Dr. J. Janelle (Jan) Shubert


Senior Fellow in Social Innovation
Academic Division
Areas of Expertise
Jan Shubert is an educator and a consultant who has had almost forty years of experience in organizational development, organizational change and leadership development.  

As a consultant, she has worked domestically and internationally with a wide constellation of private sector organizations, not-for-profits and public sector agencies at the federal, state and local levels.  Generally, her work is in helping to design and manage complex organizational growth and change and developing the leadership needed to sustain forward momentum.  More specifically, her work for almost two decades has focused on women’s leadership.

As an educator she has designed and taught courses at The University of Michigan  (1978-1985), Harvard Business School (1986-1990),  London Business School (1990-1992 as a visiting professor) and The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard (1992-2004).

In 2004 Shubert joined Babson College as the Associate Director for the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, going on to serve as its Director until 2011.  At Babson she has also taught in the MBA programs and is a founder and continuing faculty member for Babson’s Executive Education programs for professional women.

At Babson she has had the enormous pleasure of collaborating with Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of the Lewis Institute, on a variety of program and projects, including  the design of a graduate course at Babson focused on corporate social value creation and on the book Creating Social Value: A Guide for Leaders and Change Makers  (Greenleaf Publishing, 2014), which has recently been nominated as an Academy of Management Outstanding Business Book of 2014.  Their chapter “ETA-ing from the Center: The Story of the Design of a Course, the Creation of a Book, and an Ongoing Adventure at the Lewis Institute at Babson College” will appear in a forthcoming monograph series.

Shubert’s Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan, her Master’s from Michigan State University and her undergraduate degree from Southwest Missouri State University.