Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Special Projects
Mason Ameri, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice and the Director of Special Projects at Rutgers Business School. He specializes in managing diversity, specifically examining equal opportunity for people with disabilities. His work has been profiled in more than 100 media outlets, including The New York Times. Mason has had the privilege of sharing his research findings at distinguished conferences hosted by The World Bank and TEDx and is notably advising committees from the US House of Representatives, US Department of Labor, and National Labor Relations Board on matters of disability access. His published pieces can be found in Academy of Management Discoveries and others. Mason has earned numerous awards in each research and teaching, including two teaching honors at the university level: the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Innovations. Along with his research team, he recently obtained two major grants through the US Department of Health and Human Services for $4.3 million and the National Science Foundation for $1.88 million.
Navigating Leadership Blindspots
The saying “culture eats strategy for breakfast,“ first attributed to management expert Peter Drucker, was later made famous by Mark Fields, the former CEO of Ford Motor Company. Behind it lays the idea that a leader needs analytical skills to realize the organization’s vision and strategic goals, as well as an understanding of the psychology of the workplace, in order to create and enact a successful culture. Disconnecting the two may put an organization’s success at risk. The goal of this session is thus to help you understand how an organization’s culture can be a source of competitive advantage, and can influence outcomes at the individual, group, and organizational levels (e.g., employee attitudes, innovation, market share, and more), as well as help to address some of the major challenges faced when managing people in contemporary organizations.
PhD, Rutgers University, Industrial Relations and Human Resources
MS, Rutgers University, Industrial Relations and Human Resources
MA, Rutgers University, Labor Studies and Employment Relations
BA, Rutgers University, Labor Studies and Employment Relations
Schur, L., Ameri, M., & Kruse, D. 2020. Telework after COVID: A “silver lining” for workers with disabilities? Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 30: 521-536.
Ameri, M. Kurtzberg, T. R., Schur, L., & Kruse, D. 2020. Disability and influence in job negotiations. International Journal of Conflict Management, 32: 266-291.
Ameri, M., Rogers, S., Schur, L., & Kruse, D. 2020. No room at the inn? Disability access in the new sharing economy. Academy of Management Discoveries, 6: 176-205.
Videos - Watch: Academy of Management | Watch: NPR | Watch: 2019 Rutgers Academic Research Symposium
Ameri, M., Ali, M., Schur, L., & Kruse, D. 2019. Disability and the unionized workplace. In S. M. Bruyère (Ed.), Employment and disability: Issues, innovations, and opportunities, 65-97. Ithaca: Industrial Relations Research Association.
Ameri, M., Ali, M., Schur, L., & Kruse, D. 2019. Disability and the unionized workplace. IZA Discussion Papers 12258, Institute of Labor Economics.
Ameri, M., Schur, L., Adya, M., Bentley, S., McKay, P., & Kruse, D. 2018. The disability Employment puzzle: A field experiment on employer hiring behavior. ILR Review, 71: 329-364. Videos - Watch: PBS Newshour | Watch: NJTV News
Kruse, D., Schur, L., Rogers, S., & Ameri, M. 2018. Why do workers with disabilities earn less? Occupational job requirements and disability discrimination. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 56: 798-834.
Schur, L., Han, K., Kim, A., Ameri, M., Blanck, P., & Kruse, D. 2017. Disability at work: A look back and forward. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 27: 482-497.
Schur, L., Ameri, M., & Adya, M. 2017. Disability, voter turnout, and polling place accessibility. Social Science Quarterly, 98: 1374-1390.
Ameri, M., Schur, L., Adya, M., Bentley, S., McKay, P., & Kruse, D. 2015. The disability employment puzzle: A field experiment on employer hiring behavior. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers.
Schur, L., Adya, M., & Ameri, M. 2015. Accessible democracy: Reducing voting obstacles for people with disabilities. Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy, 14: 60-65.
2021: Center for Women in Business. Awarded $8K
2020: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Awarded $4.3M
2020: National Science Foundation. Awarded $1.88M
2020: Negotiation & Team Resources Institute. Awarded $8.5K
2020: Rutgers University Research Council. Awarded $2K
2021: Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Innovations
2019: The Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching
2019: Faculty of Professional Practice Research Excellence Award
2019: Dean’s Meritorious Teaching Award