DOROTHY MARCIC is a playwright whose productions have played in over 70 cities, including five years of her Off-Broadway musical, Sistas. She is adjunct professor of Leadership at Columbia University and a former professor at Vanderbilt University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Prague, has three masters (including one in creative writing) and a doctorate, and is the author of 15 books, including the best-selling Understanding Management and Respect: Women and Popular Music. In 2003, Dorothy left full-time academia for playwriting. She turned her Respect book into a musical, tracing women’s development through Top-40 music with content-analysis research of how women are depicted in popular music lyrics. The musical shows how women went from co-dependent to independent, from “Someone to Watch Over Me” to “I Will Survive” and this musical has recently been revised and renamed This One’s for the Girls. Dorothy has also been working on several plays. The reading of Intentions a couple years ago resulted in a Broadway producer optioning the piece and it is currently in development. Dorothy started her career in the arts as a production assistant on the TV program “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” while in graduate school. She has appeared on C-SPAN, CMT and Bravo.