Work with thought leaders and academic experts in Race and Ethnicity

Companies can benefit from working with academic researchers in the field of Race and Ethnicity in several ways. These experts can provide valuable insights into diverse consumer markets, help develop inclusive marketing strategies, conduct research on diversity and inclusion initiatives, and offer guidance on cultural competence training. They can also assist in addressing racial and ethnic disparities within organizations, provide expertise in multicultural communication, and contribute to the development of equitable policies and practices. Collaborating with Race and Ethnicity academic researchers can enhance a company's reputation, foster innovation, and promote social responsibility.

Researchers on NotedSource with backgrounds in Race and Ethnicity include Sasha Zhou, Ph.D., Dr. Carolyn Chen, Taryn A. Myers, Ph.D., Dr. Jermaine McCalpin, Jonathan Rosa, ARNOLD RAYMOND, Dr. Sergey Kornilov, Akim Reinhardt, and E. Patrick Johnson.

Taryn A. Myers, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology with publications in risk and protective factors for body image concerns and disordered eating
Research Expertise (15)
Body Image
Eating Disorders
Feminist Beliefs
Clinical Psychology
Psychiatry and Mental health
And 10 more
Dr. Taryn A. Myers earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University, where she served as a Teaching Fellow and Assistant Director of the Psychological Clinic. She received her B.A. in Psychology with an interdisciplinary minor in Women's and Gender Studies from Kenyon College. A native Midwesterner, Dr. Myers completed her clinical residency at the Medical College of Georgia and the Charlie Norwood Veteran's Affairs Medical Center prior to moving to Hampton Roads in 2010. She chose to come to Virginia Wesleyan because of her passion for teaching and the liberal arts. Dr. Myers' research interests include risk and protective factors for body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. She enjoys integrating stories from her clinical work and findings from her research into her teaching to make the material come alive for students. She also engages in editorial activities for such journals as Body Image and Sex Roles. In addition, Dr. Myers enjoys sharing her research with students through independent projects and encourages them to present their work at state and national conferences. Dr. Myers is currently serving as Chair of Psychology as well as Chair of Special Interest Groups of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She is the 2017 recipient of an Early Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, the 2018 recipient of the Samuel Nelson Gray Distinguished Teaching award from VWU, and the 2019 recipient of the ABCT Women's Issues Special Interest Group Early Career Award.

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Dr. Jermaine McCalpin

Chair, African and African American Studies at New Jersey City University
Research Expertise (7)
Truth Commissions
Political Science and International Relations
And 2 more
I am an academic thought leader, author, internationally recognized expert and consultant on transitional justice, genocides, reparations, and truth commissions. I have travelled to Ghana, South Africa, Cambodia, and Armenia and across the US and Canada presenting on the Armenian genocide, reparations for slavery and Native American genocides. I have written several articles, book chapters and co-edited volumes on truth commissions, restorative justice, genocides and reparations. I have also authored two books in grief and loss. I am currently Associate Professor and Chair of the African and African American Studies Program at New Jersey City University. I was previously Associate Director of the Centre for Caribbean Thought and Lecturer of Transitional Justice in the Department of Government, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona (2007-2016). I attended the distinguished Calabar High School ( Jamaica) from 1989 -1996. I received his B.Sc. in Political Science and International Relations (First Class Honours) in 1999 and M.Sc. (2002) from The University of the West Indies, Mona. I was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Graduate Fellowship between 2000-2002. I later earned his M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. in Political Science in 2006 from Brown University. For stellar contributions to academia, in 2021 I was awarded The UWI Pelican Award, the highest accolade commended by the UWI Alumni Association to a fellow alumni for global distinction in his field of expertise. In December 2021 I awarded the Distinguished Educator Award by the Union of Jamaican Alumni Association USA for stellar contributions to the field of education in the diaspora. I have a passion for education, social justice, and mentoring. And I help to mold the lives of many young men at Calabar, UWI and across Jamaica. I serve as Academic Affairs Coordinator for the Calabar Old Boys’ Association in Jamaica and the Director of Academic Enrichment for the Calabar Alumni NY Chapter. I am 2nd Vice President of the Community Education Council of District 29 in New York City. I am Chairman of the Each One Reach One Foundation. I am a frequent contributor to current affairs programmes in Jamaica, the UK, Canada, Armenia, and the United States

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Example Race and Ethnicity projects

How can companies collaborate more effectively with researchers, experts, and thought leaders to make progress on Race and Ethnicity?

Market Research on Diverse Consumer Segments

An academic researcher in Race and Ethnicity can conduct market research to help companies understand the preferences, needs, and behaviors of diverse consumer segments. This research can inform product development, marketing strategies, and customer engagement initiatives, leading to increased market share and customer loyalty.

Inclusive Marketing Campaigns

Collaborating with a Race and Ethnicity academic researcher can ensure that marketing campaigns are inclusive and resonate with diverse audiences. These experts can provide insights on cultural nuances, language preferences, and representation, helping companies avoid stereotypes and connect authentically with their target markets.

Diversity and Inclusion Research

Academic researchers in Race and Ethnicity can conduct studies and surveys to assess the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion initiatives within companies. Their expertise can help identify barriers, recommend strategies for improvement, and measure the impact of diversity programs on employee satisfaction, productivity, and retention.

Cultural Competence Training

Companies can collaborate with Race and Ethnicity academic researchers to develop and deliver cultural competence training programs. These programs can enhance employees' understanding of different cultures, improve cross-cultural communication skills, and promote a more inclusive and respectful work environment.

Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Academic researchers can assist companies in identifying and addressing racial and ethnic disparities within their organizations. They can analyze data, conduct audits, and provide recommendations to promote equity in hiring, promotion, and resource allocation, fostering a more diverse and inclusive workforce.