Heldrich Center for Workforce Development Announces Appointment of Anton House, Ph.D. as a Visiting Scholar

August 3, 2022

Dr. Anton D. House, Assistant Professor of History at Delaware State University (DSU), has been appointed as a Visiting Scholar at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Dr. House will join the team focusing on A Workplace Divided: Combining Robust Survey Research and Strategic Stakeholder Engagement to Advance Equitable Workplaces and Economic Progress for Workers of Color, a project supported by WorkRise, a research-to-action network on jobs, workers, and mobility based at the Urban Institute. 

Dr. House obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy in U.S. History from Howard University in 2019. He also holds a Master of Arts in U.S. History from Howard and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Dr. House’s research centers on late nineteenth and early twentieth century U.S. History. Among his research areas of interest are the Black Economy; Racial Uplift and New Negro Movements; African American Benevolent, Fraternal, and Mutual Aid Societies; migration, and urbanization. 

A Workplace Divided’s co-principal investigators are Dr. Carl Van Horn, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Heldrich Center, and Dr. Ronald Quincy, Professor of Professional Practice and Senior Faculty Fellow for Diversity Studies at the Heldrich Center, both from the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. 

“We welcome Dr. House’s insights and expertise as we develop our national survey to document how Black, Latino, Asian-American, and white workers perceive and experience workplace discrimination. We look forward to opportunities for our Heldrich Center staff and the broader Rutgers research community to engage with Dr. House on his research interests,” said Dr. Van Horn. 

Dr. Quincy highlighted the importance of this partnership with DSU, one of the nation’s oldest public historically black colleges: “We believe that partnering with historically black colleges and universities like DSU will ultimately strengthen our research effort to contribute to more inclusive, equitable workplaces.” 

Dr. Akwasi P. Osei, Interim Dean, College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences at DSU, added, “We are proud of Dr. House’s appointment and pleased that DSU has been selected to partner with Rutgers University on this important national research.” 

Dr. House noted, “I look forward to working with Dr. Van Horn, Dr. Quincy, and their Heldrich Center colleagues on A Workplace Divided.” 

The appointment will include opportunities to contribute to survey development, data analysis, stakeholder engagement, and report writing.

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