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Ray Reagans is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management in the Work and Organization Studies Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research focuses on a set of related questions, including how demographic characteristics such as age, gender, and race affect the formation of interpersonal relationships; how demographic diversity affects a teams’ social capital and how a team’s social capital affects its performance and general capacity for learning; and finally, how an individual’s social network affects his or her ability to share knowledge. 

More recently, his research considers how organizational climate and culture affects the retention and performance of women and racial minorities. Reagans is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

He holds a BA in sociology and economics from Brown University and a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago.

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"Beyond One-Size-Fits-All: Tailoring Diversity Approaches to the Representation of Social Groups."

Apfelbaum, Evan Paul, Nicole M. Stephens, and Ray E. Reagans. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Vol. 111, No. 4 (2016): 547-566.

"Knowledge Utilization, Coordination, and Team Performance."

Reagans, Ray, Ella Miron-Spektor, and Linda Argote. Organization Science Vol. 27, No. 5 (2016): 1108-1124.

"Commitment, learning and alliance performance: A formal analysis using an agent-based network formation model."

Anjos, F. and Ray E. Reagans. Journal of Mathematical Sociology Vol. 37, No. 1 (2013): 1-23.

"Demographic Diversity as Network Connections: Homophily and the Diversity-Performance Debate."

Reagans, Ray, E. In The Oxford Handbook of Diversity and Work, edited by Q. Roberson, 192-208. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013.

"Bridging the Knowledge Gap: The Role of Tie Strength, Network Cohesion, and Network Range."

Tortoriello, M., Ray E. Reagans and B. McEvily. Organization Science Vol. 23, No. 4 (2012): 1024-1039.

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