John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. is Principal and Chief Strategist of Criticality Management Consulting, a strategic diversity and complexity management firm based in New York City. He is author of the diversity research and thought leadership series, “Strategy: The Evolution of Diversity and Inclusion Thought and Practice” that includes Chief Diversity Officers from over a dozen top corporations along with national diversity thought leaders. A Strategic Diversity expert, Dr. Gates holds a B.A. in English from Morehouse College; MA in Administration from New York University; Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the University of London; and an Advanced Certificate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Gates has led and assessed organizational diversity strategy for the past two decades globally. He is a former Associate Dean of Harvard College and Member of the Faculty of Arts and Science at Harvard University.