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
Nancy DiTomaso. 2013. The American Non-dilemma: Racial Inequality without Racism. New York: The Russell Sage Foundation.
Winner, C. Wright Mills Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems, 2013 From SSSP website: “The Society for the Study of Social Problems established the C. Wright Mills Award in 1964. The C. Wright Mills Award is one of the most prestigious awards given in the area of social science research.” (77 books nominated)
Winner, Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility Section of American Sociological Association, Outstanding Book Award, 2014 (17 books nominated)
Runner-Up, George R. Terry Award, Academy of Management Book Award for Outstanding Contribution to Advancement of Management Knowledge, 2014 (2nd of 65 books nominated)
Honorable Mention, Max Weber Book Award, Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section, American Sociological Association, 2015 (2nd of 32 books nominated)
Bright Idea Award, 2014, New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO)
Articles and Chapters
Nancy DiTomaso and Yanjie Bian, Forthcoming. “The Structure of Labor Markets in the US and China: Social Capital and Guanxi,” Management and Organization Review.
Corinne Post and Nancy DiTomaso, 2018. “The Effects of Technical Autonomy, Gender, and Family Structure on Innovativeness among Scientists and Engineers.” Forthcoming in David Embrick, Sharon Collins, and Michelle Dodson, Eds., Underneath The Thin Veneer: Critical Diversity, Multiculturalism, and Inclusion in the Workplace. Netherlands: Brill Academic Publications.
Nancy DiTomaso, 2017. “Gunnar Myrdal.” In Bryan S. Turner, Ed., Encyclopedia of Social Theory. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Nancy DiTomaso, 2015. “Racism and Discrimination versus Advantage and Favoritism: Bias For versus Bias Against,” Research in Organization Behavior, 35: 57-77.
Nancy DiTomaso and Rochelle Parks-Yancy, 2014. “The Social Psychology of Inequality at Work: Individual, Group, and Organizational Dimensions.” Pp. 437-58 in Jane D. McLeod, Michael Schwalbe, and Edward J. Lawler, Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
Cordero, Rene, George F. Farris, and Nancy DiTomaso. 2013. “Weekly, technical, and administrative work hours: Relationships to the extent R&D professionals innovate and help manage the innovation process.” Journal of High Technology Management Research. 24(1): 64-75.
Nancy DiTomaso, Rochelle Parks-Yancy, and Corinne Post. 2011. “White views of equal opportunity and affirmative action.” Critical Sociology. 37(5): 615-30.
Nancy DiTomaso, 2010. “A Sociocultural Framework on Diversity Requires Structure As Well As Culture and Social Psychology.” Psychological Inquiry, 21(2): 100-107.
Corinne Post, Nancy DiTomaso, George Farris, and Rene Cordero. 2009. “Sources of Differences between Asian and White Scientists & Engineers in Evaluations of Their Management Potential,” Journal of Engineering and Technology-Management, 26(4): 225-246.
Corinne Post, Emilio De Lia, Nancy DiTomaso, Thomas M. Tirpak, and Rajendra Borwanka. 2009. “A winning composition: Teams’ thought diversity and innovation.” Research-Technology Management, 52(6): 14-25.
Post, Corinne, Nancy DiTomaso, Sarah Ryan Lowe, George F. Farris, and Rene Cordero. 2009, “A Few Good Women: Gender Differences in Evaluations of Promotability in Industrial Research and Development,” Journal of Managerial Psychology, 24(4): 348-371.
Corinne Post, Nancy DiTomaso, George F. Farris, and Rene Cordero. 2009. “Work-family Conflict and Turnover Intentions Among Scientists and Engineers Working in R&D,” Journal of Business and Psychology. Vol 24(1): 19-32.
Nancy DiTomaso and Corinne Post. “Diversity.” 2007. International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Nancy DiTomaso, Corinne Post, D. Randall Smith, George F. Farris, and Rene Cordero. 2007. “Effects of Structural Position on Allocation and Evaluation Decisions for Scientists and Engineers.” Administrative Science Quarterly 52(2, June): 175-207.
Nancy DiTomaso, Corinne Post, and Rochelle Parks-Yancy. 2007. “Workforce Diversity and Inequality: Power, Status, and Numbers.” Annual Review of Sociology 33: 473-501.