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Maria Christina (MC) Binz-Scharf is Associate Professor of Management in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of the City University of New York, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on organizational behavior, social entrepreneurship, and information and technology management. Her research examines how individuals search for and share knowledge through formal and informal channels to accomplish work. Funded by the NSF and by the NIH, her work has appeared in a broad variety of journals, including American Review of Public Administration, Cancer, and American Behavioral Scientist. Currently, she is working on a book on the future of work in the networked economy. Beyond her scholarly work, MC is active as a social justice advocate for gender equality and the advancement of underserved populations in the workplace.

Before joining the faculty at City College in 2004, MC was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to her stay at Harvard, she co-founded and managed the Center of Excellence for Electronic Government at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and worked at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. MC holds a PhD in Business Economics from the University of St. Gallen and a BA from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. Beyond observing people at work and advocating for the underserved, MC enjoys skiing, yoga, spending time with her husband and kids, learning about art, and exploring the world.

 

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