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Lutisha Vickerie

Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship


PHD, 2018, Rutgers University; JD, 2010, Rutgers University; BA, 2006, Rutgers University


Lutisha S. Vickerie completed her Ph.D. in the Organization Management Program at Rutgers School of Business, with a concentration in entrepreneurship, organizational theory, and global affairs. Prior to joining Hofstra, she taught various Entrepreneurship, Ethics, and Negotiation courses as a part-time lecturer at Rutgers and an assistant adjunct professor at Baruch College Zicklin School of Business.

Dr. Vickerie's research interests span both micro and macro levels of analysis. In one research stream, she uses neo-institutional theory to examine the institutional logics supporting policy initiatives and the influence on entrepreneur responses. In a different research stream, Dr. Vickerie advances a venture formation perspective in formal and informal markets to identify entrepreneurial drivers and switching mechanisms in domestic and international contexts. She specializes in using qualitative field research methods to understand the interplay of individuals’ experiences with organizational and institutional phenomena more broadly. At the 2017 USASBE Conference, Dr. Vickerie received  Best Conceptual Paper Award and Best Doctoral Student Paper Award for her work on interdisciplinary research paradigms across the aforementioned fields.

Dr. Vickerie received her B.A. in Economics from Rutgers College. She also holds a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law – Newark and is admitted to the bars of New York and New Jersey. Prior to her academic career, she worked as an attorney, representing a multinational firm and its subsidiaries on international business regulation and policy matters. She also served as co-founder and Vice President of Fair To Women, Inc., where she advocated on behalf of women across the world facing socio-economic marginalization.

Dr. Vickerie uses her knowledge in organization management, entrepreneurship, business ethics, and global affairs to contribute practical solutions for sustainable socio-economic development and political justice for indigent people.

Teaching Interests

Entrepreneurship, Conflict Management/Negotiations, Business Ethics, and Organization Theory

Research Interests

Scalability of social innovation; Drivers of formal and informal venture formation and operation in urban contexts (domestic and international) and switching mechanisms for immigrant entrepreneurs; Neo-institutional theory and the institutional logics supporting policy initiatives and entrepreneur responses; Rigor of business education in Africa and use of business training programs to increase effectiveness of non-governmental organizations

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
BBA 100 BUS & SOC: FOUND FOR PROF DEV Undergraduate