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Susan J. Kowalewski, MBA, EdM, PhD

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Associate Professor

Business (Academic Department)



716-829-7660 fax


Dr. Kowalewski has over 25 years experience in clinical health care and administration.  She has been a full-time faculty member at D’Youville College since 2006, having previously taught as an adjunct at Niagara University in Lewiston, NY and Hesser College in Manchester, NH.  Dr. Kowalewski was employed by the State University of New York at Buffalo for 9 years in the School of Dental Medicine prior to joining the faculty at D’Youville College.  In September 2009 she was named by Buffalo Business First as one of twenty-three Women of Influence for Western NY and “2010 Faculty Member of the Year” for D’Youville College.

Education & Training

Research Interests

Online education; gender issues; leadership; health care management; faculty development; human resources management


Kowalewski, S. (expected publication: 2017). Introduction to Business: A Clear and Concise Guide-Textbook Chapter 10: Human Resources, Edited by Elizabeth Armini, Kendal Hunt Publishing.

Lampka, E. & Kowalewski, S. (2017), Veterans in the workplace: An Analysis of Military Veteran Underutilization in the Civilian Workforce. International Journal of Business Management and Commerce, V 2, (1).

Kowalewski, S., & Michalek, C. (2015). The Implication of an Advanced Degree for Nurses in Health Care, Business Education and Accreditation. V 7, (1).

Michalek, C. & Kowalewski, S. (2014). The Significance of Advanced Degrees in Relation to Health Care Administrators, The International Journal of Business and Social Research. V3,(2).

Kowalewski, S. (2014). Too Busy to Care, Case Study, Textbook: Organizational Behavior and Theory for Health Care, Edited by Nancy Borkowski. Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Kowalewski, S. (2013), Storytelling: An Integral Facet in Organizations. The International Journal of Business and Social Research. V3(3), p. 51-54.

Reece, C. & Kowalewski, S. (2012). Financial Investing Made for Women: The Economic and Psychological Reasons Why Women Invest Differently than Men, The International Journal of Business and Social Research. V2.(3), p. 143-152.

Kowalewski, S. & Phillips, S. (2012). Preferences for Performance Based Employee Rewards: Evidence from Small Business Environments, International Journal of Management and Marketing Research. V5(2), p. 65-76.

Kowalewski, S, Moretti, L., & McGee, D. (2011). Succession Planning: Evidence from Best Companies in New York, International Journal of Management and Marketing Research. V4N2.

Kowalewski, S. & Waukau-Villagomez, L. (2011). Storytelling and Career Narratives in Organizations, The Global Journal of Business Research, V5N4, 2011, 83-92.

Chong, P., Kowalewski, S., & Kowalewski, E. (2011), Gaining Global Business Competence through Experiential Learning, Case Studies in Active and Integrative Learning: Case Studies in Active and Integrative Learning at Niagara University, Book Chapter, Cambria Press.

Chong, P., Kowalewski, S., & Kowalewski, E., Increasing Cultural and Global Business Intelligence of MBA Students through Experiential Learning. The BRC Journal of Education, Cambria Press, V 1(2), 2010.

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