Inclusive Excellence


The Carl H. Lindner College of Business Office of Inclusive Excellence partners with the University of Cincinnati Office of Equity & Inclusion to further the university's commitment to inclusive excellence. We believe a supportive and inclusive culture is one that builds upon the diverse strengths of all.


The Carl H. Lindner College of Business cultivates an inclusive and collaborative environment where community members thrive and flourish. We promote a culture of connection and engagement to enable business problem solvers to tackle the world’s most challenging problems.

Lindner inclusive excellence is grounded in four pillars: access and engagement; cultural competence; crucial conversations; and ethics. Through these pillars, Lindner advances the principles of a just community with an emphasis on respect for each other, thoughtful dialogue and a responsibility to foster a positive climate. Lindner champions engaged experts in its faculty and staff and upholds access to higher education for all students. 

Faculty Research

The business case for diversity, equity and inclusion is oftentimes at the heart of research and problem-solving conducted by faculty, doctoral and postdoctoral students beyond the classroom. Check out some featured research below, or search Digital Measures, our research and publication database.

  • “Identifying and Closing Gender Gaps in Sales Education,” by Karen Machleit, PhD, marketing department head and professor and Jane Sojka, PhD, marketing professor-educator.
  • “The Effects of Diversity in Global, Distributed Collectives: A Study of Open Source Project Success” by Sherae Daniel, PhD, associate professor, operations, business analytics, and information systems (OBAIS).
  • “Understanding and managing intergenerational interactions: An examination of influences and strategies” by Elaine Hollensbe, PhD, professor of management, and Suzanne Masterson, PhD, senior associate dean, faculty, research and Lindner culture and professor of management.

Thank You to our Partners


  • PNC Bank


  • Smuckers
  • Sycamore Capital


  • MassMutual Ascend
  • PepsiCo


  • Cardinal Health
  • Cintas
  • Paycom
  • Protective Life
  • Sherwin Williams
  • U.S. Bank

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Nick Castro

Assistant Dean, Office of Inclusive Excellence


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Victoria Regan

Assistant Director, Office of Inclusive Excellence


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Brienne Blair

Assistant Director, Office of Inclusive Excellence


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Arielle Betts

Program Coordinator, Office of Inclusive Excellence