Curriculum Vitae


M.S. in Journalism, Columbia University, 1981
B.A., w/ honors in German and Government – Wesleyan University, Ct., 1978

Assistant Professsor – Baruch College (City University of New York), Journalism Department – January, 1999-Present

Adjunct Instructor – Columbia University, Journalism Department, Bagehot Program – January, 1994-May, 2002.

Adjunct Lecturer — Baruch College, June 1997-December 1999

U.S. News & World Report

Senior Editor, business section – 1988-1991
Associate Editor, business section – 1985-1988
also covered art, science, and foreign stories

Business Week
Associate Editor, corporate strategies and technology – 1982-1985

Architectural Record
Assistant Editor – 1981-1982


The Capitalist Philosophers: The Geniuses Who Shaped Modern Business
New York: Times Books, 2000, 384 pages; also in paperback: Three Rivers Press, 2002.

Einstein’s Wife: Work and Marriage in the Lives of Five Great Twentieth Century Women
New York: Viking, 1995, 368 pages; also in paperback: Penguin1996.

The Man Who Discovered Quality: How W. Edwards Deming Brought the Quality Revolution To America
New York: Times Books, 1990, 326 pages; also in paperback: Penguin, 1992.

Papers in Professional Journals
Rochester Focuses: A Community’s Core Competence
The Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business School, July-August, 1991, pp. 116 – 126.


  • “Everyday People, Extraordinary Day,” The New York Times, October 31, 2001, p. G1. (COVER STORY, Workplace Section)
  • (with Eve Tahminicioglu )”A Nation Challenged: The Supervisors; Finding Ways to Reassure Employees,” The New York Times, September 19, 2001, p. C8.
  • “Management: Ford Embraces Six Sigma,” The New York Times, June 13, 2001, p. C6.
  • “Management: Anticipating Welch on Welch in His New Book,” The New York Times, November 29, 2000, p. C1. (COVER STORY, Business Section.)
  • “He Made America Think About Quality,” Fortune, October 30, 2000, p. 292.
  • “Creating a New Corporation,” U.S. News & World Report, May 8, 2000, p. 42.
  • “The Man Who Made McKinsey,” Consulting, February/March, 1999, pp. 30-32.
  • “Hard Work and Common Sense,” The Los Angeles Times Book Review, February 8, 1998, p. 5.
  • “The FDR Memorial: Like Many Revered Monuments, It’s Hard to Endure a Hazing.” Smithsonian magazine (Cover Story,) May, 1997, pp. 96-106.
  • “Married with Househusband,” Working Woman, November, 1995.
  • “Denise Scott Brown, Architectural Rebel Drawing Fire,” The Philadelphia Enquirer Magazine, September 10, 1995, p. 21. (Cover Story.)
  • The U.S. Enterprise Funds for Central and Eastern Europe: Lessons from the First Five Years, Institute for East/West Studies, June 6, 1995, 59 pages.
  • “Send in the A Team,” Executive Female, May- June, 1995, p. 34.
  • “Crashing the ‘Old Boy’ Party,” The New York Times, Sunday Business Section, January 8, 1995, Section 3, p. 1.
  • “The Making of a New Age Manager,” Working Woman, December, 1994, p. 18.
  • “The True Tale (and Happy Ending) of a Career Crisis,” Executive Female, November-December, 1994, pp. 42-43.
  • “Cracking the Glass Ceiling in R&D,” Research Technology Management, September-October, 1994, pp. 14-19.
  • “Fortune Teller: Edith Wiener,” Lears, December, 1993, p. 64.
  • “When TQM Falters: What Healthcare Can Learn from Industry,” The Quality Letter for Healthcare Leaders, July-August, 1992, pp. 1-9.
  • “After the Pay Revolution, Job Titles Won’t Matter,” The New York Times, Sunday Business Section, November, May 17, 1992, Section 3, p. 5.
  • “Take this Job and Love It,” The New York Times, Sunday Business Section, November, January 26, 1992, Section 3, p. 1.
  • (with Elizabeth Pezzullo) “Best Small Colleges,” U.S. News & World Report, America’s Best Colleges, Special Issue, October 15, 1990, pp. 121-123.
  • “Deming Demystifies the ‘Black Art’ of Statistic,” Quality Progress, December, 1991, pp. 26-28.
  • “Moscow’s MBA’s discover Capitalism,” U.S. News & World Report, September, 10, 1990, p. 72.
  • “Unhappy Hunting Ground,” International Management, September, 1990, pp. 61-63.
  • “Art of the Wheeler-Dealers,” U.S. News & World Report, July 2, 1990, pp. 40-41.
  • “Overseas Operators – Despite Outcry, Foreign Buyouts Bring U.S. Firms More Benefits Than Harm,” U.S. News & World Report, January 15, 1990, pp. 43-44.
  • “The Front Lines of Quality,” U.S. News & World Report. November 27, 1989, pp. 57-59.
  • “Cocaine Countries Try to Grow Straight,” U.S. News & World Report, October 23, 1989, p.57.
  • “Where Adam Smith Meets Karl Marx,” U.S. News & World Report, September 18, 1989, p. 36.
  • (with Peter Dworkin) “High Tech’s United Front,” U.S. News & World Report, July 10, 1989, pp. 43-45.
  • “Catch A Falling Star System,” U.S. News & World Report. June 5, 1989, pp. 43-44.
  • “Daring to Compete,” International Management, March, 1989, pp. 38-40.
  • “The Leading Light of Quality,” U.S. News & World Report. November 28, 1988, pp. 53-55.
  • (with Eva Pomice) “The Long Arm of the Law on Wall Street,” U.S. News & World Report. September 26, 1988, p. 47.
  • “The Man Who Changed the World of Quality,” International Management, March 1988, pp 61-63.
  • “You Are What You Build,” U.S. News & World Report. January 11, 1988, pp. 44-47.
  • (with Robert J. Morse and Robert F. Black) “Stock Market Killings,” U.S. News & World Report. (Cover story.) July, 1987, pp. 48-60.
  • (with Mary Lord in Tokyo, Peter Dworkin in San Francisco, Steve Hawkins in Los Angeles and Jack A. Seamonds in Detroit), “What They Don’t Teach You At Business School,” U.S. News & World Report, July 13, 1987, pp. 44-46.
  • “Controversy Haunts Drexel Deals – All the Way to Court,” U.S. News & World Report, February 2, 1987, p. 48.
  • “A Super Saudi’s Shifting Fortunes,” U.S. News & World Report, January 12, 1987, pp. 48-50.
    Gabor, Andrea with Charles Fenyvesi, “The Show that Almost Wasn’t,” U.S News & World Report, October 6, 1986, pp 67-68.
  • “Nightmare in Russia…Thinking the Unthinkable: Can it Happen Here?” [Part of Chernobyl Cover Story,] U.S. News & World Report, May 12, 1986, pp. 22-23.


  • Paper on Networking the Scientific Management Revolution: How Frederick W. Taylor Built a Vast Constituency, Academy of Management annual conference, August, 2002.
  • “Covering Private Businesses,” International Seminar at Columbia University School of Journalism for the City Journalistic Excellence Awards, June, 2002.
  • “The first in a series of book talks ‘Business Books by Women Authors.’ ” Lecture on The Capitalist Philosophers at Fordham University Schools of Business, Center for Management Studies, April, 2002.
  • “The Capitalist Philosophers,” Lecture at Fordham University, MBA class on management, May, 2001.
  • “The Capitalist Philosophers,” Speech before the Central Business District Association. in Virginia Beach, April, 2001.
  • “From Mileva Einstein to Maria Goeppert Mayer: Work and Marriage in the Lives of Great 20th Century,” Argonne National Labs, July, 1997.
  • “Einstein’s Wife: Work and Marriage in the Lives of Five Great 20th Century Women,” lecture before the National Conference of Women CPA’s, June, 1997.
  • “Einstein’s Wife: Work and Marriage in the Lives of Five Great 20th Century Women,” lecture before the Financial Women’s Association, April, 1997.
  • “Einstein’s Wife: Work and Marriage in the Lives of Five Great 20th Century Women,” lecture before Harvard Business School Women’s Alumni Association, January, 1997.
  • “Lee Krasner: Wife and Artist,” Lecture at the Pollock/Krasner House, East Hampton, L.I., July, 1995.
  • “W. Edwards Deming and Total Quality Management,” Lecture at Columbia University, Knight Bagehot Fellowshop program, Fall 1993 and Fall 1994.
  • “W. Edwards Deming and Total Quality Management,” Lecture at the Brookings Institution, 1991.

Papers Submitted to Journals for Consideration:

“CEO Follies: What’s Wrong with CEO Succession,” The New York Times. (Article submitted, but not yet edited.)

Other Completed Papers:
“Networking the Scientific Management Revolution: How Frederick W. Taylor Built a Vast Constituency.”

Research in Progress:
Leadership: Ideas and Examples that Matter. I developed this book proposal at the request of Mickey Butts, the founding editor of the Industry Standard, the most respected business magazine to cover the New Economy (sadly the magazine is now defunct.) It is envisioned as the second book in a series of books on “Ideas That Have changed the Way We Think About Business.” Mr. Butts is currently trying to find a publisher for the series.

CHOICE Current Reviews of Academic Books [published by the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association,] January, 1997, Einstein’s Wife cited as one of the “Outstanding Academic Books of 1996.”

Business Week, June 29, 1992, The Man Who Discovered Quality received first mention on the Summer Reading List of 1992.

Chicago Tribune Best Seller List, The Man Who Discovered Quality, February, 1991.

Ralph Nader, Center for the Study of Responsive Law, cited The Man Who Discovered Quality as one of twelve “Books for the 1990s.”

Eugene M. Lang Research Grant Proposal on: “Networking the Scientific management Revolution: How Frederick W. Taylor Built a Vast Constituency.” Grant in the amount of $3,500, awarded on May 3, 2002.

Service to the Journalism Department at Baruch College:

  • Faculty Advisor for Dollars & Sense, fall 1999, to present. The 2001 issue of D&S won a Gold Medal in the annual competition of student publications conducted by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. D&S also received “All-Columbian” awards in all four categories of the competition. The magazine also received a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Business Journalism Faculty Advisor fall, 2000 to present.
  • Member of the English Deptartment committee on honors and awards, 2002.
  • Arranged Reuter-sponsored panel debate on Rebuilding “New York: Lessons from Berlin to Beirut,” May 2002. The following panelists participated: Carl Weisbrod, president of the Downtown Alliance of N.Y.; Denise Scott Brown, noted urban planner and partner in Venturi Scott Brown & Assoc.; Dean Starkman, real estate reporter for the Wall Street Journal; Patrick Rizzo, the New York bureau chief for Reuters.
  • Arranged Reuter Lecture with Reese Schonfeld, former president of CNN, May, 2001.
  • Arranged Reuter Lecture with Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer on “The Bronx is Up,” May, 2000.
  • Organized Panel Debate for April 10, entitled “Pay-for-Performance: Is it Management’s Greatest Motivational Weapon or a Quixotic Panacea?”
  • Arranged Reuter Lecture with Abe Briloff, on “Cooking the Books,” February, 24, 2000.
  • Spoke on the coverage of the Abner Louima case in Myron Schwartzman’s Perspectives on the News Class, spring 1999.
  • Spoke together with Josh Mills about American management and U.S. business coverage to international students at Columbia University, November, 1999.

Service to the College:
Member of the college Financial Aid Committee, 2001 to present.
Spoke at the Entrepreneurship Summit on “Drucker to Deming: The 10 Most Important Ideas that Have Shaped American Management,” for a conference on small business sponsored by the Zicklin School’s Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship and Small Business, April 28, 2000.

Member, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, 2000 to present.