Susan J. Kowalewski

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Susan J. Kowalewski, MBA, EdM, PhD
Department Chair; Assistant Professor
Business (Academic Department), Certified Graduate Member
ALT 633
(716) 829-7839
(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

Online Teaching Certificate, Sloan C, July 2013
Certification, Online Learners, Sloan C, June 2013

Workshop- Successful Online Outcomes: Avoiding Students Stress
Workshop- Student Satisfaction: Advising and Support
Workshop-Student Satisfaction: Feedback

Research Interests

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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