Debra R. Comer
Professor of Management, Entrepreneurship, and General Business
Degrees: PHD, 1986, Yale Univ; MPHIL, 1985, Yale Univ; MA, 1984, Yale Univ; BA, 1982, Swarthmore Coll
Dr. Comer received a B.A. with honors in psychology from Swarthmore College and an M.A., an M.Phil., and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Yale University.
Dr. Comer edited and contributed several chapters to Moral Courage in Organizations: Doing the Right Thing at Work (M.E. Sharpe, 2011). Her current research interests include ethical behavior in organizations, on-line learning, crisis management, and the use of popular culture in management education. She has also published in the areas of individual and group behavior in organizations, organizational socialization, organizational politics, workplace drug testing, and workplace diversity. Her articles have appeared in periodicals such as Human Relations, Organization Science, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Journal of Managerial Issues, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics Education, Organization Management Journal, and Management Communication Quarterly. Currently, she is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Management Education and serves on the editorial boards of four other journals.
Dr. Comer served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development and earlier as Chair of the Department of Management and General Business. Before coming to Hofstra, she worked as an internal consultant in personnel research and organizational development at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Dr. Comer is a member of the Eastern Academy of Management (in which she served as vice president at large), as well as the Academy of Management and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. She is listed in Who's Who in America.