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Dean William Lamb

William B. Lamb  

Dean of the Graduate School

University of Virginia
B.A. 1986
University of Virginia
M.Ed. 1988
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Ph.D. 1997

Will Lamb came to Babson in August 2014 from Ohio University, where he was the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Strategic Management in the College of Business. 

Lamb’s areas of expertise include knowledge management, technology management, and the birth and growth of higher technology industries. His research also has focused on the link between financial performance and corporate social performance.

Dr. Lamb's research has appeared in such outlets as Transactions on Engineering Management published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Business & Society, Industry & Innovation, Organizational Analysis, and the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship. He also has a paper forthcoming in the International Journal of Innovation Management. He has won teaching awards at three universities: Virginia Tech, Millsaps College, and Ohio University.

During Lamb’s time at Ohio University, graduate program enrollments more than doubled. He served as Management Department Chair from 2010–2012, overseeing the launch of two new centers: The Walter Center for Strategic Leadership and the Center for Entrepreneurship. During this time, the department redesigned and relaunched an entrepreneurship major, and developed the school’s first Certificate in Entrepreneurship. Further, under Lamb’s leadership, Ohio University expanded its blended MBA program to Cleveland, Ohio, and launched a new online MBA program with three concentrations.

Lamb received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Master of Education in Instructional Technology at the University of Virginia. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Strategic Management, with minors in both Social Issues and Philosophy, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.