Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership

Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership

The Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership


The Center is committed to highlighting common values from which businesses, community groups, non-profits, and individuals alike can build a framework for understanding responsible leadership and becoming responsible leaders. RCRL engages with the broadest possible spectra of thought and experience to explore our central questions and discover common ground. (Read more about our principles)

Key Activities

Teaching: RCRL supports teacher preparation, classroom instruction, and experiential learning opportunities around themes of responsible leadership, with the goals of further integrating these concepts into university curricula and ultimately offering graduate and undergraduate courses and credentials aligning with these principles.

Research: RCRL builds a multi-disciplinary community of research faculty and students interested in exploring our central question: what is responsible leadership? RCRL encourages and supports collaborative, applied research related to topics in sustainability, corporate responsibility, ethics, and related topics.

Public Engagement: RCRL promotes discussion and debate on timely issues related to responsible leadership in the corporate, governmental, and non-profit sectors. RCRL seeks to provide responsible leadership-related consulting services to public and nonprofit organizations, simultaneously providing an avenue for project based learning for our students.


If you are interested in finding out more information about the Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership, please contact:

    • Jordan P. Howell, Co-Director and Affiliate Professor, RCRL and Associate Professor of Environmental & Sustainability Studies, School of Earth & Environment
    • Eric Liguori, Co-Director, RCRL, Executive Director of Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Rohrer Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship 
    • Susana C. Santos, Co-Director, RCRL and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship (
    • Susan Lehrman, Rohrer College of Business Dean

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