Many organizations erroneously interchange the terms diversity and inclusion, obscuring the focus, therefore the effectiveness, of well-intentioned interventions.
J. Goosby Smith, PhD, MBA
J. Goosby Smith, PhD, MBA , is an Associate Professor of Management and Director of Graduate Programs in Leadership at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Formerly a full-time faculty member at Pepperdine, California State (Channel Islands), and Butler Universities, Smith holds a PhD and MBA in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, and a BS in Computer Science from Spelman College. Smith’s research interests include workplace inclusion, with special emphases on classroom inclusion for veterans and diversity and inclusion for active duty service members. Smith is co-author of Beyond Inclusion (2014, Palgrave Macmillan) and several journal articles. Her professional activity within the Academy of Management includes serving as a past chair of Management Spirituality and Religion (MSR), Newsletter Editor of Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO), and current Executive Committee of the Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee (D&ITC). Her community service work has included being an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., American Mensa, United Way, and the United Negro College Fund's Inter-Alumni Council of Los Angeles. Smith is also a nationally known organizational consultant, author, and speaker regarding workplace inclusion in corporate, not-for-profit, educational and military work spaces.