MANAGEMENT DIVISION FACULTY PROFILES
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Alia Crocker is an assistant professor of Strategy in the management division at Babson College. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Management from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In addition she has an MA degree from Boston University and a BS degree from Bentley University. She is a member of the Academy of Management and the Strategic Management Society.
Professor Crocker brings experience and knowledge from both the academic and business communities. Prior to joining Babson College, Professor Crocker worked in management consulting for nine years. As a consultant she focused on the healthcare industry, providing services to her clients in biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies on a variety of projects including market analytics, brand planning, licensing, forecasting, and commercial effectiveness. After her tenure as a consultant, Professor Crocker began to pursue her Ph.D. degree at the Isenberg School of Management where she focused on Strategic Management, specifically on human capital. Dr. Crocker’s dissertation examined the role of human and social capital in absorptive capacity-based outcomes.
Professor Crocker’s academic research has been published in the Journal of Management and presented at annual meetings of the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, and the Eastern Academy of Management. Her research interests include Strategic Human Capital, Social Networks, Multilevel Theory, Microfoundations of Strategy, and Behavioral Theory.
Professor Crocker’s teaching interests include Strategic Management, Organization Theory, and International Business. Previously, at Isenberg, she taught the undergraduate capstone course, Business Policy and Strategy as well as the MBA Organizational Planning and Strategy class. At Babson, Professor Crocker currently teaches Strategic Problem Solving.
At Babson since 1982, Professor Cohen, Distinguished Professor in Global Leadership, is in residence at the San Francisco campus. He served two years as the interim dean of the graduate school, and previously completed seven years as vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty. His career has been devoted to increasing the leadership and management skills of practicing and aspiring managers, and building innovative academic organizations. A consultant on organizational change and leadership for companies as large as GE, IBM and Lafarge, and as entrepreneurial as Access Technology and Menon and Menon Diesel Engines, he helped found the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, and has also lived/worked in the Philippines, England and Holland, and consulted in China, Brazil, Venezuela, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Singapore, and Dubai. At the University of New Hampshire, he was the J.R. Carter Professor of Management and helped build the Whittemore School of Business and Economics. Throughout his career he has directed and taught in executive development programs for thousands of managers.
Dr. Cohen is coauthor of numerous books widely used by managers: best seller Managing for Excellence, the award-winning Alternative Work Arrangements; Power Up: Transforming Organizations Through Shared Leadership; Influence without Authority (3 editions); Influencing Up; and Entrepreneurs in Every Generation. He edited The Portable MBA in Management.
Areas of expertise include leadership and influence, changes in organizations, educational methods, management and organizational behavior, cross-functional teams, family business, management development for international work, negotiations, corporate entrepreneurship and strategic change. He is on the Board of 3rd Street Clinic for Health and Wellness. Board member Case Research Foundation.
- Assistant Professor
Amanda Weirup is an Assistant Professor in the Management division. She teaches undergraduate courses in negotiation.
Amanda’s research integrates decision making, helping behavior, gender, and emotion within organizations. Her current projects examine why people agree to perform favors and how their decisions influence their work performance and satisfaction.
Amanda earned her MBA and PhD in Organizational Behavior and Theory from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, and her BS in management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Before joining Babson, Amanda was on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in negotiation and organizational behavior.
Prior to entering academia, Amanda spent over ten years serving clients in the consulting industry at Bain & Company and Accenture. During her tenure at Bain & Company, she led multiple strategy projects focusing on cost reduction, process improvement, new business development, and customer strategy. At Accenture, she delivered numerous technology design, development, and implementation projects. Her client experience spans the aerospace, communications, consumer products, financial services, government, healthcare, real estate, and retail industries. Amanda often relates her myriad interactions with clients and colleagues—both positive and negative—in her courses and research projects.
Amanda lives in Needham with her most frequent negotiating partners: her husband and daughter. In addition to her passion for teaching and research, Amanda enjoys mindfulness mediation, swimming, traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Andrew Tollison (University of Texas, 2013) has a specialization in interpersonal and health communication. His research centers on patient-provider interactions within the healthcare context, message design in health education and promotion materials, and the cognitive and communicative consequences of stereotypes in healthcare. Current projects include the complementary nature of person-centered communication within patient-centered care, message agency assignment during the design of health campaign materials, and the stereotype threat associated with male nurses. Dr. Tollison's research has appeared in: Pedagogy in Health Promotion, Communication Monographs, Health Communication, and the Journal of Applied Communication Research. This is Dr. Tollison’s third year as a speech consultant.
- Professor Emeritus
Dr. Donnellon is an Associate Professor of Management at Babson College. She teaches leadership, negotiation, teamwork, and organizational design in the Graduate School of Business and in Babson Executive Education. She has served as curriculum coordinator in the MBA program and is the recipient of the Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence. She is the author of Team Talk: The Power of Language in Team Dynamics, published by Harvard Business School Press. The book has been translated into several languages, and has served as the basis for both an interactive corporate training product entitled Teams That Work, and two Harvard ManageMentor books, Leading Teams and Keeping Teams on Target.
Dr. Donnellon is the co-author of The Post-Bureaucratic Organization and has also published numerous articles in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Strategy and Leadership, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management. Her several book chapters include "Power, Politics and Influence: Savvy and Substance in Organizations" in the Portable MBA in Management. She has developed many teaching cases on companies as diverse as Honeywell, 3M, Petroleos de Venezuela, Standard & Poors, Gillette, and YPF S.A.
Dr. Donnellon teaches in many executive education programs and has consulted to numerous companies including AT&T, Bell Northern, Chubb & Son, Dow Chemical, EMC, Lucent Technologies, McKinsey, and Pfizer, Inc. She has also worked with several small, entrepreneurial firms and led management development seminars for entrepreneurs through the Small Business Association of New England, the Center for Women and Enterprise, and the International Fund for Ireland.
A popular speaker, Dr. Donnellon has addressed such organizations as Caisse d’Epargne, Conference Board, Fidelity Investments, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Molecular Technology, and New England Media Group. The subjects ranged from performance management, organizational change, entrepreneurial leadership, cross-functional teamwork, and women’s leadership.
Her international work includes seminars and speeches for St. Gobain, Invest Northern Ireland, Chalmers Institute of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Petroleos de Venezuela, Siemens, the Royal Bank of Canada, and Bell Northern.
Dr. Donnellon's areas of expertise include: leadership and influence, negotiation and conflict management, teamwork, and organizational change. Current research projects focus on influence in global organizations and women's networks.
Previous to joining the Babson faculty, Dr. Donnellon taught at Harvard Business School for six years, and the University of Colorado. She earned her B.A. at the University of Cincinnati, her M.A. at Columbia University, and her Ph.D. at Pennsylvania State University.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Antoine J. Melay is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Management Division of Babson College, where he teaches Strategic Problem Solving in the Undergraduate Program. He received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University and a BS in Corporate Finance & Accounting from Bentley College. In addition to serving as Babson College faculty, Melay focuses on financial analytics, strategic partnerships, community & economic development, and post-secondary pedagogy.
Mr. Melay is currently responsible for corporate relations for the National Association of Black Accountants in Boston. He is an active member of Carney Hospital's Community Benefits Council. Over the years, he has worked in various public and private institutions, including Liberty Mutual, the Division of Insurance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the American International Group (AIG). Prior to that, he was an Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). He was appointed to the board of Bunker Hill Community College by the former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2011. While serving this board, Melay became the second Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees and former Chairman of the Audit Committee. Lastly, in his role as the State Coordinator for the Association of Community College Trustees in the Commonwealth, he was responsible for the fifteen community colleges across the state.
Mr. Melay serves on several committees and councils working to promote leadership, community engagement, and economic development. He is a member of the Latino-Jewish Roundtable, an organization working to advance alliances and partnership between the Latino and Jewish communities. He has been instrumental in promoting ADL’s philosophy and core values through various initiatives, events, and programs. In addition, he was the Co-Chair of the Nation of Immigrants Community Seder, along with the Mayor of Boston, Martin J. Walsh, and the Cardinal, Sean Patrick O’Malley. In May 2012, Mr. Melay was appointed by Mayor Joseph Curtatone to serve on the City of Somerville Jobs Advisory Committee to assist in assessing and examining their workforce development system and their landscape of Somerville’s job market with the ultimate goal of providing policy recommendations. The Jobs Advisory Committee was instrumental in the expansion of the Assembly Row development in Somerville in 2013.
Mr. Melay currently teaches Fundamentals of Management and Managerial Communications at Fisher College. Both courses are part of the Management Department’s core curriculum for its undergraduate program.
Bret Bero is a Lecturer in the Management Division of Babson College, where he teaches Strategic Problem Solving, Management Consulting, Leading Business Turnarounds, and Disruptive Change and Business Transformation to Undergraduate and Graduate students,. He also teaches in Executive Education programs.
Prior to joining the Babson Faculty in August 2016, Mr. Bero was a Managing Director at American Capital, Ltd., were he led middle market private equity portfolio companies in formulating investment strategies, driving operational improvements, enhancing financial performance, and achieving successful exits. He has served as Chairman of two portfolio companies, CEO of five portfolio companies, and on the Board of 12 companies. Mr. Bero has conducted business diligence on over 30 potential acquisitions, including several that resulted in a successful transaction. He developed American Capital’s Acquisition Integration toolkit, and the executive transition process operating standard.
Mr. Bero has over 18 years of increasing leadership roles in world class consulting firms. He was hired as President to lead a turnaround of the North America region for DBM, a leading provider of career transition services. As a Partner at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), he developed the Organization Strategy service offering, and was a member of the team that won Andersen Consulting’s Kenneth Earnst Strategy Thought Leadership award for work on alliance management. Mr. Bero was a Vice President who led multi-discipline project teams in addressing Business Process Reengineering, business strategy, and organization change issues for clients in the Diversified Industries/Diversified Services industry group at Gemini Consulting. While with Price Waterhouse, Mr. Bero led engagements addressing portfolio strategy, business turnarounds, organization effectiveness, cost management, and financial effectiveness issues. His clients have included firms such as Marriott, Highmark BlueCross/BlueShield of Western PA, Ferguson Enterprises, Bausch & Lomb, National Services Industries, Lanier, General Motors, Tupperware, Harry & David, KeyCorp, IBM, New York Life, and International Thomson.
Mr. Bero and a business school classmate acquired ECHO Industries, Inc., a small lot deep draw metal forming manufacturing company, in a leveraged buy-out.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Mr. Bumpus is an instructor in management at Babson College, teaching the Leadership and Human Behavior BBI in the Fast Track program and the business Leadership elective, in the two year and part time programs. He also assists in the Sales Intensive Elective and has a keen interest in the Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP), since its inception.
He held technical, operations and general management positions with the Foxboro Company, Waters Associates and Zymark Corporation. These entrepreneurial, high technology companies developed and manufactured process control and laboratory instrumentation and robotics for the medical device and process control industries.
In his consulting practice, he focuses on advising business leaders, facing the complex issues of leadership and teamwork for growth, effectiveness and technological change.
- Walter H. Carpenter Professor
Danna Greenberg is the Walter H. Carpenter Professor of Organizational Behavior. Danna teaches organizational behavior at the undergraduate, graduate, and execute level often in association with entrepreneurship and design thinking. Danna holds a B.A. in Psychology from Wellesley College graduating magna cum laude with honors in the major and a Ph.D. in Organizational Studies from Boston College graduating with first year distinction.
Danna's main area of research focuses on understanding the intersection between individuals’ work and non-work lives as they move through their careers. The broad questions that drive her research are how do people manage work-life transitions in today’s demanding work world, how does this influence their identity, engagement, and performance at work, and how do organizational and societal factors influence individuals’ ability to craft full, meaningful lives. Danna's scholarship is guided by the belief that individuals can and should be able to live full lives at work and at home and that by challenging current assumptions regarding work we can find better ways for businesses, families, and communities to thrive.
Danna's second research stream centers on the scholarship of teaching and learning. Here she is focused on the continued changing landscape of higher education as it pertains to how we teach, what we teach, and how we define our lives as academics. She has used this research expertise to lead curriculum innovation in the graduate and undergraduate programs at Babson. She has written a book related to this work entitled The New Entrepreneurial Leader.
Danna has published more than 30 articles and book chapters in leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management, and Academy of Management Learning and Education. She serves as an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Learning and Education, on the editorial board of the Journal of Management Education and as a reviewer for Human Resources Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Human Relations.
Danna speak internationally on issues pertaining to work-life and innovation in education. She also serves as a consultant and board member to organizations focused on improving organizational support and individual management of work and family and to organizations focused on strengthening community and education. She and her husband are the proud parents of three active, engaged teenagers.
- Adjunct Lecturer
- Senior Associate Director, Graduate Center for Career Development
Donna is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Management Division at Babson College, where she teaches Organizational Behavior and also serves as the Director of the Undergraduate Center for Career Development.
Donna Sosnowski has led and set the strategic direction of Human Resources in diverse large and small corporate environments. Her career spans more than two decades and includes work with Fortune 500 companies and start up companies across a broad spectrum of industries. Her experience includes publicly and privately held organizations in consumer products and services, manufacturing, financial services, consulting and the hospitality industry.
Donna has coached and directed senior management teams in creating dynamic, agile, collaborative, performance oriented cultures She has successfully facilitated organization redesign, continuous improvement, rightsizing and turn around as well as due diligence, mergers, acquisitions and company divestitures. Donna has a unique ensemble of skills as a strategic human resources partner, coach, teacher, negotiator and catalyst for change.
Donna has directed the HR function at companies such as: Millennium Partners Sports Club Management, Citizens Financial Group, USTrust, Budget Rent a Car, Groundwater Technology and Monet Jewelers. Donna’s client companies cross industry segments and include: Reebok, Kronos, Talbots, Dunkin Brands, Lantheus Medical, Staples and Caritas.
Donna coaches today’s leaders as well as emerging leaders, looking to bridge the gap and build alliances. She has worked with undergraduates, MBA candidates, alumni, academic leaders, parents, individuals in transition as well as senior executives. Her experience spans culturally diverse populations with a focus on enhancing career development and career competencies, designed to ready individuals for their careers.
Donna has extensive executive leadership experience, combined with consulting, coaching, teaching and business experience. She has served as a Career Expert for the Financial Times “Ask the Expert Jobs Clinic”, as well as “ Ask the Expert” on Wallethub.com, and quoted in Inc. magazine
- Senior Lecturer
- Faculty Co-Director Office of Experiential Learning
Dwight Gertz teaches courses on strategy, leadership, and executive decision making in the undergraduate, MBA, and executive education programs at Babson. He is particularly interested in the challenges of global management and cross cultural decision making.
Immediately prior to joining the Babson faculty full time, he was a member of the Executive Management Team of Celerant Consulting, where he was President of Celerant Americas and was responsible for the firm’s global human resources, leadership development, and executive education functions. His service at Celerant was the culmination of a career in management consulting in which he was a partner of Bain & Company, head of the Boston office of Mercer Management Consulting, and Chief Executive Officer of Symmetrix, inc. His 1995 book Grow to be Great: Breaking the Downsizing Cycle was published by Simon & Schuster and released in fourteen printings in six languages. In addition to working in the private sector, Professor Gertz served as an active and reserve officer in the United States Navy, where he retired with the rank of Captain.
- Professor Emeritus
Elaine Landry is an Associate Professor of Management at Babson College, teaching courses and seminars in negotiations in the graduate, undergraduate, and executive education programs. She received her masters and doctoral degrees in management and conflict resolution from Harvard University where she was a member of the first graduate cohort group sponsored by Harvard Law School’s pioneer dispute resolution concentration.
Professor Landry's professional activities have included leadership of the Harvard Program on Negotiation's Dispute Resolution Forum and academic and practitioner project groups on negotiation pedagogy; dispute resolution in the workplace; cooperative labor management; and, a study of mediator practitioners. Prior to Babson, she also worked as a consultant on civil rights issues and community conflict with the Community Relations Service of the United States Department of Justice and as a mediator with the Face-to-Face Mediation Program of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
Professor Landry has consulted with a wide range of organizations interested in developing effective dispute-resolution strategies and systems. She has published work in the areas of managerial negotiations, conflict in the online environment, and mutual gains bargaining. In addition, she has been a principal researcher on a project to advance women’s careers, and on negotiation training and research efforts sponsored by the United States Department of Labor, the United States Institute of Peace, and the National Institute for Dispute Resolution. Her current research projects include: a study of cross-cultural business negotiations; a study of how people negotiate work life balance/flexibility in the workplace; and a study of how discriminatory forms of communication influence negotiator confidence and bargaining tactics.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Gary T. DiCamillo is a Partner for Eaglepoint Advisors, a turnaround management and advisory firm based in San Francisco and New York. In his role as Partner, Mr. DiCamillo advises private equity and other financial sponsors on turning around underperforming and distressed companies, leveraging his 27 years of turnaround management experience.
Prior to Eaglepoint, Mr. DiCamillo was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Radia Int’l, a group of privately held technical, professional and commercial staffing companies based in Dedham, Massachusetts. In this position since July 2002 through July, 2009, Mr. DiCamillo oversaw six staffing companies in the United States and Europe, growing revenues from $800 Million to $1.5 Billion.
Previously, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at the Polaroid Corporation for nearly seven years. He also has served as President of Worldwide Power Tools and Accessories at Black & Decker Corporation and VP/General Manager for Culligan U.S.A., a division of Beatrice Corporation. He began his career in Brand Management at Procter & Gamble Co., followed by several years as a manager at McKinsey & Company.
Mr. DiCamillo is a board member of the Whirlpool Corporation, Pella Corporation and The Sheridan Group, Inc. He serves on the boards of trustees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Babson College, the Museum of Science in Boston and the Massachusetts Business Roundtable.
Mr. DiCamillo is a 1975 graduate of Harvard Business School where he earned an MBA. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Associate Professor
For the last few years, Gaurab has been researching, teaching, and writing about the solving of big problems confronting societies. At Babson, he teaches an elective called ‘Solving Big Problems.’ For this work, the Aspen Institute gave him their Faculty Pioneer Award in 2016.
Gaurab also teaches strategy to undergraduates, MBAs, and executives. He has taught in and led several executive programs for US and international companies. He received the Deans’ Award for Excellence in Teaching across all programs.
Gaurab uses field research and the methods of historians to develop rich narratives of decision making and create decision making frameworks to help people make better decisions. He has published journal articles, book chapters, reports, and cases.
Gaurab has a PhD in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and an MBA from Northeastern University, USA.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Gayle has served a variety of organizations in various roles, including executive management, and as a consultant, executive coach and educator, for over 30 years. She has held senior management positions in strategic planning, operations, and communications with organizations in the financial services sector, and has served on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations.
Her work revolves around the themes of coaching and supporting leaders and teams through organizational change initiatives, understanding inter-personal and group dynamics, and increasing organizational and team effectiveness. She is also committed to supporting students seeking both undergraduate and advanced degrees, designing and teaching a number of MBA and Organizational Behavior courses.
She has worked with the Markel Corporation in a strategic planning and organizational development role, supporting Markel’s enterprise-wide underwriting groups. Prior to the merger of Max Capital and Harbor Point in May 2010, Gayle served as Senior Vice President, Operations, and Deputy Chief Risk Officer at Harbor Point, having joined the company at inception.
Prior to joining Harbor Point, she was a director, shareholder and president of The Sherwood Group, an independent consulting firm. From 1996 – 2003, she held various senior management positions with Centre Solutions, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eVenture Centre, both subsidiaries of Zurich Financial Services. From its inception in 1987 through 1996, she served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of School, College and University Underwriters, Ltd. (SCUUL). Prior to joining SCUUL, Gayle held various positions in higher education.
Gayle has an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an MS in Organizational Dynamics-Organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching, also from Penn. She earned her undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, and currently serves as adjunct faculty for Babson College.
J.B. Kassarjian has been Professor of Management (1980 - ) at Babson. He has also been Chairman of the Management Division at Babson (1981-1987). He has held a joint appointment, as Professor of Strategy and Organization, at IMD (1989, and as Emeritus since 2001.) Prior to joining Babson and IMD, he was on the faculty of the Harvard Business School, and he was also involved in establishing Harvard-related graduate management institutes in Iran and the Philippines. He has served as consultant to organizations (in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East), in such areas as leading change, strategic restructuring, and senior management team building.
Dr. Kassarjian’s writings include a book, numerous articles, and a large number of cases in a variety of business and geographic settings. He has been the recipient of two case-writing awards: his 3-part case series, Sony Europa (A), (B), and (C), (co-authored with K. Kashani), won the 1999 European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Case-Writing prize, in the Change Management category. And his case Shaping Spaarbeleg: Real and Unreal won the European Case Clearing House (ECCH)/ Business Week-2000 European Case Award in Policy and General Management. Recent writings aimed at a practitioner audience include: a chapter titled, “The Leadership Paradox”, in the book Focused Strategy: Mastering Bottom-up Organizations, Edited by P. Strebel, Wiley, 2000; and a chapter titled, “Writing an Effective Case for Executive Program”, in the book Mastering Executive Education, FT - Prentiss Hall, 2005. Most recently he contributed an article to Babson Insight titled: It's the Performance, Stupid! (August, 2017; and he was invited to contribute a chapter, titled: "The Elusive Balance: Navigating the Paradoxes of an Academic Life," for the book titled, Phronesis in Business Schools: Reflections on Teaching and Learning, Edited by W. Amann & J. Goh, to be published IAP, in early 2018.
Most recently, Professor Kassarjian received the 2015 Thomas Kennedy award as the Professor of the Year in the MBA program. Previously he was awarded the Deans prize for Excellence in Teaching, in the graduate programs of Babson College, September, 2013.
His areas of expertise are: Global Competitive Dynamics, Leading Change - Strategic and Organizational, and Senior Management Team Building. Professor Kassarjian's career reflects an abiding interest in management education at the executive level in diverse cultural settings.
- Senior Lecturer
Dr. Jack McCarthy has joined the faculty at Babson College as a Senior Lecturer in Management beginning with the Fall 2018 term. Most recently, he was an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, where he taught courses on leadership, team dynamics and ethical decision-making in the undergraduate, graduate and executive programs. He was also the Director of the Humphrey Fellowship Program at Boston University, a global cultural exchange and leadership development experience comprised of exceptional professionals from developing nations studying and working for a year in the US under the Fulbright initiative. In addition, he served as faculty director for the school’s core undergraduate Organizational Behavior course, which achieved significant grant funding in recognition of its many innovations in teaching and learning. He also served as the Director of the Executive Development Roundtable at Boston University, a research center and consortium on leadership development, from 2007 to 2017. A creative and dynamic teacher, he was awarded the school-wide 2012 Broderick Prize for Excellence in Teaching at the Questrom School of Business. Having taught for four summers in residence in China, he also received the 2009 and 2014 Faculty of the Year Award from the International MBA Cohort at Boston University. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Business at the University of New Hampshire, where he launched and led the undergraduate business program at the university’s urban campus in Manchester, NH and was the recipient of the college-wide 2005 Teaching Excellence Award.
With research interests in leadership, creativity, organizational change and global sustainability, his work has been published in leading journals and he is a frequent speaker and consultant in the US and abroad on global leadership and leading positive change. He recently participated in leadership development initiatives with NGO managers in Ethiopia, visited Israel on a faculty study tour on innovation, served as a visiting scholar at Dublin City University in Ireland, and taught MBA and executive courses in Beijing and Shanghai, China. With over fifteen years of industry experience in corporate finance as an analyst, manager and senior executive in operating divisions of several Fortune 100 companies prior to his career transition into academia, Dr. McCarthy draws heavily upon his real-world management and leadership experience in his teaching, research and consulting. He also served for 2016 to 2018 as President and Chairman of the Board for Captiva Cruises, Inc. a family-owned ecotourism business located on Captiva Island, Florida, dedicated to a mission and 30-year legacy of environmental education and conservation.
Dr. McCarthy was a member of the Boston University Provost’s Arts Council and served on the School of Theatre’s Academic Outreach Committee to support and encourage creativity, innovation and the arts in management education and leadership development. He was a member of the faculty advisory boards of the Global Development Policy Center and the Human Resources Policy Institute at Boston University. He holds an MBA from Babson College and a DBA from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. A native Bostonian, and an alumnus of The Boston Latin School, Jack is an avid Boston sports fan and still plays competitive ice hockey, although at an increasingly less competitive pace.
- Associate Professor
James M. Hunt is an Associate Professor of Management at Babson College, where he teaches leadership, entrepreneurship and career management and development. He is a Faculty Director of Babson Executive Educations Leadership and Influence Program. He lead the design team for Babson’s Managerial Assessment and Development Course in the Fast Track MBA Program, he designed and co-founded Babson’s Coaching Inside the Organization Program at Babson Executive Education and also co-founded and co-Faculty Directed Babson’s Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program. James has held the Charles Barton and Charles McCarthy Term Chairs during his career at Babson. In 2009 James was awarded the Dean’s Prize for Teaching in All Programs. In 2003 he was a co-recipient of the first Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching and Service.
James’ research focuses on personal and leadership development, the creative career and personal sustainability and systems thinking in career management. He is also engaged in research and course material development utilizing the latest digital technologies in the area of sustainability, the environment and entrepreneurship. James has been the co-author of three books, including the best seller, The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business now in it’s second edition, as well as The Coaching Organization: A Strategy for Developing Leaders and the Executive Coaching Handbook. His co-authored paper, “Learning Developmental Coaching,” (Journal of Management Education, 2004), received the “Best Paper in Management Development Award” from the Academy of Management in 1999.
James has consulted with numerous organizations throughout the United States including Bose Corporation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Genzyme and Children’s Hospital. He is a committed environmentalist and environmental photographer. James lives in Worcester with his wife Chris.
- Associate Professor
Jennifer Tosti-Kharas is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Babson College. She teaches organizational behavior and leadership in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs. Prior to joining Babson, she was an Assistant Professor of Management at San Francisco State University. She earned her PhD in Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and her BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Prof. T-K’s research explores career development, with a particular focus on meaningful work and work as a calling. Her research has been published in outlets such as Personnel Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and Journal of Career Assessment. Her research on organizational citizenship behavior toward the environment received the 2013 Best Micro Paper award from Group & Organization Management.
Before entering academia, Prof. T-K worked as a strategy consultant at Accenture in New York City, specializing in the communications, media, and entertainment industries. She has appeared as a (winning!) contestant on the television game show Cash Cab, and officiated one marriage (still going strong). In her free time, Prof. T-K enjoys skiing, hiking, and seeing live music with her husband and two kids.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Mark is co-founder and managing partner of the South Street Strategy Group, a Boston-based consulting firm that combines the best in strategy consulting with the best in marketing science to help companies develop superior growth and innovation strategies. South Street Strategy Group is a sister company of Chadwick Martin Bailey, a 25-year old top 50 custom market research firm.
Mark has 20 years of management and consulting experience spanning industries including high tech, wireless, consumer products, financial services, insurance and publishing industries. Clients have included work with large organizations such as Cigna, Vanguard, GE Capital, XM Satellite Radio, Nextel, Verisign, Marriott International, Nextel International, and Suntrust as well as a host of mid-sized and entrepreneurial ventures. Mark’s specialty is helping companies develop go-to-market strategies for the launch of a new product, service or business unit as well as for entering new market segments, but his recent project work has spanned the full spectrum of strategic business and marketing issues including innovation, growth strategy, brand activation, marketing performance improvement, and channel development.
Mark has served on both sides of the management equation, working as a strategy consultant as well as a senior executive at a number of companies. Prior to co-founding the South Street Strategy Group, Mark spent nine years as a partner at the marketing strategy firm CMG Partners. Positions prior to that included: President and CEO of WriteRead; Director of Business Development and Product Management at SilverPlatter Information; and Senior Consultant with Nextera Business Solutions, formerly Symmetrix.
Mark’s first career was as a business journalist and editor, and he continues to write and speak regularly on a variety of topics related to business and marketing strategy.
- Assistant Professor
Jonathan Sims is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at Babson College, where he teaches business strategy courses at the undergraduate and MBA levels. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the University of Maryland, and a BA in Political Science and Economics from Emory University.
Dr. Sims' research and teaching programs lie at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship, and open innovation. Broadly, he is interested in how entrepreneurial companies develop and implement technology strategies in cooperation with external communities. His work has been published in journals including Strategic Organization, Industrial and Corporate Change, Industry and Innovation, and MIT Sloan Management Review.
Before returning to academia, Jonathan was an entrepreneur and independent consultant to both non-profit and for-profit ventures, as well as a program manager for the Office of the CIO at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
- Faculty Director of the UG MCFE Program
- Faculty Director of the Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP) and Faculty Director of the Undergraduate MCFE Program
Dr. Weintraub is an Organizational Psychologist who focuses in the areas of individual and organizational effectiveness. He teaches and consults in the areas of leadership development, coaching, team effectiveness, human resources, and performance management. Dr. Weintraub is the Founder and Faculty Director of the Babson Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program. His work on coaching has received several awards including the “Management Development Paper of the Year” from the Academy of Management and recognition for innovative practices in business education from the Carnegie Foundation. He is the co-author of the books The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business (Sage Publications, 3rd Edition, 2016) and The Coaching Organization: A Strategy for Developing Leaders (Sage Publications, 2007).
Dr. Weintraub has served as Faculty Director at Babson Executive Education working with companies around the world in developing leadership development and coaching programs.
In addition to his work at Babson, Dr. Weintraub is also president of Organizational Dimensions, a management consulting and assessment firm based in Wellesley. His clients have included General Electric, Bose, Fidelity Investments, Serono, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Dean, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business
Keith Rollag is currently a Professor of Management, Dean-Elect of the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business (starting July 1, 2018), and former Chair of the Management Division. His teaching focuses on organizational behavior, teamwork and leadership, and his research focuses primarily on newcomer socialization and training, organizational culture, social networks and leadership development.
Professor Rollag's book "What To Do When You're New: How to Be Confident, Comfortable, and Successful in New Situations" was named by Success Magazine as one of the 10 "Best Books of 2015." and was a featured "New Non-Fiction Release" at Barnes and Noble stores nationwide. More information at http://www.whenyourenew.com
Professor Rollag also has published articles in outlets such as Harvard Business Review, MIT/Sloan Management Review, Organizational Dynamics, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Management Education, International Journal of Management Education, Business Horizons, and the Journal of Innovative Education.
His research and thoughts have also been featured in places like the New York Times, National Public Radio, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Fortune, and Cosmopolitan, among others.
In 2013 Professors Rollag and Sinan Erzurumlu recieved the 2013 Journal of Innovative Education Best Teaching Brief Award for their publication entitled 'Increasing Student Interest and Engagement with Business Cases by Turning Them into Consulting Exercises' (VOL.11, No. 4).
Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, he was a product development manager at Procter & Gamble.
- Assistant Professor
Kerry Roberts Gibson is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Management Division at Babson College. She previously taught both Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at Georgia Tech, where she completed her Ph.D.
Professor Gibson’s primary research interest is workplace relationships. She focuses on relationship development mechanisms, such as self-disclosure and self-compassion. She explores how these relationship mechanisms drive outcomes, such as organizational identification, engagement, and voice. Professor Gibson’s dissertation focuses on relational identity threat which occurs when relational expectations between supervisors and subordinates are violated.
She is published in the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Vocational Behavior. She has presented her research at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, the Positive Relationships at Work Microcommunity Research Meeting, the Positive Organizational Scholarship Research Conference, and the International Association of Positive Psychology World Congress.
Professor Gibson currently serves on the steering committee for the Positive Relationships at Work Microcommunity and is a member of the Academy of Management. She was voted 2014 Ph.D. Candidate of the Year by the Scheller College of Business Undergraduates.
Professor Gibson previously worked as a senior digital marketing consultant for a restaurant chain, managing a range of chain-wide initiatives and sales innovation strategy. She is also a former educational consultant and middle school teacher. She holds an MBA from Georgia Tech and a BS in Education from Georgia State University.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Marla Capozzi is a part-time faculty member at Babson College, where she teaches Strategy. She is also a leader of McKinsey & Company’s Strategy and Global Innovation Practices, based in the Boston office. For the past 13 years at McKinsey, Marla has served global clients across sectors on topics ranging from strategy development, strategic planning, innovation, product development, commercialization and organizational change. She has done the majority of her work in financial services, consumer products and high technology.
Marla has conducted extensive research on strategy and innovation and has published leading articles in Fortune/CNN, McKinsey Quarterly, MIT Sloan Management Review, Strategic Finance and Banking Strategies. Her articles are among the most read annually in McKinsey Quarterly, including “Leadership and Innovation” and “Sparking Creativity in Senior Executives.” Marla is a frequent lecturer at the NYU Stern School, MIT, Emory, London Business School, and Babson.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Marla led product development at the Lotus/IBM Innovation Centre in Cambridge where many of the first online collaboration, education and knowledge management software products were launched in the early 1990s. She also previously worked as a change management consultant and communications specialist for a defense contractor.
Marla earned her MBA from Babson College with honors, and serves as a member of the Babson College Board of Trustees where she sits on the Executive Committee and chairs the Academic Affairs Committee. Marla is also on the board of Babson Global, an innovation initiative chartered with developing new global opportunities for Babson’s entrepreneurship mission.
Marla is an appointed member of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Council for Innovation and served as vice-chair of the Board of Directors for Project Bread: The Walk for Hunger, a local Boston-based hunger organization, for 7 years.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Marquis (Mark) Lockett, Sr. is a Pharmaceutical/Biotech Executive and an Executive Coach. He has over 28 years of experience working for Johnson & Johnson, Biogen and Medivation. He is currently serving as Executive Director Customer Experience and Training / Development for Intarcia Therapeutics, a startup biotech company located in Boston, MA.
Mark has held senior leadership roles in sales, marketing and leadership development. He has a passion for executive coaching, leadership development and working collaboratively with senior leaders to build effective organizations. His career began with Johnson and Johnson where he spent twenty years in positions of increasing responsibility in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. He then joined Biogen, a biotech company, accepting the task of building the training department with an emphasis on Management Development. After working with large healthcare organizations, Mark pursued smaller start-up companies. At Medivation, a San Francisco based oncology company, he was once again charged with building the organization’s commercial training function. Medivation was acquired by Pfizer, leading Mark back to Boston and his current role with Intarcia.
As a management development professional Mark has worked with managers in the healthcare space globally. He earned the distinction of Associate Credentialed Coach as recognized by the International Coaching Federation and enjoys coaching established and emerging leaders.
Mark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master’s in Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Mark teaches Creating and Leading Effective Organizations as an Adjunct Lecturer for Babson College.
A former practicing attorney, Melissa teaches negotiation and organizational behavior in Babson’s graduate and undergraduate programs. She is comfortable designing and teaching courses in a range of formats, from the traditional classroom to a blended online / face-to-face approach. In 2016, Melissa received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence. She has also taught negotiation courses at Harvard University and Simmons College.
Melissa's research interests include negotiation, teaching and learning, curriculum design, and ethics. She currently chairs the Teaching Innovation Fund Committee and serves as education editor for Negotiation Journal. For several years, Melissa served as Babson's college-wide Director of Learning Assessment.
From 2001-2009, Melissa served as the Director of Curriculum Development at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School (PON). Melissa originally studied negotiation at Harvard Law School with Getting to YES co-authors Roger Fisher and Bruce Patton and was trained as a mediator through the Harvard Mediation Program. She has mediated dozens of legal and commercial disputes. Additional professional activities include co-chairing international negotiation pedagogy conferences at Harvard Law School and ESSEC Business School (France); serving as a Visiting Academic Leader at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico; facilitating negotiation and mediation curriculum development efforts at Balkan-region universities; and delivering a keynote and workshop at a mediation conference in Moscow, Russia.
Prior to her academic career, Melissa practiced law at private firms in San Francisco and Silicon Valley, focusing on commercial litigation, intellectual property counseling, and dispute resolution, with clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. As an independent consultant, Melissa has taught negotiation theory and skills to thousands of students and clients from around the world, including Fidelity Investments, General Electric, International Finance Corporation, Bank of Norway, MARS Inc., Red Cross, Boston College, University of Texas, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, and numerous public school districts.
Other areas of expertise include: Commercial Negotiations, Legal Negotiations, Negotiation Pedagogy, Curriculum Design and Learning Assessment.
- Senior Lecturer
Michael Cummings is the founder of LTC Group, a Massachusetts corporation that owns and operates long-term care facilities. In addition, Cummings founded Health Force of Fall River, a provider of in-home nursing services. Cummings also founded Image Scan, a manufacturer of industrial bar code labels and related identification products. After selling Image Scan in 1999, Cummings was the United States General Manager of Tyco Identification Products from 1999 to 2001. He is the managing partner of Cummings Equity Partners. Professor Cummings is the faculty director of Babson blended learning MBA in Wellesley, MA and San Francisco, CA. His research interests center around public policy issues that impact the Massachusetts Health Care industry as they relate to organizational performance and survival.
- Adjunct Lecturer
- Adjunct Lecturer
Michael Genovese’s professional experience includes serving as a director, coach, and consultant for several local, regional, national, and international organizations and executives. He serves as consultant to the Museum of Political Corruption in New York. He has also taught courses in management to undergraduate and graduate students at several Boston-area colleges and universities.
He has participated as a coach in Babson’s Coaching for Leadership & Teamwork Program.
Michael earned his BA degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He earned his MBA degree from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University.
- Associate Professor
- Louis J. Lavigne Term Chair in Strategy and Planning Research Scholar
Miguel Rivera-Santos is an Associate Professor of Strategy and International Business at Babson College, where he has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in strategy, international business, and business-led poverty alleviation for several years. He received his MSc and PhD in Strategy from HEC School of Management, Paris.
Prof. Rivera-Santos's current research focuses on the implications of conflicting institutional rules at the organizational and individual levels, particularly in the context of subsistence markets, with an emphasis on Sub-saharan African contexts. Current projects include the micro-level interaction between formal and informal environments; the micro-foundations of the formalization of street-peddlers; the institutional foundations of trust in governance; and a quantitative analysis of conflicts between indigenous communities and multinationals.
His work has been published in a variety of academic journals, including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Management, Global Strategy Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Business and Society, Journal of Business Ethics, and International Business Review, among others, as well as in several academic and practitioner-oriented books. He has also collaborated with the United Nations Development Programme for a report on barriers and opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid. He presents his research regularly in all the major international academic conferences, including the Academy of Management, the Academy of International Business, and Strategic Management Society. He is the author of several case studies, including two case series: "MTN vs. Orange in Cameroon" and "The Amazon-Toys'R'Us Alliance".
- Division Chair
- Chair, Management Division
Dr. Nan Langowitz is Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Babson College and Chair of the Management Division. Her research examines entrepreneurial leadership and organizational innovation, focusing especially on women and diversity, as well as the challenges and opportunities organizations and managers face developing and leveraging talent. From 2000 to 2007 she was the Founding Director of Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, the first comprehensive center dedicated to advancing women's entrepreneurial leadership and gender equality at a leading school of management. She was previously Associate Dean in the F.W. Olin Graduate School at Babson from 2013 to 2016. Her publications include numerous scholarly journal articles, book chapters, research monographs, and cases.
Professor Langowitz teaches leadership, organization behavior, professional development and managing diversity and is Faculty Director of the Leadership and Influence Program through Babson Executive Education. She has over twenty-five years of experience in management pedagogy and curriculum innovation as well as executive education and coaching. She is the recipient of the Dean’s Teaching Award for the Graduate Program in 2009 and the Babson College Alumni Distinguished Faculty Leadership Award in 2010. In 2002, she was awarded the Abigail Adams Award by the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, for outstanding commitment to the realization of equal political, economic, and social rights for women.
Peter Cohan teaches strategy and entrepreneurship to undergraduate and MBA students including courses such as Strategic Problem Solving and Strategic Decision Making. He also developed and teaches Foundations of Entrepreneurial Management for undergraduate transfer students.
Since May 2002, Cohan has served as an executive-in-residence at Babson, advising teams in their consulting work with companies through Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) programs. He created and led the Hong Kong/Singapore Start-up Strategy Offshore elective for MBA students and teaches the Strategy and the CEO capstone in the evening MBA program. For undergraduates, he created and runs the Paris, Israel and Portugal/Spain Start-up Strategy Offshore electives. He has also served as a visiting professor at Barcelona’s EADA.
Cohan began his career at Index Systems, a management consulting firm founded by several MIT professors. While there he worked with James A. Champy, co-author (with former MIT professor, Michael Hammer) of Reengineering the Corporation (HarperBusiness, 1993). Following business school, Cohan worked at The Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm co-founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter. Cohan then worked in strategic planning at Bank of Boston and in the Finance Department of Liberty Mutual.
In 1994, Cohan started Peter S. Cohan & Associates, a management consulting and venture capital firm. His management consulting unit helps managers with strategy, best practices, operational improvement, and litigation support. Since 1981, Cohan has completed over 100 consulting projects.
His venture capital business has invested in seven companies including Andromedia, an Internet software company, which Macromedia purchased in 1999 for $440 million; SupplierMarket.com, an online marketplace for industrial supplies, which Ariba purchased in 2000 for $930 million; and Lexar Media, a digital media company that was sold in 2006 to Micron Technology (MU) for $690 million.
In December 2014, he invested in Social Finance, a peer-to-peer lending company in San Francisco.
Cohan has authored 13 books and contributed to six management compendiums. His most recent book is Startup Cities: Why Only a Few Cities Dominate the Global Startup Scene and What the Rest Should Do About It (Apress, February 2018). Prior to that he authored Disciplined Growth Strategies: Insights from the Growth Trajectories of Successful and Unsuccessful Companies (Apress, February 2017) and Hungry Start-Up Strategy: Creating New Ventures with Limited Resources and Unlimited Vision (Berrett-Koehler, November 2012).
His other books include Export Now: Five Keys to Entering New Markets (Wiley, September 2011) co-authored with Frank Lavin; Capital Rising: How Capital Flows Are Changing Business Systems All Over the World (Palgrave-Macmillan, June 2010) co-authored with U. Srinivasa Rangan; You Can’t Order Change: Lessons from Jim McNerney’s Turnaround at Boeing (Portfolio, 2009); Value Leadership: The Seven Principles That Drive Corporate Value in Any Economy (Jossey-Bass, 2003); e-Stocks: Finding the Hidden Blue Chips Among the Internet Impostors (HarperBusiness, 2001); e-Profit: High Payoff Strategies for Capturing the E-Commerce Edge (AMACOM, 2000); Net Profit: How to Invest and Compete in the Real World of Internet Business (Jossey-Bass, 1999); and The Technology Leaders: How America’s Most Profitable High Tech Companies Innovate Their Way to Success (Jossey-Bass, 1997).
Cohan has published articles in Business Strategy Review and Knowledge@Wharton<mailto:Knowledge@Wharton>; he writes four columns: Forbes Startup Economy, Inc, The Hungry Start-Up, Wharton Blog Network, and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s Wall and Main.
With Babson Professor Sam Hariharan, Cohan has co-authored three published cases: Growing Pains at Commonwealth Dairy (2016), Chokehold on Live Entertainment (2010) and Warren Buffett and His Newspaper Investments (2014).
Cohan is a frequent commentator on developments in economics, technology, and finance. He has been a guest on ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, CNBC, PBS’s Wall $treet Week, and New England Cable News (NECN). He has been quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Barron’s, Red Herring, Time, Business Week, Fortune, and Newsweek International.
He has spoken at Stanford University’s Forum for American/Chinese Exchange (FACES) and taught in its Industry Thought Leaders program, Columbia University’s Senior Executive Program, the University of Hong Kong, and other universities in Europe and Asia. He has also conducted management development programs in the US and Asia sponsored by leading corporations, such as IBM, Intel, Hewlett Packard, Oracle, Fidelity Investments, and Procter & Gamble.
Cohan also appeared in the 2016 movie, We the People: The Market Basket Effect.
- Assistant Professor
Richard Wang is an Assistant Professor at Babson College where he teaches business strategy courses at the undergraduate and MBA levels.
Richard’s research specializes in competitive strategy, innovation management, and the interaction between business and government policy. Examples of his current research projects include competition in the Chinese satellite TV industry, digital book publishing on Amazon Kindle, and the impact of recreational marijuana laws on local businesses in Washington State. Richard also conducted field research in Beijing and Shanghai to develop case studies on Chinese technology and media companies. His article “Tournaments for Ideas” won the Accenture Award for best article in the California Management Review, and his paper “Competition-Driven Repositioning” won the best proposal award at the Strategic Management Society China Conference.
Richard earned his Ph.D. in Business & Public Policy from the University of California Berkeley, his S.M. in Engineering from MIT, his MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and his B.S. in Aeronautics from the University of Washington in Seattle. Before joining Babson, Richard was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where he taught entrepreneurship, industry analysis, and competitive strategy to undergraduates and evening MBA students.
Prior to entering academia, Richard began his career as an engineering and quality management consultant in Hong Kong and China. He served clients in a broad range of industries spanning from commercial aircraft maintenance to luxury goods manufacturing. After his MBA, Richard co-founded in Shenzhen China a software outsourcing house which was later acquired by a California-based IT company. Richard also spent a year volunteering full-time with an international non-profit organization to implement community development projects in Tianjin, Hebei, and Inner Mongolia regions of China.
- Associate Professor
- Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership
Rob Cross is the Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership at Babson College. For almost twenty years, his research, teaching and consulting have focused on applying social network analysis ideas to critical business issues for actionable insights and bottom-line results. He has worked with over 300 leading organizations (companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations) across industries on a variety of solutions including innovation, revenue growth, leadership effectiveness and talent management.
Ideas emerging from his research have resulted in three books, the most recent one titled, “Driving Results through Social Networks.” Rob has written over 50 articles, many of which have won awards. In addition to top scholarly outlets, his work has been repeatedly published in Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Academy of Management Executive and Organizational Dynamics. His work has also been featured in venues such as Business Week, Fortune, The Financial Times, Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CIO, Inc. and Fast Company.
Dr. Bonnevie is a lecturer in the Management Division at Babson College.
Dr. Bonnevie is a licensed psychologist with extensive experience consulting to both the private and public sectors. In addition to his clinical and career counseling background, Dr. Bonnevie's areas of expertise include management assessment, leadership development, executive coaching and conflict/change management. He is the Founder and President of the Palmer Group, Inc. in Framingham, MA where he develops, markets, sells and delivers an array of career management and organizational development services.
- Senior Lecturer
Sam Hariharan’s research, teaching and consulting expertise are in competitive strategy in high-tech enterprises (how companies create new competitive spaces through innovation and entrepreneurship), and the strategic management of innovations in the global enterprise.
In executive education and consulting, he has worked with senior managers from many companies such as Wipro, Covidien, Merck, Mattel, Armstrong Industries, Toyota Motor, IBM, Xerox and others.
Prior to coming to Babson College, Sam was Associate Clinical Professor at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California (USC). He is also currently a Visiting Associate professor at GISMA in Hannover, Germany operated by Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management in collaboration with Leibniz University. His teaching has received several awards: Golden Apple Teaching Award at USC, and the Distinguished Teacher at Krannert for four years. While at USC’s Marshall School, he was recognized in the Business Week annual survey of business schools as among the best professors of Strategy.
In 1999 he co-founded NextStrat where he served as Chief Knowledge Officer.
Sam is the author of several teaching and research cases, journal articles and book chapters. His academic research has been published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Managerial and Decision Economics.
He earned his Ph.D. in Strategy from the University of Michigan in 1990.
Other areas of expertise: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Corporations; Creating New Competitive Spaces
- Associate Professor
Scott Taylor is an Associate Professor of organizational behavior at Babson College, a research fellow with the Coaching Research Lab at Case Western Reserve University, and a core member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO).
The primary focus of his research is leader assessment and development. He enjoys studying the various methods organizations use to assess and develop their leaders, evaluating the effectiveness of these methods, and developing new methods and technologies to improve leader assessment and development. As a result, his research has focused on competency development (especially emotional and social competence), leader self-awareness, management education, 360-degree feedback assessment, executive coaching, and sustainable individual change.
Scott’s scholarly work has appeared in several outlets such as Academy of Management Learning & Education, Frontiers in Psychology, Human Relations, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Leadership Studies, Journal of Management Development, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Organizational Behavior, PLoS ONE, and Organizational Dynamics. In addition, Scott has over twenty years of teaching experience in a variety of settings. He has been an instructor and facilitator of leadership development, human resource, and organizational behavior courses to executive, graduate, and undergraduate students. He has won several awards for both his research and his teaching.
As part of the Babson Executive and Enterprise Education faculty, Scott has taught in custom programs for, among others, EMC, FLIR Systems, MCAA, MilliporeSigma, National Football League, Siemens, and Veolia. Independent of Babson, Scott’s has worked domestically and internationally with companies in a variety of industries. His past and present executive development work includes organizations such as Coca-Cola FEMSA, Fifth Third Bank, Office for Financial Research (of the United States Treasury), Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básica, Sandia National Laboratories, Sherwin Williams, and the Smucker Company.
Scott is an accredited consultant for the Emotional and Social Competence Inventory (ESCI), a member of the Academy of Management, the American Psychological Association, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.
Scott has a B.A. in Spanish from Brigham Young University and received an MBA with concentrations in organizational behavior and human resource policy and a PhD in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to joining Babson College, Scott was an assistant professor in the School of Management at Boston University and later an associate professor with tenure in the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico.
MSNBC, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal blog, Nature, the Society for Human Resource Managers, the Academy of Management, The Globe and Mail, and other media outlets have featured Scott’s research.
- Adjunct Lecturer
- Director Speech Resource Center
- Director, Babson College Speech Center
Sharon has a proven record of success as an entrepreneur, administrator, educator and speech consultant. Sharon offers specialized teaching and consulting experience in the area of corporate communication. Her specialty is in public speaking, leadership and managerial communication, persuasion, conflict management, nonverbal communication and generational differences in the workplace. She is a contributing author to the communication textbook "Communicating Well." She has taught at Babson College for over two decades in the undergraduate and graduate programs and at Babson’s School of Executive Education. She is currently the Director of Babson College’s Speech Center. The Speech Center is designed to increase the effectiveness of students’ communication skills.
Sharon was the founder of two businesses: Placements Plus and Sinnott School. Sinnott School was a non-profit school, where her training and placement programs for the economically disadvantaged adults and teens and corporate employees won wide acclaim during the 25 years of service. Sharon has also served as a Principal for an elementary school.
Sharon is a graduate of Bryant University and Emerson College.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Susan Alvey is an executive coach and expert in organizational and leadership development. She designs and delivers leadership development solutions for corporate clients and works closely with executives to ensure their people strategy supports their business strategy and aligns structures, roles, and incentives to optimize organizational functioning. She is founder of Pemberton Coaching, where she serves as an executive coach. She also coaches in Harvard Business School Executive Education.
As the head of organizational learning and development for Harvard Business Publishing from 2001 until 2006, Susan drove the learning and development efforts for this multi-faceted publishing company. She continues to serve as a subject matter expert for HBSP’s eLearning programs on leadership and management development. She also works with HBP corporate clients to develop and deliver on-site management development programs. Susan is certified in the Marshall Goldsmith Partners Coaching Method; Harvard Business School Case Method Teaching; Harvard University Program on Negotiation, Linkage Organizational Development; ODR Change Resilience; Myers Briggs Type Indicator®, Benchmarks®, and Hogan Assessments.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Susan is an organizational effectiveness and leadership development specialist. With experience working as an internal and external resource, Susan’s passion and expertise lie in values-based leadership development and profit-centered culture development. She has demonstrated superior results in designing and creating engaged workforces with direct business results.
Susan has engaged with companies ranging from 8 to 8,000 employees. Her consulting niche is in entrepreneurial businesses that are “coming of age” and where the people business was recently invited to the table. Susan has served as Executive Coach (specializing in high potential emerging leaders), has designed and used tools such as 360 degree questionnaires to help leaders achieve greater professional success, and has facilitated off-site retreats to foster better results. Susan has also led Change Management initiatives ranging from organizational re-engineering to culture and human resource assimilation preparing for and in the aftermath of leadership changes, mergers, and acquisitions. Susan’s work facilitating troubled teams has also helped them to overcome obstacles to their success.
Susan has been the architect of corporate universities and has also designed and developed learning and development programming for leadership development, supervisory effectiveness, and soft-skills effectiveness. She is known for her high energy in delivery and assurance that participants’ experiences are respected as they are active and engaged in learning.
Susan holds her undergraduate degree in Communication and Human Resource Development from James Madison University and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies from Harvard University. Susan is also adjunct faculty at Northeastern University teaching Organizational Behavior and Critical Skills for Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Predictive Index (PI), Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and in DiSC. She is also a current EdD candidate at Northeastern University.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Sokuvitz is a professor in the Management Division at Babson College, where she also designs and conducts programs for global leaders at Babson Executive Education.
Her areas of expertise include team-building, negotiations, leading in global and cross-cultural contexts, high impact communication skills, and organizational behavior. She coaches entrepreneurs in start-ups with particular interest in the financial, engineering, and biotech fields.
Among Dr. Sokuvitz's clients are Access Technologies, Atlantic Data Services, Beam Inc., Decisions Architects (a Michael Porter company), the DEA, EMC, Instrumentation Labs, Intel, John Hancock Funds, Johnson & Johnson, and Parametric Technologies Corportation.
Dr. Sokuvitz has been honored as Professor of the Year at Babson College, for her teaching excellence at The Ohio State University, and was recipient of the Florida State Teaching Award. Her scholarly work has been published in such journals as High Technology Entrepreneurs (in Chinese). Human Communication Research and The Business Communication Quarterly.
- Associate Professor
Tina Opie is an Associate Professor in the Management Division at Babson College, teaching organizational behavior courses to undergraduates and MBA students. Professor Opie obtained her Ph.D. in Management (with a concentration in organizational behavior) in May 2010 from New York University’s Stern School of Business. In 1999, she obtained her MBA from the Darden School of Business.
Professor Opie’s research focuses primarily on how organizations can create workplaces that successfully leverage individual difference and convey respect for individual contributions. Specifically, she studies the conditions that motivate peripheral members of workgroups (i.e. individuals who perceive that their input on how to do the group’s task is devalued by teammates) to engage. She also studies whether discrimination against overweight people can be reduced by abandoning a focus on appearance and adopting a focus on health. The hope is that this work will help to make a valid case for attempts to reduce obesity discrimination in organizations.
In addition to teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Fred, and their two children, Kennedy and Chase. She is also an avid photographer who loves to sing and watch foreign films. Prior to her academic career Professor Opie was a banker and a management consultant.
- Luksic Professor of Global Studies
Dr. Rangan holds the Luksic Chair Professorship in Strategy and Global Studies. His teaching, research, and consulting activities are in the areas of strategy, globalization, alliances, and entrepreneurship. His current research deals with the globalization of emerging market firms, evolution of industries and firm-level strategies and the impact of national business systems on them, and entrepreneurial ecosystems of countries.
After serving as a manager in industrial and international finance in India and England, Dr. Rangan held research and faculty positions at IMD, Harvard Business School (HBS), and Tulane University, where he received the Howard Wissner Award for Outstanding Teaching. At Babson, Dr. Rangan has been recognized for both teaching excellence and scholarly accomplishment; he is the first professor to receive three different awards – the Deans’ Award for Teaching Excellence across all programs (selected by deans), the Thomas Kennedy Award for Outstanding Teaching in graduate school (voted by students), and the Faculty Award for Scholarship (chosen by faculty research committee) – at Babson.
Dr. Rangan has been a consultant to as well as a designer and deliverer of executive programs for several firms. He has taught in several such programs at Babson, Amos Tuck School (Dartmouth), Rotman School (Toronto), Helsinki School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics, Indian School of Business, and Indian Institute of Management, working with managers from North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Among the organizations he has worked with are: AAMO, ACMA, Aditya Birla Group, Allied Domecq, Biotech Council of Massachusetts, Constantia, Entergy, Expolanka, Gammon India, GE, HDFC Life, Haemonetics, Holcim, IBM, Infineon, Intel, L&T Finance, Novartis, Nypro, Olam, ONGC, PDVSA, Panasonic, Pitney-Bowes, Siemens, State Bank of India, TCIL, Telenor, TVS Motors, and Wipro. He also worked with Professor Michael Porter of HBS to advise the Indian government on the economic development policies to pursue in order to ensure national competitiveness after economic liberalization.
Dr. Rangan is the co-author of three books (Strategic Alliances: An Entrepreneurial Approach to Globalization, HBS Press, 1995; Capital Rising, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010; and Thriving in the 21st Century Economy: Transformational Skills for Technical Professionals, ASME Press, 2013) and the co-editor of a fourth (Global Strategies for Emerging Asia, Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2012). The first book on alliances was named one of the top 30 business books of the year (1995) in both the U.S. and Europe and, more recently (2012), a management classic. His second book deals with how entrepreneurial ecosystems of nations and global capital flows interact to change the global competitive landscape. The third book looks at how globalization has changed the nature of the work for STEM professionals. The co-edited book examines how global firms are trying to compete in Asia. Author of several best-selling case studies, Dr. Rangan has also published articles in academic journals such as the Journal of Global Marketing, Journal of World Business, Strategic Change, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management. He has presented papers at academic gatherings and has been a speaker at several practitioner-oriented conferences and forums.
- Associate Professor
Wendy Marcinkus Murphy, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Management at Babson College. She primarily teaches organizational behavior for undergraduates and managing talent in the graduate programs, as well as customized executive education. Currently, she is Co-Director of the Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME) program, a yearlong interdisciplinary course in which students create, develop, launch, and manage a business. She has served as the Faculty Advisor for the Mentoring Programs through the Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL). Prior to joining the faculty at Babson College, she taught at Boston College and Northern Illinois University. She earned her A.B., M.S., and Ph.D. from Boston College.
Professor Murphy’s research interests are in the area of careers. Her work focuses on mentoring and developmental networks, identity, and the work-life interface. Specifically, she explores the mutual learning that occurs through nontraditional developmental relationships for the benefit of individuals and organizations. In addition, she is interested in how positive relationships across the work-life interface facilitate career success.
Murphy has published her research in several journals, including the Academy of Management Learning and Education, Career Development International, Gender in Management, Human Resource Management, Journal of Management and the Journal of Vocational Behavior among others. Her book with Kathy Kram, Strategic Relationships at Work: Creating your circle of mentors, sponsors, and peers for success in business and life, applies the scholarship of mentoring to help everyone become an entrepreneurial protégé.
Murphy is currently serving her second term as a Representative-at-Large for the Careers Division of the Academy of Management. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. Professor Murphy lives in Dover with her husband and three young children.