Donna L. Haeger

Donna L. Haeger

  • Professor of Practice
  • Faculty Director of the Dyson Leadership Development Program

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Faculty Expertise

  • Business Analytics
  • Management
  • Leadership


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

Cornell Directory Entry


Donna L. Haeger is a Professor of Practice and Faculty Director of Dyson Leadership Development in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. She teaches introductory and advanced spreadsheet-modeling courses for applied decision-making. These courses leverage Microsoft Excel as a business analytics tool. Prior to teaching at Cornell, she taught courses in management theory, organizational behavior and marketing. With over twenty years in industry, her corporate experience includes work in investments, banking, and corporate finance. Dr. Haeger is the business analytics concentration coordinator and chaired the task force responsible for launching the concentration. Her research interests are at the intersection of organizational behavior and digitization. She explores technology in the workplace, leadership, teams, and management. Her contributions relate to influence and intergenerational exchanges in an effort to blend human systems. Haeger presents her research at the Academy of Management and other leadership associations. She also enjoys mentoring students interested in undergraduate research, especially when the products serve to better communities. She currently sits on the board of directors for Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Rochester which specializes in spreading financial literacy to communities.

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Awards and Honors

  • Nominated Best Dissertation of the Year (2014) Case Western Reserve University
  • Honored “Teacher Making a Difference” (2008) Monroe Community College

Recent Courses

  • MGMT 5010 - Data Modeling
  • AEM 4700 - Dyson Leadership Development Program
  • AEM 3030 - Explorations in Analytic Modeling
  • AEM 1700 - Foundations of Leadership Development
  • AEM 4010 - Organizational Analytics and Leadership
  • AEM 2010 - Spreadsheet Modeling for Management and Economics
  • AEM 2011 - Spreadsheet Modeling for Non-Dyson Majors

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Case Western Reserve University, 2014
  • MS Nazareth College of Rochester, 2003
  • BS Rochester Institute of Technology, 1989