Our Experts

Our experts co-develop our theory on how to do inclusion and translate that to practice.

All our experts are science-practitioners, which ensures that they have a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies involved in inclusion, and are knowledgeable of the latest developments in the field.

Carolin Ossenkop

Carolin is the co-founder of the Including Behavior Institute and works as an independent consultant on diversity and as an adjunct lecturer at the Nijmegen School of Management at Radboud University Nijmegen in The Netherlands. In her PhD dissertation, Carolin studied ethnic diversity and career experiences in professional organizations. Both in research and in practice, Carolin is intrigued by how organizational policies and practices translate into “real life” and how they are experienced by the people they are designed for. Exploring such experiences and critically challenging existing structures and “was of how we do things here”, Carolin looks for opportunities to better align such organizational policies and practices with actual needs and experiences of a diverse workforce. Academic insights and experiential learning are main components of the trainings and support Carolin develops and provides for both for-profit and non-for-profit/governmental organization on topics related to diversity in organizations.

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Hans van Dijk

Hans is the co-founder of the Including Behavior Institute and has an appointment as Associate Professor at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. He earned his PhD cum laude on Diversity in Teams, wrote more than a dozen scientific papers on diversity & inclusion, and developed the theory on inclusion that underlies our institute’s approach to inclusion. As an international speaker, he is known for personally challenging and engaging his audience, following the principles of experiential learning. Hans holds over ten years of training experience in a wide variety of settings and diversity of audiences. His passion for understanding the nature of human behavior and interactions in the workplace helps organizations to identify the root causes of persistent excluding behaviors, and become an including organization.

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Delia Mensitieri

Delia Mensitieri is a corporate trainer and consultant on inclusion at the workplace and has worked with several international clients all over Europe. Delia is especially passionate about bridging the gap between science and practice. She believes that bringing the best of both worlds together is the only way to create that inclusive workspace. Delia obtained her Master’s degree in psychology at the university of Ghent and her Master in International Management at Vlerick Business School. She is currently pursuing her PhD on inclusion at the workplace under the supervision of professors Smaranda Boros and Claudia Toma.

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Eddy Ng

Eddy Ng is the Smith Professor of Equity & Inclusion in Business at Queen’s University. He was previously the James & Elizabeth Freeman Professor of Management and DEI Faculty Fellow at Bucknell University, and the F.C. Manning Chair in Economics and Business at Dalhousie University. His research focuses on managing diversity for organizational competitiveness, the future of work, and managing across generations. His work has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada grants. He has edited and published 6 books and more than 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and monographs. According to a recent Stanford study, he is identified in the top 2% of the most cited scientists in Economics & Business. 

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Jasmien Khattab

Jasmien Khattab is an assistant professor at the Rotterdam School of Business, Erasmus University Rotterdam. In her work, she studies diversity and inclusion topics, such as the underrepresentation of marginalized groups in leadership, stereotypes, diversity in teams, creativity and innovation, and diversity and inclusion practices in organizations. Her research offers clear implications for the roles of all organizational members, as well as for organizations, in reducing leadership disparities. Her work on leadership and inclusion has been published in major scientific journals such as Academy of Management Review and Academy of Management Annals.

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Oscar Holmes IV

Dr. Oscar Holmes IV is Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Associate Professor of Management and Rutgers University Student Executive (RUSE) Director at Rutgers School of Business-Camden where he teaches executive education, graduate, and undergraduate courses.  Additionally, he is the founder of WHConsulting Firm LLC and creator and host of Diversity Matters podcast. His research examines how leaders can maximize productivity and well-being through fostering more inclusive environments and has been published in several top-tier management journals and books. He has won numerous awards for his leadership, scholarship, and teaching such as being named one of Philadelphia Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Diversity Leaders in Business honorees, one of Diversity MBA Top 100 Under 50 Emerging and Executive Leaders, Philadelphia Tribune Top 10 Under 40 Most Influential African Americans to Watch, and won a Rutgers University Leaders in Faculty Diversity Award in 2020, one of Poets & Quants 40 Under 40 Best Business School Professors in the world, and won the Mid-Atlantic Association of College of Business Administration Innovation in Teaching Award and the New Jersey Policy Research Organization Foundation Bright Idea Research Award in 2018 and 2020. He is a TEDx speaker and has made a number of media appearances that include Huffington Post Live, television, and radio interviews. 

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Jason Jie

Jason identifies as a gay, Surinamese-Chinese Dutch man and is a Specialist Lead for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Human Capital practice of Deloitte Consulting the Netherlands. His passion for the topic started when entering corporate world and experiencing the impact of microaggressions, representation and inclusive behaviors. Jason co-leads the LGBTQ+ network in Deloitte Netherlands with the personal motivation that no one needs to feel alone in the workplace by sharing his story in podcasts and as a public speaker. Besides lived experience, Jason combines his knowledge and skills in change management to help organizations develop inclusive leadership and create more inclusive workplaces. Jason’s ambition is to be the bridge between scientific research and organizational practice. To that end, he is also currently pursuing a PhD on inclusive behaviors in the workplace.

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Denise Lewin Loyd

Denise Lewin Loyd is an Associate Professor of Business Administration and Associate Dean for Equity in the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC). Her work on diversity in teams examines how group composition and the social status of group members affect dynamics within and between subgroups in diverse contexts as well as group outcomes. Loyd has received awards for her research and teaching and has taught ethics, inclusion, leadership and teams, and negotiations to undergraduate, MBA, and executive audiences. She was previously on the faculty of the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to earning her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University, she studied civil and architectural engineering and worked as a construction project manager.

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Jamie Breukel

Jamie is a PhD candidate at the Department of Human Resource Studies at Tilburg University. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on exclusion in the workplace, approached from multiple epistemological perspectives. Jamie’s passion for the topic comes from her minority identity as a bisexual woman as well as her scientific fascination to understanding exclusion as a complex interpersonal process. Jamie obtained her Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Amsterdam, where she specialized in social psychology and methodology. She brings to the table methodological expertise and ample research experience in the field of diversity and inclusion. The main aim of her doctoral project is to design an intervention aimed at reducing exclusive and promoting inclusive behaviors in the workplace. To this end, Jamie combines qualitative and quantitative methods to strengthen the impact and validity of her research.

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Dorian Woods

Intersectionality and inclusion is a central theme of Dorian’s work. As a researcher at the School of Management at Radboud University in the Netherlands, she had a project to develop the concept of “intersectional justice”, which she is working on further. This project conceptualizes diversity and equality goals for responsible organizations, especially issues around inclusion and equality due to gender and diversity. Dorian’s professional experience includes work as a lecturer and research assistant in the Department of Gender Studies, Department of History and Sociology at the University of Konstanz. At the University of Tübingen, Dorian worked at the Institute of Political Science, mainly in the area of comparative policy analysis and welfare state research. Dorian received her master’s degree in comparative religion from Harvard Divinity School. At the moment, she works as an inclusion teacher in a secondary school in Germany to support children with learning difficulties.

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Bertolt Meyer

Bertolt Meyer is a Professor for Work and Organizational Psychology at the Institute of Psychology at Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany. His research focuses on diversity at the workplace, psychological well-being at work, the technology transformation of society, and the social implications of bionics. In 2013, he moderated a science documentary on British television (“How to Build a Bionic Man”), which received the Grierson Award for the best television documentary of the year. His own connection with this topic is enhanced by the fact that he himself wears a bionic hand prosthesis. Meyer is an associate editor at Small Group Research and at Frontiers in Psychology: Organisational Psychology.

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Rowan Moelijker

Rowan Moelijker is a PhD Candidate at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, where she focuses on facilitating inclusive behavior in organization. In her research, she collaborates with organizations to develop and implement training interventions that promote inclusion. Rowan employs a wide range of research methods throughout her PhD to ensure rigor.  As a coordinator and lecturer of Managing Diversity and Inclusion in Organizations, in the Human Resource Management master program at the Rotterdam School of Management, she brings her expertise to the classroom and inspires the next generation of leaders to prioritize diversity and inclusion in their future roles. Rowan is passionate about creating inclusive environments in education and in organizations and strives to make a meaningful difference by bringing research insights to practice.

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Brooke Gazdag

Dr. Brooke A. Gazdag is an Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Business School. After completing her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Management at the State University of New York at Buffalo, she took a position as Post Doc at the Technical University of Munich as part of a project on the “Selection and Evaluation of Leaders in Academia and Industry.” Afterwards, she worked at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich in the Munich School of Business until 2020. As an advocate for better ways of working, Brooke centers her research and training interests around leadership, negotiations, and diversity and the intersection of these three topics. She was also featured as a trainer by the Zeit Akademie in the online learning seminar “Diversity & Inclusion: Die Kraft der Vielfalt” and continues to be an advocate for diversity and inclusion as an invited speaker by organizations such Accenture, Netlight, Talentry, TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning, MyTheresa, the Deutsche Bahn, and Die Charta der Vielfalt.

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Claudia Buengeler

Claudia Buengeler is a Full Professor and Chair of the Human Resource Management and Organization Department at the Institute of Business, Kiel University, in Germany and an affiliated faculty member of the University of Amsterdam’s business school. Beforehand she worked at the Amsterdam Business School, University of Mannheim, and Jacobs University. Her research on leadership, team diversity, inclusion, and well-being was published in leading international journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and The Leadership Quarterly. She has won several awards for her research. Claudia Buengeler is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Organizational Psychology Review. She further serves as an Associate Editor for the transfer journal PERSONALquarterly in which research findings are translated into actionable recommendations for practice. She is a keynote speaker to organizational audiences and has ample experience working with and for organizations, including SAP, Ahold-Delhaize and bol.com, and Mars Germany.

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