Joseph Fuller is a Professor of Management Practice in General Management at Harvard Business School and co-leads the schoolís initiative, Managing the Future of Work. His research has probed the skills gap and investigates the paradox that many employers have chronic difficulty filling jobs while millions of Americans remain unemployed, underemployed, or have left the workforce.
He was the principal author of Dismissed by Degrees: How degree inflation is undermining U.S. competitiveness and hurting Americaís middle class, a study that investigated degree inflation, the phenomenon of employers raising the academic credentials required of job applicants for positions that have not historically required a degree.
He was also the principal author of Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America's Middle Skills, a widely cited white paper on that investigates the labor market for jobs requiring more than a high school degree and less than a four-year college education.
Prior to HBS, Mr. Fuller was a founder and first employee of the global consulting firm, Monitor Group, now Monitor-Deloitte.
He served as the Chief Executive Officer of its commercial consulting operations until 2006 and remained a Senior Advisor to the firm until its acquisition by Deloitte in 2012. In May 2018, he was named to Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusettsí Commission on Digital Innovation and Lifelong Learning.
He is a director of PVH Corporation and the Board of Trustees of Western Governors University. Joe is a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a Distinguished Fellow at the Strada Institute for the Future of Work.