For Sa-kiera TJ Hudson, Berkeley is the place she’s always wanted to be — even though her first trip there didn’t quite go according to plan.
Hudson joined the faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business this fall; she will teach the school’s core diversity, equity and inclusion curriculum in the spring. But well before her PhD in Social Psychology from Harvard in 2020, when she was an undergraduate at Williams College in 2010, she spent a fulfilling summer at UC Berkeley studying cultural psychology.
At least she is meaning is Study cultural psychology. The summer got off to a rough start, and her advisers left China shortly after they met, never to return. But luckily, a graduate coordinator provided her with some literature on power dynamics that changed her career.
“It happened that I was reading about intergroup relations because I wanted to write a psychology paper,” Hudson told Polish & Quant“Reading both of these pieces made me realize that when psychologists and others talk about identity, they tend to talk about it almost from a cultural perspective. We can talk about stereotypes, the different ways people see the world, etc. —but people with marginalized identities all think, act and behave in a very similar way to people with low power. This made me realize that identity is an example of a hierarchy of power. Race, gender and religion are examples of a hierarchy of power. I want to study this for the rest of my life: the mental processes involved in the formation, maintenance and intersection of hierarchies.
“I actually never stopped researching.”
Top 26 U.S. business schools add 239 faculty members this fall
Hudson is one of 239 professors and lecturers teaching the MBA program at the new school this year, an increase of nearly 50 from 2021 and the most since 2018. For 147 of them (61.5%), this was their first time teaching an MBA.
The number of teachers hired by top schools has fluctuated wildly over the years, seemingly unaffected by larger forces such as pandemics and economic downturns. In 2016, Polish & Quant 143 new professors – from full professors to guest lecturers – at the top 20 schools were counted. In 2017, that number grew to 198 in 24 schools.For the second year, 2018, there were an incredible 277 staff in the top 27 schools, including Procter & GambleTop 25. Of these, 168 full-time teaching jobs were the first of their careers, or 65%, up from 57% of the previous year’s total. In 2019, there were 198 new professors at the top 25 schools, and 135 of them (68 percent, more than two-thirds) had new jobs that were also their first teaching MBAs.
Then, in the fall of 2020, when most classes were virtual, 181 professors, lecturers, lecturers and other fresh faces joined the top 25 U.S. business schools. At the height of the pandemic, 62% of those 181 new hires were new hires, either fresh PhDs or corporate/startups. A total of 69 professors have MBA teaching experience.
This brings us to last year. In 2021, 190 new and visiting professors have joined the top 26 U.S. business schools as the world begins to climb out of the shadow of the pandemic. 120 new hires, or 63 percent, were in their first teaching positions; 70 were more familiar with the harsh environment of an MBA classroom.
Management is again the highest discipline for new employees
In 2021, HBS leads all business schools with 30 new hires; after HBS, Chicago Booth is close behind with 21, followed by USC Marshall School of Business with 16, and Stanford GSB with 21 new hires. 15 people. No school this year is as close to hiring as Harvard Business School is in 2021. Stanford led all schools in hiring with 21, Booth was second with 18, USC again hired 16 new faculty, Columbia Business School and Harvard Business School each with 14. Overall this year, 11 of the top 26 schools reported double-digit teacher hiring.
In 2021, only one school, the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, reported no new hires; this year, every school has hired at least one new faculty member—in the case of Ross, exactly one: Ruslan Momot, a A Professor of Technology and Operations, he received his PhD and MS in Technology and Operations Management from INSEAD, and he came to Ross from Kellogg Northwest.
The most representative subject in 2021 is Management, with 32 faculty members, followed by Finance (29), Marketing (19), Accounting (18), Operations (18), Strategy (15), Entrepreneurship (11) and Economics (9). In 2022 there are 60 professors or lecturers whose disciplines include some form or reference management, 45 in finance, 35 in marketing, 27 in economics, 25 in operations, 18 in accounting and 17 in strategy. Twelve are entrepreneurship and nine are organizational behavior.
‘Let’s make sure the air is good for everyone’
Sa-kiera Hudson works on the Haas School’s Organizational Management group and will teach the Berkeley Haas core DEI curriculum in the spring. This is the second iteration of the Berkeley DEI course; last year, it was an intensive two-day workshop. “Now we’re extending it to seven or eight weeks, and the goal is — at least that’s my goal — to make the course a one-semester course,” Hudson told Reuters Procter & Gamble.
The real goal, she added, is to go beyond the buzzword “DEI.”
“We all know DEI, it’s a buzzword, and everyone uses it,” she said. “But I’m not 100 percent sure that everyone has the meat behind the word and then flexibly use it as a tool rather than just, ‘Hey, I said DEI. Enough, right?’
“The course promises to make people realize: the air around us, the air we breathe, we assume it’s the same everywhere, but it’s not. People live in places with polluted air. If you don’t live in that place, You never think about it. Because not only are you not thinking about air, but your air is good. So it’s actually giving people the tools to think that way so that in their own organization or their own practice, they can start Take a more positive approach: “Hey, let’s make sure the air is good for everyone. ” “
See the next page for a full list of the 239 new faculty at the top 26 business schools, including subject areas, where they last taught and where they studied.