Rothenberg is currently a researcher for the Printing Industry Center at RIT and the International Motor Vehicle Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where her research primarily focuses on corporate environmental strategy and management, lean manufacturing and environmental performance, government regulation and technical innovation, international environmental management, worker participation, and environmental activism within firms.
She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from MIT's Sloan School of Management, M.S. in technology and policy from MIT, and B.S. in bioengineering from Syracuse University.
Rothenberg's previous awards include the Sloan Junior Faculty Fellowship in 2004, the Harvard Global Environmental Assessment Post Doctoral Fellowship in 1998, the Academy of Management ONE Interest Group Service Award in 1997, the Alumni Award for Excellence and Leadership in Technology and Policy in 1992, and the Bernard Rabinowitz Fellowship for Leadership and Service in 1991.