David Kravitz

Dr. David A. Kravitz is a professor of management in the School of Business at George Mason University. He teaches courses on diversity in organizations, organizational behavior, and leadership.

Professor Kravitz has a B.A. from Carleton College, an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and postdoctoral training at Bowling Green State University. His previous academic appointments have been at Rice University, Florida International University, and the University of Kentucky. He spent a year as a Senior Fulbright Professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany and has worked for a consulting firm. Dr. Kravitz has published over 55 monographs, chapters, and refereed journal articles in a variety of outlets, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Applied Psychology and Personnel Psychology. He has given over sixty presentations at national and international conferences. He is on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Psychology, Group & Organization Management, and Journal of Business and Psychology. He has previously served as Chair of the Management Department and from 2007 through 2012 was an elected officer of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations division of the Academy of Management.  Dr. Kravitz has received both the career research award and the career service award from that division.

Dr. Kravitz’s current research focus is on diversity management, with special interests in learning what works and in bridging the gap between research and practice. He has published in several areas and is best known for his work on beliefs about and reactions to affirmative action programs.