Director of CSR Initiatives and Clinical Specialist | Management | Montclair State University School of Business
Nicole Bryan is Director of CSR Initiatives in the Department of Management. Dr. Bryan’s teaching, research and engagement leverages multidisciplinary perspectives to problem solving and value creation. She teaches courses in business and society, ethics, human rights, corporate social responsibility, international business and international management. Dr. Bryan is actively engaged in service-learning and community-based research activities and contributes to social impact as a mentor and trainer. She engages in public-private partnership initiatives to assist in efforts to address human trafficking, facilitate trade competitiveness and security, improve resilience, and strengthen community empowerment. Dr. Bryan brings over fifteen years of experience in business consulting. She is co-founder of a New Jersey based consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and research, which she began after serving as Senior Director of an integrated marketing and communications firm in New York City. Dr. Bryan’s human behavior and changemaker expertise has resulted in unique professional and academic engagements. Her research is focused on globalization and the intersection of political, economic, technological and cultural forces. She has travelled extensively internationally, with a focus on Southeastern Europe and South and Central America. Dr. Bryan received funding from Microsoft to study the role of technology in human trafficking. She was a fellow in the highly competitive National Security and Education Program’s David L. Boren Fellowship Program, which supported her research on post-conflict transformation and reconciliation in former Yugoslavia. She was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Fellowship to work with youth in Newark as part of a project designed to strengthen science education. At MSU, she works closely with students and serves as a mentor to the International Business Society. She is a member of several associations, including the International Association of Business and Society, Society for Business Ethics, Academy of Management, Association for the Study of Nationalities and International Association of Genocide Scholars. Dr. Bryan is a Local Ethics Affiliate of the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs and serves on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Homeless and Runaway Youth and SprintShip. She led the International Women’s Hackathon sponsored by Microsoft at MSU and also moderated a session on women in tech as part of the Google I/O event on campus. Dr Bryan has been invited to speak at several national and international conferences and binational exchanges. She received a Ph.D. in Global Affairs from Rutgers University, M.A. in Humanities and Social Thought from New York University and B.A. in Philosophy and Administration of Justice from Rutgers University.