Faculty Bios

Ryan Alan Smith

Associate Professor

  • Mailing Address
  • Baruch College/CUNY
  • School of Public Affairs
  • One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
  • New York NY, 10010


Ryan A. Smith’s primary areas of research are workplace stratification and racial attitudes in America. His research has been featured in numerous peer-reviewed professional journals including: Social Science Review, American Sociological Review, Work and Occupations, Social Problems, Sociological Quarterly, Social Forces, Annual Review of Sociology, American Behavioral Scientist, the Du Bois Review, and Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Dr. Smith’s work on racial attitudes in America has appeared in several book chapters and his research findings have been cited in newspaper and magazine articles. He has served on the editorial board of Social Problems and has been a reviewer for Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Work and Occupations, Human Resource Management Journal, Law and Society Review, Rutgers University Press, and the National Science Foundation.

Professor Smith is a frequent guest lecturer, workshop facilitator, moderator, panelists and consultant on a variety of issues pertaining to organizational change, managing workplace diversity, the role of race in America, and social policies designed to increase equality of opportunity in the workplace. His research interests include: urban Labor markets and workplace inequality, managerial responses to diversity, ethnoracial and gender stratification at work, the determinants of and rewards for job authority, effects of diversity on work outcomes, the functional use of the religion in times of stress, and the unequal administration of the death penalty.
He also served as the Lillie and Nathan Ackerman Chair of Social Justice at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch (2012 - 2015), and he continues to serve as consultant to numerous nonprofit, for-profit and government agencies.

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