Associate Professor, School of Management

Eileen Brownell

Administration Building Suite 2010, Room 206, Albany
Fax: 518-292-1964
[email protected]


Ph.D., Business Administration, Northcentral University
Specialization: Organizational Leadership

M.S., Business Education, University at Albany

Courses Taught

  • BUS205 Principles of Management
  • BUS307 Business Ethics
  • BUS311 Entrepreneurship
  • BUS314 Organizational Behavior
  • BUS327 Internship in Business
  • BUS340 Leadership & Diversity
  • BUS332 Conflict Management & Mediation
  • BUS348 Culture & Commerce (Study Abroad)
  • MBA570 Critical Thinking
  • MBA/MGT 656 Leadership and Ethics
  • WLD420 Women Changing the World


Dr. Eileen V. Brownell is an Associate Professor, Chairperson of the Undergraduate Business Programs, and Internship Director in the School of Management at The Sage Colleges.  Her academic experience includes college teaching, curriculum development, new program development, supervising faculty, grant writing, directing the Allies Center for the Study of Social Responsibility, directing the Women Changing the World general education program, coordinating problem-based service learning initiatives, and mentoring students. Dr. Brownell created the Sage International Study Abroad Series, taking Sage students and alumni to Europe from 2000-2016. Her professional entrepreneurial experiences include consulting in the areas of organizational development and leadership, former Vice-President of Brownell Agency, Inc., and former co-owner of Gauthier’s Saranac Lake Inn.

Dr. Brownell holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Northcentral University. In addition, her other degrees are a M.S. in Business Education from University of Albany and a B.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Farmingdale.  Credentials include New York State Conflict Mediation Certification and New York State Teacher Certification. Her research interests are in the areas of leadership, organizational decline and turnaround, academic culture, and higher education.

Dr. Brownell has received a number of awards including induction into Delta Mu Delta Honor Society (2012) and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (2006), Distinguished Faculty Service Award (2015), Partner in Education Award (2015), the Russell Sage College Women of Distinction Faculty Award (2008), New York State Women in Higher Education Leadership Award (2006), Teacher of the Year Award from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (1996), and Fellowship Recipient, United Auto Workers Walter and May Reuther Education Center at Black Lake, MI (2002).