Martin J. Lecker EdD
Martin J. Lecker, EdD
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Martin Lecker, EdD, has been a member of the RCC Business faculty since 1985, and a full Professor since 1991. He has taught 18 different courses across four disciplines, and his leadership propelled the creation of the AS in Business Administration at the College. His innovations in educational technology, student mentoring and course development now serve as a model for web-enhanced and online courses.
Dr. Lecker authored the academic textbook, Conducting Business Ethically: A Philosophical Approach, and edited two books on multiculturalism in business. He has published numerous articles in national and international publications on ethical behavior in application to business practices. He served as Coordinator of RCC’s Business Honors program for 12 years.
The SUNY Board of Trustees conferred Dr. Lecker with its highest rank, Distinguished Teaching Professor, in 2012.
- BBA Marketing, Pace College, 1972
- MBA Professional Management, Pace University, 1978
- MEd, College Teaching and Academic Leadership, Columbia University, 1990
- EdD, College Teaching and Academic Leadership, Columbia University, 1990
- SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1994
- National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 1998
- RCC Student Faculty Advisor Award, 1997, 2000
Professional Accomplishments (Selected)
- Co-founder and co-coordinator, Annual Entrepreneurial Business Plan Competition for high school and college students, with Rockland Chapter of the American Institute for CPAs, 2007-present
- Faculty Senate Executive Committee, 1993-95, 1997-1998 2003-04, 2005-present
- Presider, SUNY Rockland Honors Convocation, 2004
- Co-Chair, College-wide Retention, Promotion, and Retention Committee, 1995-1999
- Conducting Business Ethically: A Philosophical Approach, Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., 2010
- “When Corporate Leaders Behave Badly,” Human Resource Management. Vol. 6, No. 83, 2011. Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Labor and Social Studies, Warsaw, Poland (Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, ed.).
- "The Smoking Penalty: Distributive Justice or Smokism?," Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 84, Supplement 1, 2009, pp. 47-64.
- “Karma Capitalism: A Normative Standard for Entrepreneurial Leadership,” 14th annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, DePaul University, Chicago, 2007
- “The Smoking Penalty: Distributive Justice or Smokism?” 13th annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, Niagara University, Buffalo, NY 2006
- “Workplace Romances: A Platonic Perspective,” 12th annual Conference Promoting Business Ethics, St. John’s University, New York, NY, 2005