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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)


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

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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