The IMAGIN Leadership Team
Jason R. Lambert, Ph.D. (he/him/his) Cofounder & Managing Member
Dr. Jason R. Lambert is an Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) where he also serves as Chair of the Chancellor’s Diversity and Inclusion Council for the TWU system that includes three campuses in Dallas, Denton, And Houston. He also is a founding managing member of IMAGIN Consulting, LLC, a boutique consulting firm that provides employee professional development, inclusive leadership training, and change management consultation to organizations needing assistance facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion programming. Dr. Lambert’s research investigates how business practices and policies impact organizational culture and the experiences of workers from different identity groups. Before serving in higher education, his professional career spanned 10 years in leadership roles in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
Dr. Lambert has received recognition for his teaching and research including the Most Promising Educator Award from the PhD Project, the Mary Mason Lyon Award for Distinguished Junior Faculty from TWU, and the Best Theory to Practice Paper Award from the Academy of Management Healthcare Division. He has presented his research at both regional and international conferences such as South by Southwest (SXSW), Academy of Management, and Southern Management Association. He has written op-eds for the Chicago Tribune and New Orleans City Business, and he has published in outlets such as the Journal of Business Diversity, Personnel Review, and The International Journal of Human Resource Management. Dr. Lambert also serves on the Denton Chamber of Commerce Executive Board where he volunteers as Chair of the Chamber’s DEI Committee. Prior to joining the TWU faculty, Dr. Lambert served as the first African-American Chair of the Management and Marketing Department at Saint Xavier University. Dr. Jason R. Lambert received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington with an emphasis in Management and Human Resources.
- Select Publications
- Lambert, J., & Akinlade, D. (2021, Sep 17). Op-Ed; The Great Resignation: Could Microaggressions Play a Role at Your Company? New Orleans City Business. https://neworleanscitybusiness.com/blog/2021/09/17/the-great-resignation-could-microaggressions-play-a-role-at-your-company/
- Gavino, M., Lambert, J., & Akinlade, E. (2021). Diversity Climate of Respect and the Impact on Faculty Extra Role Behaviors. Journal of Business Diversity, 21(3), 97-114.
- Akinlade, D., Lambert, J. R., & Zhang, P. (2020). Mechanisms for hiring discrimination of immigrant applicants in the United States. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An International Journal, 39 (4), 395-417.
- Lambert, J. & Akinlade, E. (2020). Immigrant stereotypes and differential screening. Personnel Review, 49(4), 921-938. (A on ABDC List)
- Leopold, J., Lambert, J., Ogunyomi, I., & Bell, M.P. (2019). The hashtag heard round the world: How #MeToo did what laws did not. Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: An International Journal, 40(4), 461-476.
- Lambert J., & Leopold, J. (2019). Diversity in organizations. Organizational Behavior (pp. 125 – 163). Houston, TX: Open Stax.
- Select Presentations
Invited Presenter. (2022). “Microaggressions: Tackling the Unseen,” Professional development workshop, North Texas SHRM Annual Conference (workshop offered for HRCI and SHRM credits), Denton, TX.
Invited Presenter. (2022). “Inclusive Leadership,” Denton Rotary Club, Denton, TX.
Invited Presenter. (2022). “The Workplace and Educational Institutions: Navigating New Challenges in Politics, Covid-19, and Social Justice,” 2022 Denton Black Film Festival, Denton, TX.
Podcast. (2021). “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” Boss Talk Radio.
Invited Co-presenter. (2021). “Navigating Microaggressions for Technology Professionals,” Blacks United in Leading Technology International Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.
Invited Co-presenter. (2021). “Microaggressions for DEI Professionals and Leaders,” Blacks United in Leading Technology International Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.