Educated in Germany, England and the United States, Fritz Fleischmann received his doctorate summa cum laude from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1983, the year he joined the Babson faculty. At Babson, he has served as founding chair of the undergraduate honors program, chair of the Arts and Humanities Division, associate director of the Glavin Center, and Dean of Faculty. He was awarded the Tomasso Term Chair in 1991 and the William R. Dill Governance Chair in 1997.
Mr. Fleischmann is the author, editor, or co-editor of five books, and the author of numerous essays and articles on American literature and culture, with a special interest in feminism and the history of gender. He serves on the editorial board of the NEH-supported Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition, of which the first print volume appeared in 2013, and he is currently working on a biography of John Neal (1793-1876).
Another area of interest is the history and culture of entrepreneurship, on which he has written several papers. He serves on the board of the Faltin Foundation for Entrepreneurship in Berlin, Germany and has supervised the English-language edition of Günter Faltin’s Brains versus Capital: Entrepreneurship for Everyone .
Fritz Fleischmann teaches a range of undergraduate courses in literary and cultural studies, as well as writing, most recently focusing on eco-criticism and environmental issues, as in his new Foundation course for first-year undergraduates, AHS1000, “Nature and Environment.”