Daily Archives: October 25, 2011

Dean Craig honored by The Phd Project

Dr. Quiester Craig, dean of the N.C. A&T School of Business and Economics, has been named an inaugural member of The PhD Project Hall of Fame (click on the gold bar) in honor of his efforts to increase the diversity of management.

The three other inaugural members are Dr. John A. Elliott, dean of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College; Dr. Andrew J. Policano, dean of The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine; and Dr. Melvin T. Stith, dean of the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University.

The PhD Project was created in 1994 to address the under-representation of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and Native Americans in management by diversifying the nation’s business school faculty.  Dean Craig and his fellow hall-of-famers will be honored at the organization’s annual conference next month in Chicago.

Faculty inventors: Patent reform presentation

Flyer for Nov. 9 program at UNCG: The America Invents Act: Sweeping Patent Reform," presented by NC A&T and UNCG

Number of blacks in STEM fields declining

“With black unemployment reaching historic levels, banks laying off tens of thousands and law school graduates waiting tables, why aren’t more African-Americans looking toward science, technology, engineering and math — the still-hiring careers known as STEM?

“The answer turns out to be a complex equation of self-doubt, stereotypes, discouragement and economics — and sometimes just wrong perceptions of what math and science are all about.”

The Associated Press takes a look at the issue.