College of Business Administration

Ballentine Hall, 7 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881


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Amanda Cowan

  • Assistant Professor
  • Area: Management & Law
  • Phone: 401.874.4819
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  • Mailing Address: Ballentine Hall 230, 7 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 02881


Amanda Moss Cowan is an assistant professor of management at the University of Rhode Island College of Business Administration. She earned her doctorate in management at Oxford University, with a focus on organizational theory and strategy. Her research interests lie at the intersection of business and the natural environment, and include organizational crisis and change, inter-organizational conflict and collaboration, and organizational identity, image and roles. Prior to completing her doctorate, she earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Management at Yale University, specializing in Industrial Environmental Management. Amanda also has an MBA from East Tennessee State University and a BA from the University of Illinois.


Ph.D. (D.Phil.), Management, University of Oxford, 2013

M.E.M,. Environmental Management, Yale University, 2007

M.B.A., East Tennessee State University, 1991

B.A., Spanish, University of Illinois, 1984

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