group, teaches the Berkeley Haas core DEI course in the spring. This is her second iteration of her DEI course at Berkeley. Last year she was a two day intensive workshop. “Now we’re aiming to extend this to seven to eight weeks and make this her first semester course, or at least that’s my goal,” she says. . P&Q.
Another goal, she adds, is to go beyond the buzzword “DEI.”
“DEI is a buzzword that everyone knows and uses,” she says. “But everyone has the meat behind the words, and I’m not 100% sure that it can be used flexibly as a tool rather than just, ‘Hey, I said DEI. That’s enough, right?
“I hope this course will make people aware. They think that the air around us, the air we breathe, is the same everywhere, but it is not. And if you don’t live in that place, you never think about it, because not only are you not thinking about the air, but your air is fine too. It’s about having the tools to do so so you can start taking a more proactive approach in your organization and your practice.”
See next page for a complete list of the 239 new faculty members at the top 26 business schools.