Affiliated Faculty

Dr. I. Elaine Allen

Dr. Allen is the Research Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship and an Associate Professor of Statistics and Entrepreneurship. She is also the Research Director for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor project and heads the US team. She is also co-director of the Babson Survey Research Group (BSRG).

Dr. Candida G. Brush

Dr. Brush holds the President’s Chair in Entrepreneurship and is the Division Chair for Entrepreneurship. She is well known for her pioneering research in women’s entrepreneurship. With four other researchers she founded the Diana Project, a research consortium investigating women’s access to growth capital.

Dr. Anne Donnellon

Dr. Donnellon is a Professor of Management at Babson College. She teaches leadership, negotiation, teamwork, and organizational design in the MBA and executive education programs at Babson. The author of Team Talk: The Power of Language in Team Dynamics, published by Harvard Business School Press, she also developed with them an interactive corporate training product entitled Teams That Work. Professor Donnellon has also published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and teaching cases.

Dr. Marjorie Feld

Dr. Feld is an Assistant Professor of History at Babson College. Feld has taught History and American Studies courses at Brandeis University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She specializes in teaching U.S. Women’s and Labor History alongside a survey course on Modern America and the foundational course on Migration and Meaning. Her dissertation, Lillian D. Wald and “Mutuality” in Twentieth-Century America, focuses on the intersections of gender, class, and ethno-religious identities, and urban and social welfare history.

Dr. Mary Godwyn

Dr. Godwyn currently teaches the History and Society Foundation course, Gender Studies, Women’s Studies and introductory and advanced courses in Sociology. She has lectured at Harvard University and taught at Brandeis University and Lasell College, where she was also the Director of the Donahue Institute for Public Values. Dr. Godwyn is an expert on social theory as it applies to issues of inequality. Her most recent publication is entitled The Impact and Influence of Women’s Business Centers in the United States, with Nan Langowitz and Norean Sharpe (2005).

Dr. Danna Greenberg

Dr. Greenberg is an Assistant Professor of Management at Babson College where she teaches undergraduate, graduate, and executive courses in Organizational Behavior. Prior to joining the faculty at Babson, she taught at Boston College and Tilburg University in The Netherlands. She received her BA from Wellesley College and her Ph.D. from Boston College, Carroll School of Management.

Dr. Patricia G. Greene

Dr. Greene is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College. Dr. Greene’s research focuses on the identification, acquisition, and combination of entrepreneurial resources, particularly by women and minority entrepreneurs. She is a founding member of the Diana Project, a research group focusing on women and the venture capital industry.

Dr. Nan S. Langowitz

Dr. Langowitz is a Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Babson College and was the Founding Director of Babson’s Center for Women’s Leadership. Her research and teaching is focused on the entrepreneurial leadership of women as well as the challenges and opportunities for organizations seeking to leverage the talent and market power of women. Professor Langowitz currently teaches Managerial Assessment and Development and Leadership courses in Babson’s MBA program and has been the co-director for Moving from Managing to Leading, Babson’s Executive Education program for women.

Dr. Phyllis Schlesinger

Dr. Schlesinger teaches Management and Organizational Behavior in the Babson Fast Track MBA Program, and coordinates the Creativity Program in the Two-Year MBA Program. Before returning to the Boston area in 2008, Phyllis was Senior Lecturer in Management and Human Resources at Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. As director of the Fisher Leadership and Team Development Initiative, she collaborated with faculty and business executives to bring more leadership development activities into the MBA curriculum. Between 1986 and 2001, she was a member of the Babson faculty, and she taught courses in Organizational Behavior and Organizational Design and Change. She was actively involved in the Graduate Decision Making Body, the Graduate Excel Team, and in the design and delivery of the integrated MBA curriculum.

Dr. J. Janelle (Jan) Shubert

Dr. Shubert is the former director for the Center for Women’s Leadership at Babson College and is currently an adjunct professor in the Management Division. Prior to coming to Babson College in 2004 she was at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. While there she served as the director for the School’s communication program, as Faculty Chair for the Mid-Career summer program and designed and taught a variety of degree programs and executive education courses. Shubert has also been a visiting faculty member at London Business School in organizational behavior, on the faculty at Harvard Business School and a visiting fellow at The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and both a faculty member and senior administrator at The University of Michigan and at State Michigan State University.

Dr. Virginia Soybel

Dr. Soybel teaches financial accounting and financial statement analysis in both the graduate and undergraduate programs. She earned her MBA and Ph.D. at Columbia University and taught at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College before coming to Babson in 1995. Professor Soybel’s research focuses on the effects of alternate reporting methods on corporate financial statements and ratios, the time series behavior of financial ratios, and the political process of accounting standard-setting. Her publications include articles in Strategic Management Journal and in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

Dr. Donna Stoddard

Dr. Stoddard is Associate Professor of Information Technology Management (ITM) and Chair of the ITM Division at Babson College. Dr. Stoddard teaches undergraduate, graduate, and executive education courses related to management information systems and business strategy. Before joining the Babson faculty, Dr. Stoddard was on the faculty at Harvard Business School where she taught in the MBA and executive education programs. She is a graduate of Creighton University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Harvard Business School where she received her BS, MBA and DBA, respectively.

Elizabeth Thornton

Elizabeth Thornton was recently named Babson’s first Chief Diversity Officer. Thornton is the President and CEO of Entrepreneurship Advantage Inc, and a part time entrepreneurship faculty member of The Blank Center of Entrepreneurship at Babson College and The Boston University School of Management. She has assisted over 87 businesses in Massachusetts and hundreds nationwide, and has also consulted with such diverse groups as the Pioneer Institute, the Center for Women and Enterprise, Inner City Entrepreneurs, the State of Massachusetts and the City of Boston, to name a few. Thornton says, “Accessing the right tools to help your business grow is the key to success.”

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