Nancy DiTomaso is Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School—Newark and New Brunswick. Her research addresses issues of diversity, culture, and inequality, as well as the management of knowledge-based organizations, and the management of scientists and engineers. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Wisconsin‑‑Madison, and she previously taught at New York University and Northwestern University. She also has a Certificate in Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and attended Proyecto Linguistico in Quetzeltenango, Guatemala.
In addition to her 2013 book with the Russell Sage Foundation, The American Non-dilemma: Racial Inequality without Racism (which won the C. Wright Mills Award, the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association, and came in second for the George R. Terry Award from the Academy of Management), she has co‑authored or co‑edited five other books and has had articles published in such journals as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Annual Review of Sociology, Leadership Quarterly, California Management Review, Sex Roles, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. In addition, she has been analyzing a survey of 100 innovation teams funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation. Her previous research includes survey data on the career experiences of 3200 scientists and engineers from 25 major companies.
She has been elected to several national offices in various professional associations, including a position on the American Sociological Association Council, as Chair of the Organizations and Occupations Section of the ASA, and as President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio‑Economics. She served as chair of the Department of Management and Global Business for twelve years, as Doctoral Director for the Ph.D. in Management Program for two years, and as Vice Dean of Faculty and Research for two and a half years.
In addition to research and teaching, Professor DiTomaso has conducted workshops, offered seminars, conducted survey research, and provided other professional services on a consulting basis for major corporations and public agencies.