Dr. Dorothy Marcic is a playwright, professor, and writer, whose productions have played in 100 cities, including more than nine years of her Off-Broadway musical, SISTAS, which has also aired on BET-TV.

She is on the faculty at Columbia University, and a former professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Economics-Prague, has three masters (including creative writing) and a doctorate, and is the author of 18 books, including the best-selling Understanding Management and RESPECT: Women and Popular Music.

Some years ago, Dorothy left full-time academia for playwriting. She turned her RESPECT book into a musical (also called This One’s for the Girls), tracing women’s development through Top-40 music with content-analysis research of how women are depicted in popular music lyrics: From co-dependent in independent, from “Someone to Watch Over Me” to “I Will Survive” and “Independent Women.”

Dorothy has been a delegate for 15 years to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and has been a consultant/speaker to such organizations as Hallmark, Ford Motor Company, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, National Nursing Association, Goldman Sachs, the US State Department, and USAA Insurance.

Her recent Wondery podcast Manslaughter  (based on her true crime book, With One Shot about the murder of her uncle) has garnered over 2.7 million listeners and became the #1 podcast on Apple in its first week.

She is recently posting management courses on the Udemy learning platform and can be found at https://www.udemy.com/user/dorothy-marcic-2.

Dorothy is the writer/story creator of three award-winning short films, Great Expectations, Spillings, and Last Resort.

She started her career in the arts as a production assistant on the TV program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. She has appeared on C-SPAN, CMT, and Bravo Network and is on IMDB, as well as DrDorothy.com.