About Us

Success by the numbers

The PhD Project was founded in 1994 with the goal of diversifying the corporate America by diversifying the role models in the front of classrooms. In the nearly 30 years since, we’ve have made tremendous strides toward that goal:

  • More than quintupled the number of historically underrepresented business professors in the U.S., from 294 in 1994 to over 1,500 today.
  • Approximately 300 diverse doctoral students currently receiving our help to pursue their academic careers.
  • Over 1,400 diverse business professors participating in The PhD Project have earned doctoral degrees.
  • An immeasurable number of students have benefited from the teaching, mentoring and guiding of these professors.

“It was because of The PhD Project that I even had the inkling that I could do this.”


Dr. Miles Davis

Received PhD: George Washington University
President: Linfield University

Life Changing Moments: Get personal insights from The PhD Project members about their individual experiences.