Susan P. Eisner is a tenured Professor of Management in the AACSB-accredited Anisfield School of Business (ASB) at Ramapo College of New Jersey where she teaches upper level undergraduate Management students, serves among the faculty leadership, and chairs the ASB Faculty Mentoring Program. Ms. Eisner’s undergraduate degree is from Wellesley College (Political Science major, Sociology minor), where she was a Durant Scholar. Her graduate degree in Public Administration is from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where she was an Administration Fellow and focused on leadership, media/communication, and public policy. Prior to teaching Ms. Eisner held key management positions in a major television station, a prominent health care foundation, a national political party, and a Presidential campaign, in addition to serving as an independent management consultant for various entertainment/media clients.
Ms. Eisner’s teaching and research interests include creativity and innovation management, organizational behavior, leadership, age/gender/racial/ethnic diversity, entertainment and media management, and pedagogy. At Ramapo College she has received the Thomases Award for Faculty Excellence (All-College, President’s Award), and the Outstanding Teacher Award (School of Business, Student-Selected). She is recognized in prestigious Marquis biographical listings including Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers; she was a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement in 2017 and 2018.
Ms. Eisner has been a member of the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) since 1997, has served on the Editorial Review Board for SAM journals since 2000, served on SAM’s 100th Anniversary Steering Committee 2011-2012, and has served on SAM’s Board of Directors since 2006. She has contributed several of her articles through SAM journals, and has attended every SAM Annual Conference since 2001 where she has chaired paper presentation sessions or served as a session discussant for papers every year since. Ms. Eisner’s primary dedication is to advancing management knowledge and practice through the partnership of faculty, students, and practitioners. As a result, she is especially devoted to the Student Case Competition at SAM’s Annual Conference.