Meet Our Co-Directors

Elissa Flanagan Magnant, Esq. is a Visiting Instructor in the Management Department in the Manning School of Business at UMass Lowell. BIOGRAPHY Practicing attorney, collaborator and mediator. Visiting Instructor Manning School of Business  AWARDS AND HONORS Invited Speaker at Agape Latte (2016), Teaching - Catholic Student Union Professor of the Game (2016), Teaching - UML Field Hockey PRESENTATIONS Moderator Career Change Panel - UMass Lowell's 2017 Women's Leadership Conference, June 2017 - Lowell, MA A Night of Coffee, Fun, & Friends with Professor Elissa Magnant - Agape Latte, November 2016 - USuites Lounge, UML

Elissa Magnant, J.D.

Co-Director of the Donahue Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility; Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Management
Phone: 978-934-5387
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Erica L. Steckler (Twitter: @EricaSteckler) is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Robert J. Manning School of Business (MSB) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Erica Steckler, Ph.D.

Co-Director of the Donahue Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility; Associate Professor, Department of Management
Phone: 978-934-2866
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Meet Our Staff & Students

Prabakar Adithya


Prabakar Adithya
Finance and Accounting
Case Study Team

Adithya has worked in connection with the Donahue Center since 2021 when his team competed in the IBECC competition. Adithya researched the equity of Pfizer’s distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and, with team members, won the first-place trophy. He contributes to many student organizations on campus, such as Manning Collegiate DECA and Salesforce Leaders Group. He has also been part of the Manning Consulting Groups internship team, where he worked to provide strategies to a local restaurant struggling from the effects of the COVID pandemic.

Yuvraj Aurora

Student Alumni

Yuvraj Aurora
B.S. Business Administration; Concentrations in Management and Marketing - 2021
Case Study Team

Yuvraj worked with the Donahue Center to compete in multiple business ethics competitions including IBECC, where he won first place in two categories. He relished working with the Donahue Center and its mission to encourage ethical practices within the business world.

Evelyn Wu

Evelyn Wu
Business Administration, Marketing
Student Research Assistant
BEST Scholar Fall 2020, Spring 2021
Case Study: Eversource Acquisition of Columbia Gas and the Merrimack Valley Response

Evelyn will be graduating in May 2023. She collected and analyzed data regarding the sale of Columbia Gas to Eversource.

Katelyn Hasenstab

Katelyn Hasenstab
B.S. Business Administration; Concentrations in Analytics &  Operations Management and International Business - 2021
BEST Scholar Fall 2019, Spring 2020
Advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Industry Collaboration with the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC)

Katelyn's research was focused on advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Katelyn also served as Vice President of Joy Tong Women in Business, board for Manning Leader’s Council, and earned recognition by ODK Honors Society.

Abby McNulty Image by Ed Brennen

Abby McNulty
B.S. Business Administration - 2020
Student Research Assistant 2019 - 2020
BEST Scholar Spring 2019
Columbia Gas Pipeline Explosions: Critical Events Identification for Business Ethics Case Study

Abby worked on research regarding the Columbia Gas Pipeline Explosions in Merrimack Valley. She enjoyed her experience with the Donahue Center because she learned how to triangulate sources, professionally present a case study, and made great connections while doing so.

Meaghan O'Brien

Meaghan O'Brien
B.S. Business Administration, Management and Marketing; Minor in Disability Studies - 2021
MBA Concentration in Managerial Leadership – May 2022 Anticipated Graduation
Student Research Assistant 2018 - 2022
BEST Scholar Spring 2018
Comparative Market Research: Websites and Social Media Platforms of University Business Ethics Centers

Meaghan is the Donahue Center's inaugural BEST Scholar. She performed comparative market research to better understand the landscape of business ethics centers, assisted with academic research projects, and supported events and activities. Meaghan also worked in the Dean’s Office as an office assistant and has consulted for local businesses.