Associate Professor
Business & Social Impact | Management of Organizations


Caitlin C. Rosenthal is an associate professor in the Berkeley Department of History and an affiliated faculty member at the Haas School of Business. She is a historian of 18th and 19th century U.S. history. Rosenthal’s research focuses on the development of management practices, especially those based on data analysis. Methodologically, Rosenthal seeks to blend qualitative and quantitative methods and to combine insights from business history, economic history, and labor history.

Before coming to Berkeley, Rosenthal was the Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Business School, and before that she worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Her work is motivated by the hope that more complete histories of management can help us to explore deep political and ethical questions, many of which continue to face modern business people.