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Michalle E. Mor Barak University of Southern California, USA

Michàlle Mor Barak, PhD, is the Dean Endowed Professor of Social Work and Business at the University of Southern California (USC) with a joint appointment at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the Marshall School of Business.  She served as the Founding Chair of the Department of Social Change and Innovation (SCI) and the Chair of the PhD Program.  A Principal Investigator on several large research projects, she has published extensively in the areas of global diversity and inclusion climate.  Her research and scholarly work were funded by national and international foundations and corporations, including the Rockefeller Foundation, the Department of Defense, Army Research Institute (DOD-ARI), Nike, TRW Aerospace & Defense, Southern California Edison, and the Wellness Foundation. 

Mor Barak was invited to give keynote addresses at national and international gatherings such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Global Inclusion Conference, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) International Conference, and the Women’s Global Forum on the Economy and Society.  She received grants to lead prestigious conferences around the world, including from the Rockefeller Foundation to lead an international conference on global workforce diversity at the Foundation’s Villa Serbelloni in  Bellagio, Italy, and from the Borchard Foundation’s grant to lead a global think tank of scholars on diversity management at the Château de la Bretesche, in France.  Her original measures of diversity climate and climate for inclusion have been widely used nationally and internationally and were translated to more than 10 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish.

Mor Barak won Best Paper awards including the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, from the Academy of Management Annual Conference, and from the Journal of Human Service Organizations and was ranked among the top authors of the most influential articles in the social work discipline. She was inducted to the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare (AASWSW) and received awards of distinction, including a Fulbright award, Academy of Management Division of Gender and Diversity in Organizations, the Lady Davis award, the University of California Regents Award, and the Franklin C. Sterlin Distinguished Faculty Award.  The first edition of this book, Managing Diversity: Toward a Globally Inclusive Workplace, received accolades in academic journals such as the Academy of Management Learning and Educational Journal, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, and Profiles in Diversity Journal, and won the Association of College and University Libraries’ Choice Award for Best Titles and the Academy of Management’s prestigious Terry Best Book award for “the most significant contribution to management knowledge”.