Over a dozen dedicated faculty members are devoted to student learning in the OSC track alone, with additional faculty serving in supporting roles. Faculty are leaders in their fields who regularly publish scholarly articles in top academic journals on topics such as global poverty, social entrepreneurship, sustainable enterprise, and diversity, among others. Doctoral students will be paired with faculty advisors based on their area of interest. This intense mentorship program allows students to learn the crafts of research and teaching in a highly collaborative environment.

Current faculty include:

Professor Calkins’ research interests include moral theory, in particular, casuistry, moral theory comparisons and virtue ethics, contemporary international business issues such as those involving the automobile and oil industries’ strategies in China and India, and contemporary computer and internet related social issues.

Professor Carberry’s areas of expertise include employee ownership, organizational theory, inequality, and corporate governance. His current research looks at the influence of the corporate scandals on executive compensation and corporate governance; the global diffusion of compensation and human resource practices; and the consequences of employee ownership and systems of decentralized organizational authority for employee and organizational outcomes.

  • Alessia Contu, Department Chair and Associate Professor of Management

Professor Contu's areas of expertise include organizational theory, ethical and social issues in management; international development & political economy; organizational behavior and development; psychoanalysis.  Her research interests include corporate and organizational power; resistance and politics of organizing; whistleblowing and ethical issues in management & organization.

Professor Foster's research explores how social and organizational networks help individuals and businesses manage complex decision-making and selection processes in creative industries. His early research explored how nightclub talent buyers use their social networks to manage the uncertainties and risks associated with selecting bands.

Professor George’s research interests involve the strategic implications of innovation, locus of innovation, and in particular the linkages of firms to the sources of innovation arising outside their boundaries.

Professor Goldsmith’s areas of research expertise involve international development, African politics and economics, international business.

Professor Habib’s research interests include FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) and the host country, corruption and international investment, multinational corporations’ entry decision and organizational design, and entrepreneurship.

  • Nardia Haigh, Assistant Professor of Management & Marketing

Professor Haigh’s research focuses on business models and strategies that address large-scale sustainability issues, such as those associated with climate change and the management of environmental commons. Her most current project is examining how US firms address global sustainability issues in ways that are successful for the firm and contribute to resolving the broader issue.

Professor Lavine’s research interests involve the dynamics of social change, specifically, how ideas give rise to social movements and how social movement actors frame messages to attract and retain adherents.  His research also examines positive deviance as a mechanism that enables social innovation, how the social responsibility practices of organizations influence employee engagement, and the study of leadership development and the dynamics of collaborative leadership.

  • David Levy, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research and Professor of Management, Director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness

Professor Levy’s research interests involve business responses to climate change, corporate political strategy, development of renewable energy industry, and multinational corporations and global governance.

Professor Lichtenstein’s areas of research expertise include the emergence and transformation of entrepreneurial ventures, dynamics of social and organizational change, complexity science and the ecology of leadership, and social change through entrepreneurial innovation.

Professor Manning’s research stretches across the field of management and mainly covers three areas: (1) the formation and coordination of project-based relationships and networks; (2) global service sourcing and geographic knowledge services clusters; and (3) the role of multinational corporations in promoting sustainable development and global institution-building. His research spans different countries, including Germany, the U.S., Romania, China and Kenya; and industries, including film production, the automotive industry, the coffee industry, and global business services.

Professor Ozkazanc-Pan’s research interests include management in a global context, social and economic development and entrepreneurship activities, theorizing management and organization.

Professor Parker's areas of expertise include healthcare policy and management, implementation science, translation of research into practice/products, social marketing, employee participation, responses to injustice (exit, voice, silence), sociology of the professions.  Her primary research has focused on three interrelated areas: 1) employee participation in decision making including organizational change, quality improvement, and implementation of evidence-based practices, 2) employee responses to injustice and dissatisfaction, in particular, exit, silence, and voice (or reformist dissent), and 3) balancing the sometimes conflicting rights of organizational stakeholders, especially employees and consumers.

Professor Riaz’s areas of expertise include strategic management, organizational theory, and international business.  His research interests include organizational change, institutional maintenance and change, business and society.

  • Maureen Scully, PhD Program Director and Associate Professor of Management

Professor Scully’s areas of research expertise include organizational change efforts, grassroots employee initiatives, beliefs about inequality and meritocracy, dimensions of diversity at work, labor and management joint efforts.  Her research interests include how Americans make sense of inequality in the workplace, new discourses to address and remedy inequality, and forms of voice at work.

Professor Still studies social and organizational change, and in particular how social networks foster and impede the emergence of new institutions. Her research focuses on elite U.S. companies and their adoption of disparate practices such as the Internet and work/family programs. She is especially interested in innovative methods for collecting network data, in particular from the Internet, and toward that end has built a database of more than 8,000 Fortune 100 managers and their career histories using online sources.


Affiliated faculty include:

Lecturer in Management
Dr. Goldman’s areas of expertise include organizational sociology, organizational leadership, economic development, education and public policy, public-private partnerships, organizational theory.

Associate Professor of Marketing
Professor Kunz’s areas of expertise include social media, social networks, and e-services, service marketing and consumer behavior, innovation communication & perception, consumer behavior, market research. 

Professor of Marketing
Professor Liu’s research interests include business-to-business and consumer complaint behavior, cross-cultural consumer behavior, country image and country-of-origin, knowledge management and learning organization, marketing research methods, marketing strategic relationships.

Lecturer in Management, Associate Director of the Center for Sustainable
Enterprise and Regional Competitiveness
Dr. Veleva’s areas of expertise include sustainability indicators, corporate social responsibility, environmental and occupational health, and cleaner/sustainable production. 

Assistant Professor of Marketing
Professor Xie’s areas of research expertise include consumer behavior, marketing communication, persuasion knowledge, marketplace deception, social values, judgment and decision making.

Assistant Professor of Marketing
Professor Zhang’s research expertise includes marketing modeling network analysis, social networks/social media, innovation and new product development, and third-party information.

Professor of Marketing
Professor Zurawicki’s areas of expertise include international business and marketing, and export management.  His research interests include foreign direct investment, corruption and international business, consumer behavior during economic crises.