Catherine Maritan joined Syracuse University in 2005 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Whitman School Management, teaching competitive and corporate strategy at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.
Professor Maritan earned a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, an M.S. in Management (finance) also from Purdue, and a B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from Queen’s University. She has held visiting appointments at Dartmouth College and at Purdue, and served on the faculty of SUNY Buffalo. She also brings practical business experience to her scholarly activities having worked as a mining engineer and as a corporate banker, in North America and in Europe, prior to entering academia.
Her research focuses on organizational processes business firms use to acquire the capabilities they draw on to compete, and employs a variety of methods and approaches including qualitative field studies, quantitative empirical analyses, analytical modeling, computer simulation, and conceptual theory development.
She is very active in service to the profession, having held leadership roles in the Strategic Management Society and the Business Policy and Strategy Division of The Academy of Management. Currently, she is Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Management, on the editorial board of the Strategic Management Journal, and Director of the Strategy Research Foundation Dissertation Grants Program.
In the Spring semester, Professor Maritan will be teaching a new Honors Course that brings together students from multiple disciplines to jointly examine contemporary business problems and events.