Combined experience in business, entrepreneurship, and science to build upon the breadth of Babson faculty expertise

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Babson College has appointed seven new faculty members, raising its number of full-time faculty to 196, and part-time faculty to 94.

Babson’s newest appointees include a seasoned accountant from Thailand, a leading executive in strategic management, a biogeochemist focused on global change, a Babson alumnus and micro-economist applying quantitative methods in education and labor policy, a 20-year academic and consultant motivated by social network analysis, a marketing scholar examining service recovery and its implications, and a statistician with experience in healthcare fraud detection through analytics.

“Babson College is committed to providing its students with a rich and diverse scholarship, and does so through a thoughtful selection of faculty from around the world,” said Babson College Dean of Faculty Carolyn Hotchkiss. “As an institution built on excellence in teaching and thought leadership, we are driven to find those whose mission aligns with ours—to prepare entrepreneurial leaders to create economic and social value everywhere.”

New Faculty

Weerapat (Go) Attachot
Assistant Professor of Accounting 

Attachot specializes in financial accounting and cost accounting. His research interests lie in international financial accounting and reporting, and he finds special interest in publicly-traded foreign firms—including their characteristics, regulation compliances, regulation choices, etc.—in the U.S. capital markets. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Internal Auditor(CIA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFA), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Read bio » 

Bret Bero
Lecturer in Management

 Bero’s academic interests include strategic management, organization effectiveness, turnarounds, cost management, human performance, and leadership transitions. He has over 18 years of increasing leadership roles in world class consulting firms, and was most recently a Managing Director at American Capital, Ltd. Prior roles included Partner at Accenture, Vice President at Gemini Consulting, and at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he led engagements addressing issues in portfolio strategy, business turnarounds, organization effectiveness, cost management, and financial effectiveness. Read bio »





Joanna Carey 
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science (starting January 2017)

Carey is a biogeochemist focused on answering fundamental questions regarding ecosystem processes in the context of global change. In January 2016, she commenced a National Science Foundation Earth Science (EAR) Postdoctoral Fellowship to study silica cycling in the rapidly changing Alaskan Arctic. She will begin teaching at Babson in January 2017.






Eric Chan ‘07
Lecturer in Quantitative Methods

Chan, a Babson College alumnus, specializes in applying quantitative methods toward answering research questions in education and labor policy. Before joining Babson as a Lecturer, he was an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, an analyst fellow for Education Pioneers, and a research fellow for the Boston Public Schools. After graduating in 2007, Chan earned his M.A. in Economics and Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. Read bio »






Robert Cross 
Associate Professor of Management and Edward A. Madden Professor of Global Leadership (starting January 2017)

Cross has spent nearly 20 years researching, teaching, and consulting, focused on applying social network analysis ideas to critical business issues for actionable insights and bottom-line results. He has worked with almost 300 leading organizations on a variety of solutions, including innovation, revenue growth, leadership effectiveness, and talent management. His research has resulted in three books, including, Driving Results Through Social Networks, and over 50 articles.





Krista Hill Cummings
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Hill’s research background is in service recovery, examining the factors that render apologies and service recovery strategies more effective. In addition, she’s interested in the multiple implications this has for customer relationship management and the methodological skills involved in such research. She’s currently working on several projects exploring the affective state of curiosity as well as emotional contagion and mimicry. Read bio »





Babak Zafari
Assistant Professor of Statistics and Analytics 
Zafari’s interests are in predictive modeling and data mining methods for business applications, Bayesian statistics, healthcare fraud analytics, and online auctions. Prior to joining Babson College, he taught courses in data analysis and decisions, business analytics, and data mining at The George Washington University School of Business. He was also responsible for developing statistical models for fraud detection in Medicare and Medicaid programs as a senior statistician consultant at Integrity Management Services. Read bio »

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®​​​. The top​-rankedcollege 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 Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.​








By Brianna Radicioni,, (781) 239-4548 | 10/14/2016 03:00