Shaun Harper
  • University Professor of Business and Education
  • Provost Professor of Management and Organization
  • Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership
  • USC Race and Equity Center Executive Director

Shaun Harper teaches MBA students and advises companies on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). He has worked with more than 400 businesses, agencies, and institutions; published 12 books and over 100 academic papers; and procured $19.7 million in foundation grants and $12.9 million in contracts for the center he directs at USC. His research has been cited in over 19,000 published studies. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and hundreds of other news outlets have quoted Shaun and featured his research. He writes for Forbes and has interviewed on CNN, ESPN, NBC, and NPR. Prior to USC, Dr. Harper was a tenured full professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Areas of Expertise

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Racial Inequity
Sports Business
Strategic Leadership


Management + Organization


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