The PhD Project
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By Yoji Cole
The PhD Project, an organization that seeks to increase
the number of Latino, Black
and American Indian business
professors, is myth-busting.
In its effort to further diversify
the nation’s corps of business
professors, The PhD Project motivates Latino, Black and American
Indian corporate executives to
return to the classroom as Ph.D.
students. Once they receive their
doctorates, they become professors. The effort is working.
When The PhD Project started
in December 1994, only about 1
percent (294 members) of the
business-school faculty at U.S.-based colleges and universities
were people from traditionally
Today, however, there are
932 non-white business-school
faculty members in the country, 4
percent of the total, says Bernie
Milano, president of the KPMG
Foundation and The PhD Project.
KPMG is No. 49 on The 2008
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for Diversity® list.