Katrin Fischer

Adjunct Lecturer

Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
Kriebel
# 208

Bio

Dr. Fischer teaches writing courses at all levels, Arts and Humanities foundation courses, and intermediate courses in American literature and culture. Before joining Babson in 2011, she taught at the universities of Chemnitz and Dresden in Germany and at Bentley University; she worked as Director of Marketing for the US subsidiary of a German company, and as trainer and workshop facilitator for a professional development company in Germany. She holds a PhD from the University of Paderborn, Germany, an MBA from Babson College, and the equivalent of an MA from Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany. Dr. Fischer is the author or editor of three published books: a study of the representation of Native Americans in contemporary crime fiction, a bilingual edition of Shakespeare quotations in English and German, and an edition of a young adult novel annotated for EFL/ESL learners. She has published scholarly articles on diverse topics, from crime and detective fiction to the pedagogy of teaching to marketing. Most recently, she co-authored a business case on sustainable agriculture. Her current research interests focus on the intersection between the liberal arts and business, with an emphasis on sustainability. Currently, she is working on a scholarly article conceptualizing ecological entrepreneurship and on a business case illustrating challenges in ethical decision-making.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Babson College
  • Ph D, University of Paderborn
  • Staatsexamen (equivalent of MA), Chemnitz University of Technology

Academic Interests

sustainability education | composition | business writing | intersections between business and the liberal arts

Courses

Degree Courses 2017-2018

  • EPS 1100: INTRO TO THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE
  • AHS 1000: AHS NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • RHT 1001: RHETORIC II
  • WRT 1000: INTENSIVE RHETORIC WRITING TUTORIAL
  • RHT 1000: RHETORIC I

Degree Courses 2016-2017

  • AHS 1000: AHS FOUNDATION

Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Balachandra, L., Fischer, K., Brush, C.S. (2017). Words matter: Women and the power of the spoken word in entrepreneurial pitching. Proceedings of the 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management,
  • Balachandra, L., Fischer, K., Brush, C.S. (2017). Words Matter: Men, Women and the Power of the Spoken Word in Entrepreneurial Pitching. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Wellesley, MA, USA
  • Balachandra, L., Fischer, K. (2016). Men, women and the power of the spoken word in entrepreneurial pitching.

Presentations

  • Men, women and the power of the spoken word in entrepreneurial pitching
    Balachandra, L., Fischer, K., Brush, C. Men, women and the power of the spoken word in entrepreneurial pitching Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, GA (2017)
  • Men, women and the power of the spoken word in entrepreneurial pitching
    Balachandra, L., Fischer, K. Men, women and the power of the spoken word in entrepreneurial pitching Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference , Bodo, Norway (2016)