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About the CBIAC Founder

Shani D. Carter, Ph.D.

Dr. Carter created CBIAC in 2016 while attending UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Nairobi, Kenya. While attending UNCTAD, Dr. Carter met many African business leaders, and she wanted to create a conference to bring those business leaders to New York to share their expertise with her students at Wagner College. 

Dr. Carter offered the first CBIAC at Wagner College in 2017, which was a great success with business leaders, students, faculty, administrators, and members of the local community.

CBIAC is Dr. Carter's intellectual property, and applications for copyright protection for the name, acronym, logo, and associated materials have been filed with the U.S. Copyright Office.


Shani D. Carter, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of Assessment at Stevens Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Stevens in 2023, Dr. Carter served as a professor for nearly 30 years at a number of universities.

She received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Labor Relations (Personnel/Human Resource Studies, Labor Economics, and Research Methods) from Cornell University, an M.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations (Personnel/Human Resource Studies and Labor Economics) from Cornell University, and a B.A. in Government from Cornell University. Cornell University is a member of the Ivy League.


Dr. Carter taught the following courses: Strategic Human Resources; Organizational Behavior; Leadership; and Thesis / Practicum. Within the Human Resources area, she has also taught the following courses: Compensation and Benefits; Labor Relations; Human Resources Information Systems; Individual Behavior; Recruitment and Staffing; Training and Development; Human Resources Policies; Macro Human Resources; and Statistics / Research Methods. Within the Management area, she has also taught the following courses: Professional Contribution; Entrepreneurship; Total Quality Management; Supply Chain Management; International Management; Foundations of Management; Organizational Theory; Business, Government, and Society; and Business Communication.


Dr. Carter has published more than 50 articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings on the following topics: training methods; factors of cognitive ability; affect; skill certification; measurement; student learning outcomes assessment; coefficient alpha; skills shortages; diversity and occupational employment; gender career paths; government labor force projections; and occupational-based, taxation-induced interstate migration.


Dr. Carter has traveled extensively for business and leisure to many globally important cities, including the following: Nairobi, Kenya; Lisbon and Ericeira, Portugal; Lido di Jesolo, Italy; London, Oxford, Canterbury, Brighton, Norfolk, King’s Lynn, Bath, and Derbyshire, England; Paris, Versailles, and Fontainebleau, France; Istanbul, Turkey; Athens, Delphi, Poros, Aegina, and Hydra, Greece; Beijing, and Shanghai, China; Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Kakadu, Jabiru, Uluru (Ayer’s Rock), and Alice Springs, Australia; Vancouver and Montreal, Canada; Puerto Rico; Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas; Hamilton, St. George, and King’s Wharf, Bermuda; St. Thomas and St. John, USVI; Tortola and Virgin Gorda, BVI; Saint Martin / Sint Maarten. She is excited to be able to share her love of international travel with her students.

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