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28 - 30 June 2017

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Oscar HolmesOscar Holmes IV is an Assistant Professor of Management and Director of Access and Outreach in Business Education at Rutgers University School of Business where he teaches executive education, graduate, and undergraduate courses in Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Crisis Management.  He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Management at the Culverhouse College of Commerce at The University of Alabama, M.L.A. from The University of Richmond and a B.S. with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He is a 2006 alum of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Summer Institute of General Management. His areas of expertise are in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and his research interests include investigating how leaders can maximize productivity and well-being by fostering more inclusive environments.  His research has been published in several top-tier academic journals and books including The Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:  An International Journal, and the Oxford Handbook on Workplace Discrimination to name a few.  In fall 2016, he was a Visiting Research Professor of Management at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University and a Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria (South Africa).  In addition to his scholarship being covered in various news outlets, Dr. Holmes has made a number of media appearances that include Huffington Post Live and television and radio interviews.  He can be reached at and on Twitter @OHIV.