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Erica Gabrielle Foldy, Faculty Co-director
and Associate Professor of Public Management and Policy

Erica Gabrielle Foldy, PhD, is Faculty Co-Director of the Research Center for Leadership in Action and an Associate Professor of Public and Nonprofit Management at NYU Wagner. She is also affiliated faculty with the Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management in Boston.

Professor Foldy's research addresses the question: What enables and inhibits working and learning together across potential divisions like race and gender? She is interested in how cognitive processes, like framing and sensemaking, affect our ability to connect with others, and how leaders act as "sensegivers" to affect their constituents' capacity for joint work.

Erica has published articles in a variety of journals and edited volumes, including Leadership Quarterly, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. She also co-edited, with Robin Ely and Maureen Scully, the Reader in Gender, Work and Organization.

Prior to her PhD program, Erica worked for 15 years with nonprofit organizations addressing foreign policy, women's rights, and occupational health and safety. She has consulted on strategic planning and organization development to a wide range of nonprofit groups.

She holds a BA from Harvard College and a PhD from Boston College. She was a Post Doctoral Fellow at Harvard Business School in 2002-03. During the 2007-08 academic year, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.

Please click here for Erica Foldy's faculty profile.