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MLK Speaker and Colloquium - Dr. Derek Avery: "Diversity and Performance: Is Hierarchy Helpful or a Hindrance”" - Location: Fralin Life Science Auditorium


Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 02:00

Dr. Avery is Senior Associate Dean of Diversity & Global Initiatives and the Sisel Professor of Management in the School of Business at Wake Forest University.  Dr. Avery’s primary research interests are in workforce diversity (including, but not limited to racioethnicity, sex, age, experience, religion, and culture). He is well known for his work on establishing diversity climates as being: (a) instrumental in reducing demographic differences in employee engagement, absenteeism, turnover, and individual performance and (b) key drivers of unit-level customer satisfaction and sales growth.