Thaddeus H. Spratlen, Business and Economic Development Center founding faculty director.
Diversity is a given. Managing for diversity is not. While minority- and women-owned small businesses are growing rapidly, this important business sector has remained understudied… until now.
Bill Bradford Professor of Finance, Endowed Professor of Business and Economic Development, Business and Economic Development Center Faculty Director
Bill has been at the University of Washington Foster School of Business since 1994 where prior to his current position he served as Dean from 1994 to 1999. Bill’s research has focused on wealth creation, entrepreneurship, and economic development with an emphasis on minority-owned businesses. His most recent research has focused on venture capital firms. Prior to coming to the UW, Bill held various faculty positions at the University of Maryland, Stanford University and New York University. Bill received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University.
Michael Johnson Assistant Professor of Management
Michael’s research interests include groups and teams, leadership, work-related identities, and personality and other individual differences. In 2005, Michael and co-author Fred Morgeson won the Best Paper award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management for his paper, "Cognitive and Affective Identification in Organizational Settings." He has published scholarly articles in the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, the Annual Review of Psychology, and others. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior, among others.
Morela Hernandez Assistant Professor of Management
At the University of Washington Foster School of Business since 2007, Morela’sresearch focuses on stewardship, leadership, intergenerational behavior, business ethics, trust, negotiation, culture, and workforce diversity. She has published in Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Personal Psychology among others. She received her Ph.D. from Duke University.
"Chronic Social Stress Contributes to Unwise Teenage Spending"
"Motivational Cultural Intelligence Can Enhance the Bottom Line"
Washington Minority Small Business Survey