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Kravitz, David A.

Academic Unit:Management
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 212
Office Hours:After class and by appointment
Research Interests:
  • Diversity management
  • Bridging the research-practice gap
  • PhD - Social Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • MA - Social Psychology , University of Illinois, Urbana
  • BA - Psychology , Carleton College

David A. Kravitz is professor of management in the School of Business at George Mason University. He teaches courses on diversity in organizations, organizational behavior, and leadership.

His previous academic appointments have been at Rice University, Florida International University, and the University of Kentucky. He spent a year as a Senior Fulbright Professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany and has worked for a consulting firm.

Kravitz has given over sixty presentations at national and international conferences. He has published over fifty monographs, chapters, and refereed journal articles in a variety of outlets, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Academy of Management Learning & Education, and the Journal of Socio-Economics. He serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology, Group & Organization Management, and Journal of Business and Psychology. He is the 2010-2011 Chair of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations division of the Academy of Management.

Kravitz's current research focus is on diversity management, with special interests in learning what works and in bridging the gap between research and practice. He has also published work in several other areas, including beliefs about and reactions to affirmative action programs, procedural justice, bargaining, and context effects in performance appraisals.

Kravitz has a BA from Carleton College, an MA and a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and postdoctoral training at Bowling Green State University.