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Sandra Rothenberg

Department Chair
Department of Public Policy
College of Liberal Arts

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Sandra Rothenberg

Department Chair
Department of Public Policy
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BS, Syracuse University; MS, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bio

Office: Eastman Hall 1-1305

Sandra Rothenberg is currently the Chair of Public Policy, Professor of Management at the Saunders College of Business in the Department of Management, and Director of the Institute for Business, Government and Society at RIT. She teaches in the areas of Organizational Behavior, Business and Society, and Sustainable Management.

Professor Rothenberg received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, MS in Technology and Policy from MIT, and BS in Bioengineering from Syracuse University.

Her research focuses on business ethics, sustainable business, corporate social responsibility, and business and public policy; the research has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, and Business and Society. Prior to joining RIT, she also worked as a research associate for the Harvard Global Environmental Assessment Program, U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, and MIT Technology, Business and Environment program.

 

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Currently Teaching

MGMT-740
3 Credits
This course examines why people behave as they do in organizations and what managers can do to improve organizational performance by influencing people's behavior. Students will learn a number of frameworks for diagnosing and dealing with managerial challenges dynamics at the individual, group and organizational level. Topics include leadership, motivation, team building, conflict, organizational change, cultures, decision making, and ethical leadership.
PUBL-700
3 Credits
An in-depth inquiry into key contemporary public policy issues. Students will be exposed to a wide range of important public policy texts, and will learn how to write a literature review in a policy area of their choosing.
PUBL-790
1 - 6 Credits
The master's thesis in science, technology, and public policy requires the student to select a thesis topic, advisor and committee; prepare a written thesis proposal for approval by the faculty; present and defend the thesis before a thesis committee; and submit a bound copy of the thesis to the library and to the program chair.
PUBL-788
0 - 6 Credits
Gives the student first-hand experience in designing and performing research. Students are closely supervised by a faculty member, developing their pre-professional skills while learning how to do research first hand. Allows examination of a special problem or topical area in the field of public policy at the graduate level. Topics and specific content and methods vary from year to year or semester to semester.

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