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Annual DEI Awards for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Michigan Ross recently celebrated scholarship and advancement in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the fourth annual DEI Research and Teaching Awards. The event brought together the Michigan Ross community to celebrate the research, teaching, and work done to advance the school’s DEI mission. 

The 2024 award winners and their projects are:

DEI BBA Thesis Award
Kayla Rothstein, BBA ’24
Senior thesis: “Employment for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in India: Barriers to Entry, Strategies for Success, and Opportunities for Systemic Improvement”

DEI Staff Impact Award
Kimberly Williams, assistant director, Transfer and Outreach Initiatives, Office of Undergraduate Programs
All-Access Weekend

Michelle Pava, associate director of diversity recruiting, Full-Time MBA Program
FTMBA Admissions Audit

Faculty DEI Research Awards
Edward Kim, assistant professor of finance
“The Digital Divide and Refinancing Inequality”

Lindsey Gallo, assistant professor of business, and Heidi Packard, assistant professor of accounting
“Cross-Sector Female Representation and Firms’ Social Policies

PhD DEI Research Award
Helen (Zihan) Wang, PhD
“30 Million Canvas Grading Records Reveal Widespread Sequential Bias and System-Induced Surname Initial Disparity”

J. Frank Yates Diversity and Inclusion Teaching Excellence Award
Ted London, Ford Motor Company Clinical Professor of Business Administration, clinical professor of business
“Making Business Work Better for the Base of the Pyramid”

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