Name: Dr. Melinda Weisberg
Title: Assistant Professor, School of Managment
Office Location: Dyson 358
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 6006
Degrees Held:

Doctor of Management, University of Maryland University College

                M.Ed., Edgewood College, Madison, WI   

B.A., Economics and Public Relations, North Central College, Naperville, IL 




Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Executive Transition Management


Melinda Weisberg has a long and distinguished career in nonprofit management and education. She is currently a tenure track assistant professor in the School of Management at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She teaches undergraduate courses in Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, and Introduction to Business, as well as a course in Change Management in the MBA Program. She began her teaching career after earning a Doctorate in Management from the University of Maryland University College.

Prior to joining Marist, she held leadership positions in the nonprofit sector, including serving as a Leadership Trainer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and as Executive Director for the Interfaith HIV/AIDS Ministry of Danbury CT. From 2006 to 2012 she was Director of Organizational Development and Public Policy, Astor Services for Children & Families, Hudson Valley and Bronx, NY. In this capacity, she oversaw Human Resources for 700+ employees and led development of the long-term strategic plan for this $50 million agency that provides behavioral health and education services to over 6,000 children and their families.

Most recently, as founder of a New York State certified woman-owned business CG Consulting for the Common Good, she developed a proprietary curriculum on volunteer management that’s been used across the state.

 Throughout her career, Dr. Weisberg has been active in community service. She is currently a New York State delegate to Vision 2020, a national coalition of organizations and individuals united in the commitment to achieve women’s economic and social equality. It was founded and is administered by the Institute for Women's Health and Leadership at Drexel University College of Medicine.

In addition to teaching management courses at Marist, Dr. Weisberg is an instructor for board governance in the George Washington University School of Business on-line/residency program in Sports Philanthropy. Students in this program work for professional sports teams, leagues, athlete foundations and sport-related companies in programs that emphasize corporate social responsibility.


Awards & Honors:

2015-16 Marist Student Government Association School of Management Faculty Member of the Year 


Publications, Conference Proceedings and Working Papers

Weisberg, M, Dent, E (2016) Meaning or money? Non-profit employee satisfaction. Voluntary Sector Review, 7 (3), 293-313. DOI: 10.1332/096278916X14767760873899

Barry, J. & Weisberg, M. (2016). From discrimination to inclusivity: LGBT in the workplace. Accepted for conference proceedings and oral presentation to the Northeast Business and Economics  Association (NBEA). West Point, NY, November 2016.

Weisberg, M. (2018). Back to the Future: Herzberg Meets the Millennials. Fourth American Academic Research Conference on Global Business, Economics, Finance and Social Sciences.

Weisberg, M. (2016). Gaining nonprofit job satisfaction through collaboration. Manuscript in process (copy on file with author).

Weisberg, M. (2016).  Flexible structure and strong boards:  Creating a governance paradigm for nonprofit board governance challenges.  (in review).

Weisberg, M. (2015). An evidence-based examination of collaborative problem-solving and job satisfaction. Conference proceedings and oral presentation to the Northeast Business and

Economics Association (NBEA). New York, NY, November 6, 2015.

Weisberg, M. (2015). Flexible structure meets regulatory oversight: A nonprofit board governance challenge. Conference proceedings and oral presentation to the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). Miami, FL, November 13, 2015.

Weisberg, M. (2013). Improving the quality of life for those in extreme poverty: An examination of two market-based strategies. Conference proceedings and oral presentation to the International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB), George Washington University, November 7, 2013.

Weisberg, M. (2013). Dissertation: The Nonprofit Dynamic Human Services Employee: Creating Engagement and Inspiration in an Ever-changing Environment. 


Research Interests:


·         Organizational behavior development – process improvement and employee motivation

·         Nonprofit board governance and strategy

·         Innovation and change

·         Social enterprise – strategies for poverty reduction and improving life quality

·         Contemporary workforce issues –  innovation/change, communication, collaboration, and generational issues


·         Voluntary Sector Studies Network

·         Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management

·         Organizational Behavior Teaching Society

·         Eastern Academy of Management

·         American Association of University Women

·         SHRM (Society of Human Resource Managers)


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Twitter:  @CGforCommonGood