Dr. Brush to develop initiatives to propel entrepreneurship as a force for economic and social value creation around the world

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Babson College professor Candida G. Brush has been appointed the Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership. In her expanded role, Dr. Brush will coordinate and connect all that is entrepreneurial across campus, and broaden Babson’s external reputation to advance economic and social value around the world.

“Today, everyone, everywhere, is talking about entrepreneurship. Increasingly, the world recognizes it as a powerful force for solving the economic, social, and environmental issues confronting our world,” said Babson President Kerry Healey. “Through years of scholarship and service to Babson, Professor Candida Brush has shown that she possesses the innovative leadership and steadfast commitment necessary for achievement in this critical new position.”

As part of her new responsibilities, she will:

Currently, Dr. Brush serves as the Franklin W. Olin Professor in Entrepreneurship and the Faculty Research Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center, and has been the Division Chair for Entrepreneurship for the past 10 years. She has served on both the development team for Babson’s new Masters of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership program, and the Bertarelli Foundation Endowed Chair Task Force. 

Dr. Brush is a Visiting Adjunct Professor to the University of Nordlands, Bodø Graduate School, Bodø, Norway. She is a co-founder of the Diana Project; a research collaborative recognized as the 2007 recipient of the FSF, Swedish Research Foundation International Award for Outstanding Research Contributions in the Field of Entrepreneurship. She is the author of 10 books, 22 book chapters, and more than 100 articles published in scholarly journals. Most recently, she is a co-author of Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice Based Approach. Dr. Brush was also the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business and Economics from the Jönköping University in Sweden.

Prior to joining Babson, Professor Brush was an Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy, Founder of the Council for Women’s Entrepreneurship and Leadership, and Research Director for the Entrepreneurial Management Institute at Boston University. She received her DBA from Boston University, an MBA from Boston College, and a BA from the University of Colorado.

About Babson College

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

By Barbara Spies Blair,, 781-239-4621 | 09/08/2015 02:00