Rae André specializes in developing leaders for global environmental sustainability. A Professor of Management and Global Sustainability in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, she offers undergraduate and MBA courses that promote systemic thinking on climate change and energy evolution. In her writing and teaching, she advocates "strong sustainability" approaches,* based on the principles that growth is finite, natural capital is priceless, and human progress must be seen in terms of both economics and the quality of life.
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 Quarterly, the Journal of Business Ethics, the Journal of Management Education, Economic Development Quarterly, The New York Times, Across the Board, the Journal of General Management, the Journal of Small Business Management, and Management International Review.
She is the recipient of the Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award for the Best Paper in the Journal of Management Education (2011). She is also 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. She served as president of MOBTS from 2010 to 2013.
Dr. Andre received her 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.
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.
* See Nancy E. Landrum and Brian Ohsowski (2017). Content trends in sustainable business education: An analysis of introductory courses in the USA. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 18(3), 385-414.