Alfred J. Nanni, Jr. (Fred) is the Vander Wolk Professor of Management Accounting and Operational Performance at Babson College. Professor Nanni performs practice-oriented research on performance measurement and strategy execution. He has written a wide variety of articles within this research domain for both academic and practitioner audiences. He is co-author, with J. Robb Dixon and Thomas E. Vollman, of The New Performance Challenge: Measuring Operations for World-Class Competition and, with Lawrence E. Carr, of Delivering Results: Managing What Matters. Dr. Nanni has also consulted extensively on strategic cost management and performance measurement with both large and small manufacturing and service firms.
Until recently, Professor Nanni was Chair of the Accounting & Law Division at Babson College. He has taught in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs. He was the original Director of the Intermediate Management Core Program, Babson's innovative multi-disciplinary, multi-year core business program for undergraduates. Over the last ten years, Professor Nanni has taught exclusively in Babson’s executive programs and in the graduate program, including core requirements in the 2-year, 1-year, evening and fast track MBAs. Prior to his arrival at Babson College, Dr. Nanni held positions at The Pennsylvania State University College of Business Administration, and Boston University School of Management. At Boston University, he was Chair of the Accounting Department as well as Director of the Accounting Doctoral Program.