Management Faculty of Color Association, Inc.

2019-2020 Executive Committee Members


Past President: Paul Prosper, DM, United States Air Force,

Dr. Paul Prosper is an online Adjunct Professor in Grand Canyon University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences and an online Adjunct Professor in Colorado State University Global's Human Resource Management Department. His areas of teaching expertise are Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior and he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. Dr. Prosper is also an Active Duty United States Air Force Major. From 2014 - 2019, he was an Assistant Professor of Management at the United States Air Force Academy. Dr. Prosper earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel (2001), a Master of Human Relations from The University of Oklahoma (2004), and a Doctor of Management from The University of Phoenix (2012).


President: Darryl B. Rice, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management, Miami University, 

Dr. Darryl B. Rice is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. Dr. Rice earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management at the University of Central Florida, his M.B.A with a concentration in Leadership from Jacksonville University, and his B.S. in Finance/Multinational Business Operations from Florida State University. His research examines the relationship between leadership and justice in three areas: organizational justice, behavioral ethics, and diversity/equity/inclusion. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics, Human Relations, Journal of Business and Psychology, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Business Ethics: A European Review, Current Psychology, and Journal of Social Psychology.

Vice President: Carliss D. Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management, Sam Houston State University, 

Dr. Carliss D. Miller, Assistant Professor of Management at Sam Houston State University, is an HR practitioner turned academic currently enjoying her academic post in the College of Business Administration. She teaches Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and the MBA seminar – Leadership in Teams. Her teaching focus includes virtual team effectiveness, creative problem solving, behavioral analysis, courageous leadership, and the future of work. Dr. Miller holds a Ph.D. in International Management Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, specializing in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. She also has a BA from the University of Texas at Arlington (Go Mavericks!), and a MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). Dr. Miller uses quantitative and qualitative approaches to examine social anomalies in organizations and the influence of society. Her primary research interests are: workplace diversity (status, relational demography, systemic/structural bias), leadership (emergent, LMX, conflict), workplace deviance (incivility, off-duty deviance). Tangentially, she is also engaged in scholarship focused on digital pedagogy, faculty-student relations and faculty well-being.


Treasurer: Natalie Cotton-Nessler, PhD, Assistant Professor of Management, Western New England University, 

Dr. Natalie Cotton-Nessler is a management faculty member in Western New England University's College of Business. Her work spans the topics of social networks, leadership, and diversity. A sociologist by training, she teaches both undergraduate business and graduate business courses in conflict management, leadership, and organizational behavior and theory. Prior to teaching at Western New England, Dr. Cotton-Nessler taught in the Management and Sociology departments at Bentley University. She obtained her PhD in Management and Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2013. Before her doctoral studies, she was an IT consultant in the energy industry, and holds a JD, MBA, BS, and BA from the University of Pennsylvania.


Secretary: Nicole C. Jones Young, PhD, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Franklin & Marshall College,

Dr. Nicole C. Jones Young is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Franklin & Marshall College. Her work focuses on marginalized populations, such as individuals with a criminal history and employment, as well as organizational inclusion in academia and the traditional organizational context. Dr. Young teaches undergraduate courses in organizational behavior, diversity, equity and power in organizations, and human resources. She obtained her PhD in Management from the University of Connecticut. Prior to pursuing academia, she worked in the field of human resources, and holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a BA from Towson University.


Communications Chair: J'Aime C. Jennings, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville,

Dr. J’Aime C. Jennings is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in Health Services Administration with a concentration in Strategic Management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics from the University of Georgia and her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of West Georgia. Dr. Jennings serves as the Co-Director for the University of Louisville's Center for Health Organization Transformation funded by the National Science Foundation. In this role, she works with industry partners to conduct applied research. Her most recent project focuses on investigating interorganizational partnerships for improving social determinants of health. Dr. Jennings’ broader research interests include the integration of public health and health care through collaborative relationships, population health management in hospital settings, and organizational strategic initiatives to improve quality and access to healthcare.

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