Ray Reagans is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management , a Professor of Organization Studies, and the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Reagans studies the origin and influence of social capital on knowledge transfer, learning rates, and overall team performance. More specifically, he examines how demographic characteristics such as race, age, and gender affect the development of network relations. He also considers how particular network structures affect performance outcomes, including the transfer of knowledge among individuals and the productivity of research and development teams.
Reagans holds a BA in sociology and economics from Brown University and a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago.