Rohrer College of Business @ Rowan University
Assistant Professor - Management
Sinead G. Ruane joined the Rohrer College of Business in September 2012 as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Management & Entrepreneurship Department. Sinead spent several years employed in a variety of organizations, from public and private to non-governmental and charity, filling an assortment of administrative, marketing, and managerial roles, before realizing that she'd really prefer to study different organizations and forms of work. A nomad at heart, she has lived on four continents and earned degrees in Management from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada (BComm with Honors in Management & Marketing), and University College Dublin, Ireland (MBS in Management & Organisation Studies).
Sinead is currently a PhD candidate in Organization Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explores the construction of identity among self-employed professionals, focusing specifically on the emerging field of personal coaching. Sinead's broader research interests include emotion, gender, identity, and power issues in the workplace, qualitative methodology, and labor relations. Her teaching areas include Organizational Behavior, Organization/Administrative Theory, Research Methods, Labor & Employment Relations, Human Resources, and General Management.
Sinead has presented her work at a number of national and international conferences, including the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM), International Labor Process Conference (ILPC), European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), Eastern Academy of Management (EAM), Standing Conference for Management & Organizational Inquiry (sc'MOI), and the American Sociology Association Annual Meeting (ASA). She has contributed co-authored pieces to the "Mastering Self Leadership" book series, and published in the Journal of Values-Based Leadership. Sinead is now focusing on preparing her dissertation research for publication, and looks forward to sharing her insights with both academic and practitioner audiences.