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Author Biography

Rae André specializes in developing climate leaders. She advocates strong sustainability approaches based on the principles that growth is finite, natural capital is priceless, and human progress must be measured in terms of both economics and the quality of life. Today she brings her expertise in teaching climate leadership to educators in a broad range of academic and professional settings. 


As Professor Emeritus of Leadership and Sustainability at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, she also offers undergraduate and MBA courses that promote systemic thinking on climate change and energy evolution.


Dr. André is the recipient of the Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award for the Best Paper in the Journal of Management Education. She is a recipient of the Peter J. Frost Mentoring Award (2017) and the Susan B. Herman Distinguished Service Award (2014) of the Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, where she served as president from 2010 to 2013.


Dr. Andre received a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan, an M.A. in Film Studies from The University of California at Los Angeles, and a B.A. (Cum Laude) in English from Cornell University.

A best-selling author, her popular press books include Take Back the Sky: Protecting Communities in the Path of Aviation Expansion, Positive Solitude, and The 59-Second Employee: How to Stay One Second Ahead of Your One-Minute Manager (co-authored with Peter D. Ward). On the academic side, her books include Organizational Behavior: An Introduction to Your Life in Organizations, Researchers Hooked on Teaching: Noted Scholars Discuss the Synergy Between Teaching and Research (co-edited with Peter J. Frost), and Homemakers, the Forgotten Workers.

Her articles have been published in such journals as Business Horizons, The Non-Profit QuarterlyJournal of Business Ethics, the Journal of Management Education, Economic Development Quarterly, The New York Times, the Journal of Small Business Management, and Management International Review.

She is a member of the Academy of Management, the Authors Guild, the Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, and ShHair (Save Our Historic Hanscom Area Resources). She is a life member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Sierra Club, and a member of the Council of 1000 of the Natural Resources Defense Council.

She has held professional positions at IBM, General Motors, and MCA, Inc., and has been a visiting professor on the Semester at Sea voyage; L'Ecole Superiere du Commerce, Reims, France; the University of Waikato, New Zealand; and the Ulster University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.