Erica Foldy

Associate Professor Of Public Administration, PhD in Organization Studies

    1997 …2023

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    Professor Foldy is an Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.  She is also affiliated Faculty with the Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management in Boston.  Erica’s research addresses the question: What enables and inhibits collaboration and learning across potential divisions?   She explores a variety of factors including identities, frames, learning behaviors, power dynamics, and leadership.  Erica has conducted research in a wide range of organizations, from large public agencies and community nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies, boutique firms, and health care settings.  She is co-author of the book The Color Bind: Talking (and not Talking) about Race at Work and co-editor of the Reader in Gender and Organizations.  In addition, she has more than forty papers in a variety of outlets, including management, public administration, psychology and medical journals, and various handbooks, encyclopedias and edited volumes.   Erica holds a BA from Harvard College and a PhD from Boston College and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Harvard Business School and a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Organization Studies, PhD, Carroll School of Management, Boston College

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    Research Affiliate, Simmons School of Management


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