Department: Human Resources Management
Office: Alter Hall 350
Dr. Derek Avery is a leading scholar in workplace discrimination and diversity. His research examines how gender, race and ethnicity affect employee recruitment, retention, engagement, performance and absenteeism, among other issues. Dr. Avery’s previous teaching experience includes Rice University, Saint Joseph’s University, Rutgers University and the University of Houston. Dr. Avery’s honors include numerous best paper awards and recognition in Academic Key’s “Who’s Who in Business Higher Education.” In 2006, he was named one of 35 inaugural Leaders in Diversity. Dr. Avery has published articles and served as an editorial board member for various top-tier publications, such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, the Journal of Management and the Journal of Business and Psychology. He also serves as a member of numerous professional boards, including the Hospitality Industry Diversity Institute’s Executive Board. Dr. Avery earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tulane University, and his master’s degree and PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from Rice University.
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