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Management Faculty of Color Association

12th Annual Conference

Ricciardi College of Business | Bridgewater State University

June 11-13, 2015


For the past 12 years, the Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA) has gathered at some of the most prestigious academic institutions across the United States and Australia. With each new year and each new location, our membership continues to address some of management’s most critical concerns, practices, and trends.

This year, as we commemorate the historical crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama and the anniversary of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we invite you to contribute to our discussion. Our 2015 conference theme is “Diversity and Inclusion: Then, Now, and the Future.” We will reflect on the perspectives from the past 50 years and explore future directions for scholarship on diversity and inclusion.

The MFCA conference will take place June 11-13, 2015, on the beautiful campus of Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. We encourage you to submit your scholarly or professional works to our conference. The deadline for submission is April 24th. We are confident that the 2015 MFCA Conference will be a memorable one. Will you be there as we continue to make history? The deadline for paper and symposium is coming up soon! Please see the conference submission page for more information.

The early bird registration is $125 until May 1. After May 1, the registration rate goes up to $200. Registration includes all meals, transportation to and from Boston Logan Airport, and access to a cultural immersion activity at the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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We invite you to either submit papers/symposium or propose special topic sessions/professional development workshops (PDWs) on any management-related topic. However, we are keenly interested in submissions and proposals related to the conference theme. Some suggested research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Diversity recruitment and selection
  • Leveraging diversity management practices
  • Meaning of diversity across cultural contexts
  • Effective diversity training
  • Diversity in higher education
  • Developing diversity research topics ideas or methods
  • Preparing for tenure and promotion
  • Creating a network of diversity scholars
  • Developing skills in research, teaching, consulting or service
  • Incorporating technology into traditional classroom structures
  • Leading in a diverse workforce

Submission Information:

There is a maximum of two paper/symposium submissions per author. Papers should not exceed 25 pages, including references, tables, figures, etc. The papers should be double-spaced with one-inch margins on all sides; page numbers should be shown as a footer on all pages. Please submit conference papers/symposium to Dr. Shalei Simms (simmss@oldwestbury.edu) or Dr. Kimberly Ellis (kellis15@fau.edu).

The deadline is Friday, April 24, 2015.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of originality, coherence, relevance to our membership, and potential contribution. Notification regarding paper acceptance will be made by Friday, May 1, 2015

If you are a doctoral student and would like to compete for the travel award, please indicate “Doctoral Student” on the front of the submission.

Past Conferences

Highlights of 2013 MFCA Conference – Auburn University; Auburn, Alabama


Photos from 2014 MFCA Conference – Orlando, Florida

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