BA, MA, Florida A&M University
PhD, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Dr. Jakari Griffith is an Associate Professor of Management in the Ricciardi College of Business, where he specializes in the field of diversity, inclusion, and leadership. He teaches classes in Organizational Behavior, Diversity, Leadership, and Human Resources. His research focuses on employment barriers and opportunities for traditionally marginalized applicant groups. In particular, his research explores the impacts of criminal records on employment selection practices, social and political aspects of criminal records in work, and the link between criminal records and job performance. His research has appeared in Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Human Resources Development Review, Journal of Business Diversity, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. Professor Griffith serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies and the Human Resource Development Review. He was the former President for the Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA). He earned a PhD in Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelors and Masters degree at Florida A&M University.