Sheila M. Puffer

Sheila M. Puffer is University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University, Boston, where she is a professor of international business and sustainability at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. In 2021-22 she spent an interdisciplinary sabbatical at Northeastern’s New College of the Humanities campus in London, UK, where she is conducting research on sustainability in the energy industry with NCH Professor Diana Bozhilova along with Professor Jennie Stephens and doctoral students on the Boston campus. Other current research projects include sustainability activities in the international construction industry, sustainable sand substitutes in construction, the evolution of Russian business leadership, skilled migrants, and experiences of international students. In October 2021 she designed and hosted The International Student Experience conference, a hybrid event that was attended by students, faculty, and staff across Northeastern’s global network, both on the Boston campus and livestreamed. Dr. Puffer has more than 160 publications, including over 80 refereed articles and 14 books. She earned a diploma from the executive management program at the Plekhanov Institute of the National Economy in Moscow, and holds BA (Slavic Studies) and MBA degrees from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a PhD in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.