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The PhD Project was established by The KPMG Foundation in 1994, following the termination of the Minority Summer Institute (MSI) run by GMAC and AACSB. MSI encouraged minorities at the undergraduate level to look at a career in academia, but did not meet intended expectations. With an investment of just $5,000 each, Bernie Milano, then head of recruiting at KPMG, and Peter Thorp of Citigroup, led a process to shift the model and focus on minorities at the graduate level instead. The PhD Project was launched with additional support from GMAC and AACSB...it worked, and continues to achieve great success! In 2005, The PhD Project once a program of the KPMG Foundation, became a separate 501(c)(3) with the KPMG Foundation remaining as the primary funder and administrator. The Project receives additional funding from many other prominent corporations In addition, we receive significant funding from the academic community including both doctoral and non-doctoral granting institutions.

News from The PhD Project:

The PhD Project Announces 2016 Inductees to Hall of Fame

Eli Jones, Texas A&M University's Mays Business School; Julie and Kenneth Kendall, Rutgers School of Business; José Rosa, University of Wyoming College of Business MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The PhD Project, an award-winning program to increase diversity in manag…

PhD Project Says: National Effort Needed to Diversify College Faculty

MONTVALE, N.J., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Noting the growing number of "go-it-alone" diversity efforts by universities to attract minority faculty, The PhD Project – a national organization to diversify business school faculty – called today for a coordinated, nationw…

The PhD Project's Achievements in Diversifying Faculties Offers Model for All of Higher Education to Follow

MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Recent events at the University of Missouri and elsewhere have focused strong national attention on diversity within higher education. The PhD Project notes in a statement today that increasing the diversity of faculty is an effective strategy to…

The PhD Project Announces 2015 Inductees Into Hall of Fame

Dr. Michael B. Clement, University of Texas at Austin; Dean Mark C. Dawkins, University of North Florida; Dr. William J. Qualls, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign MONTVALE, N.J., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The PhD Project, an award-winning program to increase diversity in manageme…

African Americans and Hispanic Americans: Invisible in the Dean's Office at America's Leading Business Schools

Study by The PhD Project Finds Minorities Far Less Likely to be a Business School Dean Than a Director at Any of America's 200 Largest Corporations MONTVALE, N.J., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — African Americans and Hispanic Americans are far less likely to hold the Dean's chair at Ameri…

New Book Chronicles History and Impact of the PhD Project: "Paying It Forward" Profiles Minority Business Professors Who Are Changing the Face of Management Education and Influencing Undergraduates to Study Business

MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The PhD Project, which works to provide role models to encourage more minority undergraduates to study business and pursue business careers, announces publication of its new book, "Paying It Forward." The 201-page book is available on Ama…

The PhD Project Reports on 20 Years of Changing the Face of U.S. Business School Faculties: Minority Professors More Than Quadrupled

ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The PhD Project, which works to provide role models to encourage more minority undergraduates to study business and pursue business careers, reported today on its results as it marked its 20th anniversary. Since its inception in 1994, The PhD Proje…

The PhD Project Announces 2014 Inductees Into Hall of Fame

Dr. Laura L. Hall, University of Texas, El Paso; Dr. Sandra W. Shelton, DePaul University; Dr. Jerome D. Williams, Rutgers University MONTVALE, N.J., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The PhD Project, an award-winning program to increase diversity in management, announced the 2014 inductees in…

Over 350 Minority Professionals Attend Award-Winning PhD Project Conference

Program Mission is to Increase Diversity In Corporate America NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The PhD Project, an award-winning program to create diversity in management, gave over 350 minority participants an in-depth, three day opportunity to change their lives, and the face of manage…

The PhD Project Announces 2013 Inductees Into Hall of Fame

Dr. David L. Ford, Jr., University of Texas at Dallas; Dr. dt ogilvie, Rochester Institute of Technology; Dr. Miriam B. Stamps, University of South Florida (Emeritus) MONTVALE, N.J., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The PhD Project, an award-winning program to increase diversity in management,…

Three of Six Prestigious ACE Fellowships Awarded to Business Professors with Leadership Potential Go to PhD Project Professors

Jorge Perez, Ph.D.,Kennesaw State University; Jose Antonio Rosa, Ph.D., University of Wyoming; Charles Wesley Richardson, Jr., Ph.D., Clark Atlanta University are identified among nation's most promising senior faculty and administrators MONTVALE, N.J., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ …

Number of Minority Business Professors in U.S. Has Quadrupled, The PhD Project Reports, As “Dr. Cuatro” Is Named

MONTVALE, N.J., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The number of doctorally-qualified minority (African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American) professors at U.S. business schools has quadrupled since 1994, due largely to the efforts of The PhD Project, an award-winning program ai…

The PhD Project Announces 2012 Results: 24 Minority Business Professors Earn Tenure, 46 Earn Doctorates, 22 Rise to Administration

MONTVALE, N.J., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The PhD Project announced today that 24 African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native American professors earned tenure at U.S. business schools and 46 minorities completed their doctorates and became business professors, bringing the tot…

The PhD Project Announces New Chair, John Fernandes of AACSB International

Drumgo of AICPA and Johnson of GMAC Also Elected to Board MONTVALE, N.J., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The PhD Project, an award-winning program to create diversity in management, has named John J. Fernandes, President and CEO of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiat…

The PhD Project Announces 2012 Inductees Into Hall of Fame

Dr. Carolyn M. Callahan, University of Memphis; Dr. Ralph Katerberg, University of Cincinnati; and Dr. Thomas J. Lopez, University of Alabama MONTVALE, N.J., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The PhD Project, an award-winning program to increase diversity in management, announced the 2012 induc…