My research aims to highlight the power of artisan employment in providing an avenue to empowerment, resilience, and positive social impact for women in developing economies. Across three unique studies, my 2022 dissertation examines the ways artisan employment empowers women economically and socially, builds resilient communities, and scales social and environmental impact for women in Africa, specifically in Zambia.
Informal Economy, Sustainable Livelihoods, MSMEs, Global Artisans, Artisan Economy
BADM 1260 - First-Year Global Experience
In today's world of increased mobility, globally aware students have more choices for employment upon graduation and are immediately ready to contribute in global environments. They are aware of global issues and cultural differences, and their global mindset allows them to recognize good ideas from whenever they might come and new market/product opportunities wherever they might exist. This course is the first step toward the development of a global mindset. It provides a meaningful global experience to first-year business students through an in-depth perspective of a specific country or region outside the United States and a short academic trip to the region.
BASE 2104 - BCOR Applied Semester Experience
Spring 2019 / Fall 2021
Focuses on major business decisions integrating across business functional areas. Students complete multiple business projects drawing on knowledge and tools from previous BCOR courses. Recommended corequisites: BCOR 2301 2302, 2303 and 2304.
BCOR 1015 - The World of Business
Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
Provides an overview of the nature business in a global economy. In addition to exploring the economic, governmental, social and environmental context in which businesses operate, students will discover how business creates value and takes advantage of opportunities and challenges. Using examples, cases and projects, students will learn about the business functions in an integrated format. Weekly discussion of current events will focus on entrepreneurship, ethics, international business, business and society, and other topics.
BCOR 2302 - Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
Summer 2020 / Summer 2021
Throughout this course students will consider the interconnectedness of law, ethics, values, public policy and regulation. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of individual and organizational responsibility for business. Allows students to consider the relationship between business and ethics in the broader social context, which is necessary to successfully navigate an increasingly complex, global business environment. Duplicate degree credit not granted for BCOR 3010, BCOR 2003.
CESR 4005 - Business Solutions for the Developing World: Learning through Service
Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
Explores business opportunities to meet the needs of those living at the base of the economic pyramid. By partnering with organizations such as the Peace Corps and businesses with a social mission, students will learn how business (for-profit, social business, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, etc.) can meet the needs of the poor and operate sustainably.
MBAE 6565 - Inclusive Leadership
Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
Focuses on how to lead in an inclusive way. Ethical missteps can ruin companies and careers; learning inclusive leadership skills is an imperative to successful management. Leaders who understand the nature of unconscious bias and the meaning of inclusion are best able to lead today�s diverse workforce. Examines what it means to lead in a more inclusive way by understanding what inclusion means and how to create it in teams and organizations.
ORGN 1001 - Women in Leadership
Everyone can benefit from taking the time to reflect upon and grow their leadership ability. The purpose of this experience is to ground students in a community of similarly minded, high caliber individuals, to equip them with leadership insights and best practices, and to encourage them to achieve their greatest leadership goals. This will be accomplished by careful discussion, readings, and perhaps, most importantly, exposure to key chief executive officers and other very highly accomplished leaders. Although we discuss the unique aspect of being a woman in business, men are welcomed to share in the leadership experience. Formerly MGMT 1001.