2000- bust

Biography

Devorah is an honorary associate in refugee studies and human rights, in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney. Her substantive fields of research are in refugee studies and human rights, The philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas and Merleau Ponty; political theorists Arendt and Simmons and the mystic Martin Buber are foundational to her thinking.

She has previously taught ethics and communications to the Masters of economics and finance at the University of New South Wales and was the Director of the undergraduate change management program UNSW. She currently has affiliate status at Macquarie University.

Devorah has15 years experience working within the private and government sector. Between consulting internationally to blue chip organisations she was employed as Director at the Community Relations Commission of NSW. In this role she managed the metro, rural and regional officers, multiple projects and events with the multicultural communities in NSW, NGOs and universities, held fora for ethnic leaders in parliament house and managed teams writing speeches for Members of Parliament.

She has significant experience with the asylum seekers incarcerated in Australian detention centres

Academic Positions

  • Present2005

    General Atlantic Professor

    Stanford University, Graduate School of Business

  • 20052004

    Full Professor

    Stanford University, Graduate School of Business

  • 20042001

    Assistant Professor

    UCLA, Anderson Graduate School of Management

  • 20011999

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Columbia University, Graduate School of Business

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 1995

    Ph.D. in Marketing

    Stanford University Graduate School of Business

  • M.B.A. 1993

    Master of Business Administration

    Boston University

  • B.A. 1989

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

    University of California, Berkeley

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • SCP 2014
    Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award
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  • 2012-2013
    Ormond Family Faculty Fellow
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  • June 2012
    Nautilus Silver Award for Dragonfly Effect
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  • 2000-2003
    Hong Kong Science International Research Grant
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  • 1999
    Citibank Best Teacher Award (school-wide award, UCLA)
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