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Tiesha Douglas

Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Corporate Communication


Tiesha D. Douglas teaches business writing, business presentations and inclusive leadership at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

With over 12 years of professional experience in the higher education and non-profit sectors, she brings a wealth of knowledge and insights toward awareness and competence of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

She is the founder and principal consultant of LEAD Culture Consulting, which assists in DEI education through self-discovery and cultural competence, working toward the goal of inclusive leadership. She is a DEI practitioner who is trained and certified in emotional intelligence, Keirsey Temperaments and conflict mediation and resolution.

Professor Douglas comes to UNC Kenan-Flagler from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where she taught strategic business communication and served as the inaugural director of diversity and inclusion for the full-time MBA program.

She was the inaugural associate director for diverse student retention at Eastern Kentucky University, where she created and oversaw the retention program for underrepresented minority students.

Her professional experience also includes marketing, fundraising and donor development, and student residence life.

Professor Douglas received her master’s degree in public policy and administration from Mississippi State University and her bachelor’s degree in business management and entrepreneurship from Western Kentucky University.