Shaun R. Harper
R. Harper, PhD, is a professor in the Marshall School of Business at the
University of Southern California, and is the USC Race and Equity Center
Executive Director. He is an expert on racial, gender, and LGBT issues in
corporations, law firms, Hollywood production companies, and universities. He
also is an expert on college sports. He offers organizations live, and
high-quality virtual experiences on a range of topics pertaining to equity,
diversity, and inclusion in business and on campus.
Dr. Harper has consulted with more than 200 businesses and institutions on strategies related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and other academic publications, and procured $13 million in research grants. He is presently working on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Business, his 13th book. His research has been cited in over 12,000 published studies. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, Washington Post, Black Enterprise, and several thousand other news outlets have quoted Professor Harper and featured his research. He has been interviewed on CNN, ESPN, and NPR.
Prior to becoming a faculty member, he was Assistant Director of MBA Admissions for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Dr. Harper spent a decade at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a tenured full professor.