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Jean Kantambu Latting

Jean Latting

Professor Emerita of Social Work
Current Curriculum Vitae

Personal Statement

I am interested in the science and skill of helping others create desired lives, workplaces, and communities within a framework of social justice. In my research, writing, teaching and consulting, I cast a wide interdisciplinary net, integrating findings from the disciplines of intergroup dynamics, social identity, cognitive science, emotional self-management, planned change, barriers to change, systems theory, organizational behavior, social psychology, strategic management, community organization, and peace-building. My current focus is distilling this exciting and vast knowledge base down to a set of accessible skills and technologies that people may use to improve their everyday lives and their world.


AB, Douglass College, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
MS, Columbia University
DrPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Areas of Specialization

  • Intergroup dynamics
  • Conscious use of self
  • Workforce diversity
  • Organizational behavior and change
  • Leadership development
  • Social justice

Courses Taught

  • Empowerment
  • Social Justice Theories
  • Organizational Behavior and Change

Research interests

Facilitating personal, organizational, and social change in the context of social hierarchies and multiple group identities.

Recent Publications

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