Deborah Sanders


Office: Carman Hall, Room 383
Office Hours: Fridays 3-4PM or By Appt.
Phone: 718-960-8384
Degrees and Sources of Degrees:
M.B.A., Columbia Univ.
B.S., Univ. of Delaware

Deborah Sanders is a seasoned lecturer. Her teaching interests include:

  • Principles of Business Management,
  • Market Management,
  • Marketing research,
  • Consumer Behavior,
  • Global Marketing and
  • Marketing technology

Her research interests include:

  • ‘Positive’ marketing and the effects of mass advertising and beauty ideals on body self-image
  • Diffusion of Technological Innovations Theory

She is also engaged in international academic exchange programs.

Before coming to Lehman College, Deborah served as Executive Director of The Harlem Venture Group (HVG), a not-for-profit organization that she co-founded in 1996. HVG provided training and micro-financing services for hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs and received several community services awards for its dedication to economic development in low-income communities. Prior to HVG, Deborah held several positions at the Du Pont Company. Starting out in industrial plant engineering at a nuclear energy facility and moving into other areas of the company including medical products. She is active in her community, has served on many not-for-profit boards including the board of The Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from The University of Delaware and her Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She is a member of the American Marketing Association, The West African Research Association and is active in the Association of National Advertisers where Lehman College is a university member.

Her hobbies include boating and exercising. She lives with her family in Harlem, NY.