Dr. Sue McNamara

  Sue McNamara

Sue McNamara

Associate Professor (Business Administration)

Thompson Hall W315 Thompson Hall

(716) 673-3898

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Ph.D., Purdue University

Thirty-year career that crosses private, governmental and academic sectors. Academic experience as a full time tenure track faculty teaching strategic management, organization behavior and entrepreneurship using student centered experiential learning strategies. Research interests include experiential learning and entrepreneurship. Private sector experience includes strategic planning for a Fortune 50 technology company, management of a government agency with an annual $25 million budget and a 300-person staff, starting up two not-for-profits, grant writing, partnership building, interfacing with federal, state and local government, economic development, academic teaching and collaboration. Strengths include relationship building, community engagement, leadership, teaching, coaching, problem-solving, problem based learning, creativity and innovation.

Office Hours

Monday: noon-3:00
Thursday: 3:00 - 4:00
by appt.

Teaching Interests

Strategic Management
Organization Behavior
Social Entrepreneurship
Business Communication

Research Interests

Experiential Learning
Applied Learning - Project Based Learning
Success - Leadership
Enactus - Success after Graduation
Community Engagement - Social Entrepreneurship

Intellectual Contributions

  • "As the Cookie Crumbles in Textbook - Lectures and Play," New Degree Press (2021).
  • "Applying a risk matrix to biologics manufacturing remediation: a teaching exercise," Journal of Business Cases and Applications/Academic and Business Research Institute (2018).
  • "The Case of Prioritizing Remediation of Acquired Plasma Centers For FDA Licensure: A Risk Matrix Approach," Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology (2018).
  • "The Effect of Electronic Writing Tools on Business Writing Proficiency," BRC Journal of Advances in Education (2014).


  • "Face to Face Innovation: Post pandemic ," MOBTS - management and organization behavior teaching society (2021).