Azita Hirsa


Education & Training

Ph.D., Management, Dissertation: "Structuring Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Resource Mobilization in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Teams",  Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

M.Sc., Technology and Organizational Behavior, Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

B.Sc. (Honors), Major: MIS, Minor: Social Psychology, Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Primary Research Focus
Engineering and Emerging Technology Ethics, Ethics of Modeling, Management of Engineering and Technology , Professional Development, Organizational Behavior, Cultural Analysis and Ethnography


Awards & Honors

Schacht Faculty Research Grant, The Sage Colleges, “Structuring an Interdisciplinary Classroom: How Students Collaborate in a Biotechnology Course.”

The Women of Distinction Faculty Award, The Sage Colleges (Russell Sage College Business and Communications Club & School of Management

Rensselaer Master Teaching Fellowship

PhD Senior Fellowship, Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Graduate Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 


Conference Presentations and Publications:

Hirsa, A., Harper, T., (2017) “Who are you? Where are you from? From Self-Identity to Social Identity to Organizational Identity “, Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS) 

“Leading a Culture of Empathy, Compassion and Gratitude in the Workplace” (2016), Program Presentation at the Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA - An Affiliate of Society of Human Resource Management), Clifton Park, NY ** Presentation approved by the HR Certification Institute and SHRM for General Credit.

Hirsa, A., Szabo, Z., Kalsher, M., Plopper, G. (August 2013), “Building an Interdisciplinary Classroom environment: Integrating Sociological, Psychological, and Pedagogical elements to Train Biologists and Engineers”, AAAS Vision and Change in Biology Undergraduate Education: Chronicling Change, Inspiring the Future Conference, Washington, DC

Half the Sky:  Turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide – Salon screening and discussion,  (2013), The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY 

Hirsa, A., Restivo, S. (2008) “Nanotechnology” in S. Restivo and P. H. Denton (eds.) Battleground: Science and Technology, Vol. 2, pp. 307-310, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Baron, R.A., Markman, G.D., Hirsa, A., “Perceptions of Women and Men as Entrepreneurs: Evidence for Differential Effects of Attributional Augmenting.” Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 86 (5) October 2001, pp. 923 – 929

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