Richman Family Director of Business Ethics and Social Impact Programming
Matt Statler is the Richman Family Director of Business Ethics and Social Impact Programming and Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Organization at NYU Stern.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
As the Richman Family Director, Matt leads and coordinates business ethics and social impact programming for Stern’s Undergraduate College, including the four-course Social Impact Core Curriculum as well as a range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Before joining Stern, Matt served as the Director of Research for NYU’s Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response (CCPR), where he was responsible for coordinating the research activities of the Center's multiple projects, while conducting original research focused on crisis and disaster management. Matt served from 2006-2008 as the Associate Director of NYU's International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP), where he conducted research and coordinated special projects focused on how businesses can become more strategically prepared for disasters and other crises.
Before joining NYU, Matt served as Director of Research at the Imagination Lab, a nonprofit Swiss foundation. In that role, he designed and facilitated strategy processes for major corporate, non-governmental, and educational organizations, while guiding a multidisciplinary research team that produced dozens of academic publications. Previously Matt had worked in A.T. Kearney's Nonprofit Practice, and as Managing Director at Weberize, an internet consulting firm.
Matt's educational background includes BA's in Philosophy and Spanish Literature from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He spent one year at the University of Heidelberg as a Fulbright Scholar, and then obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. Written with the support of the Mellon Foundation, his dissertation examined the role of repetition in education and focused specifically on the philosopher's allegorical return to the cave. His organizational research has appeared in a number of academic journals and edited volumes, including the Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making (Oxford University Press, 2008), and his most recent book publication is Everyday Strategic Preparedness: The Role of Practical Wisdom in Organizations (Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2007).