Ph.D., Organization Management, Rutgers University
M.B.A., Media Management, Regent University
B.A., American Government, The University of Virginia
Dr. Patrice Perry-Rivers successfully defended her dissertation titled Status-Driven Strategy Divergences: The Impact of Social Stratification on Entrepreneurial Strategy and completed her Ph.D. in Organization Management in the summer of 2013 at Rutgers Business School. There, she received a research fellowship, and worked closely with the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.
At SFC, she teaches courses in management strategy, entrepreneurial marketing and innovation, and strategic human resource management and develops courses, programs, and research for the Center for Entrepreneurship. Her academic research focuses on the impact of status and social structure on corporate social responsibility and entrepreneurial strategy, and she has presented her work at several academic conferences, including the 2012 Academy of Management conference, the 2011 and 2012 Social Entrepreneurship Conference sponsored by NYU’s Stern School of Business, and the 2012 United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) annual conference. She was one of only 17 students from across the country to be selected as a Doctoral Consortium "promising scholar" by USASBE in the Spring of 2012.
Prior to becoming a professor, she worked successfully for fifteen years in corporate marketing and advertising for a large media firm, and in entrepreneurship as the owner/manager of a real estate team which ranked in the top 5% of realtors within a top forty U.S. market. In her various corporate and entrepreneurship positions, she was responsible for generating and/or managing millions of dollars, hundreds of clients, and very high levels of productivity. Now, as a professor, she brings both her scholarly training and practical corporate experience into the classroom, and seeks to inspire students toward success in their own careers.
Finally, she has a strong personal commitment to social responsibility. This is reflected via here serving on the boards for non-profit organizations committed to helping less fortunate youth, her ethical business practices, her commitment to mentoring students, and her emphasis on socially responsible business practices in all of the management courses she teaches