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Ruth Gilleran

Senior Lecturer

Academic Division: TOIM
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Bio

Ruth Gilleran brings over 20 years of industry experience to the classroom including 16 years in the software and 5 years in the consumer goods industry. Prior to joining Babson College in 2001, Ruth worked for Computer Associates where she was Assistant Vice President of Development for its business application division. While at Computer Associates, Ruth was responsible for the development of mainframe and midrange Business Intelligence, eCommerce, and ERP systems. Ms. Gilleran also worked for Cullinet Software where she was a Software Product Manager responsible for the launch of mainframe financial applications. Prior to entering the software field, Ms. Gilleran worked for the Gillette Company as the North American and Asia Pacific Internal Audit Supervisor. During that time period, she earned her CIA-Certified Internal Auditor certificate. While at Babson, Ms. Gilleran has been recognized for her contributions to innovative teaching and curriculum development. In 2012,she was awarded the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in any program. In addition, she was named as Chair of the Babson Teaching Innovation Fund committee. The committee’s mission is to encourage and facilitate the development and publication of new and innovative world class teaching materials by the Babson faculty. Since joining Babson in 2001, Ms. Gilleran has shown tremendous versatility by teaching in the college’s Undergraduate, One Year MBA, Fast Track MBA, Masters of Accounting, and Executive Education programs. Currently, Ms. Gilleran teaches courses in information management studies, general business and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Babson College, she taught accounting courses at Northeastern University and conducted several IT training sessions for middle and senior-level managers. Within the area of Information Technology Management, Ms. Gilleran's areas of expertise are Social Business, Business Intelligence, Software Project Management, and Systems Design and Implementation. Most recently, she has been involved in delivering virtual seminars on business intelligence, end-to-end computing, social business, and systems for entrepreneurs.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Northeastern University
  • BA, University of New Hampshire
  • BS, University of New Hampshire

Academic Interests

Information Technology in Education; Software Project Management; Systems Design and Implementation; Business Intelligence; ERP Systems; Accounting; Corporate Governance

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 - Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence , Babson College

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • MIS 9530: COMPETING ON ANALYTICS
  • FME 1000: FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
  • SME 2012: MANAGING INFORMATION TECH AND SYSTEMS
Degree Courses 2015-2016

Publications

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Gilleran, R., Guinan, P., Parise, S. (2015). TEACHING NOTE - The Weather Channel: Creating Consumer Apps that Leverage its Big Data . TEACHING NOTE - The Weather Channel: Creating Consumer Apps that Leverage its Big Data, 6. link
  • Gilleran, R., Guinan, P., Parise, S. (2015). The Weather Channel: Creating Consumer Apps that Leverage its Big Data. The Weather Channel: Creating Consumer Apps that Leverage its Big Data, 14. link
  • Gilleran, R., Noyes, E.A. (2013). MakerBot: Challenges in Building a New Industry. 17.
  • Gilleran, R., Noyes, E.A. (2013). MakerBot: Challenges in Building a New Industry Teaching Note. 6.
  • Gilleran, R., Noyes, E.A. (2013). MakerBot: Challenges in Building a New Industry Video Teaching Note.
  • Gilleran, R., Lekse, W., Stoddard, D.B. (2006). Mikimoto, Originator of Cultured Pears, Builds an eHub.
  • Gilleran, R., Lekse, W., Stoddard, D.B. (2006). Reebok, Supply Chain Collaboration.

Presentations

  • Design Thinking: Applying Tools, Techniques, and Strategies to Quickly Innovate and Develop Mobile Solutions In the Classroom.
    Gilleran, R., Guinan, P., Parise, S. Design Thinking: Applying Tools, Techniques, and Strategies to Quickly Innovate and Develop Mobile Solutions In the Classroom. OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Education, Nashville, TN (2015)
  • The Technology Plan Project - A Collaborative Initiative between Babson’s MBA Students and Local Area Small Businesses
    Gilleran, R., Guinan, P., Parise, S. The Technology Plan Project - A Collaborative Initiative between Babson’s MBA Students and Local Area Small Businesses OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Education, Nashville, TN (2014)
  • Flipping the Classroom - Faculty portal video
    Gilleran, R., Gordon, S. Flipping the Classroom - Faculty portal video , Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • Panelist on Online Education
    Gilleran, R. Panelist on Online Education , Boston, MA (2013)
  • Cloud Computing at Babson video
    Gilleran, R., Dunn, S. Cloud Computing at Babson video , Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • Flipping the Classroom - Faculty retreat presentation
    Gilleran, R., Gordon, S. Flipping the Classroom - Faculty retreat presentation , Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • IT for Entrepreneurs
    Gilleran, R. IT for Entrepreneurs Babson Alumni Webinar(2012)
  • Panelist - IT Innovation
    Gilleran, R. Panelist - IT Innovation CIMS Seminar(2012)
  • Competing on BI & Analytics
    Gilleran, R. Competing on BI & Analytics Microsoft Software Webinar(2012)
  • End-to-End Computing
    Gilleran, R. End-to-End Computing International Data Group(2012)
  • How to Succeed in Business By Being Entrepreneurial
    Gilleran, R. How to Succeed in Business By Being Entrepreneurial BFRF Research Chat, Babson College, Babson Park, MA (2010)
  • Moderator - Using Agile in software Project Development
    Gilleran, R. Moderator - Using Agile in software Project Development CIMS Roundtable(2010)
  • Using Agile in Project
    Gilleran, R. Using Agile in Project CIMS Roundtable, Babson College, Babson Park, MA (2010)
  • Presented to over 10,000 middle and senior IT managers each year, for 12 years
    Gilleran, R. Presented to over 10,000 middle and senior IT managers each year, for 12 years Computer Associates’ annual User Group conferences, Undisclosed (1989)