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Dr. Teresa Harrison
University of the Incarnate Word, Associate Professor

Dr. Teresa Harrison, Associate Professor of Management in the UIW H-E-B School of Business, studies diversity and has published scholarly research on topics including immigrant experiences in the workplace as well as national and international cultural value differences and job choice preferences. Because of her research background, she has been able to conduct workshops for practitioners to discuss difficult conversations in the workplace leading to an appreciation of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Her ‘Leading a Diverse Workforce’ MBA special topics course has been well received and helps create leaders in organizations who champion those who may be different from themselves, especially in terms of nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, and ability. Additionally, she teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of Organizational Behavior, Business Communication, Human Resources Management, Strategic Management (Capstone I & II), and other special topics. Within each course, special care is taken to purposefully examine individual differences and global perspectives to transform our students to future leaders in the workplace. Her work has been published in the Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, among others.

As communities across the nation struggle to get past the pandemic and back to full employment, we invite three local experts to talk about the Future of Work in San Antonio. We want to learn what opportunities exist for safer, better-paying and more equitable work environments. How can our physical work environments bolster mental health? The livestreamed panel discussion welcomes questions from our audience and will be moderated by Story Editor Tracy Idell Hamilton. Panelists include: 

  • Dr. Afamia Elnakat, Infrastructure & Environmental Health Director at Noctuam LLC

  • Michael Ramsey, Executive Director of Workforce Development at the City of San Antonio

  • Dr. Teresa Harrison, Associate Professor of Management at the University of the Incarnate Word