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Christine M. Rosen

Associate Professor
Haas Business and Public Policy Group
Center for Responsible Business
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Academic Status: On leave
Office Hours: By appointment, F577
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


BA, History, Wellesley College
MA, History, Harvard University
PhD, History, Harvard University

Positions Held

At Haas since 1983

• 1992 – present,  Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
• 2010 – present,  Associate Director, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
• 2006 – 2011, Director, American Studies Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Major, L&S.
• 1983 – 1992, Assistant Professor, Business and Public Policy, Haas School of Business
• 1983 – Lecturer, Legal Studies Program, UC Berkeley
• 1982 – 1983, Lecturer, Business and Public Policy, Haas School of Business
• 1982 – Lecturer, Department of History, UC Berkeley
• 1979 – Lecturer, Department of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
• 1976 – 1977, Instructor, Department of History, Princeton University


External Service and Assignments

• 2001 – present, Editorial Board Member,  Environmental History
• 2002 – present, Editorial Board Member, California Management Review
• Ad Hoc Reviewer (Journals):  Business History Review, Enterprise and Society, Environmental History Review, Economic History Review, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Journal of Cleaner Production, California Management Review 
• Ad Hoc Reviewer (Books):  Yale University Press, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, University of Pittsburgh Press.
• Member, Business History Conference (BHC)
• Member, American Society for Environmental History (ASEH)
• Member, Society for the History of Technology, American Society for Legal History (SHOT)

Current Research and Interests


  • History of business and the environment
  • Business history
  • Green chemistry and sustainable product design from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Sustainable business strategies
  • Book project: Mindsets and Movements: A History of America’s Early Struggles with Industrial Pollution, 1840 – 1900 (working title)

Selected Papers and Publications



  • History of American Business (cross-listed as American Studies 172), BA 172
  • Corporate Environmental Management, BA 278

Honors and Awards

  • Visiting Scholar, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, UC Berkeley
  • Able Wolman Award of the American Public Works Association, for The Limits of Power: Great Fires and the Process of City Growth in America, 1987
  • Honorable mention, John Hope Franklin Award of the American Studies Association, for The Limits of Power: Great Fires and the Process of City Growth in America, 1987

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