Nancy DiTomaso is Distinguished 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.
Her 2013 book, The American Non-dilemma: Racial Inequality without Racism (NY: Russell Sage) won the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems (75 books nominated) and the Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Distinguished Book Award (17 books nominated) from the American Sociological Association. The book also received Honorable Mention for the Max Weber Award for Best Book given by the Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section of the ASA (2nd of 32 books nominated) and was Runner Up for the George R. Terry Award given by the Academy of Management for the Best Book in Management over a two-year period (2nd of 65 books nominated). 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, Research in Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, California Management Review among other journals. She has received grant support from the Russell Sage Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Labor among others. In addition to the interviews for her book, she has collected survey data on a 100 innovation teams from 29 companies and on the career experiences of 3200 scientists and engineers from 24 major companies.
She has been elected to several national offices in professional associations, including a position on the American Sociological Association Council, as President of the Society for the Advancement of Socio‑Economics, and as Chair of the Organizations and Occupations Section and of the Economic Sociology Section of the ASA. 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.
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin; Sociology
M.S., University of Wisconsin; Sociology
B.A., Ohio State University; Sociology
Publications with PhD Students and Alumni:
Nancy DiTomaso, Corinne Post, D. Randall Smith, George F. Farris, and Rene Cordero. Forthcoming. “Effects of Structural Position on Allocation and Evaluation Decisions for Scientists and Engineers.” Administrative Science Quarterly (expected publication 2007).
Nancy DiTomaso, Corinne Post, and Rochelle Parks-Yancy. Forthcoming. “Workforce Diversity and Inequality: Power, Status, and Numbers.” Annual Review of Sociology (expected publication 2007).
Corinne Post, Nancy DiTomaso, George F. Farris, and Rene Cordero. Forthcoming. “Work-family Conflict and Turnover Intentions Among Scientists and Engineers Working in R&D,” Journal of Business and Psychology.
Nancy DiTomaso and Corinne Post. Forthcoming. “Diversity.” International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Rochelle Parks-Yancy, Nancy DiTomaso, and Corinne Post, 2006. “The Social Capital Resources of Gender and Class Groups.” Sociological Spectrum. 26(1,January-March): 85-113
Rochelle Parks-Yancy, Nancy DiTomaso, and Corinne Post, 2005, “Social Capital Resources and Social Programs: Advancement Mechanisms for Disadvantaged Groups.” Michigan Sociological Review, 19: 115-137.
Rochelle Parks-Yancy, Nancy DiTomaso, and Corinne Post, 2005. “The Cumulative Effects of Social Capital Resources on (Dis)advantages, Sociological Imagination. 41(1): 47-70.
Rene Cordero, George Farris, and Nancy DiTomaso. 2004. “Supervisors in R&D Laboratories: Using Technical, People, and Administrative Skills Effectively.” IEEE Transactions in Engineering Management. 51(1): 19-30.
Nancy DiTomaso and Corinne Post (Eds.). 2004. Diversity in the Workforce. Vol. 14, Research in the Sociology of Work, Kidlington, Oxon, UK: Elsevier. [two chapters in volume]:
Corinne Post and Nancy DiTomaso, “Workforce Diversity: Why, When and How.”
Nancy DiTomaso, Rochelle Parks-Yancy, and Corinne Post, 2003. "Structure, relationships, and community responsibility.” Management Communication Quarterly, 17(1): 143-150.
Nancy DiTomaso, Rochelle Parks-Yancy, and Corinne Post. 2003. "White views of civil rights: Color blindness and equal opportunity." Pp. 189-198 in Woody Doane & Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, eds., Whiteout: The Continuing Significance of Racism. NY: Routledge.
Reprinted in Segal, Marcia Texler and Theresa Martinez, 2006. Gender, Race, and Class: Central Issues in a Changing Landscape. Los Angeles: Roxbury Publishing Co.
D. Randall Smith, Nancy DiTomaso, George F. Farris, and Rene Cordero. 2001. “Favoritism, bias and error in performance ratings of scientists and engineers: The effects of power, status, and numbers,” Sex Roles, 45(September, 4/5): 337-358.
Rene Cordero, George F. Farris, and Nancy DiTomaso, 1998. “Technical professionals in cross-functional teams: Their quality of work life.” The Journal of Product Innovation Management, 15(6): 550-563.
Rene Cordero, Nancy DiTomaso, and George F. Farris, 1996. “Gender and race/ethnic composition of technical work groups: relationship to creative productivity and morale.” Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 13: 205-221.
Nancy DiTomaso and Steven A. Smith. 1996. "Race and ethnic minorities and white women in management Changes and challenges." Pp. 87-110 in Joyce Tang and Earl Smith (Eds.), Minorities and women in American professions. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Nancy DiTomaso, Rene Cordero, and George F. Farris. 1995. "Effects of group diversity on perceptions of group and self among scientists and engineers." Pp. 99-119 in M. N. Ruderman, M. W. Hughes-James, and S. E. Jackson (Eds.), Diversity and Work Teams: Selected Research. Greensboro, NC: APA and Center for Creative Leadership.
Rene Cordero, Nancy DiTomaso, and George F. Farris. 1994 "Career development opportunities and likelihood of turnover among r&d professionals." IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 41(3), August: 223-233.
Nancy DiTomaso, George F. Farris, and Rene Cordero. 1994 "Degrees and diversity at work." IEEE Spectrum, 3(4), April: 38-42.
Rene Cordero, Nancy DiTomaso, and George F. Farris. 1994 "Identifying and developing promotability in r&d laboratories." Journal of Engineering and Technology Management. 11, June: 55-72.
Nancy DiTomaso, George F. Farris, and Rene Cordero. 1993. "Diversity in the technical work force: Rethinking the management of scientists and engineers." Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, Vol. 10.1/2, June: 101-127.
Name: Eisenberg, Julia
Graduation Date: 2014/October
Thesis Title: Team Member Distance and Innovative Team Performance - The Influence of Leadership Styles and Team Dynamics
Name: Perry, Jamie
Graduation Date: 2014/October
Thesis Title: Power and Status in Groups
Name: De Lia, Emilio
Graduation Date: 2011/January
Thesis Title: Complexity Leadership in Industrial Innovation Teams: A Field Study of Leading, Learning and Innovating in Heterogeneous Teams
Name: McCrea, Elizabeth
Graduation Date: 2004/October
Thesis Title: Linking Strategy and Innovation in the New Product Development Process
Name: Parks-Yancy, Rochelle
Graduation Date: 2004/May
Thesis Title: The Effects of Social Capital Resources on the Careers of Diversity Groups, Spring, 2004.
Name: Post, Corinne
Graduation Date: 2003/May
Thesis Title: Allocation Favorable Work Contexts in Industrial R&D: The Role of Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Family Characteristics, and Organizational Setting
Name: Lechner, Anat
Graduation Date: 2000/October
Thesis Title: New Knowledge Creation Dynamics in Multidisciplinary Teams: In Search of Innovation Practices
Name: Smith, Steven
Graduation Date: 1997/May
Thesis Title: Assessing the Impact of Race and Nativity on the Careers of Scientists and Engineers: An Analysis of Selection and Attainment Processes in the Scientific Labor Market