Each committed to excellence in teaching and preparing entrepreneurial leaders

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Babson College has appointed 21 new faculty members, raising the community’s number of full-time faculty to 194, and part-time faculty to 66.

This year’s appointees include a committed group of skillful teachers and accomplished business managers, entrepreneurs, marketers, accountants, and economists, as well as legal, financial, and technology experts.

“Babson prides itself on a rich and varied scholarship, and a deep commitment to excellence in teaching,” said Babson College Dean of Faculty Carolyn Hotchkiss. “As an institution resolute on building a climate of thought leadership, we are driven to develop a faculty whose mission is to prepare entrepreneurial leaders to create economic and social value everywhere.”

New Faculty, Expertise, and Experience

Adam Sulkowski, Associate Professor, Law 
Specializes in business law, sustainable business, and corporate social responsibility (CSR); Former faculty member at the University of Massachusetts










Alia Crocker, Assistant Professor of Strategy
Specializes in strategic management, human capital, healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device industries, international business, and management consulting; Former management consultant in the healthcare industry








Angela Randolph, Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship 
Specializes in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial growth, entrepreneurial cognition, and opportunity development; Hails from Pepsi Bottling Group and Wachovia Bank






David Blodgett, Assistant Professor of Biology
Specializes in science and technology, diabetes, and glucose metabolism; Former Postdoctoral Scientist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School






David Nersessian, Assistant Professor of Law 
Specializes in public international law, public policy, and human rights; Former Assistant Dean of Global Programs at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, Senior Lecturer at Questrom, and Lecturer in Law at Boston University School of Law








Elizabeth S. Bryson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science 
Specializes in Gulf of Maine environments, climate change, human society, and the natural environment; Former Lecturer and Adjunct at Babson College








Jasmina Hasanhodzic, Assistant Professor, Finance 
Specializes in economics, finance, and macroeconomics; Previously worked at the hedge fund AlphaSimplex Group and Credit Suisse










Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior 
Specializes in organization behavior, leadership, and employee work-life balance; Former Assistant Professor of Management at San Francisco State University, and Strategy Consultant at Accenture









Jerome Taillard, Assistant Professor, Finance 
Specializes in corporate governance, corporate finance, financial institutions, investments, derivatives, and risk management; Former faculty member at the Carroll School of Management, Boston College









Jessica Simon, Lecturer of Economics 
Specializes in micro and macroeconomics, managerial economics, econometrics, STEM, U.S. millennials, gender gap, education, and development; Researcher and consultant, and former Adjunct Lecturer at Babson College








Josh Staveley-O’Carroll, Assistant Professor, Economics 
Specializes in macroeconomics, financial economics, international economics, international capital asset, pricing model, international finance, money and banking, and economic education; Previously held faculty positions at the University of Richmond, Lander University, and the College of William and Mary








Kerry Roberts Gibson, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior 
Specializes in workplace relationships, relationship development mechanisms, and organizational identification; Former faculty member at Georgia Tech










Kevin F. Wall, Visiting Lecturer of Management Accounting 
Specializes in managerial and financial accounting, taxation, and law; Former CPA and Attorney at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst and Young









Lauren Skinner Beitelspacher, Assistant Professor, Marketing 
Specializes in retail and supply chain management; Named an Outstanding Marketing Graduate Student and the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Research by a Doctoral Student at the University of Alabama









Patrick C. GregoryLecturer, Finance 
Specializes in portfolio management, risk management, and investments; Former Portfolio Manager and Senior Analyst at FM Global









Phil Licari, Lecturer, Technology, Operations and Information Management 
Specializes in operations and global supply chain management; Former Chief Operating Officer, ConforMIS, Inc.









Richard C. Herron, Assistant Professor, Finance 
Specializes in corporate governance, corporate finance, international finance, and mergers and acquisitions; Former Adjunct Professor, Baruch College









Richard Wang, Assistant Professor, Management 
Specializes in competitive strategy and innovation management; Former Engineering and Quality Management Consultant in Hong Kong and China









Ruben M. Mancha, Assistant Professor, Information Technology Management 
Specializes in business analytics and organizational sustainability; Held consulting and research positions in the food and biotechnology industries in Spain and in the U.S.









Sandra J. Bravo, Lecturer, Marketing 
Specializes in marketing research, consumer behavior, consumer promotion, and trade promotion; Former marketing consultant and marketing faculty member at Boston College











Siddharth Vedula, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship 
Specializes in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship strategy and trends, environmental entrepreneurship, technology entrepreneurship, urban economics, venture capital, and econometrics; Former scientist in the medical devices industry









About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ®. The college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance ® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​​​​​​ ​​

By Barbara Spies Blair,, 781-239-4621 | 09/29/2015 06:00