Celeste Diaz Ferraro, a PhD candidate in management, organization studies and social thought at Penn State University, joined IHMA in 2017 to engage in a vibrant community bridging the divide between scholars and practitioners. Her research attempts to uncover ways business can be used as a tool to support human dignity, well-being and resilience, while her teaching and public engagement help individuals and communities leverage this knowledge for impact.
Dr. Reut Livne-Tarandach is an Assistant Professor of Management at Manhattan College’s O’Malley School of Business. Her scholarly work focuses on the conditions and processes underlying the phenomenon of renewal. In her research Reut draws from mixed methods and field research to weave together theories of compassion, novelty, and change that explore how and why individuals, teams and/or organizations can simultaneously build on and transcend their past.
He is an international development practitioner with over 20 years’ experience successfully delivering global, regional and field development initiatives with the United Nations, international companies and NGOs.
Dr. Sophia Town earned her Ph.D. in organizational communication from Arizona State University. Her research, which spans the fields of organizational communication and management, is humanistic, use-inspired and guided by one key question: “How can scholars and practitioners promote human flourishing in organizations?”
Anke Winchenbach is an ESRC funded PhD researcher and teaching fellow in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, UK. Her research focuses on understanding livelihood diversification from fishing into tourism in coastal communities in the UK. Utilising dignity as the guiding concept, the project will explore how people experience and understand their lives in relation to their work in times of social change and declining natural resources
Tyson Rallens is pursuing a PhD in Strategic Management at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. His research, which is sponsored by the Clarendon Fund, Green Templeton College, and the Saïd Foundation, concerns the impact of shared practices at work on the ability of organizations to change. It examines organizations as communities with distinct visions of human flourishing that are shaped by their shared practices and which shape their ability to enact specific business strategies. Tyson believes that human concerns for meaning, purpose, and wellbeing must be central in scholarship on organizations and strategy.