Susan Stehlik

Susan Stehlik

Joined Stern 2007

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 3-105
New York, NY 10012



Susan Stehlik joined New York University Stern School of Business as an adjunct professor in 1999 and now serves as a Clinical Professor of Management Communication after serving as Director of the Management Communication Program from 2019 to 2021.

Prior to NYU, Professor Stehlik’s career saw 21 years in international finance as a member of the executive teams at Bank of Boston and Nippon Credit Bank, where she also served as Ethics Officer and Trustee of the pension and 401(k) funds. She was the first of 3 women appointed to Vice President at BkBos. Her career also saw 10 years as a consultant in her own company, Prime Time Ideas, inc.

Her combined academic and professional experience has focused on developing policies and strategies for enhancing corporate missions, managing functions in HR, Systems and Compliance as well as directing critical transitions. Her consulting portfolio includes leading diversity and leadership training, executive coaching, legal and ethical investigations. She has worked with a broad range of clients large and small: ABC Television, SAC Capital, Vanguard Investments, Detica Consultants, Maharam and Comedy Central, to name a few. The lecture circuit has addressed numerous controversial topics to various audiences at the Japan Society, IBM Thinktank, Financial Times Summit, HR Symposium, McKinsey Global Business Institute and academic institutions including University of Dar es Salaam, Oxford’s Sommerville College, Singapore Mgt. University, Rutgers, Univ. of Wisconsin, Copenhagen Bus. School and more. Media highlights include a gender case analysis on CNN's Anderson Cooper show, Channel 1 interview on Sexual Harassment and interviews for Business Insider.

Academic Background

B.S., Communications
University of Wisconsin, Madison

M.S., Human Resource Management
New School of Social Research

Areas of Expertise


  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


  • Corporate Governance


  • Corporate Strategy
  • Diversity
  • Employee Motivation & Retention
  • Human Resource Management
  • Leadership
  • Professional Development