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Curriculum VitaeExecutive Professor, Finance; Director, Business Sustainability Initiative

Ronald M. Whitfield

419 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000




PhD in Business and Applied Economics, University of Pennsylvania
BA in Economics, Tulane University, Louisiana

Industry & Academic Experience

Dr. Whitfield’s more than 20 years business experience spans the chemical and plastics, energy, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries. He has held senior management positions at several companies, including Data Resources, Inc. and Charles River Associates. His recent consulting clients include General Electric, Honeywell, Cabot, Eastman Chemical, Panama Canal Authority, and several leading law firms.


Selected Publications

Whitfield, R., McNett, J. (2013). A Primer on Sustainabiity (pp. 172). Business Expert Press.

Whitfield, R., Brown, F. (2013). Climate Change, Terrorism Concerns, and Technology Choice in the Water Industry. International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice, 8(2013).

Whitfield, R. (2011). Societal and Macroeconomic Assessment of Alternative Technologies for Disinfecting Drinking Water (pp. 29). American Water Works Association and American Chemistry Council.Whitfield, R and F. Brown (2011), Societal and Macroeconomic Assessment of Alternative Technologies for Disinfecting Drinking Water, American Chemistry Council and American Water Works Association.

Whitfield, R. (2010). Under Pressure. ICIS Chemical Business, 277(5), 27-29.

Whitfield, R. (2010). The Atlas of Industry: Chlorine's Role in Modern Life (6th ed., vol. 6, pp. 4). American Chemistry.


Selected Presentations

Whitfield, Ronald (Presenter & Author), Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability, "Climate Change, Terrorism, and Technology Choice in the Water Industry", Various, Vancouver, Canada. (January 11, 2012).

Whitfield, Ronald (Presenter & Author), Roundtable, "Sustainability and the Precautionary Principle", NU CBA & NU Law School, Law School. (January 20, 2011).

Whitfield, R. (Presenter & Author), Chlorine and Ammonia Supply Chain Workshop, "Review and Critique of the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center Models," Sandia National Labs and Dept of Homeland Security, Albuquerque, NM. (June 18, 2009).

Whitfield, R. (Presenter & Author), Seminar, "Economic Benefits Analysis: A Powerful Methodology for Advocacy," American Chemistry Council, Washington, DC. (March 2008).

Whitfield, R. (Presenter & Author), Press Conference, "Socio-Economic Benefits of Formaldehyde to the EU and Norway," FormaCare, Brookland Museum Trust, Weybridge (UK). (January 2008).