MC Binz-Scharf

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Nonviolent Communication
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Women in the Workplace


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MC Binz-Scharf

MC Binz-Scharf


MC Binz-Scharf is associate professor of management in the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at the City College of New York. Her interdisciplinary scholarship is at the intersection of organizational behavior, sociology of work, and information systems. Using ethnographic methods, she examines the relationships, networks, and practices people use to overcome systemic obstacles and other difficulties to accomplish work. Her current interests are inclusive work environments, and compassion and nonviolence as strategies for innovation and change. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the US Department of Education, among others, and has been published in a broad range of disciplinary journals. Beyond her scholarly pursuits, MC is active as a social justice advocate for gender equality and the advancement of underserved populations at work. She is also a 300 hour certified Jivamukti yoga teacher. Prior to her appointment at CUNY, MC was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. She holds a Ph.D. in business economics from the University of St. Gallen and a B.A. in business economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.


B.A./M.A. Bocconi University; University of St. Gallen, PhD

Courses Taught

Organizational Behavior, Social Entrepreneurship, Women in the Workplace, Nonviolent Communication

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