Rosemary Hartigan, J.D., M.A.

A highly respected and accomplished professor and administrator in online and on-ground environments, Rosemary is an expert in curriculum and program design, academic assessment, and enhancing online student experiences.

Rosemary Hartigan, J.D., M.A.

For the past 25 years, I’ve worked as a professor and college administrator in traditional and fully online environments. I’ve worked in small private non-profits and large public universities. Every school is unique and has its own special set of core strengths, challenges and opportunities. One-size, follow-the-dots strategies for meeting technological and socially disruptive challenges do not fit the unique circumstances of all institutions.

A critical constant for successful, sustainable and vibrant educational programs is a focus on sincere and authentic connections with students, regardless of the delivery mode: face-to-face, totally online, or hybrid. Community and connection are crucial, because while students may come to higher education for credentials, they stay for the experience.

In Howard’s End, E.M. Forster deeply understood the essential value of relationships and community. While he was not considering the dynamics of 21st century education and our ability to “connect” via technology, he did understand that we must connect with our students in a meaningful way. Through the wise use of analytics regarding student needs; accessible, well designed courses that consider multiple learning styles; targeted marketing efforts; and, perhaps most importantly, a collaborative learning community where faculty and students can share perspectives – we can thrive.

Rosemary Hartigan, J.D., M.A.

Over 25 years administration and consulting experience in large public and small private higher education institutions Over 20 years of experience as professor and administrator in online higher education Extensive experience leading and developing large virtual cross-functional teams in both industry and education environments Creative curriculum designer and lead developer of award-winning accelerated and competency-based online MBA programs Recognized commitment to high quality education and student service

Consulting Experience
March 2020-present:  Higher Education Consultant, Dutcher, LLC

Collaborate with a team of experienced higher education professionals to provide strategic management guidance and support to higher education leaders. Past clients include:  Cedar Crest College, University of Findlay, Quinnipiac University, and Stetson University.

Accreditation Site Visitor:  Currently serve asSenior Site Visitor for the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), a CHEA-recognized accreditor utilizing outcomes-based and mission-driven accreditation standards.  Past site visits included:  Excelsior University, Franklin Pierce University, Lake Erie College, Lincoln College, and National Louis University.

1995 – 2020:  Founder, Archai Consulting:  Provided professional development, leadership, team-building, and organizational consulting and coaching to organizations and individuals.  Senior Certified Birkman consultant.  Past clients include General Motors; Antioch University; Yellow Springs Instruments; The Center for Applied Technologies SUNY, Buffalo; and PLS/3rd Learning. 

Higher Education Experience
2000-present:  University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), formerly University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
January 2020 – Present:  Professor in MBA Program:  Teach Leadership, Organization Behavior and Structure, Business Ethics, Legal Environment of Business, and Business Law in online and hybrid MBA Program.

May 2014 – December 31, 2019Associate Vice Dean, Business and Management, MBA Program Chair and Professor:  Responsible for strategic leadership of large department of business administration and management programs:  Managed full-time staff and faculty as well as large staff of remote adjunct faculty. Managed highly successful hybrid and online MBA programs, and led development of high quality OER and competency-based curriculum.  Led assessment and reaccreditation initiatives.

April 2011-May 2014: Associate Chair, Business and Executive Programs, Director, One-Year MBA and Professor:  Led development and management of One-Year MBA Program.  Designed and taught multiple courses in One-Year and Dual Degree MBA Programs in the areas of Organizations in Society, Business Ethics, Leadership, Legal Environment, and Strategy. Designed Business Practicum courses focusing on leadership and career development. 

February 2001-April 2011:  Director and Professor, Business and Executive Programs.  Program Director for business programs. Designed courses and taught in the MBA Program, Dual degree MBA Program, and Executive MBA Program.  Initiated and implemented integration of business law and ethics into the MBA curriculum;  designed and conducted an online critical thinking workshop for overseas and stateside  faculty .

2000-February 2001:  Associate Professor, MBA Program.  Taught courses in the areas of Marketing and Business Ethics in the Executive MBA Program and online MBA Program.

2004:  Ernst and Young Visiting Lecturer:  State University of New York – Oswego.  Endowed lecturer position for developing women leaders; delivered a lecture entitled “The Glass Ceiling and the Maternal Wall” and taught Women and Employment.  

1995-2000:  Antioch University – McGregor School:  Director of the Graduate Management Program and Professor.   Responsible for program management and development of weekend Masters in Management Program.  Duties included academic administration, marketing and recruitment, graduate admissions and enrollment, budget, and management and development of faculty and unionized staff.  Designed courses and taught Strategic Marketing, Professional Leadership Development, Business Law, and Business Ethics; chaired Faculty Assembly; served as advisor to management students in the part-residence Individualized Master of Arts Program.; led innovative curriculum efforts; developed successful marketing campaigns; developed and facilitated well-received staff and faculty development workshops.

Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts:  Developed curriculum and taught Business Law in undergraduate and MBA programs
Rochester Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Bay Community College: Developed and taught undergraduate composition and business communication courses. 

Business Experience
LEXIS-NEXIS, Dayton, OH: 1989-1995: Senior Marketing Programs Manager and Product Development Manager:  Led development and marketing efforts for pioneerelectronic publisher; developed innovative legal research products for global markets; led marketing campaigns; and trained salesforce on new online research products.

 New England Legal Publishers, Weston, Massachusetts.  Managing Editor.  Authored and managed production of national legal publication on employment law and several state publications on labor, discrimination, and civil service law.  Created new publication, increased circulation, and championed process and product improvements.

The Lawyer’s Cooperative Publishing Company, Rochester, New York. Attorney-Editor.   Wrote articles for leading legal research publications, including American Law Reports, American Jurisprudence and Ohio Jurisprudence.

Law Practice Experience:   Admitted to Wisconsin and Massachusetts Bars and practiced law in private practice firms in the areas of personal injury, family law, and employment law.

J.D. University of Wisconsin Law School.  President of Women Law Students’ Association, Awarded Wisconsin Legislative Scholarship.

M.A., Management. Antioch University -McGregor School.  64-credit program emphasizing leadership, organizational behavior and culture, business ethics, global understanding of business and management, and the primacy of ethics and values at the core of the workplace. 

M.A., English.  State University of New York at Stony Brook.
B.A., English.  State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Professional/Academic Affiliations
Academy of Legal Studies in Business American Association of University Women International Accreditation Council for Business Education – Senior Site Visitor  Journal of Legal Studies Education:  Staff Editor Massachusetts Bar Association Wisconsin Bar Association

Honors and Awards
Outstanding Faculty Award 2022-2023:  Awarded to the top 10% of adjunct faculty based upon factors identified as the most important faculty teaching behaviors. These are Relevancy (making course content relevant for students), Responsiveness (responding to students in a timely and thorough manner), and Relationships (ensuring students know that you are invested in their learning).

UMGC Best in Class Award for Excellence: March 1, 2020.

UMUC Notable Scholarly Activity Awards:  2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; 2014. 

UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region 2013 Award of Excellence for Outstanding Faculty Service:  May 2013.  Awarded to “outstanding faculty who have demonstrated a long-standing and exemplary commitment to their institution and continuing education through their advocacy, teaching, program development, research and service to students.”

Provost’s Award for Best Paper in Online Education Research  May 2012:Best Practices in Creating Engaging Asynchronous Case-Study Discussions and Assessing Student Performance in Online Courses” by Rosemary Hartigan and Richard A. Pauli.

Best Paper Award: Northeast Academy of Legal Studies in Business, August 2010:  Jerome O’Callaghan, Paula O’Callaghan and Rosemary Hartigan, “Gossip, the Office, and the First Amendment.”

Conference Presentations
International Accreditation Council for Business Education:  
Frank, M., Hartigan, R. and Mittal, R. (2018, April).  Empowering students to reach their goals using a personality assessment tool in an online MBA leadership development course.

Hartigan, R. and Mittal, R. (2017, April).  Reflecting on the student and faculty experience in UMUC’s outcomes-based MBA program.

Hartigan, R. and Mittal, R. (2016, April).  UMUC’s journey to a new project-based, career-focused MBA program.

Hartigan, R. (2007, April) Fostering and Assessing Critical Thinking and Critical Reframing of Assumptions. 

Faculty Development Webinar for National American University:  By invitation, on February 17, 2014, conducted webinar entitled “Designing and Facilitating Engaging Online Case Study Discussions.”  

Council for Adult and Experiential Leaning (CAEL), Annual Conference, San Diego November 6-8, 2013: “Destination Education: Charting a Course to Degree Completion”:   Presented a roundtable “Creating Accelerated Online MBA Programs for Busy Professionals:  Challenges and Opportunities.”

Academy of Legal Studies in Business:
Hartigan, R. and Pauli, R.A. (2012, August) Best Practices in Creating Engaging Asynchronous Case Study Discussions and Assessing Student Performance in Online Courses.

O’Callaghan, P. and Hartigan, R. (2012, August) Do Bans on Workplace Gossip Violate the NLRA?” 

Hartigan, R. and O’Callaghan, P. (2008, August). Loose Lips Bring Pink Slips:  The Legal, Ethical, and Organizational Implications of Gossip in the Workplace.

Hartigan, R. (2005, August). Hot and Bothered: Critically Reframing Assumptions About the Legal Environment of Business with Lessons from the McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case.

Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning (ALN), Orlando, November 8-10, 2006:  Presented Fostering Critical Thinking and Critical Reframing of Assumptions in the Online Learning Environment.”

Bentley College Business Ethics Gadfly Workshop, May 2005:  Internationally recognized Business Ethics workshop attended by faculty and administrators from around the world.  Presentation shared how the UMUC MBA program had integrated ethics and legal concepts into the curriculum.  

O’Callaghan, P. and Hartigan, R. (2015, Fall). Regulation of workplace gossip: How can employers mitigate potential liability without violating the NLRA?  North East Journal of Legal Studies, 34(1-21).  (Lead article)

Hartigan, R. and O’Callaghan, P. Loose lips bring pink slips:  Fired for gossip at the office (2009). 40 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc.

Hartigan, R., Sava, M., and Ostas, D. (2014, Fall).   Critical thinking and the McDonald’s hot coffee case: A pedagogical note.  Southern Law Journal, XXIV (337-364). Critical Thinking and the Hot Coffee Case

O’Callaghan, P. and Hartigan, R. Do bans on workplace gossip violate the NLRA?  Employers respond to employee speech in the social media age, 43 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc.  (2012).’Callaghan_Hartigan.pdf”’Callaghan_Hartigan.pdf 

O’Callaghan, J. Hartigan, R. & O’Callaghan, P. (Spring 2011).  Gossip, the office and the First Amendment.  North East Journal of Legal Studies, 25, 1-20.

Nissley, N. & Hartigan, R. (2002, February).  The ethics of HRD (Human Resource Detention):  When golden handcuffs become more than a retention strategy.  Advances in Developing Human Resources, 3, 1. Sage Publications. 

Business Ethics Book Reviews:  By invitation: McGraw-Hill, Business Ethics, 3rd edition  Hartman/DesJardins/MacDonald, November 2014 and Cengage Learning:  Dean Bredeson’s Business Ethics textbook, October 2009.