Katherine Phillips

The PPIL was inspired by the profound research and life's work of the late Professor Katherine W. Phillips. A beloved member of the Business School community since 2011, Kathy was a highly dedicated teacher, mentor, and collaborator, who worked tirelessly to create an inclusive community among faculty, staff, and students.

A world-renowned expert on diversity in the workplace, Kathy's research, widely published across scholarly and media outlets alike, changed the way businesses thought about diversity, equity, and inclusion.  She was a real agent for change and we're honored to name this groundbreaking program in her honor.