Assistant Professor
Office:Salerno 233
Phone:(585) 385-7347
Maria Robertson

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Ph.D., M.S., John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (Montreal, Canada)
Diploma in International Business, Ecóle Superior de Commerce (Reims, France)
BBA, Business School, Universidad de Chile (Santiago, Chile)

Ma. Carolina Saffie Robertson has worked as an assistant professor of management in St. John Fisher College's School of Business since 2016, after earning her doctorate.

Her research interests include leadership and mentoring. In particular, she aims to identify the mechanisms that facilitate or hinder the development of successful mentoring relationships in the workplace. Her research has been published in The International Journal of Human Resource Management and other journals, as well as edited book chapters.

Carolina has spoken at several conferences across the globe touching on various topics relating to human resources and management.

She has served as the chair of the Strategic Plan Implementation Committee with a goal of enhancing the student experience here at the College. Additionally, in 2018, she assisted with the study abroad initiative and served on the Graduate Program Committee, helping students receive the highest benefit from their experience and education at St. John Fisher College.

In addition to serving multiple roles on campus, she is active in the local community, volunteering to help in the Victor Central School district. Carolina received the 2017 Faculty STAR Award for Excellence in Service and serves as the faculty advisor for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) collegiate chapter.

Selected Presentations

  • Saffie Robertson, M. C., & Fiset, J. (2019). The impact of leadership on performance: The case of National Hockey League captains. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP).
  • Saffie Robertson, M. C. (2019). It's not you, it's me: An exploration of mentoring for women in STEM. Academy of Management Conference.