Top 5 DEI

Bridging Cultures and Wisdom: Dr. Joseph Scott Gladstone's Journey in Management Education

September 30, 2023 Dr. J Season 2 Episode 4
Top 5 DEI
Bridging Cultures and Wisdom: Dr. Joseph Scott Gladstone's Journey in Management Education
Show Notes

In this episode of Top 5 DEI podcast, Dr. Jason Lambert, aka Dr. J, engages in an insightful conversation with Dr. Joseph Scott Gladstone, an assistant professor of management at Washington State University's Everett campus. Dr. Gladstone's research delves into culturally relevant management education, with a focus on the synergy between Western management science and Native American and Indigenous Peoples cultures.

With a background that spans across academia and Native American philosophy, Dr. Gladstone's work pioneers the exploration of transplanar wisdom, a foundational philosophy of Native American and Indigenous Peoples. This philosophy offers unique insights into organization management, efficiency, and ethics, fostering discussions that bridge diverse management approaches.

Listeners will gain insights into Dr. Gladstone's published research, which has appeared in esteemed journals such as Academy of Management Learning & Education, Leadership, and more. Notably, he is a co-editor of "American Indian Business: Principles and Practice," a pioneering text that brings Indigenous perspectives into the realm of general management.

Dr. J delves into Dr. Gladstone's instrumental role in founding the Native and Indigenous Peoples Caucus in the Academy of Management, an initiative advocating for Native and Indigenous management epistemology. Dr. Gladstone's unique background as an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana and recognized Nez Perce descendant adds a profound layer to his perspectives on management and education.

Tune in to this episode to gain insights into the intersection of diverse cultural perspectives and modern management practices. Dr. Joseph Scott Gladstone's expertise, dedication, and pioneering work offer a wealth of knowledge for DEI professionals, educators, and anyone interested in the dynamic integration of Indigenous wisdom into management education.


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