UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School


Women’s Center names Elizabeth Dickinson as faculty scholar


Elizabeth Dickinson, clinical assistant professor of management and corporate communication at UNC Kenan-Flagler, has been selected by the Carolina Women’s Center as one of four Faculty Scholars for the 2016–2017 academic year.

Dickinson is the first UNC Kenan-Flagler faculty member to receive this honor since the program began in 2006. The Faculty Scholars Program offers faculty members the funding and opportunity to focus on research related to the mission or activities of the center.

Dickinson will use the center’s funding to undertake the project “It’s Everyone’s Business: An Analysis of Gender Diversity and Business Schools.” She is examining how gender diversity is conceptualized, discussed and implemented in U.S. business schools versus in the arts and sciences, humanities and other professional schools.

Her project focuses on comprehending fully the complex cultural issues that influence gender diversity and equity in business schools, and how they impact people, organizations and work. Dickinson researches the larger implications for academia, workplaces and the public in the context of increasing pressures on higher education institutions to run more like private corporations. She will explore ways to incorporate transformative modes of equity education and training into business schools to expand conversations about inclusivity.

The Faculty Scholars program is funded through the Office of the Provost. The Carolina Women’s Center pursues gender equity at UNC, where it builds bridges and enhances the University’s intellectual life and public engagement mission through education, advocacy, and interdisciplinary research.