Research in Responsible Leadership

Research in Responsible Leadership

Center for Responsible Leadership Faculty Research

RCRL Research Fellows Program

The Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership Research Fellows program supports high-quality faculty research aligned with themes regarding responsible leadership and sustainable development goals. The program is designed to support early-stage research surrounding interdisciplinary business-in-society topics. The Research Fellows program particularly contributes to the Center’s mission of supporting the values of social responsibility, sustainability, and organizational ethics among faculty. Information and updates regarding the RCRL Fellows’ research will be provided during the Center’s events throughout the academic year.

Access the 2024 Fellows CFP here.

2023-24 Research Fellows

The Center is excited to announce our 2023-24 Research Fellows:

  • Navid Bahmani (Dept. Marketing & Business Information Systems): "Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the blockchain: Implications for firms"
  • Elika Kordrostami (Dept. Marketing & Business Information Systems): "Sustainability: The Role of Higher Education"
  • Jooh Lee (Dept. of Management): "Progressive Approach to Strategic Significance of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) for Firm Economic Performance in Leading U.S. Corporations"
  • Susana Santos (School of Innovation & Entrepreneurship): "Entrepreneurship as a mechanism to alleviate poverty? The role of fear of failure and success"

Previous Research Fellows


  • Joseph J. Henry and Tony Lin (both Dept. of Accounting & Finance):  “Hazy days, hazy forecasts? PM2.5 pollution and sell-side analyst forecast accuracy” (project abstract)
  • Mahbubur Meenar (Dept. of Geography, Planning & Sustainability): “Community perceptions of food insecurity and an online grocery business model in Camden, New Jersey” (project abstract)
  • Robert S. D’Intino (Dept. of Management): "Corporate Citizenship and the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals” (project abstract)


Upcoming Event!
How Do Firms Choose Whether or Not to Participate In A New Derivatives Market?

March 8, 2023 | 11:00 - 12:00 EST
The conference will take place remotely, via WebEx. Access information will be emailed to you prior to the event

Join us as we discuss practical issues with listing exchange-traded or OTC futures contracts on recyclable materials such as plastic, aluminum, and cardboard. Hear from leading industry experts and academic researchers and regulators as we explore issues facing the design and operation of a market for connecting buyers and sellers of recyclable materials. We will also discuss the factors shaping firms' decisions to participate in a new derivatives market -- after all, there is no market without the participants!

All in a friendly, interactive (virtual) environment.

Tentative Panelists:
Joe Arns, Associate Director, Institutional Shareholder Services ESG
Zach Dexter, CEO, LedgerX LLC Derivatives Exchange
Daniel Folkinshteyn, Professor of Finance, Rowan University
Jordan P. Howell, Associate Professor of Sustainable Business, Rowan University
Michael Irgang, President, Global Risk Management Corporation
Jordan Moore, Assistant Professor of Finance, Rowan University
Ian Xue, Assistant Professor of Finance, Rowan University

Sponsored by the New Jersey Recycling Enhancement Act Grant program and the Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership.

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