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Debra R. Comer

Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship


Degrees

PHD, 1986, Yale Univ; MPHIL, 1985, Yale Univ; MA, 1984, Yale Univ; BA, 1982, Swarthmore Coll


Bio

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.

Before coming to Hofstra, Dr. Comer worked as an internal consultant in personnel research and organizational development at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. While at Yale University she was an instructor and teaching assistant, respectively, for undergraduate and graduate courses in organizational behavior.

Dr. Comer has published in the areas of individual and group behavior in organizations, organizational socialization, organizational politics, workplace drug testing, workplace diversity and experiential learning. Her articles have appeared in periodicals such as Human Relations, Organization Science, American Psychologist, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, Journal of Managerial Issues, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Business Ethics, and Management Communication Quarterly. She has also published a book chapter and co-authored an instructor's manual. Currently, she serves on the editorial board of three journals.

Dr. Comer has served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development and earlier as Chairperson of the Department of Management and General Business. As Chair, she designed and implemented undergraduate and graduate certificate programs, proposed an M.S. program, invigorated the internship program, and founded the Chair's Honor Council.

Dr. Comer is a member of the Eastern Academy of Management (in which she has served as vice president at large), as well as the Academy of Management, the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Comer has been listed in Who's Who in America.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MGT 101 INTRODUCTION TO MGT Undergraduate
MGT 152 RDGS IN MANAGEMENT Undergraduate
MGT 174 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP Undergraduate
MGT 200 BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIETY Graduate
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