by Bob Needham – The Ross School of Business recognized the winners of the school’s inaugural DEI Research and Teaching Awards at a special ceremony.
The new awards celebrate and honor research related to diversity, equity, and inclusion conducted at Michigan Ross, at every stage of the academic journey — from undergraduate to faculty. “A major goal in the Ross DEI strategic plan is to promote excellence in DEI scholarship and education,” Michigan Ross Associate Dean for DEI Carolyn Yoon said. “In line with that goal, the research awards provide an incentive for faculty and students to invest in research that advances knowledge about diversity, equity, and inclusion. They also serve to communicate to the broader community that the research is highly valued.”
The faculty DEI Committee chose the winners, and each recipient spoke briefly about their research as part of the awards ceremony.
The event also recognized the first recipient of the annual J. Frank Yates Diversity and Inclusion Teaching Excellence Award, honoring a member of the teaching faculty who demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion and makes a significant positive impact on the learning and personal growth of Ross students.