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Rikki Abzug

Ramapo Success Story

“I came to Ramapo in 2006 after having served as the Chair of the Nonprofit Management Program at the New School in New York. By 2008, I had been selected ‘Outstanding Teacher of the Year’ by Ramapo’s Business Honor Society (Delta Mu Delta, at that time). About that same time, I became Convener of the Management Concentration. I have chaired the search committees that brought the seven newest members of the management faculty to Ramapo and have helped conceptualize the leadership track of our MBA.

I am delighted to have taught and mentored hundreds of students, who have successfully pursued graduate degrees and/or are leading small and medium sized businesses and nonprofits, many of whom I follow on social media. I have worked with students–often by reviewing personal statements–on successful applications to Master’s programs in higher education administration, student affairs, business administration and even medical doctorates.”

– Rikki Abzug is a Professor of Management. For more information, please visit Rikki’s Faculty Profile.

Anisfield School of Business

Recent Publications

Webb, N., & Abzug, R. (2016 Forthcoming). Financial Dereliction of Duty: Are charities that aid servicemen and veterans systematically mismanaged? Armed Forces & Society.

Abzug, R. (2016). Extramarital affairs as occupational hazard: A structural, ethical (cultural) model of opportunity. Sexualities. 19 (1/2), 25-45.

Abzug, R., Olbrecht, A., Sabrin, M., and DeLeon, E. (2015). Nonprofit Financing to the Rescue? The Slightly Twisted Case of Local Educational Foundations and Public Education In New Jersey. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 45 (1), 133-149.

Abzug, R. (2015). Predicting Success in the Undergraduate Hybrid Business Ethics Class: Conscientiousness Directly Measured. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, 7 (2), 400-411.

Webb, N., Guo, C., & Abzug, R. (2013). Religious Affiliation, Religious Attendance, and Participation in Social Change Organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 42 (1), 34-58.


Swarthmore College, B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology (1986)
Yale University, M.A. in Organizational Sociology (1988)
Yale University, M.Phil. in Organizational Sociology (1989)
Yale University, PhD in Organizational Sociology (1994)

Classes Known For

Organizational Analysis
Nonprofit Management
Ethics in Business