Report Finds UCLA’s Business School Is “Inhospitable to Women Faculty”

An academic review conducted by business school deans and faculty determined that the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, was “inhospitable to women faculty.” There are 15 women faculty at the school out of a total of 84. Thus, women are 18 percent of the business school’s faculty. There are six women among the 49 full professors at the business school.

Among the report’s finding were that the school was inconsistent in its hiring and promotion policies in regards to women and that “gender ghettos” were created in certain academic areas. The report found a “lack of respect” for women faculty.

The findings are particularly alarming considering that a woman, Judy Olian, is dean of the UCLA business school. Dr. Olian has served as dean since 2006. Previously, she was a professor and dean of the Smeal College of Business Administration at Pennsylvania State University. Born and raised in Australia, Dr. Olian holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D.  in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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