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School of Business DEI Committee

The School of Business supports a safe environment where all are heard and respected. We aspire to determine opportunities for growth with respect to diversity and inclusion in the School of Business.


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Managing Microaggressions in Higher Education

As we understand, appreciate, and encourage more efforts around inclusion among our constituents within our higher education institutions, we may not realize that many of our day-to-day interactions can incorporate small but impactful aspects of implicit bias. These small, covert, and discriminatory behaviors can accumulate, ultimately leading to the alienation of the very individuals we are trying to help. The goal of the workshop, presented by Dr. Waheeda Lillevik, was to heighten awareness of how our own words and behaviors, while seemingly harmless, could have detrimental impacts on students, colleagues, and others with whom we interact.


Holistic Authenticity as a Means to Equity and Inclusion
We spend so much of our lives in professional spaces. To be seen as an asset to an organization, we are told to sanitize our identities, and align ourselves with the requirements of our jobs and workplaces. However, this is often at odds with organizational goals of diversity, equity and inclusion. In this talk, Dr. Waheeda Lillevik discusses changing our perspectives toward holistic authenticity, and refocusing responsibility on how we perceive individuals in our professional, as well as personal, lives.


School of Business DEI Committee

The School of Business DEI Committee develops and plans inclusion activities for the School of Business constituents, including faculty, staff, and students. The purpose is to express our commitment to maintain a safe environment where all are heard and respected. See full Committee Charge.


Stephanie Horner, Assistant to the Dean
It is extremely important to me that people not “judge a book by it’s cover.”  Get to know someone and learn about who they are. If everyone took a moment and thought about the things that they say or do, they would realize how those things may make someone feel. If everyone did this, the world would be a better place!




Dr. Patricia Wallace, Professor, Accounting/IST

. . . to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson




Committee Members

  • Alan Chernoff, Visiting Faculty, Economics
  • Nancy Lasher, Professor, Marketing & Interdisciplinary Business
  • Waheeda Lillevik, Associate Professor, Management
  • Tom Patrick, Professor, Finance
  • Abdus Shahid, Professor, Accounting & Information Systems
  • Quiana Starr, Program Assistant
  • Donald Vandegrift, Professor, Economics

Student Representatives

  • Claire Dodge, Sophomore, Marketing/Interdisciplinary Business
  • S’Mannthuh Smallwood, Freshman, Finance
  • Amanda Zelevansky, Senior, Management


School of Business

Business Building, Room 114
The College of New Jersey
P.O. Box 7718
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628