Professor, Ross School of Business
Chris Rider is the Thomas C. Kinnear Professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. He studies racial disparity in sports as well as the relationship between entrepreneurship and societal inequality. His research is covered in many media outlets (including NYT, WSJ & WaPo) and was featured by Mina Kimes of ESPN. He co-authored a case study on Cyrus Mehri and the NFL’s Rooney Rule and taught the case at MIT Sloan with Ray Reagans, Ben Shields & Shira Springer.
At Michigan, Rider designed and launched a novel Equity Analytics course that prepares students to analyze and address disparities in business opportunities and outcomes. Current research projects investigate racial disparity in the career progression of athletes competing in Olympic sports and the relationship between organizational diversity and performance. He is Associate Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly.
This session will consider the impact of the Rooney Rule on the representation of NFL coaches of color – and leaders of color beyond the NFL. Novel analytics focused on how coaches enter the NFL and progress up the coaching ladder highlight opportunities to enhance the Rule’s impact.
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