Michàlle Mor Barak, PhD

Michàlle Mor Barak, PhD

inducted in 2017 Fellow

Michàlle E. Mor Barak, PhD, is the Dean’s Endowed Professor of Social Work and Business at the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the Marshall School of Business.  She is the Chair of the Department of Social Change and Innovation (SCI).

A Principal Investigator on several large research projects, she has published extensively on global diversity and inclusion, social good, and occupational social work.  Her research was funded by national and international foundations and corporations, including Nike, TRW, Edison, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Wellness Foundation.  Mor Barak received awards of distinction, including Fulbright, Lady Davis, the University of California Regents, and the Franklin C. Sterlin Distinguished Faculty.  Her original measures of diversity climate and organizational climate of Inclusion-Exclusion (MBIE), translated to more than 10 languages, have been widely used for two decades. She was invited to give keynote addresses at distinguished gatherings, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and received grants to lead prestigious international conferences on global diversity and inclusion at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, in Italy, and the Borchard Foundation’s Chateau de la Bretesche, France.

Professor Mor Barak authored numerous publications and several books.  She was ranked #4 among the 100 authors of the most influential articles in the social work discipline over two decades based on overall and yearly citations (Hodge et al., 2011), and won best paper awards from the Journals of Behavioral and Applied Management and Human Service Organizations. Her recent book, Managing Diversity: Toward a Globally Inclusive Workplace (4th edition, 2017, Sage Publications), introducing her original model of the Inclusive Workplace, won the Association of College and University Libraries’ Choice Award and the Academy of Management’s prestigious Terry Best Book award for “the most outstanding contribution to the advancement of management knowledge”.