Donald Lifton

Associate Professor, Management

Phone:(607) 274-3234
Office:416 Park Center
Ithaca, NY 14850


Ph.D. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Sociology)

M.S. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (Rural Sociology)

B.S. New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University

Courses Recently Taught

  • Organizational Behavior (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Business
  • World of Business

Academic Appointments

Present Associate Professor, Ithaca College School of Business

Research Interests

Individual student "hardiness"

Factors influencing undergraduate retention

Research in Progress

Longitudinal study correlating hardiness to undergraduate retention on five American campuses.

Longitudinal study examining the relationship of undergraduate hardiness with their Myers-Briggs typologies and the interplay with their persistence to graduation.

Longitudinal study exploring the correlation of curriculum linkage with undergraduate retention.

Longitudinal study exploring black undergraduate hardiness, their choice of college enrollment--HBCU vs. Research I--and with their persistence to graduation.