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.


A.B. Douglass College , Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
M.S., Columbia University
Dr.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Licenses and Certifications:

Areas of Specialization:

Intergroup dynamics; conscious use of self; workforce diversity, organizational behavior and change, leadership development, and 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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