The "Business Renaissance Guru"
Dr. Laquita C. Blockson, also known as the “Business Renaissance Guru,” is a business/organizational ethics expert as well as an entrepreneurship and urban economic development scholar. She has extensive experience providing lectures for, facilitating workshops for, and providing guidance to businesses large and small, minority-led and women-led ventures, community development corporations, executive education programs, and affiliates of national nonprofit organizations.
Dr. Blockson earned her doctorate in Business Ethics and Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh"s Katz Graduate School of Business. She earned both her baccalaureate and master degrees in Business Administration from Florida A&M University’s School of Business & Industry. Dr. Blockson has served on the faculties of the College of Charleston, Florida International University, and the University of Northern Iowa. Before pursuing the doctorate, she worked for Taco Bell Corporation, AT&T, and LG&E Energy Corporation. Dr. Blockson is also a former member of the Board of Examiners for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program.
Dr. Blockson has received accolades for her sharing her knowledge and expertise with multiple audiences. She is one of Diverse (Issues in Higher Education) magazine’s 2009 Emerging Scholars. She was named a 2008 Outstanding Faculty of the Year by the College of Charleston’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. In 2005, Dr. Blockson received the Academy of Management Best Mentoring Practices Award.