Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Justice, Power, & Im/Migrant Labor
- Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 2015
- M.B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1992
- B.A., James Madison University, 1990
Eli completed her Ph.D. in Virginia Tech’s ASPECT program (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) in 2015 with concentrations in social and political thought and earned the Women and Gender Studies (WGS) Graduate Certificate. Previously, she earned her M.B.A. at Vanderbilt University with dual concentrations in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. Eli has over twenty years of experience across public, private, and nonprofit sector organizations in the fields of leadership and organizational development working in internal and external consulting roles. Currently, she is a member of the Roanoke City School Board.
Her research focus has centered on questions at the intersection of corporate social responsibility, power networks, and their potential for impacting social justice outcomes for marginalized communities. Eli also has applied research activity in areas of leadership and feminist pedagogy. She has presented her research internationally, and her work has been published as a book chapters, in SPECTRA: The Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Theory Archives, and as proceedings in for the 2017 International Association for Business in Society.