Summer Jackson

Summer Jackson

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Organizational Behavior Unit, Harvard Business School
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Summer Jackson is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit at Harvard Business School. She teaches LEAD in the MBA required curriculum.

Professor Jackson is an organizational ethnographer and field researcher who studies organizational inequality, social hierarchies (such as race, gender, and class), and related topics in the sociology of work and occupations. In particular, she studies the policies and practices associated with building diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforces. Her dissertation focused on diversity and inclusion initiatives at a fast-growth technology company, and was recognized as the winner of the 2020 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition

Jackson earned a Ph.D. and M.S. from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University. She has lived and worked throughout the Middle East, and prior to graduate school worked for the U.S. Department of State.