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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 $21.5 million in foundation grants and $13.1 million in contracts for the center he directs at USC. His research has been cited in over 20,000 published studies.
The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Black Enterprise, Washington Business Journal, Business Insider, and hundreds of other news outlets have quoted Shaun and featured his research. He frequently writes for Forbes and has interviewed on CNN, ESPN, NBC, and NPR. He also has written for the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Ebony, Money, and CNN.com.
Nike, Zoom, T-Mobile,Google, Microsoft, Mattel, NBC Universal, Anheuser-Busch, Virgin Orbit, the NFL, Major League Soccer, the U.S. Air Force, and the City of Los Angeles are among the organizations with which Dr. Harper has worked. Prior to USC, Dr. Harper was a tenured full professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Areas of Expertise
INSIGHT + ANALYSIS
Quoted: Shaun Harper on Inside Higher Ed
Op-Ed: 12 Ways CEOs And Companies Fail Chief Diversity Officers
SHAUN HARPER, Clifford and Betty Allen Chair in Urban Leadership, issues a call for corporations to invest considerably more effort to retain talented Chief Diversity Officers in a piece for FORBES.
Op-Ed: Southwest Airlines Winter Disaster Offers 4 DEI Lessons To Companies Across Industries
Shaun Harper, University Professor of Business and Education, reviews Southwest's calamitous December and presents analogous implications for mishandling of DEI in companies across sectors for Forbes.
Op-Ed: How Karen Bass Beat a Billionaire to Become First Woman and Second Black L.A. Mayor
Shaun Harper, University Professor of Business and Education, details the stakes and significance of Karen Bass' victory for Forbes.
NEWS + EVENTS
Shaun Harper Named to National Board for Education Sciences
University and Provost Professor brings expertise in education and business fields to high level appointment
Shaun Harper Named University Professor
The Provost Professor receives second honor for his distinguished interdisciplinary scholarship.