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Dr. Jakari N. Griffith

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Associate Professor and Chairperson of Management & Marketing
Harrington Hall, Room 101B

BA, MA, Florida A&M University
PhD, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Jakari Griffith is an Associate Professor of Management and Department Chair of the Management and Marketing Department in the Ricciardi College of Business at Bridgewater State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Bachelors's and Masters degree at Florida A&M University. His research focuses on the employment barriers faced by those with criminal histories. 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. He also researches organizational diversity practices, positive organizational behavior, and authentic leadership development.

Area of Expertise
Criminal records and work
Positive organizational behavior
Diversity management
Leadership development