Dr. Di Ann Sanchez

Dr. Di Ann Sanchez


I'm passionate about Human Resources Leadership and I love teaching.

Academic and Professional Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Organization and Management with a specialization in Human Resources

    - Capella University

  • M.A., Organizational Management

    - University of Phoenix

  • B.A., Political Science

    - University of California at Los Angeles

"Dr. Sanchez nationally educates and speaks to business leaders on 'Attracting, Engaging and Retaining the Hispanic Workforce.'"

My Unique Approach to Education

"My teaching philosophy is a blend of theory and application.  Over my 30 years in corporate America and rigorous advanced education, I have learned both Organizational Management and Human Resources theories and how they have or have not applied.  These past years as an instructor, I have focused on student learning by giving them the knowledge of the theories and facilitating understanding by sharing business stories." 


Dr. Sanchez received the 2018 Top Minority Business Leaders Award for Tarrant County. The Hispanic Business magazine named her one of the "Top 50 Hispanic Women in Business," one of the "Top 80 Elite Hispanic Women," and "Top 100 Latinas in America", and a past SMU Latino Leadership Initiative Advisor. She was highlighted in the Hispanic Journal Magazine, recognizing her Human Resources and Diversity accomplishments at American Airlines. She has been featured in "USA Today" to improve the current employment verification process and encourage comprehensive immigration reform.  She has been featured on Fox News Business Career Accelerator, where she discussed "Love Contracts in the Workplace." Dr. Sanchez educates and speaks to business and Human Resources leaders nationally on "Attracting, Engaging and Retaining the LatinX Workforce," "Why Can't We All Get Along! – Diversity and Generations in the Workplace," "What the Heck is the Difference Between Generation Gen Y and Z?" "Managing a Global Workforce,” LatinX: What Next? and "Does your Company have Ethical Agility; Do You?” Contribution to research: "The changing U.S. Workforce: The Growing Hispanic Demographic and the Workplace" by SHRM and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. The SHRM Foundation and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Project, "Use of Workforce Analytics for Competitive Advantage." SHRM 2018-2021 peer-review articles, "How to Attract Hispanic Millennials," "Latino/Hispanic Millennials Bring Different Strengths to the Workplace," "What is the Most Important Component of a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Plan? Access! (IDEA)". Dr. Sanchez has spoken at SHRM National Conference, Talent Management, and National Diversity and Inclusion. She has also spoken at several SHRM and Business Chapters and has been featured in many publications as a national expert in Human Resources and Diversity. She is also part of the SHRM National Speakers Bureau Member.

Education:  Dr. Sanchez holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), a Master's Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, and a Ph.D. in Organization and Management specializing in Human Resources from Capella University. She is a national instructor for the Institute for Applied Management (IAML), teaching the Essentials of Human Resources Management Certification, Division Chair, and Professor at Amberton University. In addition, Dr. Sanchez developed the SHRM-aligned M.S. Human Resource Management Program and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certification (DEI) for Amberton University.

Volunteerism:  Dr. Sanchez is active in the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) by serving as the Texas Legislative Advocacy Captain, SHRM Speakers Bureau and actively serving on the national SHRM Expertise Panels.  Furthermore, Dr. Sanchez is a Board Member of Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County – Government Advocacy Committee, Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, Helping Hands for Homeless, Board of Directors North Texas Area Community Health Centers, The Fort Worth Women’s Policy Forum, and Congresswomen Kay Granger Hispanic Legislative Advisor.  In addition, she has been an SMU Latino Leadership Initiative Advisor. 

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