David A. Kravitz

David A. Kravitz is emeritus professor of management in the School of Business at George Mason University. For the past several years, he has been teaching an MBA course on organizational behavior and an undergraduate course, which he created, on diversity in organizations.

Professor 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. 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.

Dr. Kravitz has published over fifty monographs, chapters, and refereed journal articles in a variety of outlets, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Personnel Psychology. He has previously served as Chair of his school’s Management Area, completed the five-year officer sequence of the Academy of Management’s Gender and Diversity in Organizations division, and is now finishing the three-year officer sequence of the AOM’s Diversity & Inclusion Theme Committee. Kravitz’s research focus is on diversity management, with special interests in learning what works and in bridging the gap between research and practice. He has published in several areas and is best known for his work on beliefs about and reactions to affirmative action programs.