Oscar Holmes IV

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs & Associate Professor of Management, Rutgers School of Business-Camden and WHConsulting Firm LLC

Location Camden County

Pronouns he/him

Email address [email protected]

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Biographical information

Oscar Holmes IV is the founder and CEO of WHConsulting Firm, LLC and creator and host of Diversity Matters podcast which premiered in 2020. Additionally, he is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, an Associate Professor of Management and the Rutgers University Student Executive (RUSE) Director at Rutgers School of Business-Camden where he teaches executive education, graduate, and undergraduate courses in Leadership and Managing Human Capital, Organizational Behavior, Conflict Management and Negotiation, and Crisis Management. His research examines how leaders can maximize productivity and well-being through fostering more inclusive environments and has been published in several top-tier management journals and books. He earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Management from The University of Alabama, M.L.A. from The University of Richmond and a B.S. with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a 2006 alum of Stanford University's Graduate School of Business Summer Institute in General Management. While on sabbatical in fall 2016, he was a Visiting Research Professor of Management at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University and a Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). He is a resident expert for Psychology Today (PT) and hosts his own PT column entitled, “Beyond the Cubicle: Managing Human Capital.” He has won numerous awards for his leadership, scholarship, and teaching such as being named one of Philadelphia Business Journal's 40 Under 40 and Diversity Leaders in Business honorees, one of Diversity MBA Top 100 Under 50 Emerging and Executive Leaders, Philadelphia Tribune Top 10 Under 40 Most Influential African Americans to Watch, and won a Rutgers University Leaders in Faculty Diversity Award in 2020, one of Poets & Quants 40 Under 40 Best Business School Professors in the world, and won the Mid-Atlantic Association of College of Business Administration Innovation in Teaching Award and the New Jersey Policy Research Organization Foundation Bright Idea Research Award in 2018 and 2020. Also in 2018, he created and hosts, Beyond The Mill, a live Diversity Dialogues Talk Show at Rutgers-Camden. In addition to his scholarship being covered in various news outlets, he is a highly sought-after speaker, organizational consultant, and has made a number of media appearances that include Huffington Post Live, television, and radio interviews.