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Knowledge@Wharton: October 11, 2019

Host Dan Loney is joined by Lori Tharps (Associate Professor, Temple University), Tina Opie (Associate Professor, Babson College; MIT Sloan School of Management), and Courtney McCluney (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia) on the Friday, October 11, 2019 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Friday, October 11, 2019 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Conor Carroll

Air Time: 10:30 am

Lori Tharps

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Lori Tharps

Courtney McCluney

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Courtney McCluney

Tina Opie

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Tina Opie

Featured Guests

Lori Tharps

Associate Professor, Temple University


Lori L. Tharps is a content creator who thrives at the intersection of race and pop culture.

An associate professor of journalism at Temple University, Tharps is an award-winning author, journalist, blogger, podcast host and popular speaker. She has written for publications including, Ms., Glamour, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, and The Root.com.

Currently Tharps lives in Philadelphia with her husband and three children. She is (almost) fluent in Spanish and can say I love you in seven languages.


Twitter- @loritharps
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Courtney McCluney

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia


Courtney L. McCluney is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Darden School of Business and Center Interprofessional Education at the University of Virginia. Her research investigates marginalization practices and processes that historically and systematically separate the ‘center’of social institutions—where power and resources are concentrated—from the ‘margins’ where underrepresented groups are relegated. These practices historically and systemically challenge particular groups’ (i.e., the ‘marginalized’) access to resources, legitimacy, and power in organizations and society. Courtney received her PhD in Psychology (Personality and Social Contexts) at the University of Michigan and BA in Psychology and Interpersonal/Organizational Communications at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She previously worked as a Research Associate at Catalyst, Inc. and served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with New Sector Alliance. As a first-generation college graduate, Courtney dedicates her work to advancing public scholarship with underserved communities.


Website- http://courtneylmccluney.com

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Tina Opie

Associate Professor, Babson College; MIT Sloan School of Management


Dr. Tina Opie, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor of Management at Babson College, teaching organizational behavior courses to undergraduates and MBA students. An award-winning researcher and teacher, Dr. Opie explores the connections between diversity, inclusion and equity along with identity, culture, fashion, authenticity and professionalism. As a consultant, she provides organizations with strategic direction on how to create more diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces.

Her work on Shared Sisterhood™ provides individuals and organizational leaders with specific strategies to tap into their authentic identities, forge deeper relationships across difference and create more inclusive environments. She has advised firms in the beauty, educational, financial services, health care, and media industries. Her work has appeared in O Magazine, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe and Harvard Business Review. She is a regular commentator on the Women at Work podcast, and Greater Boston’s NPR affiliate television station WGBH. Her work has also appeared in academic journals such as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Fashion Studies, Frontiers in Psychology, Higher Education and Organizational Dynamics.

Dr. Opie is currently an MLK Scholar at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Before teaching, she was a consultant at A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm, and a commercial banker at Bank of America. Dr. Opie brings more than 20 years of experience as a thought leader who combines practice and theory to generate high-impact solutions that unleash the power of authenticity in organizations.


Twitter- @DrTinaOpie
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