Kantambu Latting Endowed College Professor
Room: 343 Social Work Building
Current Curriculum Vitae
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
Areas of Specialization:
Intergroup dynamics; conscious use of self; workforce diversity, organizational behavior and change, leadership development, and social justice
Social Justice Theories
Organizational Behavior and Change
Facilitating personal, organizational, and social change in the context of social hierarchies and multiple group identities.
• Brenneman, B., Latting J., Edwards, J. (In press). The one thing: Identifying the foremost strategic purpose. In Biech, E. (Ed.), The 2007 Annual: Consulting . New York , NY : Wiley.
• Ramsey, V. J., & Latting, J. K. (2005). A typology of intergroup competencies. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science , 41(3), 265-284.
• Greene, A. and Latting, J.K. (2004). Whistle-blowing as a form of advocacy: Guidelines for the practitioner and organization, Social Work, 49 (2), 219-230.
• Latting, J. K., Beck, M. H., Slack, K. J., Tetrick, L. E., DaSilva, N., Etchegaray, J. M., and Jones, A P. (2004). Promoting service quality and client adherence to the service plan: The role of top management's support for innovation and learning, Administration in Social Work, 29 (2), 29-48.
• Latting, J. K. and Beck, M. (2004) Facilitating learning through assessing performance goals. In Austin, M. J. and Hopkins, K. M. (eds.), Supervision as Collaboration in the Human Services: Building a Learning Culture, Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications.
• Da Silva, N., Tetrick, L. E., Slack, K. J., Etchegaray, J. M., Latting, J. K., Beck, M. H., et al. (2002). Is there a relationship between employee perceptions of organizational learning practices and employee performance? Psychologist-Manager Journal , 6 (1), 104-116.