Integrated Expertise

Presenting Sawyer Business School faculty expertise—direct from the intersection of the private, public, and non-profit sectors​. Nearly 40% of the faculty bring international backgrounds and experiences to the school and their research.

"The On-Ramp"

An ongoing series that presents actionable insights from Sawyer Business School faculty, researchers, and academic centers. See the full playlist of past episodes. 

You Are What You Eat

In this episode of "The On-Ramp", Management Professor Amanda Patel discusses a recent paper that explores how employee eating directly affects coworker interactions.

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Policing Reform in the 21st Century

In this episode of "The On-Ramp," faculty from all three of the Suffolk University schools (Brenda J. Bond-Fortier, PhDCarlos MonteiroKaren BlumLucius Couloute) address the complex challenge of reforming modern policing practices, analyze the roadblocks to change, and discuss potential solutions.

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Thought Leadership

Sawyer Business School faculty publish research that has achieved more than 38,000 Google citations. They also serve as editors of some of the world’s leading academic publications.

  • Nancy Feng
    Associate Editor, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management
    Guest Co-Editor, Special Issue of Accounting, Accountability, and Governance in Nonprofit Organizations and Government-owned Enterprises

  • Lin Gao
    Associate Editor, China Finance Review International

  • Katerina Gonzalez
    Guest Co-Editor, Special Issue of International Journal of Human Resource Management

  • Aroon Manoharan
    Editor, Occasional Paper Series of the ASPA-Section on International and Comparative Administration (SICA)

  • Anne Schnader
    Associate Editor, Accounting and the Public Interest, Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research

  • I-Chen Wang
    Associate Editor, Technology Forecast & Social Change

  • Mujde Yuksel
    Associate Editor, Journal of Consumer Marketing

  • Shari Worthington

    Associate Editor, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Engineering Management Review (EMR)

Public Service & Healthcare Administration

Peter F. Martelli
"Health Care in Times of War." Academy of Management Perspectives, 36, 744–767

Brenda Bond-Fortier
"Public Perceptions of Police Agency Fairness and the Willingness to Call Police.The American Review of Public Administration, 51(5), 360–373.

Aroon P. Manoharan
"Globalization and worldwide best practices in e-government.International Journal of Public Administration, 44(6), 465-476.

Mona Al-Amin
"Sustainers: Hospitals with sustained superior performance." Health Care Management Review - 46 (3), 248-256

Aroon P. Manoharan
"Digital Governance: An Assessment of Performance and Best Practices.Public Organiz Review, 1-19

Aimee Williamson
"Abrupt policy reversal amid Black Lives Matter: Starbucks’ grande employee dress code problem", The CASE Journal, 17(5), 673-690.

Practitioner Expertise

Our faculty includes not only researchers, but also leading practitioners who bring extensive real-world experiences into the classroom. Nearly 30% of our full-time faculty come from companies and organizations in a range of industries, including finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, and global business.

Richard Gregg, MBA, Distinguished Instructor in Healthcare Administration, serves as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Program, a federally qualified health center in Massachusetts.

Kimberley Ring, Instructor of Marketing, oversees Suffolk in the Hub, a highly successful student-run marketing agency

Ric Thomas, Instructor of Finance, serves as a Senior Advisor to the World Bank, where he works with both the Disaster Risk Finance and Asset Allocation groups.

Sawyer Live

Learn about past and upcoming events as well as faculty participation in conferences worldwide.

ASPA logoMark Holzer, PHD, Distinguished Research Professor of the Institute for Public Service and Aroon Manoharan, PHD, Associate Professor and Director of the National Center for Public Performance attended the virtual annual ASPA conference in March 2023.

IIA logoMike Dunlop, PHD, Assistant Professor of Practice of the Information Systems and Operations Management department, attended IIA's Analytics and Automation Conference in April 2023.

INFORMS logoSeokjin Kim, Associate Professor of the Information Systems and Operations Management department, will be attending the INFORMS MSOM Conference in June, 2023.

AUPHA logoPeter Martelli, Director and Associate Professor of the Master of Healthcare Administration program, will be attending the AUPHA Annual Meeting in June 2023.


Sawyer Bookshelf​

Lay it on the Table book cover

Linda Melconian, Public Service and Healthcare Administration, recently published Lay It on the Table, which chronicles an important part of our national history: the time when Speaker Tip O'Neill led the U.S. House of Representatives to end the Vietnam War.

Twenty Jobs Twenty Lessons book cover

Bob Cargill, Marketing, published his new book, Twenty Jobs, Twenty Lessons — A Long, Strange Career in Marketing, from Junk Mail to Social Media. The book chronicles the professional career of a copywriter who has learned a lot on the way...and wants to share it.

Organizational Change in an Urban Police Department book cover

In Organizational Change in an Urban Police Department, Brenda Bond-Fortier, Public Service and Healthcare Administration, analyzes the community and organizational forces that stimulated change in the Lowell Police Department.