|Title:||Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion
Clinical Associate Professor
Darla Moore School of Business
|Resources:||Curriculum Vitae [pdf]|
Deborah Hazzard serves as associate dean of diversity and inclusion at the Darla Moore School of Business. A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Hazzard holds a professional doctorate from Georgia State University, an Executive MBA from Winthrop University and a bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University. She also earned a Diversity and Inclusion Professionals certificate from Cornell University.
Hazzard currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of management at the Moore School and teaches upper division courses in strategic management, corporate responsibility and stakeholder management (with a heavy emphasis on business ethics), and principles of management. She was also instrumental in curriculum development that led to the creation and launch of the Moore School's first diversity and inclusion course, MGMT 408, offered by her in spring 2019.
Hazzard transitioned into academia after a rich career in business and industry where she spent more than 20 years building and nurturing strategic business relationships, alliances and collaborations in both the public and private sectors. She is passionate about business ethics, corporate responsibility and diversity and inclusion and actively seeks opportunities to engage others in meaningful conversations about these important topics.
Hazzard is also principal consultant at 2 Higher Heights, LLC, a global management consulting and training firm specializing in diversity and inclusion training and leadership development training.
Hazzard hopes her efforts will ultimately help address pervasive income and economic and social inequality that persists across the globe while leading to more ethical, socially responsible and competitive enterprises. When asked what inspires her about her current work, Hazzard says: “I want to make a difference in the lives of others and inspire them to make a difference in the lives of those who come behind them. As Maya Angelou eloquently penned, 'When you get, give. When you learn, teach.'”
My goal is to help students make the connection between theory and practice so they are better able to engage in a real-world business context. I want them to be successful in their career endeavors! That said, critical thinking and analysis activities (such as business case analyses) are heavily integrated into my courses in order to expose students to practical situations and scenarios. I also draw from my professional network to provide guest speakers that lead to richer, more meaningful learning and networking experiences for my students.
I am intrigued by strategic business collaborations, particularly in undeveloped and developing economies, in order to meet the needs of these underserved markets. I am particularly interested in the proliferation of emerging technologies (such as wireless mobile devices and mobile payments) in emerging and undeveloped markets and the far-reaching impact on consumers in these markets.
Ultimately, I hope my research will help address pervasive inequality issues (income, economic, social) that persist across the globe while leading to more ethical, socially responsible and competitive enterprises.
I became a professor to share my knowledge, insights and experiences with students in an effort to make a difference in their lives and careers. Along my academic and professional journey, people took the time to educate, empower and inspire me. Needless to say, it truly made a difference with respect to my personal and professional development and relative to my overall progression. I want to make a difference in the lives of others and inspire them to make a difference in the lives of those who come behind them. The quote shown below sums it all up for me:
“When you get, give. When you learn, teach.” –Maya Angelou
In my free time, I spend quality time with my immediate and extended family.