- Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Louissa Taha Abdelghany is originally from Lebanon. She receivied her PhD and MA in French Literature from Boston College. She earned her Licence de Litérature Française from the Lebanese University in Lebanon. She specializes in 19th-Century French Literature, more specifically in Balzac and <i>La Comédie Humaine</i>. Her research focuses on the intertextuality between Balzac’s novels and the famous oriental works <i>The Arabian Nights, </i>known as <i>Alf Layla wa Layla</i>. It also includes Lebanese Francophone writers and Modern Middle Eastern Literature.<br> <br>Dr. Abdelghany is also interested in the study of languages and cultures. She has created courses on the study of culture through film in North Africa and the Middle East. She has conducted research on pedagogy, particularly on cultural perspectives, intercultural competency and community development, and has presented papers regularly at the annual meetings of MaFLA and ACTFL. She has also participated at literary national and international conferences such as <i><i>Society of Dix</i></i><b><i>-</i></b><i><i>Neuviémistes</i></i><i> and </i><i><i>Nineteenth Century French Studies</i></i><i>. </i><br><b> </b><br>Along with teaching Arabic and French courses, Dr. Abdelghany has had the opportunity to coordinate Arabic programs. She is currently a Lecturer in Arabic Language and Culture at Babson College.<br>
Kimiko Ise Abramoff
- Adjunct Lecturer
Kimiko Abramoff received a Master’s degree in English Literature from Assumption College in Massachusetts as well as a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She has been teaching Japanese language and Culture at Babson College for several decades. Abramoff recently completed a Japanese audio language program, Simon & Schuster’s Pimsleur Japanese 5, as a course writer.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Ken Accardi is an experience technology entrepreneur. Ken started his career at GE Healthcare where he held leadership roles in the X-Ray, Service, IT and Business Development divisions. After GE, Ken played leadership roles in ViryaNet (IPO and sold to Verisae) and Tele Atlas (sold to Tom Tom for $4B). He is the CEO of Ankota, pioneering the next generation of home care. Ken holds a BS in Engineering from Bucknell, an MS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Babson.
Mr. Adams is an accomplished finance professional with over 20 years of experience as an investment banker and corporate financial executive. He has advised dozens of companies on a wide range of corporate finance and strategic initiatives and acted as lead banker on transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $2 billion. Mr. Adams has specific deal experience in initial public offerings, public and private equity offerings, convertible debt issuance, loan portfolio acquisitions/divestitures, corporate mergers & acquisitions, real estate investments, fairness opinions and financial restructuring.
In addition to his investment banking background, Mr. Adams has served as the Chief Financial Officer for three emerging growth technology companies. He has extensive experience in corporate financial management and accounting, financial reporting, pricing, strategic planning, FP&A, capital management & treasury, venture capital raising, and general executive leadership.
Mr. Adams received his BA in Political Science from the George Washington University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Barbara J. Alexander consults on intellectual property and antitrust. Her research, teaching, and litigation work focuses on patent infringement and price-fixing cases, as well as economic regulation and government procurement. Dr. Alexander received her Ph.D. from Harvard University’s Department of Economics and her Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Texas (Austin); her dissertation examined how bidding rules affected the vulnerability of Pentagon acquisitions to bidder collusion. Dr. Alexander’s litigation consulting includes the district court case involving Microsoft, in the late-1990s (on the side of the Department of Justice), merger cases, many price-fixing matters, and a variety of shareholder suits. Recent publications and research include examination of the impact of exchange rate instability on international cartels, and examination of the effect of bidding rules on efficiency of awards for highway contracts. Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Alexander served as Chief of Research for the Texas Public Utility Commission.
- Associate Professor
Matt R. Allen is an Associate Professor in the Entrepreneurship Division, Faculty Director for the Institute for Family Entrepreneurship, and Academic Director for the Global Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) Project. His expertise is in the effective management of human capital within entrepreneurial environments, especially family enterprises. He teaches entrepreneurship and family entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition, Professor Allen has been involved in executive education programs across the world with a special interest in Latin America. In addition to programs in the U.S., he has worked with executive students from Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Germany, Korea, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.
His research interests focus on the performance implications of leadership and effective management in entrepreneurial organizations. His research has appeared in publications such as; Personnel Psychology, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and Strategic Organization.
In addition to working with his father (Ray H. Allen & Associates) as an accountant and consultant to family businesses and other privately held organizations, he has held positions in corporate finance at IBM and Hewlett Packard.
He earned his B.A. from the University of Utah, M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and Ph.D. from Cornell University.
- Adjunct Lecturer
- Language Program Coordinator
Meghan Allen teaches courses in Elementary and Intermediate Spanish at Babson. She has previously taught courses at M.I.T. and Boston College. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Latin American literature, and her research interests include 20th century Latin American literature, postcolonial theory, and photography-embedded fiction.
Mr. Amovic joined Babson College in January of 2017, teaching courses within Technology, Innovation & Operations Management and Mathematics and Science Departments.
At its core, Mr. Amovic’s professional background is focused on intersection of innovation, quantitative analysis and operations management. More specifically, it includes a bifurcated approach of almost entirely contrasting aspects of disruptive innovation roles on one hand, and a highly structured and rigid operations management challenges of the same process on the other. Mr. Amovic’s diverse background consists of tactical, engineering roles followed by a progressive transition into senior leadership handling strategic challenges of product management or engineering program management in electronic consumables, medical, defense, and telecommunications industries.
A natural interplay of innovation management and strategic consideration related to intellectual property led Mr. Amovic to the pursuit of legal education. It is during his law school career that Mr. Amovic developed a captivating research interest in introduction and implementation of quantitative methods, predictive simulation modeling and decision making in legal, regulatory, or intellectual property management.
Mr. Amovic has also lectured at the Southern New Hampshire University graduate on-campus program, and guest lectured as a part of the Wentworth Institute of Technology senior capstone course modules. In addition to university teaching, Mr. Amovic has an extensive experience of teaching quantitative methods, applied technologies and change management courses and seminars within industry as well.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Argyros is an eclectic generalist who teaches in the Rhetoric Program at Babson College. Her research interests include multicultural literature, literature about jazz, modernist literature, fantasy literature, maternal subjectivity, and Victorian literature. She has written two unpulished novels in recent years, Song in the Key of Andromache and Malicious Incorporated.She has also published a book of poetry, Feta in Brine (Publish America, 2008) and is working on a second collection, Approved Activities for Mothers of Teenage Sons. She enjoys reading aloud from her work in the Faculty Waterline Series at Babson.
- Adjunct Lecturer
John J. Ashburne joined the Babson faculty as a part-time lecturer in the Fall of 2016. John has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate and project finance serving the global energy, power, minerals and infrastructure sectors with senior level positions at major Wall Street firms and in the Treasury and Controllers’ areas of multi-national diversified corporations.
John is the lead principal at Black Horse Advisors, a financial advisory firm founded in 2007 focused on the renewable and conventional energy, power, infrastructure, metals, and mining industries. He has originated, structured and arranged more than $26 billion in capital for acquisitions, project and structured finance and leveraged recapitalizations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Many transactions set new market precedents and his track record includes a “Top Ten Most Creative Deal of the Year” in Latin America project finance.
Prior to founding Black Horse Advisors, Mr. Ashburne was a Director of Structured Commodity Products at Standard Bank, working with producers, consumers and investors in natural resources. Earlier positions were as Managing Director and Group Head in Project Finance for the Americas at Deutsche Bank Securities, at UBS, Barclays Bank, and starting at J.P. Morgan after graduation from business school.
As Assistant Treasurer of Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc., a $6 billion revenues, privately owned diversified manufacturing company, he was responsible for all banking and rating agency relationships, negotiated debt financings, oversaw $1.1 billion in pension fund assets and managed currency and interest rate risks at both the investment grade parent company and at the non-investment grade subsidiary with global operations on five continents. As Assistant Controller of Turner Construction Company, he was responsible for project financial risk management, reporting and control for the corporation’s 42 business units around the world.
As Adjunct Lecturer at the New York University School of Continuing Professional Studies and at the John F. Welch School of Business at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, John has taught courses at the graduate level in Managerial Accounting and Business Valuations and at the undergraduate level in Investments and International Financial Management.
M.B.A. in Finance from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College
B.S., Magna Cum Laude, with concentrations in Management, Accounting and Finance from Northeastern University.
- Assistant Professor
Weerapat (Go) Attachot joins Babson in the Division of Accounting & Law in the Fall 2016 semester. Born and raised in Thailand Go received his bachelor’s degree, with first class honors, in Accounting from Thammasat University, located in the heart of Bangkok. After four years of experience as a corporate accountant with ExxonMobil Go moved to the United States in 2007 to further his education. He earned an MBA and a master’s degree in Finance from the University of Tampa (Tampa, FL); he went on to earn a master’s degree in Accounting & Information Systems from Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN). Go is a soon-to-be Accounting Ph.D. graduate of the University of North Texas (Denton, TX).
At Babson Go will teach undergraduate-level managerial accounting. His teaching experience prior to joining Babson includes financial accounting (principles and intermediate) and cost accounting. His research interests lie primarily in the international financial accounting and reporting arena. Specifically, Go is interested in publicly-traded foreign (non-U.S.) firms – characteristics, regulation compliances, regulation choices, incentives/disincentives etc. – in the U.S. capital markets. His dissertation examines characteristics of foreign firms listed on U.S. Stock Exchanges and their corporate governance choices.
While working for ExxonMobil in Thailand Go's responsibilities included a wide range of accounting tasks from journalizing transactions to auditing. He also regularly conducted training for non-accountants at other ExxonMobil affiliates in Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Go is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
- Adjunct Lecturer
Douglas Bafford is an anthropologist specializing in the intersection of religion and science and the role of culture in knowledge production. He has designed and conducted ethnographic research focusing on youth-earth creationism and evangelism in Africa and North America. His most recent project explored the spread of evangelical Christianity in South Africa, especially the place of conservative religion in mediating race relations in a post-apartheid context. Prior to coming to Babson, he served for five years in the Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program, a select-cohort preparatory curriculum that assists bright and promising students who have not had access to rigorous educational resources before college. Originally from Maryland, he has an MA in anthropology from Brandeis University, where he is currently finishing a PhD.
- Assistant Professor
Jennifer Bailey is an Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations Management. Her areas of expertise and interest include operations management, innovation management, organizational learning and entrepreneurship. In particular, her research focuses on how innovative and entrepreneurial firms manage risk and uncertainty. For innovative firms, her current research examines the innovation development process to identify effective strategies which firms can employ in order to maximize the likelihood of generating innovation breakthroughs, while mitigating innovation risks and leveraging opportunities for learning from failure. Jennifer was the recipient of the 2015 Best Paper Award at the Product Development and Management Association (PDMA) conference for her research on innovation management. For entrepreneurial firms, her research explores effective strategies which can be employed to mitigate the operational risks and challenges faced by start-up ventures.
Jennifer is the Faculty Advisor for the Babson Operations Club and the Faculty Advisor for the Technology, Entrepreneurship and Design (TED) Concentration. She currently teaches Operations Management (SME 2002) and Operations for Entrepreneurs (MOB 3503), as well as Integrated Product Design (MOB 3578) - which is a collaborative business/engineering/design course co-taught by faculty from three colleges: Babson College, Olin College of Engineering and Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Jennifer received her Ph.D. in Operations Management from Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller School of Business. She was a Best PhD Dissertation Award Finalist for the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) in the Technology, Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship Section and a Best PhD Dissertation Award Finalist for the ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management). Jennifer spent 10 years in industry prior to beginning her academic career. She holds a B.S.E in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a M.S.M in Management, with concentrations in Operations Management and Information Technology Management, from the Georgia Institute of Technology. After completing her engineering degree, she was employed as a Process Engineer with Alumina Partners of Jamaica (ALPART), an international subsidiary of Kaiser Aluminum. After completing her master’s degree she held several operations management related positions which included her roles as a Logistics Project Manager with Ricoh USA, as a Demand Manager for JM Huber and as a Supply Chain Consultant and Project Manager with INFOR, where she led projects for various clients including General Motors Electromotive (GM EMD), Primesource Building Products, Ansell Healthcare and General Motors Service and Parts Operations (GM SPO).
- Assistant Professor
Anjali S. Bal is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Babson College (USA). Anjali is the Managing Director of Balbro Inc. a family business based out of Tucson, AZ. Prior to joining Babson College, Anjali was an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Dominican University of California (USA) and a lecturer at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University (Canada). Anjali has taught numerous courses including: Principles of Marketing, Sports Marketing and Brand Management.<br><br>Anjali was nominated as teacher of the year for all of Dominican University of California in 2013-2014 and was rated in the top 10% of teachers at Simon Fraser University in 2011, 2012.<br><br>Anjali’s research has been published in such journals as: the European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Advertising Research, the Journal of Consumer Behavior, Business Horizons, the Journal of Public Affairs, and the Journal of Marketing Education. Additionally, she has published a case study with Ivy Publishing and a number of book chapters. Primarily Anjali’s research focuses on marketing strategy with particular focus on art, politics and current affairs. <br><br>Anjali was a guest editor on two special issue of the Journal of Public Affairs. She is on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Advertising Research and is a regular reviewer for numerous journals. Additionally, Anjali has acted as track chair for the Academy of Marketing Science. Anjali is a proud co-chair Martin Luther King Jr.Legacy Day Committee.
- Assistant Professor
Lakshmi Balachandra is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College. her research examines the impact of trust, gender and other entrepreneurial characteristics in acquiring early-stage funding. She has been a Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government focusing on the impact of gender biases on women entrepreneurs. She was awarded fellowships for her research on VC decision-making from the Kauffman Foundation and the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.
She was a co-author of the Diana Report, 2014, the 1st comprehensive analysis of venture capital investments in women entrepreneurs since 1999. Her research has been published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, The Journal of Business Ethics, and Negotiation Journal, and her work has received a wide range of press including the AP, USA Today, Harvard Business Review, Businessweek, the Financial Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, and Reuters.
Dr. Balachandra has taught courses and international programs to students and executives on entrepreneurship, negotiation, improvisation, and leadership. She consults to a wide range of companies and organizations including the Angel Capital Association, Novartis, Shell and the CIA, and frequently guest lectures in several courses at the Harvard Business School. She taught a course she designed on improvisation and leadership at the MIT Sloan School of Management for 10 years.
In her professional career, she has been intimately acquainted in multiple aspects of entrepreneurship. She has been an entrepreneur – she opened and operated a retail specialty toy store in California upon graduating from college. And she has worked in entrepreneurial finance as she spent seven years in venture capital and in mergers and acquisitions investment banking with firms in Boston, Massachusetts and San Diego, California.
While working for the largest women-owned, women-focused venture capital firm in the country, she founded the Women’s Venture Capital Network, the first network of its kind in the country where she organized, created and managed numerous networking events and educational panels for women professionals in the industry. During (and in-between) her professional career in finance and entrepreneurship, Dr. Balachandra has also been a professional stand-up comedian and improvisational comedian performing in comedy clubs across the country.
Prior to joining Babson College, Dr. Balachandra was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Extension School. She has also taught at Boston College and UCSD Rady’s School of Management.
- Senior Lecturer
Samantha Bankston is a senior lecturer of philosophy at Babson College. She specializes in 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, notably the ontology of Gilles Deleuze. Samantha is the author of Deleuze and Becoming (Bloomsbury, 2017), and she is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Deleuze and iek (Palgrave Macmillan). She translated Anne Sauvagnargues' book, Deleuze and Art (Bloomsbury/Continuum, 2013, 2017), as well as the work of other renowned philosophers, such as Gilles Deleuze, Frédéric Gros, and Salvo Vaccaro for the University of Minnesota Press, the University of Chicago Press, Lexington Books, among others. Her philosophical writings can be found in a variety of anthologies, including Simone de Beauvoir--A Humanist Thinker (Brill, 2015), Deleuze and the Passions (Punctum Books, 2016), as well as at the International Journal for iek Studies (2016).<br><br>Dr. Bankston is a part of the international translation team, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), under the direction of Purdue University Professor Daniel W. Smith, which makes available online previously unpublished, audio-recorded lectures from Gilles Deleuze’s University of Paris-8 seminars on the thought of Michel Foucault
- Adjunct Lecturer
Mr. Barry teaches Business Law at the undergraduate level. He is a graduate of Boston College where he majored in English. Later, he earned a law degree from Suffolk University Law School. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the Bar of the United States Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
Mr. Barry had a distinguished career with the Federal Government having worked for 30 years with the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Barry worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 8 years.
Mr. Barry also teaches International Business Law at Boston University’s Metropolitan College and has taught Business Law at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.
- Senior Lecturer
- Posse Mentor
Stephen Bauer teaches Rhetoric and Arts and Humanities Foundation courses, an intermediate literature class on "The Short Story," and an advanced liberal arts elective in "Writing Creative Nonfiction." He has served as the Assistant Director of Business Communication in Babson's MBA Programs and the Director of the Undergraduate Rhetoric Program. Professor Bauer is a novelist, essayist, and short story writer; his work has appeared in American Fiction, Sewanee Review, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Best of Prairie Schooner: Personal Essays. His recent essay -- "Seasons of Violence, Seasons of Grace" -- was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Michael Bayer has more than 20 years of expertise in finance, operations, technology and business development primarily for venture-backed technology companies. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for Wasabi Technologies, a provider of high performance cloud storage, and he was recently honored as a Boston Business Journal CFO of the Year.
Michael’s past experience includes CFO roles at organizations including ecommerce innovator MotherNature.com, where he managed the firm's IPO; optical networking company LightChip and storage appliance vendor Revivio, where he managed their acquisitions; iZotope, a provider of software and solutions for the audio industry; and a number of other companies across a wide array of technologies including software, mobile, ecommerce, healthcare information and cleantech. Bayer also co-founded RPM Communications, where he led the launch of a 100,000-user mobile social network. He began his career as a financial and investment consultant at BDO Seidman, and he also served in financial management roles at Avery Dennison.
Currently, Michael is a member of the Steering Committee for The CFO Leadership Council, where he chaired the 2014 CFO Technology Conference. In the past, he was also a Clean Energy Fellow with the New England Clean Energy Council. A chartered financial analyst (CFA), Michael holds an MBA from Cornell University, where he was an Albert Fried, Jr. Fellow and a Bachelor of Science from Babson College. He also studied Computer Science and Economics at Brandeis University.
- Associate Professor
- Division Co-Chair
Lauren Skinner Beitelspacher (Ph.D., University of Alabama) is an Associate Professor in the Marketing Division at Babson College. Her research interests include: buyer-supplier relationships, retail management, and the retail supply chain. Her work has been published in numerous scholarly journals including: Journal of Marketing, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Retailing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Research, and Industrial Marketing Management. She has also presented her work at numerous conferences and won several best paper in track awards at the American Marketing Association, Society for Marketing Advances and Academy of Marketing Science conferences. Her research concentrates specifically on the relationships with retailers and manufacturers. Whenever possible, her research focuses in the athletic, outdoor, and sporting goods industry.
Lauren is very involved in pedagogical contributions for principles of marketing and retail management. Lauren is also actively involved in the marketing community. She is the co-chair of Retail and Pricing Special Interest Group for the American Marketing Association.
In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters.
Bret Bero is a Lecturer in the Management Division of Babson College, where he teaches Strategy, Strategic Problem Solving, Management Consulting, Leading Business Turnarounds, and Disruptive Change and Business Transformation to Undergraduate and Graduate students. He also teaches in the Executive Education programs.<br><br>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.<br><br>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 Re-engineering, 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.<br><br>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. The business was sold in 2019 with a IRR of 180% and a 52X cash on cash return.<br><br>
Jennifer Bethel is a Professor of Finance at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. Dr. Bethel has presented her research at numerous professional conferences, and has published her work in both in academic and practitioner journals, including the Journal of Finance, Financial Management Journal, the Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Organization Science, and the Strategic Management Journal. She has consulted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and numerous private companies.<br><br>Dr. Bethel received a M.A. in economics and a Ph.D. in business from the University of California at Los Angeles, and a B.B.A. from the University of Texas. Previously, she was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard’s School of Business Administration, on the faculty of New York University, and a management consultant at Temple, Barker, & Sloane (currently Mercer Management Consulting) in Boston. Dr. Bethel joined Babson College in 1994 and was Chair of the Finance Division from 2000-2003. She served as the Chief Economist for the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1996 to 1999 and as a Financial Economist/Expert Consultant in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis from 2012-2016.
- 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. <br><br>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.<br><br>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. <br><br>Gaurab has a PhD in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, and an MBA from Northeastern University, USA.
Shay Blanchette Proulx
- Senior Lecturer
Professor Blanchette taught as an adjunct in 2006 and 2007 and has joined the Babson faculty full time in 2011. Prior to joining Babson, she was an Assurance Partner with the Boston PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Company Services Practice. She has over twenty years of experience in public accounting, serving a wide range of companies in the retail, manufacturing and professional services industries. She spent the last twelve years focusing on family owned and other privately held companies. She has assisted many organizations in addressing issues such as initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, financings and recapitalizations and complex accounting matters, and has provided timely advice on ways to ensure internal controls keep pace with organizational changes. She has assisted her clients through various business cycles including the transition from private to public ownership, growth by strategic acquisitions and expanding internationally. She was the PwC recruiting partner for Babson College for ten years. She received the Babson College Distinguished Service Alumni Leadership Award in 2003. She is a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
- National Academic Director - Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
Dr. Bliss is a Professor of Finance at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He has been involved in corporate and entrepreneurial finance since 1987, with industry experience that includes time at Touche Ross & Company in New York as a consultant, and senior financial positions at Van Camp Seafood Company and Safety One, Inc., a specialty chemicals start-up. He teaches at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive levels, specializing in the areas of Corporate Financial Strategy, Sustainability, Risk Management, and Entrepreneurial Finance.
Prior to coming to Babson, Dr. Bliss was on the faculty at Indiana University and he has taught extensively in Central and Eastern Europe, including at the Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw University, and the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. He is a visiting faculty for the Technical University of Denmark’s Certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership Program in Copenhagen. He has developed and delivered customized corporate training programs for Bausch & Lomb, Lucent Technologies, Irving Oil, the Slovak American Enterprise Fund in Bratislava, Slovakia, the Foundation for the Establishment of the Futures Exchange in Warsaw and Bright China Management Institute in Beijing.
Most recently, Dr. Bliss is a member of the Babson team helping to develop and deliver the curriculum for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, a US$500 million initiative designed to create jobs and spur economic activity through greater access to business education, mentors, networks and financial capital.
With publications in the areas of corporate finance, entrepreneurship, and banking, Dr. Bliss has an active research agenda. His current research considers the impact of gender teamwork on mutual fund manager investment decisions. His work has been published in the Journal of Financial Economics, Derivatives Quarterly, and The Journal of Small Business Management, among others. He has also written numerous book chapters and case studies in the areas of corporate financial strategy, risk management, entrepreneurial finance, and emerging markets. His book, Entrepreneurial Finance: Strategy, Valuation & Deal Structure, co-authored with Janet Kiholm-Smith and Richard L. Smith, was published in April 2011 by the Stanford University Press.
Dr. Bliss holds a Ph.D. in Finance and M.A. in Economics from Indiana University. He has also received his M.B.A. in Finance/Real Estate from Indiana University and graduated with honors from Rutgers University, earning a B.S. degree in Engineering and a B.A. degree in Economics.
Dr. Blitz has over twenty years of research and business experience, with expertise in innovation, strategy, entrepreneurship, and economic development.
Throughout her career, Dr. Blitz has led major research initiatives for diverse organizations, including IBM, where she was the Global Lead for Strategy at the IBM Institute for Business Value and directed a series of studies on innovation; McKinsey & Co. where she helped launch a social networking site for management innovators; Harvard Business School, where she developed a series of studies on entrepreneurial strategy based on interviews with leading entrepreneurs and venture capitalists; Ernst & Young, where she co-authored a study on IPOs in the late 1990s that resulted in extensive new, ongoing consulting services; and a UN-affiliated NGO in the Philippines, where she helped launch a successful credit cooperative in a poor rural community.
Dr. Blitz has extensive consulting experience in areas related to strategy and thought leadership. Her work has been published as books and articles, and has been featured in Harvard Business Review, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, and other leading media outlets.
Richard Block joined the faculty as an adjunct lecturer in the fall of 2006. He taught graduate courses in Financial and Managerial Accounting and Accounting Information Systems.<br><br><br>Currently, Mr. Block is the Consulting CFO to a family-owned and recently sold $225m residential and commercial heating oil and propane provider, and a privately funded feature film production company, whose just completed film is being marketed for distribution.<br><br><br>Prior to these two projects, Mr. Block was the Controller / Treasurer of Terascala Inc., a venture-funded manufacturer of high-performance parallel file system storage solutions. Prior to Terascala, Mr. Block served for 2 and a half years as a partner in Tatum LLC, a national executive services firm, providing interim financial management and consulting services to companies in significant transition. Prior to Tatum, Mr. Block served eight years as the Chief Financial Officer of Avicon Group Inc., a venture-funded RFID software and supply chain e-commerce consulting firm. Prior to Avicon, Mr. Block held a number of senior financial positions at Digital Semiconductor, a division of Digital Equipment Corporation, which was sold to Intel in 1997.<br><br><br>Mr. Block is the co-author of Mosco, a semiconductor strategic cost and activity based management case, published in the 3rd edition of Advanced Management Accounting by Robert Kaplan & Anthony Atkinson.<br><br><br>Mr. Block has also authored or co-authored a number of articles on Spreadsheet Use in Financial Management, Activity Based Budgeting, and Target Costing which have appeared in CFO.com, Mid-Range Systems ERP, and the International Journal of Strategic Cost Management.
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Blodgett joined Babson College in September of 2012 and currently teaches Biotechnology in the Math and Science Division. He received his B.A. in Chemistry and Spanish from Assumption College in 2002, his Ph.D. in Biomedical Science in 2007, and M.S. in Clinical Investigation in 2012 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Blodgett’s research interests center on glucose metabolism and the dysfunction caused by diabetes. In the lab, he investigates gene expression changes in alpha and beta cells from human pancreatic islets donors who do not have diabetes or have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The goal of these studies is to identify genes that positively or negatively affect beta cell function, which could eventually become therapeutic targets. His research has been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed journals such as: Diabetes, Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of General Physiology, and Biochemistry.
Dr. Blodgett is generally interested in educating the broader community about the role of science and technology in everyone’s daily lives and looks forward to establishing a student centered research program on campus.
Dr. Bonnevie is a lecturer in the Management Division at Babson College.<br><br>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 Holliston, MA where he develops, markets, sells and delivers an array of career management and organizational development services.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Boulnois is Executive Chairman of Microline Surgical, Inc., a medical device company where he was the President and Chief Executive Officer for 10 years until 2013. Microline is a worldwide leader in reposable electro-surgical instruments.
From 1999 to 2004, Dr. Boulnois was Executive Director at Arrow International where, as part of the Global Business Development Group in charge of mergers and acquisitions, he lead the technology and market assessment team.
From 1995 to 1999, Dr. Boulnois was co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sometec, an innovative international medical device company in the area of non-invasive monitoring. From 1988 until 1994, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Technomed International Inc., a medical company specializing in non-invasive technologies for urology. For the 9 previous years, he held various positions at Quantel SA, a French company where he developed scientific and medical lasers first as staff scientist and later as Vice-President of Engineering; he also was a Director of Quantel International, the California parent company.
Dr. Boulois currently serves as Director of a public company listed on the Euronext, and a Boston-based venture capital financed, private medical device firm.
Dr. Boulnois is co-author of 5 books and more than 35 peer-reviewed scientific articles in applied physics and biophysics. In 1976, he was Lecturer in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Princeton University, and subsequently was Visiting Professor for 6 years at the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de Mécanique at Paris University. Dr. Boulnois has been an invited speaker on Entrepreneurship at Groupe Vivendi, France-Telecom, and Sodexho.
Dr. Boulnois is a bi-national French and American, and has lived for 30 year in the United States.
- Adjunct Lecturer
James Bradford was awarded the John F. Richards Fellowship from the Afghanistan Institute of Afghanistan Studies to research the history of opium production, use, and trade in Afghanistan. His research led to the publication of his article, "Drug Control in Afghanistan: Culture, Politics, and Power during the 1958 Prohibition of Opium in Badakhshan," in the Journal of Iranian Studies (forthcoming, March 2015). His broader research interests include U.S. foreign policy, the illicit drug trade, and issues related to state building, globalization, and economic development in South Asia and the world. He also teaches classes on the global drug trade, human rights, political and social revolutions, South Asia, and U.S. foreign policy in the world at Berklee College of Music.
Sandra Bravo is a Lecturer in the Marketing Division at Babson College. She specializes in marketing management and strategy as well as communications. Prior to joining Babson, she taught at Boston College for two decades in courses such as Principles of Marketing, Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, and Communication & Promotion at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. In addition, she wrote book reviews for the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.<br> <br>In conjunction with teaching, Sandra also serves as a marketing consultant for small-and-medium sized businesses in the New England area. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Bravo Communications provides clients with corporate identity systems, marketing research, positioning strategy, value proposition determination, sales development programs, and copywriting for white papers, websites, and direct mail. <br> <br>Prior industry experience includes a Marketing Manager position at Handex of New England, a publicly held environmental company. Primary responsibilities included marketing research efforts to determine the feasibility of new locations, sales lead generation, and communications efforts. Additionally, she served as the first Marketing Specialist for Winter, Wyman & Company, New England's leading recruitment firm, and developed advertising campaigns, marketing research, public relations activities, and writing copy for marketing materials.<br> <br>Sandra earned an M.B.A in Marketing from Babson College and a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.<br>
- F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship
- Vice Provost of Global Entrepreneurial Leadership
Prof. Brush is one of the early pioneers in entrepreneurship research, and conducted one of the first and largest studies in the US. She has co-authored reports for OECD, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor and the Goldman Sachs Foundation, and presented her work at the World Economic Forum in Davos and the US Department of Commerce. Professor Brush has authored more than 160 publications in entrepreneurship, including 13 books, and is one of the most highly cited researchers in the field. Her current research investigates angel capital funding of nascent ventures and venture capital funding of women entrepreneurs.
For 10 years, she served as Department Chair of Entrepreneurship and for the past 4 years, Vice Provost at Babson College, the number 1 ranked school in entrepreneurship for the past 20 years. She co-authored a top book for educators on teaching entrepreneurship, Teaching Entrepreneurship, a Practice Based Approach, which broke all sales records for the publisher. She is a co-founder of the Diana International Project, a research collaboration of more than 600 researchers, which investigates growth-oriented women entrepreneurs around the world. She was recognized in 2007 by the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers as a 21st Century Entrepreneurship Scholar, and in 2015 was awarded a lifetime membership for her contributions to the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Consortium. She was named as a Longnecker Fellow in 2017, in 2018 was awarded the Max Wortman Lifetime Achievement Award for the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and the Wilfred White Lifetime Achievement award for the International Conference on Small Business. Her work is published in a variety of top journals; Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Learning and Education and others. She is a Senior Editor for Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and serves on four other editorial review boards
Professor Brush’s research is often featured in popular media including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week on Line, the Boston Globe and Inc. Her most recent investigation of women entrepreneurs, the Diana Project Report, Closing the Gender Gap in Venture Capital, received a billion media imprints. She is on the board of directors for Anchor Capital Advisors, LLC, Solo Coco (Dominican Republic), is a member of the Boston Harbor Angels investment group, and participates in Portfolia, an investment fund supporting high growth women entrepreneurs. She has coached and advised hundreds start-up ventures. Professor Brush holds a doctorate from Boston University, and an honorary PhD from Jonkoping University. Professor Brush is a visiting professor at Bodo Graduate School, Nord University in Bodo, Norway and at Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland.
Kevin Bruyneel is Professor of Politics at Babson College. He wrote The Third Space of Sovereignty: The Postcolonial Politics of U.S.-Indigenous Relations. He presently writes on the relationship between race, colonialism and collective memory. He is writing a book, entitled Settler Memory: The Disavowal of Indigeneity in the Political Life of Race in the United States, which will be published in the Critical Indigeneities Series of the University of North Carolina Press. He has recently published articles in History & Memory, Settler Colonial Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies Journal, and The Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy. He was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Bruyneel completed his B.A. at Simon Fraser University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the New School for Social Research in New York City. At Babson College, Bruyneel teaching courses in Political Theory, American Politics, Critical Race Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Radical Politics. He lives in Somerville, MA.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Bryson is a marine biologist and ecologist whose research centers on coastal and nearshore habitats in the Gulf of Maine. Dr. Bryson has taught at Babson in several capacities: as a laboratory instructor, an Adjunct Professor and as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Prior to her arrival at Babson, Dr. Bryson taught laboratory classes at Northeastern University. Dr. Bryson is interested teaching about both the opportunities and the challenges that occur at the intersection of human society and the natural environment. Dr. Bryson teaches introductory and advanced topics courses focused on environmental, ocean and climate sciences.
Dr. Bryson’s research is highly field based and is driven by questions pertaining to environmental context: how do oceanographic currents and temperature changes impact biological interactions and community structure, what is the appropriate geographic scale for ecological management strategies, how will temporal changes in climate conditions impact ecological communities, etc. Dr. Bryson’s work on rocky shores has identified three distinct biogeographic provinces within Gulf of Maine nearshore environments, each governed by a different set of ecological ‘rules.’ These findings provide a foundation for more regionally appropriate conservation and fisheries management decisions and policies. Dr. Bryson has experience working in a variety of marine habitats, including rocky shores, salt marshes, mudflats and coral reefs.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Bulseco is an adjunct professor in the Math & Science Division, and has taught/is teaching Case Studies in Ecosystem Management (NST 2020) and Oceanography (NST 1060). As a microbial ecologist and biogeochemist, her research focuses on the response of coastal and estuarine systems to human-driven disturbances, such as nutrient runoff and sea level rise. Dr. Bulseco earned her Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology from Northeastern University (2018), her M.S. in Marine Science and Technology from the University of Massachusetts Boston (2015), and her B.S. in Marine Science (2012) from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She is currently a post-doctoral scientist working at the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA, where she is researching microbial food web connectivity.
- 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.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Mr. Bussema has over 30 years experience as a fixed income investment professional with extensive product structuring and marketing expertise, as well as analysis, underwriting and portfolio management skills. He has worked in banking, investment banking, leasing and private placement fixed income investment management.
Most recently, until early 2016, Mr. Bussema worked for Citizens Asset Finance, the $6 billion leasing company of Citizens Financial Group. At Citizens, Mr. Bussema served as team leader of credit and underwriting of new financings. Additionally, he led CAF’s development of a new Structured Finance business line initiative.
Prior to joining Citizens, Mr. Bussema was a founding principal of, and worked fourteen years at 42 North Structured Finance and its predecessor organization, Key Global Finance, a management owned corporate investment advisor that delivered more that $8B of customized structured finance solutions in industrial and energy project finance, as well as structured financing for real and personal property. Real estate transaction structures included sale-leasebacks and credit tenant leases. Mr. Bussema was responsible for credit underwriting, portfolio management and assisted in the syndication of complex structures and investments to banks, insurance companies and investment funds.
Before 42 North, he spent thirteen years in the Investment Department of New England Life in positions of increased authority, ultimately as Division Head of the Private Placement Group, responsible for a team that managed a portfolio of $2.5B and invested $500M annually.
Mr. Bussema earned his MBA degree from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, concentrating in finance and accounting, and holds a BA in Economics from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN. He was awarded his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1986. Mr. Bussema resides in Wellesley with is wife and two college-aged daughters.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Tom has held financial and operational management positions in a variety of industries, in both private and publicly held businesses both domestic and international. He currently is with Essex National Heritage Commission a non-profit corporation, affiliated with the National Park Service in educational, recreational and preservation projects in Essex County MA. Prior to his industry experience, he worked on the audit staff of KMPG. And is a licensed C.P.A. in Massachusetts.
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Carey joined Babson in 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Math & Science Division. She currently teaches Case Studies in Ecological Management (NST 2020), and Oceanography (NST 1060). Her research focuses on answering fundamental questions regarding ecosystem processes in the context of rapid global change. She examines how human activities are altering carbon, nitrogen, and silicon cycling along the land-ocean continuum (forests, rivers, salt marshes, and estuaries) in temperate and Arctic ecosystems. Dr. Carey received her Ph.D. in Earth Science from Boston University (2013), her M.S. in Environmental Science from Yale University (2007), and her B.S. in Environmental Policy & Planning from Virginia Tech (2005). Before joining Babson in 2017, Dr. Carey completed several post-doctoral fellowships, including an NSF Earth Science Fellowship and a USGS Powell Center Fellowship, both hosted at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.
- 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.
Dennis J. Ceru
- Senior Lecturer
- Faculty Co-Director Experiential Learning
Dennis J. Ceru, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor at Babson College, where he teaches MBA courses in entrepreneurship, management consulting and business strategy. He is the Faculty Co-Director of Experiential Learning, and he has created new course offerings, including Developing Entrepreneurial Opportunities, the Management Consulting Field Experience, Babson Consulting Experience, Strategy & Entrepreneurship (On-line course), Strategic Consulting, numerous Executive Education Programs, as well as authored business cases and articles.<br><br>Dennis has extensive experience as an Entrepreneur and Senior Executive delivering successful business and technology solutions through leadership and management positions in the high-tech, financial services, and healthcare fields. He is a recognized speaker and author on key topics on business growth strategy for small and medium business as corporate innovation and has been quoted extensively online and in print periodicals.<br><br>He is the founder and principal of Strategic Management Associates, LLC, a company dedicated to providing business leaders with the tools necessary to expand and manage growth. His areas of expertise center on providing Trusted Advisory Services to business owner managers; facilitating Strategic Advisory Groups for executives of growth-oriented companies; and designing Tactical Action Plans to align tactics with company strategy and create metric driven dashboards. In partnership with The SBANE Educational Center he created and runs The CEOs Group, an innovative executive leadership program for growing entrepreneurial companies.<br><br>Previously, Dennis was a Director at TowerGroup where he created a strategic advisory service to the securities industry and a wealth management consulting practice for financial services institutions and technology vendors. Prior he was the President and Executive Director of Windsor Systems, a consulting and software development company that delivered custom solutions to financial services, manufacturing and technology clients. Dennis was Vice President of Product Development at First Interstate Bank, Ltd., where he lead a team creating electronic corporate cash management services for this super regional financial institution spanning 27 banks in 14 states.<br><br>Earlier in his career, Dennis was Department Director for HealthWest Corporation, providing ancillary health service programs throughout a multiple-hospital network and the managing partner of an organizational consulting and psychology practice.<br><br>He was an Adjunct Professor at Boston University, and before that an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California and a Lecturer at California State University.<br><br>Dennis earned a Ph.D. in psychology and education from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in psychology and biology from Boston University
- Adjunct Lecturer
Mr. Chaimanis is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure (KSI), a private equity firm that makes direct investments in clean-energy projects.
In 2005, Mr. Chaimanis began working in clean energy finance, which represents the nexus of his business interests with his passion for making a positive impact. After working with regional renewable energy project developers in the New England area, he joined a subsidiary of Edison International in California, where he acquired and developed 250MW of wind energy projects, investing over $500 million dollars.
Mr. Chaimanis regularly advises clean energy startups, and consults with investors looking to understand the clean energy investment landscape. He has been featured in the 2014 Journal of Environmental Investing Most Influential Investors edition, the Family Office Review, and is the author of an energy investment business case. Mr. Chaimanis speaks frequently on the topic of clean energy finance and is an adjunct faculty member at Babson College.
Prior to his career in clean energy investing, Mr. Chaimanis was a founder of a charter school in the greater Boston area. Mr. Chaimanis holds an M.B.A. from Babson College, a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University, and has earned certification from US SIF for Sustainable and Responsible Investing (SRI).
Eric Wai Kin Chan
- Assistant Professor
Eric empirically studies the effects of education, labor, and housing policy on family and individual outcomes. He is interested in using experimental and quasi-experimental methods to provide causal evidence that is relevant for policy and practice. Further, he wishes to extend the machine learning research on categorical measurements of images and texts to further policy research. Eric received his MA, MPhil, and PhD from Teachers College, Columbia University and his BS from Babson College.
- Senior Lecturer
Professor Charm has been a partner in the firm of Youngman & Charm since 1972.(now Leslie Charm & Assoc.) The firm specializes in directorship functions for firms owned and operated by entrepreneurs and in assisting companies that are experiencing operating and/or financial problems. Youngman & Charm has operated in a variety of industries, channels of distribution, and has been involved in many successful financings and acquisitions and mergers.
From 1977 through 1990, Professor Charm was chairman and president of a major distributor and specialty retail chain. He has been active in other specialty marketing companies, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Franchise Association. He was a director of the National Association of Corporate Directors-New England. He currently is on the board of several firms where he generally sits as the lead director.
Professor Charm has taught and continues to teach throughout the world on a variety of topics regarding entrepreneurship and governance. He is on the President's Council at Babson, and is the recipient of the Appel Award for Entrepreneurship.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Chartier has worked 21 years in banking within the financial services groups American Express, Dresdner Bank, and Bank of Boston (now Bank of America). His banking expertise ranges from credit analysis to domestic and cross-border lending, treasury sales, foreign exchange and interest risk hedging advisory services.
Frédéric has worked in a diverse cultural and geographic environment. As Director of Institutional Treasury sales at American Express Bank in London, his geographic customer base encompassed 15 countries spanning from Europe to the Middle East, and Africa. He has lived on 3 continents, Europe, North America, and Africa, and speaks 4 languages.
Born and raised in Paris, Frédéric received a B.B.A and an M.B.A from the University of Texas at Austin, and also holds a post-graduate degree in banking from the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de Banque (C.E.S.B.) in Paris. He has been teaching Economics and Finance at Babson College since 2004. His main expertise focuses on Money & Banking and International Finance. Frédéric works in English, French and Spanish.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Miranda Chen-Cristoforo teaches Chinese language courses at Babson College. Her research focuses on developing proficiency-based materials for introductory Chinese and using web-based and distance learning technologies to enhance Chinese language pedagogy. She has been teaching in the field of Chinese language and culture for over 20 years at various schools including MIT, Harvard University, Wellesley University, Tufts University, the Middlebury College Language School, Washington and Lee University, and Tunghai University. She has published two books, Close the Deal: Advanced Chinese for Creative and Productive Business and Taiwan Today: An Intermediate Reader. She was awarded the Joseph R. Levenson Memorial Teaching Award by the Harvard-Radcliffe Undergraduate Council and the Harvard University Certificate for Distinction in Teaching.
- Robert E. Weissman '64, H'94, P'87 '90 and Janet Weissman P'87 '90 Professor of Business Analytics
Professor Rick Cleary is a statistician and mathematician with research and consulting interests in a variety of fields including sports, biomechanics, and statistical approaches to fraud detection and audit risk. Prior to coming to Babson College in 2013, Professor Cleary taught at St. Michael’s College in Vermont, Cornell University, Bentley University, and Harvard University. He has held many leadership positions in the Mathematical Association of America, including six years on the Executive Committee as Associate Treasurer and a term as chair of the Joint Data Committee. He is currently on the Nominations Committee and the Polya lecturer selection committee. Professor Cleary enjoys working with mathematics teachers at all levels to improve statistics education and he gives frequent talks and workshops on ways to encourage statistical thinking. He is active in the Wellesley community as a youth sports coach and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Wellesley Little League.
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.
Cohan joined Babson in May 2002, as an executive-in-residence, advising teams in their consulting work with companies through Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) programs. He created and led the Hong Kong/Shenzhen 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.
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, which was valued at $4.5 billion in May 2019.
Cohan has authored 14 books and contributed to six management compendiums. His most recent book is Scaling Your Startup: Mastering the Four Stages from Idea to $10 billion (Apress, February 2019). Prior to that he authored Startup Cities: Why Only a Few Cities Dominate the Global Startup Scene and What the Rest Should Do About It (Apress, February 2018); 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; he writes three columns: Forbes Startup Economy, Inc, The Hungry Start-Up, 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 serves on the Babson faculty senate and as coordinator for Strategic Problem Solving, the required capstone strategy course for undergraduates.
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, as the Verizon Visiting Professor in Business Ethics at Bentley University, as a visiting professor at EADA in Barcelona, at the University of Hong Kong, the University of Monterrey in Mexico, 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.
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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.
- Paul T. Babson Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies
- Division Chair
Andrew Corbett is the Paul T. Babson Chair of Entrepreneurship and serves as Chair of the Entrepreneurship Division. He is an editor for the Journal of Business Venturing, and co-editor of the Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence, and Growth book series. Professor Corbett also holds an appointment as a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Nord University Business School in Bodø, Norway.
A recent research study named Professor Corbett as one of the Top 25 Entrepreneurship Researcher in the World. This independent research article published in the Journal of Business Management noted that his work was among the most cited and impactful since the turn of the century. Professor Corbett’s primary areas of emphasis are corporate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial learning and cognition, and entrepreneurship education. More specifically, his research examines behavioral aspects of the entrepreneurial process and the role of individuals within strategic renewal and innovations efforts within organizations. His research has appeared in scholarly outlets including Harvard Business Review; the Journal of Management Studies, the Journal of Business Venturing; Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal; Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice; and many others.
In 2017, Entrepreneurship (4th edition, Wiley), a textbook he co-authored with other senior Babson faculty was released. His latest scholarly book, Hybrid Ventures: Perspectives & Approaches to Blended Value Entrepreneurship (Emerald), was also published in late 2017. Professor Corbett is also the co-author of Beyond the Champion: Institutionalizing Innovation Innovation Through People (Stanford University Press) which examines how large organizations need to design roles and careers for their people in order to achieve optimal innovation performance.
As an educator Professor Corbett primarily focuses on graduate courses but he has taught across the entire curriculum. In addition to teaching feasibility, business planning, and marketing for entrepreneurs, his extensive, practical experience finds him consulting and teaching to corporate clients across the globe. Professor Corbett has been recognized for his excellence in teaching on both the undergraduate and graduate level on numerous occasions. Nationally, he has also been awarded the McGraw-Hill Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award by the Academy of Management. He has also received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in executive education.
Professor Corbett serves the Babson community in numerous ways but most notably in Babson accelerator the Butler Launchpad, where he assists with strategic direction and the mentoring of young entrepreneurs. Within the larger academic community, he has led or been a member of over a dozen committees or task forces for the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management most recently serving as the co-chair of the Doctoral Consortium. He is also a Trustee of the Society for the Advancement of Management Studies.
Before coming to Babson, Professor Corbett was MBA Director, Associate Professor, and Faculty Director of the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship at the Lally School of Management & Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has also taught at the University of Colorado and Bentley University. Prior to working in academia he spent over a decade in marketing, sales, and strategic management positions within the media and publishing industries.
- Associate Professor
After earning an undergraduate degree in accounting at the University of Notre Dame, Professor Coyle took a position as a staff accountant for Price Waterhouse. While there, he earned his CPA, was promoted to senior, and did a six-month tour of duty in Saudi Arabia. Professor Coyle left Price Waterhouse to obtain his M.B.A. at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management. While there, he did some teaching and discovered that he wanted to become a professor. Prof. Coyle earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from Texas A&M University in 1993.
Professor Coyle came to Babson in 1992, and received tenure in May 1999.
Professor Coyle has taught in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs at Babson. Professor Coyle has taught Financial Accounting and Auditing in the Undergraduate Program, International Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Government/Non-Profit Accounting in the MSA Program and Financial Accounting in the MBA Program. For the auditing class, From 2010 to 2014 Prof. Coyle simultaneously taught Auditing to both Babson undergraduates and undergraduate students at the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University, Russia. Prof. Coyle was on the design team of Babson's BRIC Program and since its inception in 2008 has taught the Russian business course. From 1996 to 2014 Prof. Coyle took MBAs to Russia to teach a Russia in Transition course.
Professor Coyle's research interests are in Russia and the former Soviet Union. He has published numerous cases, book chapters and articles about the business environment in Russia, including consideration of how that business environment is affected by geopolitical circumstances. He has traveled to Russia, including Siberia (by choice) and Ukraine, more than 100 times since his first trip to Russia in January 1993. Since January 1993, Professor Coyle has led 35 groups of Babson MBA and undergraduate students to Russia, totaling over 800 students.
Prof. Coyle has served as a co-chair and elected member of the Undergraduate Academic Policy Committee, a member of the Faculty Senate and was a member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and has served on various sub-committees, including those of the Board of Trustees and on numerous curriculum-related task forces.
He is a member of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce and a CPA in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Prof. Coyle regularly attends the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia where Swan Lake is his favorite ballet. He plays golf poorly, noting that trips to Russia and Ukraine do little to help improve his golf handicap.
Victoria Crittenden is Professor of Marketing at Babson College (USA). Additionally, she serves (or has served) as Visiting Global Scholar in the Mitchell Ph.D. in Business Administration program at the University of South Alabama, Visiting Global Scholar in the D.B.A. program at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University (USA), Visiting Ph.D. Faculty at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden), Visiting Ph.D. Faculty at Luleå University (Sweden), a core faculty member at the WU Executive Academy (Austria) and as visiting faculty at the University of Ulster in Belfast (N. Ireland), The American College of Greece MBA Program in Athens (Greece), and University Robert Schuman, IECS in Strasbourg (France). Prior to her tenure at Babson College where she served for six years as division chair, Vicky spent 25 years in the marketing department at Boston College where she served as department chair for nine years and chair of the MBA core faculty for three years.
Vicky’s research has been published extensively in journals such as the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Marketing Letters, Sloan Management Review, Psychology & Marketing, Business Horizons, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Research, Business Strategy Review, Corporate Reputation Review, Journal of Public Affairs, Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Information and Management, Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, and International Journal of Production Economics. Her educational scholarship appears in such journals as the Journal of Marketing Education, Marketing Education Review, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Journal of Education for Business, Journal of Teaching in International Business, and Journal for Advancement of Marketing Education. Vicky was a co-author of Strategic Marketing Management Cases published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin Publishing, and she is an author of over 100 published vignettes and cases. In September 2019, Vicky will become the editor of the Journal of Marketing Education. She served as founding co-editor of the AMS Review and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Marketing Education and the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education and serves currently on the editorial review boards of: Business Horizons, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal for Advancement of Marketing Education, Journal of Business-to-Business Marketing, Journal of Marketing Education, Journal of Research in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Marketing Education Review, Marketing Management Journal, Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, and Psychology & Marketing. Additionally, she currently serves as Collections Editor for Digital and Social Media Marketing and Advertising with Business Expert Press and is co-editor of Go-to-Market Strategies for Women Entrepreneurs: Creating and Exploring Success, Emerald Group Publishing 2019 and Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom, Emerald Group Publishing 2015. Vicky has presented her teaching and scholarly research in venues worldwide.
Vicky is Past President of the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS), where she also served previously as VP for Development, VP for Membership N. America, and Secretary/Treasurer. She has served as program chair for AMS conferences in the USA, Australia, and Norway. Additionally, Vicky was honored as an AMS Distinguished Fellow in 2008 and she received the Lamb, Hair, McDaniel Outstanding Marketing Teacher Award in AMS in 2005. In addition to serving in various capacities in AMS, she served four years as the chair of the American Marketing Association (AMA) Teaching & Learning Special Interest Group, and she received AMA's Pearson Prentice Hall's Solomon-Marshall-Stuart Award for Innovative Excellence in Marketing Education in 2013. Vicky is a Fellow of the Direct Selling Education Foundation and of the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas-Austin. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Direct Selling Education Foundation, the Academic Advisory Board for CUTCO/Vector Marketing Corporation, the Academic Advisory Council of the Direct Selling Education Foundation, and the Advisory Board of the Global Research Symposium on Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She has served on the HBS Alumni Board, the Lyon College Board of Trustees, and the Faculty Advisory Board for Emerald Group Publishing. Vicky received the Distinguished Alumna Award at Lyon College in 1999.
- 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.
- Assistant Professor
Eliana Crosina joins Babson as an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master in Business Administration from Babson College, as well as a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Organization Studies from Boston College. Prior to academia, she worked in the for-profit sector as an investment banker, as well as in the not-for profit sector, managing international development projects.
Crosina’s research interests lie at the intersection of identity, entrepreneurial behavior, and cognition. She tackles these issues through largely qualitative methods in two main research streams: (1) examining novel processes of identity; and (2) exploring organizing dynamics in nascent entrepreneurial contexts. Her recent research includes a study of former Lehman Brothers’ bankers career experiences after the demise of Lehman Brothers; an ethnography of first time founders in the process of launching their ventures from the same coworking facility; and a longitudinal field study examining the development trajectories of nascent entrepreneurial firms.
Her work has appeared in outlets including the Academy of Management Journal, the Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, and Harvard Business Review. In 2016 her dissertation research was awarded a fellowship from the Kauffman Foundation.
- 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.
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Hill’s research background is in service recovery. Specifically, she examines the factors that render apologies and service recovery strategies more effective. This research has multiple implications for customer relationship management and the methodological skills involved in this research (i.e., meta-analysis, measuring nonverbal behavior, turning qualitative data into quantitative data) have many applications. Dr. Hill is also interested in consumer affect. Currently, she is working on several projects exploring the affective state of curiosity as well as emotional contagion and mimicry. Finally, Dr. Hill has an interest in applying much of this work in the healthcare field. She currently collaborates with researchers at Brigham and Women’s hospital, developing trainings for surgeons on apology and disclosure after a medical error.
- 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
I am excited to join the team teaching Business Law.
I am a practicing health care attorney. I have been practicing law for over 20 years. I've worked for several hospitals, health care providers, and academic research and development organizations. I work “in-house” – meaning that my only client is the corporation that I work for. I don’t ever go to court. Instead, I’m essentially business lawyer with a specialty in health care. My expertise includes regulatory compliance, risk management, ethics, and patient rights.
I am a graduate of Wellesley College (I double majored in History and Psychology), Boston College Law School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. During college, I rowed port on the Varsity Crew. Prior to law school, I worked for 2 years, first as a paralegal and then with health care policy researchers.
I also have been teaching at Brandeis since 2007. At Brandeis, I am the Undergraduate Advising Head (UAH) and Study Abroad Liaison (SAL) for the Health: Science, Society & Policy (HSSP) program. I participate on the HSSP Faculty Executive Committee. I serve on the Board of Pre-Health Advisers, as a mentor for the ICC Scholars Program, and participate in the Posse Plus Retreat. In each these roles I work closely with students to discuss their interests and goals.
At Brandeis, I teach
- American Healthcare: Law & Policy
- Special Topics in Public Health: U.S. History and Policy
- Patient Autonomy: Law, Medicine, and Ethics
I was born in California, raised in rural Connecticut, and now live in Watertown, MA. I enjoy in-line skating, mentoring, and exploring with my husband and our four lively rescued dogs – Cora, Hali, Anni, and Reese.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Jaime d’Almeida is a Principal at d'Almeida Consulting LLC. He has managed hundreds of valuation engagements, has over 20 years of experience in economic and valuation analysis and consulting, and has provided both deposition and trial testimony on valuation and damages issues. He received his M.B.A. in entrepreneurship from FW Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and his B.S. in electrical engineering/engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Jaime is also an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
- Senior Lecturer
- Faculty Advisor, John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator Program
Dr. Daniels’ research covers Future Trends and Entrepreneurial Strategy. She has worked on the development of global business and technology strategies for numerous startups and the following larger corporations: IBM, Apple, the Economist, Financial Times, Ford of Europe, Boots Pharmaceutical, Shell Oil, GlaxoSmithKline, Chartham Paper Mills, New York Life, Bank of Ireland, Aetna, Marks & Spencer, Media Companies, and other leading corporations. She has facilitated multi-client studies for The Economist Group on the future of business.
Dr. Daniels has written for the Economist, the Economist Intelligence Unit, the Financial Times, and has published several books on Globalization and Information Technology with McGraw-Hill and the Pearson Group (Addison-Wesley).
Dr. Daniels has been awarded the International Association of Management Consulting Firms Award for Literary Excellence. Caroline has been a speaker on topics including: Globalization, Transforming Business with Information Technology, and Entrepreneurship. She is currently conducting research on entrepreneurial strategy, the scalability of new ventures, and the coordination of executive decision-making in growing, global corporations.
Dr. Daniels has founded companies in the following areas: property development, publishing, and consulting. She is the recipient of the 2013 Deans' Award for Excellence in Teaching across all programs (undergraduate, graduate, and executive education).
- President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology & Management
Tom Davenport is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, co-founder of the International Institute for Analytics, Fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Senior Advisor to Deloitte Analytics. He teaches analytics/big data in executive programs at Babson, Harvard Business School and School of Public Health, and MIT Sloan School.<br><br>Davenport pioneered the concept of “competing on analytics” with his best-selling 2006 Harvard Business Review article and 2007 book. His most recent book is <i>The AI Advantage: How to Put the Artificial Intelligence Revolution to Work.</i> He wrote or edited nineteen other books and over 200 articles for Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, The Financial Times, and many other publications. He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal and Forbes. He has been named one of the top 25 consultants by Consulting News, one of the 100 most influential people in the IT industry by Ziff-Davis, and one of the world’s top fifty business school professors by Fortune magazine.
- Associate Professor
- Division Chair
Ryan J. Davies is a Professor of Finance and Chair of the Finance Division at Babson College. He teaches advanced undergraduate and graduate finance electives, including Financial Trading Strategies and Risk Management, Fixed Income and Structured Products, Financial Markets and Institutions, Security Valuation, Options and Futures, and Capital Markets. He is passionate about experiential learning and incorporates trading simulation software and real-time market data into all of his courses. He is the faculty advisor for the Babson trading competition team, which has been very successful at the annual Rotman International Trading Competition. He formerly served as faculty advisor for numerous award winning undergraduate business case competition teams.<br><br>Dr. Davies has been a visiting academic scholar at Paris-Dauphine University, the University of the West Indies, the University of Illinois, and the University of New South Wales. Prior to joining Babson College in 2004, Dr. Davies was a lecturer for three years at the ICMA Centre of the University of Reading in England. He has taught in a Babson executive education course for Siemens, in the International Capital Market Association's International Fixed Income and Derivatives program, and in the HSE Executive MBA program in Seoul, Korea.<br><br>Dr. Davies is an expert on financial market microstructure. His past research has examined diverse topics such as: the impact of European Union securities markets regulation (particularly MiFID); the role of market preopening sessions on price discovery; the usage of matched sample estimation to test for differences in trade execution costs; the effects of strategic end-of-quarter trading by mutual fund managers; and the response of financial intermediaries to an alleged manipulation of commodity futures settlement prices. He also helped develop a widely cited portfolio optimization method for funds of hedge funds. In recognition of the impact of this research, he won the Babson College Faculty Scholarship Award in 2011. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Derivatives and Hedge Funds, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Futures Markets, and Economics Letters.<br><br>Dr. Davies is an Executive Advisor at ScottMadden Management Consultants. In that capacity, he has testified as an expert witness before the Alberta Utilities Commission. He is an Advisor to the Board of Artisan Industries, Inc. and a Business Advisor to Volos Portfolio Solutions LLC. He is Treasurer and Executive Board member of the Wellesley Community Children's Center.
Julie De Zutter
- Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. De Zutter is a research scientist in the lab of Dr. Anthony Carruthers in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in 1991, worked in the Biotech industry for several years before earning her Ph. D. in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2001. Dr. De Zutter’s research focuses on studying the structure and function of the GLUT family of passive glucose transport proteins. A hallmark of cancer is an increase in glucose metabolism seen in highly proliferating cells. GLUT1 (the blood brain barrier transporter), GLUT3 (the neuronal transporter) and in some cases GLUT12 expression has been shown to be significantly increased in rapidly dividing cells. One potential strategy to exploit this metabolic characteristic of cancer cells is to screen and characterize potential chemical agents that inhibit glucose transport across the cell membrane both in vitro and in vivo. These studies will not only help to understand GLUT regulation in health and disease, but will also provide potential therapeutic targets for controlling glucose availability when perturbed by diseases, such as cancer. Prior to her arrival at Babson, she has taught courses at Becker and Dean College as an Adjunct Professor. Dr. De Zutter is interested in the science of biotechnology and the social, political and ethical questions that it raises, and promoting scientific literacy in the broader community.
- Associate Professor
- Division Chair
Stephen Deets is an Associate Professor at Babson College, teaching courses on international politics, comparative politics, and ethnic conflict as well as classes focusing on specific regions/countries. Before coming to Babson, Stephen Deets taught at Bryn Mawr College, Oberlin College, and Miami University of Ohio.
With a strong background in post-communist democratization, his re-search focuses on a variety of issues related to ethnic politics, particularly notions of justice and institutional forms involved in minority rights pro-tection and representation and how ethnic politics can impact public policy. He has published on East European elections, health care in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Hungarian minorities and social service provision in Lebanon. Currently he is working on a book project on non-territorial autonomy in Europe.
Before receiving his Ph.D., he spent a decade at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, where he was responsible for cooperation with the East European academies, and organized projects on nuclear non-proliferation, terrorism, small business development and entrepreneur-ship, and a host of environmental issues.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Exploring and mining the intersection of Customers, strategy, data, and analytics, Ken Demma has been a Marketing leader for over 25 years: working to transform businesses in adopting Customer-centric Marketing strategies, increasing knowledge about... and loyalty of... Customers, while improving the effectiveness of Marketing investments. He has held executive roles at SAP (current), American Express, Fidelity Investments, US West, Affinity Group, iXL and several specialized consulting firms.
Ken teaches MBA and Blended Learning students Consumer Behavior, Strategic Marketing Planning, Marketing Analytics and Strategic Customer Management (a course which he also conceived and developed). He has served as advisor on 4 JMCFE projects, leading students in Marketing and Sales strategies for clients in Italy and Switzerland; proudly working with teams that have had a big impact for their clients. He has developed several courses for Babson Global, and has authored numerous articles including: Determining Dimensions--Marketing Investments Often Bear No Relation to Results, The New Learning Curve--Advanced Knowledge Helps Companies' Success in Hyper Competitive Markets, and has contributed to numerous books, including High Performance Marketing (Eechambadi) and Analytics at Work (Davenport/Harris/Morison). He often speaks on the topics of Customer Marketing Strategy, Big Data, Marketing Effectiveness and Measurement & Analytics, and has been a contributor to recent research on Marketing Mix Optimization (Forrester Research), Big Data Analytics in Marketing (IDC) and Big Data Morality (presented at MIT CDOIQ).
Ken holds an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business, a BA in Economics from New York University, a certificate in Leadership in Professional Services Firms from Harvard Business School and a certificate in Direct Marketing from NYU. He is on the faculty of the International Institute for Analytics, a Jury Member for I-COM, and has been an active member of various professional associations, and is an advisor to numerous small businesses.
Dawna Travis Dewire
- Senior Lecturer
Ms. Dewire has authored five books and been the editor of The James Martin Report and the Year 2000 Practitioner. She is currently the editor of the quarterly Information Systems Management journal. Ms. Dewire teaches courses in information systems design, database development, and process reengineering. Prior to joining Babson College, she was on the full-time faculty at Bentley College. Ms. Dewire's professional experience includes positions with Information Resources, Inc., TRW United-Carr Division, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and the State of New York.
Anirudh Dhebar is Professor of Marketing at Babson College. Prior to joining the faculty at Babson College, Anirudh was on the faculty at the Harvard Business School (1983 – 1995) and the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1995 – 1997). He has served on the Board of Directors and the Board's Audit and Technology Committees of Molex Incorporated (2009-2013).
Anirudh is an inveterate student of the dynamic interplay between science- and technology-intensive enterprises, the enterprises' customers, the ecosystems in which the enterprise play, and the overall social milieu in which the dynamics are set. A highly experienced and effective management thinker, educator, and facilitator, he is committed to integrating innovation, discernment, and a renaissance perspective to the practice of management, all supported by analytical rigor and a fearless love of the question. Anirudh’s research, teaching, and consulting focus on technology, product, pricing, marketing, and business strategies in the computer, consumer electronics, life science, media, and financial services industries. He has published numerous Harvard Business School case studies, and articles stemming from his research appear in Marketing Science, Sloan Management Review, Business Horizons, Journal of Product Innovation and Management, Journal of Retailing, and European Management Journal.
Anirudh teaches in Babson College’s graduate program as well as custom executive-development offerings. In the graduate program, he offers electives on disruptive change and enterprise transformation; science, technology, and the enterprise; the marketing of high-technology products; and pricing in the information industries. As part of the Babson Executive Education faculty, Anirudh has served as faculty on custom programs for, among others, Siemens, IBM, FLIR, Ericsson, Merck Life Science, Novartis, Fidelity, MAPFRE, Santander, McGraw-Hill Education, and Saint-Gobain. Independent of Babson, Anirudh’s past and present executive-development and consulting clients include Molex, Stratasys, JP Morgan Chase, The Weather Channel, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and DePuy Synthes.
Anirudh, who holds a BS in Electrical Engineering (from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai) and an MBA (from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata), obtained his MA in Economics and a PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University. He was a recipient of Babson’s Thomas Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence at the graduate level for three consecutive years (2002-2005).
- Associate Professor
Professor Dietrick teaches intermediate and advanced literature courses such as Business and American Drama, Modern Drama, and The London Stage. Professor Dietrick’s research deals mainly with literary representations of business and economic life. He is the author of the book Bad Pennies and Dead Presidents: Money in Modern American Drama. Additionally his work has appeared in journals such as American Drama, Twentieth-Century Literature, and the Journal of International Women’s Studies.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. DiSabato has taught writing and literature at various New England colleges, including Boston College, Northeastern University, Saint Anselm College, Keene State College, and Framingham State University. Before becoming a college instructor, Dr. DiSabato honed her teaching skills as an interpretive naturalist, leading nature walks and staffing nature centers in Ohio and Massachusetts.
Dr. DiSabato publishes a weblog, Hoarded Ordinaries, which showcases her nonfiction essays and digital photography. In addition to teaching at Babson College, she is a Senior Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen. Dr. DiSabato lives in Newton, Massachusetts with a husband, two dogs, and a herd of cats.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Donovan-Condron teaches intermediate literature, rhetoric, and foundation courses in Arts and Humanities. Her research interests are an interdisciplinary mix of literature, history, and material culture. Areas of particular interest include urban identity in the early nineteenth century, the gothic novel, women's writing, consumerism and consumption in literature, Southern Gothic, and fairy tales. In the summer of 2013, she was selected to be a summer scholar in the National Endowment for the Humanities seminar "Reassessing Romanticism." She is currently part of a team that is producing a digital archive of nineteenth-century writer Mary Russell Mitford's works and correspondence.
John C. Edmunds is Professor of Finance at Babson College. He has taught extensively at overseas MBA programs, including Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain, INCAE in Central America and La Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic, and two universities in Chile. He has also taught at other schools in the Boston area, including the Arthur D. Little School of Management, Boston University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Harvard University, Hult International Business School, and Northeastern University. He is a member of the Golden Key Society, and at Hult as well as Arthur D. Little he was voted Professor of the Year. He has lived in six countries and spent eighteen years abroad. He is fluent in Spanish and also speaks French.
Dr. Edmunds’s areas of interest are international finance, derivatives, capital markets, and emerging markets. He is the author of over 300 articles and cases published both in academic and practitioner journals. He has published five books. Over 150 of his articles are about Latin American capital markets and have been published in Spanish. Six of the most cited are “Financiar a Emprendedores,” Estrategia (Chile), “¿Cayendo al Segundo Lugar?” El Diario Financiero (Chile), “Iberoamérica necesita un Davos propio,” Expansión (Madrid), “Los Nuevos Ricos,” América Economía, “¿Cuándo Emergerá la Bolsa Emergente?” El Diario Financiero (Chile), and “El Valor Escondido de América Latina,” América Economía.
Dr. Edmunds holds a D.B.A. in International Business from Harvard Business School, an M.B.A. in Finance and Quantitative Methods with honors from Boston University, an M.A. in Economics from Northeastern University, and an A.B. in Economics cum laude from Harvard College. He has consulted with the Harvard Institute for International Development, the Rockefeller Foundation, Stanford Research Institute, and numerous private companies.
- Associate Professor
Craig Ehrlich has been on the faculty of Babson College since 1996, where he is an Associate Professor of Law teaching business law at the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas such as contracts, white collar criminal law, and professional responsibility. Earlier areas of interest include the legal aspects of competitive intelligence and Korean corporate law. He currently writes about the legal liabilities of CPAs and chief financial officers. Prior to taking up a teaching career, he practiced law in Chicago and Seoul for 15 years.
- Associate Professor
- Faculty Director, FutureLab on Mobility
Sinan Erzurumlu is an Associate Professor of Innovation and Operations Management at Babson College. Professor Erzurumlu’s research and teaching interests are at the confluence of innovation and operations management, entrepreneurship and sustainability. Sinan was named among “The Best 40 B-School Profs Under the Age of 40” in the 2015 Poets & Quants ranking of Business School professors. He also received “2016 Kaplan Award for Sustainability in Academics and Research” at Babson College.
Sinan examines how managers can assess complex, uncertain and ambiguous challenges and manage innovations to advance the organizational growth. In particular, he focuses on developing and commercializing technological innovations in complex contexts such as business ecosystems, entrepreneurial ventures, and socio-ecological systems. His research agenda is organized within four interrelated themes: strategic management of innovation, startup risks and operations hedging, digital technologies, and sustainable innovations.
Through collaborations with academics and practitioners, Sinan conducts applied research in a number of different industries including mining, clean tech & energy, healthcare, and high tech. He uses research techniques that range from mathematical quantitative analysis, grounded in operations research, microeconomics and game theory, to empirical analysis of data sets. He experiments with new applications of techniques from other research fields to innovation research. His research has been published in leading journals including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Production and Operations Management, Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Omega.
Prior to joining Babson, Sinan has worked as a project-based consultant for Dell on service operations and as a research engineer for Center for Space Research at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from McCombs School of Business and M.S. in Operations Research/Industrial Engineering from Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a B.S. in electrical and electronics engineering with distinction from Bogazici University in Turkey.
Sinan's selected papers can be viewed at SSRN and ResearchGate.
Erin Degnan Escobedo
Erin Degnan Escobedo teaches Babson’s real estate curriculum and has designed several courses within the curriculum. She is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and Florida and a licensed real estate broker in Massachusetts. Erin has practiced law since 2004, focusing her practice primarily on real estate law, corporate transactions, and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience representing Fortune 500 companies and individual clients as a litigator and transactional attorney with Shutts & Bowen LLP in Miami, FL. Erin later worked as an Associate General Counsel to a NASDAQ-listed, real estate corporation engaged in home building, land development, and other real estate operations in multiple states and managing approximately $545,000,000 in total assets. <br><br>Prior to joining Babson, Erin was a Lecturer at the University of Miami School of Business Administration in Miami, FL and a Visiting Assistant Professor at Florida International University College of Law. <br><br>At Babson, Erin designed and teaches the following courses: FIN 7566 Real Estate Transactions, FIN 9510 Residential Real Estate: Acquisition, Disposition, Finance and Leasing, FIN 3511 Residential Real Estate, and FIN 3512 Real Estate Transactions and Law. Erin also teaches FIN 7578 Real Estate Development, which she redesigned as an intensive elective, and FIN 3555 Real Estate Investment. <br><br>
- Adjunct Lecturer
Katherine Faigen is a Boston area writer and educator who currently, teaches composition and rhetoric courses at Emerson and Babson colleges. In the spring, Katherine coaches high school rowing and spends her summer teaching at Phillips Academy in Andover. She earned her MFA from Emerson College and her BA from Bryn Mawr College. Before moving to Boston, Katherine taught high school English and writing on Long Island.
Ira Farber, Full Time Lecturer of Science, was a member of Polaroid’s Vision Research Laboratory and conducted studies in adaptive signal processing. Subsequently, he joined Ortho Diagnostic Systems, Inc. as a Senior Scientist working in the area of flow cytometry and its application to medical instrumentation. He then turned his attention to the field of optical computing and served as vice president of Optron Systems, Inc. managing R&D contracts funded by the Department of Defense, NASA, DARPA, NSF and NIH. Returning to academia, Dr. Farber held the position of Associate Director of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Research Center at Brandeis University. He has published in the fields of electro-optics, biophysics and neuroscience and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Harvard, MIT, Brandeis and WPI. As a consultant, he has provided guidance for projects requiring multidisciplinary expertise in science, engineering and business as well as project management within matrix environments. Specific areas include systems engineering services for R&D programs encompassing electro-optics, physics and electronics as well as offer technology assessment services for investors including technical, strategy and business plan consulting for start-up projects.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Feinstein's research and teaching specialties are derivatives, valuation, and investments. His articles on these subjects have appeared in The Journal of Risk, Derivatives Quarterly, Derivatives Week, Primus, The Atlanta Federal Reserves's Economic Review, American Bankruptcy Institute Journal, Risk Management, Journal of Financial Planning and The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting.<br><br>Dr. Feinstein is the Founder and President of Crowninshield Financial Research, Inc., a consulting firm that conducts economic and financial research and provides expert analysis and opinions relating to securities, investments, financial markets, and complex business litigation. Professor Feinstein has provided analysis and testimony in class action securities lawsuits, ERISA cases, the qui tam yield burning cases, derivatives valuations, and complex business litigation. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Feinstein was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Marjorie N. Feld
Marjorie N. Feld received her Ph.D. in History at Brandeis University in 2001 and has been at Babson since Fall 2001. Her teaching and research interests include U.S. social, labor, and women's/gender history, along with the history of global human rights movements. She is a member of the Academic Advisory Councils of the Jewish Women's Archive, the American Jewish Historical Society, and Jewish Voice for Peace.<br><br>Her first book, Lillian Wald: A Biography, published in 2008 by University of North Carolina Press, won the Saul Viener Book Prize of the American Jewish Historical Society, an award presented biannually to an "outstanding book in American Jewish History." At Babson, she received a Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference award in 2009, the Martin Luther King Leadership Award in 2014, and the Babson Pride Award in 2017. From 2011-2015, she was the faculty director for Babson's Center for Women's Leadership. Her second book, Nations Divided:American Jews and the Struggle Over Apartheid, was published by Palgrave MacMillan in July 2014.
Michael L Fetters, Walter Carpenter Distinguished Professor and Professor of Accounting at Babson College was Babson College’s first Provost and served as chairperson of the Accounting and Law Division. He was on the faculty team that designed and launched the innovative, integrated entrepreneurial MBA program, and on the design and launch team for the integrated undergraduate program. In addition, he designed and directed the MS in Strategic Cost Accounting Program for Lucent Technologies and designed and is teaching in Babson’s distance learning, blended MBA program. Currently Dr. Fetters is Director on Babson’s National Curriculum Design and Launch team for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. He has been selected twice by the graduate students as the Thomas Kennedy Professor of the Year. He has also won the college’s prestigious Walter H. Carpenter Award for Exceptional Contributions to Babson College. Dr. Fetters consults in the areas of entrepreneurship ecosystem development, strategic planning and financial data interpretation, pedagogical design and executive education. Currently his clients include many small businesses in a wide variety of industries from restaurants to healthcare delivery. He has published numerous articles and book chapters as well as presented nationally and internationally on the topics: entrepreneurship ecosystems, financial statement analysis, women in professions, curriculum innovation, technology-enhanced learning, and pedagogical research. The Development of University-Based Entrepreneurship Ecosystems: Global Studies with Rice, Greene & Butler was published in September, 2010. The textbook, Financial Statements: Construction, Analysis and Forecasts, 2e with Halsey & Soybel was published in August, 2015.
Currently, Dr. Fetters serves on several advisory boards for new ventures. Dr. Fetters holds a Ph.D. in Business and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his B.S. from Ohio State University and is a CPA.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Fischer teaches writing courses at all levels, Arts and Humanities foundation courses, and intermediate courses in American literature and culture.
Before joining Babson in 2011, she taught at the universities of Chemnitz and Dresden in Germany and at Bentley University; she worked as Director of Marketing for the US subsidiary of a German company, and as trainer and workshop facilitator for a professional development company in Germany. She holds a PhD from the University of Paderborn, Germany, an MBA from Babson College, and the equivalent of an MA from Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany.
Dr. Fischer is the author or editor of three published books: a study of the representation of Native Americans in contemporary crime fiction, a bilingual edition of Shakespeare quotations in English and German, and an edition of a young adult novel annotated for EFL/ESL learners. She has published scholarly articles on diverse topics, from crime and detective fiction to the pedagogy of teaching to marketing. Most recently, she co-authored a business case on sustainable agriculture. Her current research interests focus on the intersection between the liberal arts and business, with an emphasis on sustainability. Currently, she is working on a scholarly article conceptualizing ecological entrepreneurship and on a business case illustrating challenges in ethical decision-making.
- Associate Dean of Innovation
- Marla M. Capozzi MBA '96 Term Chair in Design Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Sebastian Fixson is Professor of Innovation & Design at Babson College. He also served as the founding Faculty Director of Babson’s Master of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership (MSEL) program from 2014-2017.
Trained as both an engineer and a social scientist, Dr. Fixson concentrates his research work on creating knowledge to help organizations build innovation capabilities. His recent research investigates how innovation performance is impacted through the underlying problem structure, through choices in process governance (open vs. closed innovation), through the use of digital design tools, and through the use of innovation practices such as Design Thinking. Results of his research work flow directly into his teaching and advising activities. Dr. Fixson teaches on the subjects of innovation, design, and operations management to audiences across all programs (Undergraduate, MBA/MS, Executive Education) at Babson and around the world.
Prior to joining the Babson College faculty in 2008, he has taught at the University of Michigan’s Industrial and Operations Engineering department, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and Northeastern University’s School of Technological Entrepreneurship.
Dr. Fixson collaborates with industrial partners in various formats, ranging from joint research projects, to teaching, advising and consulting, to speaking engagements.
Dr. Fixson’s work has appeared in books and journals such as Concurrent Engineering, Creativity and Innovation Management, Design Management Review, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, MIT Sloan Management Review, Research Policy, Research-Technology Management, Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, as well as online outlets such as Harvard Business Review online.
- William R. Dill Governance Professor
Educated in Germany, England and the United States, Fritz Fleischmann received his doctorate summa cum laude from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 1983, the year he joined the Babson faculty. At Babson, he has served as founding chair of the undergraduate honors program, chair of the Arts and Humanities Division, associate director of the Glavin Center for Global Entrepreneurial Leadership, and Dean of Faculty. He was awarded the Tomasso Term Chair in 1991 and the William R. Dill Governance Chair in 1997.
Mr. Fleischmann is the author, editor, or co-editor of five books, and the author of numerous essays and articles on American literature and culture, with a special interest in feminism and the history of gender. He was the founding chair of the editorial board for the NEH-supported Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition, of which the first print volume appeared in 2013, and he is currently working on a biography of John Neal (1793-1876), as well as a co-edited collection of Neal’s short fiction.
Another area of interest is the history and culture of entrepreneurship, on which he has written several papers. He serves on the board of the Faltin Foundation for Entrepreneurship in Berlin, Germany and has edited the English rendition of Günter Faltin’s bestselling Kopf schlägt Kapital (Brains versus Capital: Entrepreneurship for Everyone. 2013)
Fritz Fleischmann teaches a range of undergraduate courses in literary and cultural studies, as well as writing, most recently focusing on eco-criticism and environmental issues.
- Associate Professor
- Babson Research Scholar
Yunwei Gai received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Florida State University. He has a B.S. degree in International Trade from Wuhan University, China. In his Ph.D. dissertation, he investigated hospital market power and its impact on hospital prices as a result of merger activities. Dr. Gai's primary research interests are in the areas of Applied Econometrics and Health Economics. His work has been published in Health Economics, American Journal of Hypertension, Atlantic Economic Journal, Journal of Derivatives and Hedge Funds, and Health Financing Revisited: A Practitioner's Guide published by the World Bank and other academic journals. He is referee for many academic journals and conferences including Small Business Economics Journal, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Hypertension, and the World Congress on Health Economics.
Dr. Gai’s current research focuses on insurance gaps and chronic condition management; impacts of health insurance on entrepreneurship activities; and the importance of preventative health care. In addition to continuing his work in health care, he is also interested in the application of healthcare Econometrics models in entrepreneurial activities, international trade and financial markets such as using survival models to analyze financing options and business performance.
Dr. Gai teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at Babson College. His recent courses are Industrial Organization and Public Policy, Managerial Economics, Econometrics, Customer Markets and Marketing (MBA), Economic and Financial Forecasting (MBA), and Health Economics (MBA).
- Senior Lecturer
- Co-Faculty Director, Babson Fellows Program
Ms. Gale is an educator, entrepreneur, business leader, and consultant with over 30 years of strategic, marketing, and operations experience across a broad range of industries including software-based services, diagnostics, telecommunications, surface preparation, consumer electronics, consumer packaged goods and education.<br><br>She has taught in the Babson college Entrepreneurship Division since Fall 2011.<br><br>Ms. Gale has been involved in eight start-ups as an investor, director, and/or senior executive. Most recently, she served as CEO of a start-up software services business, Pet Health Network, Inc. She was also a senior marketing executive at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. during a period of early growth through IPO. She began her career in product management at General Foods. Her consulting experience includes Booz, Allen; Marketing Corporation of America (boutique consulting firm in Westport, Connecticut); and her own assignments.<br><br>She currently serves on the boards of Sponge-Jet, Inc., Portsmouth, NH (advanced, recyclable, industrial surface preparation technology); and Gould Academy, Bethel, Maine
Leslie Garbarino is a professor, attorney, facilitator and startup executive. Leslie is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurial Business Law and the Legal Advisor to the Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College. <br><br>In addition to her academic work, Leslie runs her own startup consulting and corporate law practices. Prior to starting her own businesses, Leslie was the President of Streetwise Media (now AmericanInno), a national digital media and events company focused on tech and innovation and the parent company of BostInno. Leslie began her law career practicing at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, where she advised a variety of corporate clients, including investment funds, endowments, foundations, private companies and nonprofits. She also serves as a volunteer facilitator for WorkSmart Boston, an organization dedicated to teaching salary negotiation skills to women in Boston. <br><br>Leslie received an AB in Biological Sciences cum laude from Harvard University and a JD with Senior Research Honors from Northwestern University School of Law. <br><br><br>
William B Gartner
- Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship
William B. Gartner is the Bertarelli Foundation Distinguished Professor of Family Entrepreneurship at Babson College. He is recognized as a leading scholar in the field of entrepreneurship by such awards as: the 2005 Swedish Entrepreneurship Foundation International Award for outstanding contributions to entrepreneurship and small business research; the 2013 Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division Foundational Paper Award; and the 2016 Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division Dedication to Entrepreneurship Award. His scholarship spans a wide array of topics in the entrepreneurship field: entrepreneurship as practice, the social construction of the future, varieties of value creation and appropriation, “translating entrepreneurship” across cultures and countries, the poetics of exchange, the demographics of entrepreneurial families, and, the nature of legacy in family entrepreneurship.
- Associate Professor
Bradley George is an Associate Professor and the former holder of the John A. Hornaday Term Chair in Entrepreneurship. Professor George has a Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from Indiana University, an MBA from the University of Northern Iowa, and a B.S and M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Louisville. His research focuses primarily on the areas of strategic decision making processes, sustainability and research methodology. His research has appeared in the Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Frontiers in Entrepreneurship Research, and Venture Capital: An International Journal of Finance. He was awarded the Stevens Institute of Technology Wesley J. Howe Award for the best paper on the topic of Corporate Entrepreneurship at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference in 2008. His work also appears in the books Life Cycles of New Ventures: A Cross-National Investigation, Teaching Entrepreneurship, Evolving Entrepreneurial Education and the textbook Entrepreneurship by Bygraves & Zacharakis. He has also published four teaching cases in entrepreneurship. His areas of interest and expertise include strategic decision making, the role of governance structure in corporate innovation, sustainability and research methodology.
Professor George teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship as well as special courses in environmental and sustainable entrepreneurship. Professor George has also previously taught courses in strategic management and leadership, organizational theory and change, business statistics and calculus at the University of Louisville, University of Northern Iowa, and Indiana University.
Prior to joining Babson College, Professor George spent 15 years in the diesel engine industry in a variety of positions in training, technical sales and service support, design, manufacturing, marketing, strategic planning and business process reengineering. Most of his career was focused on international markets and he worked in over 30 countries during this time. He was the Marketing Manager for Advanced Engine Programs at John Deere working on the launch of a $200M new product line before deciding to pursue his PhD.
In addition to his corporate experience, Professor George and his wife are the founders and owners of Attitudes Dance & Fitness and he has advised a number of small and start-up businesses ranging from small family businesses to VC-backed firms. He also previously served on the Board of Directors of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra.
- 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.
- Associate Professor
Kristen Getchell is an associate professor of business communication. She teaches graduate and undergraduate management communication courses in Babson's Management Division.
For the past two years, she has served as the Director of Rhetoric and a visiting associate professor of Rhetoric in the Arts and Humanities Division. Prior to her work at Babson, she served as Coordinator of First-year Writing and Associate Professor of English at Curry College.
Her research interests include how rhetorical theory and genre theory inform business communication research, teaching, and disciplinarity.
Her scholarly work has appeared in publications including Teaching English in the Two-Year College (NCTE), Reader, and Crosspol. She is the co-editor, with Paula Lentz, of a recent collection from Routledge titled Rhetorical Theory and Praxis in the Business Communication Classroom, a winner of the 2019 Association of Business Communication Distinguished Book of the Year award.
Her current book project is a social history of business communication education in American colleges.
- Assistant Professor
Nabaparna Ghosh is an Assistant Professor of global studies. Her teaching and research interests include modern South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), empire and colonialism, comparative cities, urban history, postcolonial politics, and economic growth with a focus on environment and sustainability in the global south.<br><br>Professor Ghosh's book, A Hygienic City-Nation: Space, Community, and Everyday Life in colonial Calcutta<i>(</i> Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, June 2020) goes beyond town plans and maps to explore how kinship ties have configured urban space in South Asia, crafting areas of self-government within colonial town plans.<br><br>Professor Ghosh is also working on a research project that seeks to understand how climate change has impacted human and non-human lives in the Ganga-Brahmaputra-Meghn delta; this research traces the history of a fragile delta ecosystem and establishes climate as an agent of history.<br><br>Ghosh received her Ph.D. from Princeton University, where she won the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Dissertation Completion fellowship. She has worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow of History at The Cooper Union, New York, before joining Babson College.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Hise is a Master-rated Army Aviator in the UH60 Blackhawk helicopter, and has served on active duty for over 20 years with domestic and international assignments. He flew Blackhawk helicopters and led teams in Korea, Germany, Afghanistan, and Iraq. His previous assignments were as a Company Commander in Germany and Iraq, a Battalion Operations Officer and Deputy Commander of a 750 person aviation task force in Germany and Afghanistan, and as a Battalion Commander of a 650-person/35-aircraft unit in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC supporting of 16,000 Paratroopers.
Hise received a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, a Masters in Operations and a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in Technology and Operations Management (TOM) from Harvard Business School. His expertise is the intersection of operational effectiveness and human capital development.
He has also work with midsize and large transportation and distribution organizations, retailers, finance, and tech-startups on operational issues and pathways to better leverage their human capital in more effective ways.
- 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.<br><br>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.<br><br>She is published in the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Vocational Behavior. Professor Gibson has also published in Harvard Business Review online. 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.<br><br>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 won the Early Career Scholarship Award from Babson College in 2019 and was voted 2014 Ph.D. Candidate of the Year by the Scheller College of Business Undergraduates.<br><br>Professor Gibson is particularly interested in assisting retailers with employee development. She 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
At Babson, Mr. Giler teaches ‘M&A for Entrepreneurs’, a middle-market M&A course.
Mr. Giler is currently Chairman and CEO of Speedy Packets in Boston, Massachusetts. Speedy Packets dramatically improves the efficiency and performance of TCP, the primary protocol for moving content around the Internet – while maintaining end-to-end reliability and fair access. He was previously CEO of WiTricity Corporation from August 2008 to April 2014. WiTricity Corporation was founded in 2007 to commercialize a new technology for wireless electricity invented and patented two years earlier by a team of physicists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Previously, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groove Mobile, a provider of mobile music commerce platforms, from April 2006 until its acquisition by LiveWire Mobile in March 2008. Eric was the founder and served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Brooktrout Inc., a provider of telecom software and hardware platforms, from 1984 until its acquisition by EAS Group, Inc. in October 2005. Under Eric’s leadership, Brooktrout grew to over $150M in annual revenue, and had a successful IPO in 1992. Eric is a trustee of Carnegie-Mellon University, a corporation member of Partners Healthcare, and serves on the President’s Advisory Council of Berklee College of Music. He is the author of over 25 patents. Eric holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
- Senior Lecturer
Ruth Gilleran brings over 20 years of industry experience to the classroom including 16 years in the software and 5 years in the consumer goods industry. Prior to joining Babson College in 2001, Ruth worked for Computer Associates where she was Assistant Vice President of Development for its business application division. While at Computer Associates, Ruth was responsible for the development of mainframe and midrange Business Intelligence, eCommerce, and ERP systems. Ms. Gilleran also worked for Cullinet Software where she was a Software Product Manager responsible for the launch of mainframe financial applications. Prior to entering the software field, Ms. Gilleran worked for the Gillette Company as the North American and Asia Pacific Internal Audit Supervisor. During that time period, she earned her CIA-Certified Internal Auditor certificate.<br><br>While at Babson, Ms. Gilleran has been recognized for her contributions to innovative teaching and curriculum development. In 2012,she was awarded the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in any program. In addition, she was named as Chair of the Babson Teaching Innovation Fund committee. The committee’s mission is to encourage and facilitate the development and publication of new and innovative world class teaching materials by the Babson faculty.<br><br>Since joining Babson in 2001, Ms. Gilleran has shown tremendous versatility by teaching in the college’s Undergraduate, One Year MBA, Fast Track MBA, Masters of Accounting, and Executive Education programs. Currently, Ms. Gilleran teaches courses in information management studies, general business and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Babson College, she taught accounting courses at Northeastern University and conducted several IT training sessions for middle and senior-level managers.<br><br>Within the area of Information Technology Management, Ms. Gilleran's areas of expertise are Social Business, Business Intelligence, Software Project Management, and Systems Design and Implementation. Most recently, she has been involved in delivering virtual seminars on business intelligence, end-to-end computing, social business, and systems for entrepreneurs.
- Director of the Writing Center
Kristi Girdharry is the Director of the Writing Center and a lecturer in the Arts and Humanities division where she teaches foundational writing courses and the practicum on peer consulting and writing. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of English at Johnson & Wales University where, in addition to writing, she also taught courses on social media, communication skills, and advanced research methods. She holds a PhD in English with a focus in Rhetoric and Composition from Northeastern University.
Much of her scholarly and pedagogical interests come from work with community sites and partners. Stemming from her role in the creation of an oral history project and digital archive built to capture the ephemera following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, her dissertation—“Composing Digital Community Spaces: Design and Literacy Practices in/of the Archive”—offered a case study of a crowdsourced archive meant to simultaneously memorialize and historicize the events. She has published and given talks on aspects of this work ranging from understanding who participates in these types of story-sharing spaces to examining the linguistic practices of such story sharers, which show interesting markers of race, class, and inclusion/exclusion. With attention to the concept of “archival silencing,” she is currently working on a new oral history project that aims to safely uplift the voices of people who feel unheard in the media and to offer an historical record of communities’ responses to violence in and around Boston.
In addition to also working on scholarship related to teaching and tutoring, she is a co-editor for the Best of the Journals in Rhetoric and Composition Series, which offers a current snapshot of the exigent themes, trends, and ideas within Writing Studies and also contextualizes each piece with activities and discussion questions to help aid in professional development conversations for instructors who may not have the means or time to attend the conferences and keep up with all recent scholarship. Relatedly, she is on the board of the Boston Rhetoric and Writing Network (BRAWN), which continues to offer free professional development opportunities for writing instructors.
- Associate Professor
- Fischer Family Term Chair in Healthcare Management
Wiljeana Glover is an Associate Professor of Technology, Operations, and Information Management and is the Fischer Family Term-Chair in Healthcare Management at Babson College. Professor Glover studies the effectiveness of improvement and innovation techniques to advance operational performance. She conducts research studies and engages students in teaching activities in partnership with healthcare delivery organizations in a variety of countries, including the U.S., Mexico, Israel, South Africa, Uganda, and Haiti. She has also worked with manufacturing and other service organizations. She has also led Babson's Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship efforts.<br>Professor Glover has published in numerous academic journals including Healthcare Management Review, BioMed Central (BMC) Health Services Research, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Production Economics, and International Journal of Production Research. Her work has been featured in popular press and online media outlets including the NEJM Catalyst and the Financial Times. Professor Glover was recognized with the 2011 Best Dissertation Award from the American Society of Engineering Management, has won several best paper awards, and has served as the President of the Society of Engineering and Management Systems (SEMS) within the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).<br>Professor Glover’s teaching interests include technology and operations management, scaling operations, improvement approaches (lean, agile, six sigma, etc.), and systems design, interactions, and improvement. Her teaching heavily uses experiential learning and she has developed a project-based course with industry that focuses on how students can learn operational principles by doing, creating measureable improvements for the partner companies.<br>She completed her Ph.D. at Virginia Tech and postdoctoral studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to her academic career, she worked as an Associate Consultant with Stockamp and Associates, implementing revenue cycle and process improvements in hospital settings.
Professor Godwyn teaches introductory and advanced courses in Sociology, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, and the Nature and Environment Foundation course. She has lectured at Harvard University and taught at Brandeis University and Lasell College, where she was also the Director of the Donahue Institute for Public Values.
Professor Godwyn focuses on social theory as it applies to issues of inequality. Within the field of sociology, her areas of expertise include Critical and Classical theory, Feminist Theory, Ethics and Business Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, and the Sociology of Entrepreneurship.
She has published in journals such as Symbolic Interaction, Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Gender and Management, and the Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In 2008, her business ethics case, Hugh Connerty and Hooters: What is Successful Entrepreneurship? won the Dark Side Case Competition sponsored by the Critical Management Studies Interest Group and the Management Education Division of the Academy of Management. In 2012, Professor Godwyn was given the Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award at Babson College, and in 2013, she was the recipient of the Women’s Leadership Award, World Corporate Social Responsibility Congress in Mumbai, India. She has also published three books: Minority Women Entrepreneurs: How Outsider Status can Lead to Better Business Practices, coauthored with Donna Stoddard, DBA (Stanford University Press and Greenleaf Publishing, 2011), Sociology of Organizations: Structures and Relationships co-edited with Jody Hoffer Gittel, PhD (Sage Publications, Inc., 2012) and Ethics and Diversity in Business Management Education: A Sociological Study with International Scope (Springer-Verlag, 2015).
- Adjunct Lecturer
Author, consultant, coach, and educator, Beth has spent the last 25 years helping entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. Through her work as President of Marketing Edge Consulting Group, she shows business owners how to apply customer knowledge to create targeted sales and marketing programs that drive revenue while increasing profitability and customer loyalty. Beth is the author of two books on business growth, The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Toolkit (McGraw-Hill) and Lucky By Design.
Prior to joining Babson, Beth spent 13+ years at the Boston University School of Management where she taught entrepreneurial sales & marketing courses, ran their New Venture Competition and served as the Faculty Director for the university’s nationally ranked Online Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship Program.
Beth conducts business growth workshops throughout the U.S. for organizations ranging from publicly-funded groups like the MA Supplier Diversity Office to Fortune 500 companies like Carrier Corporation and Fidelity Investments. She served as the lead instructor for Interise’s nationwide training program, run in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Association's Emerging Leaders (e200) Initiative. This program provides training to executives of established businesses throughout the U.S. looking to strengthen and grow their existing businesses. Beth was instrumental in developing the 9-month curriculum and taught the business accelerator program in Massachusetts for several years.
Beth brings extensive practical work experience in marketing and sales to her teaching and her practice at Marketing Edge. She holds an MBA from Boston University and a BA in economics and sociology from Brandeis University.
- Donald P. Babson Professor of Applied Investments
- Faculty Director, Master of Science in Finance Program
Dr. Goldstein is the Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Finance Program at Babson College. He holds the Donald P. Babson Chair in Applied Investments and is a Professor of Finance at Babson College. He has taught in the undergraduate, MBA, and Executive Education programs. He has also taught at Boston College and at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he received the Proctor & Gamble Teaching Excellence Award. He was an Honorary Professor at Queen’s University – Belfast (UK), a Visiting Professor at Trinity College – Dublin (Ireland) and at The University of Sydney (Australia). He is a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Climate Change Research Center in the Faculty of Science at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia.
Dr. Goldstein is Chair of the Economic Advisory Committee for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and has served as a panelist on three SEC roundtables. He also served as Chair of the NASDAQ Economic Advisory Board for 2005. From August 1997 to July 1998, Dr. Goldstein was the Visiting Economist at the New York Stock Exchange, the eighth academic to hold this one-year post. Prior to this position, he advised the Deputy Prime Minister of Poland on Poland's privatization program. He also worked as an Investment Banker with Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in their Financial Institutions and Japan Banking groups. He also consults and advises major security firms and Fortune 100 companies.
Dr. Goldstein's research specialty is examining the structure of markets. He also works in climate change, and has received two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants related to the Arctic Economy. He also does work on dividends, real estate, asset pricing, and privatization and has presented at numerous conferences worldwide. He is currently an Associate Editor for The Financial Review and Finance Research Letters, and was previously an Associate Editor for Financial Management. His papers have been published in major finance academic journals, including The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, The Review of Financial Studies, The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and The Journal of Financial Markets, and in science/climate journals, including Climatic Change, Scientific Reports (a Nature journal), and Water Resources Research (a journal of the American Geophysical Union). Dr. Goldstein has been interviewed by many national and international media groups, including print, television and radio.
Other areas of expertise include: Climate Change, Dividends, Real Estate Investment, Stock Market, Market Structure and Trading Costs.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Robert (Bob) Goodof joined the Babson faculty as a part-time lecturer in the spring of 2016, following a 30 year career as a securities analyst for Eaton Vance (1983-95) and Loomis Sayles (1995-2013), where Bob covered chemical, industrial, oil & gas, environmental, and renewables industries. Bob mentors energy-related startups at MIT, has lectured on energy investing at Brandeis, and has organized and still runs an exclusive Oil &Gas Investment Conference, now in its 14th year. Previous to his investment industry career, Bob was an engineer, group leader, and economic evaluator at the Dow Chemical Company.
Bob holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Materials Science from MIT, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Hobbies/Activities include service on Investment & Quality Committees at the HSL’s Senior Life Complex, fundraising for the Pan Mass Challenge (34 year rider), pro bono consulting to local non-profit organizations, and cycling and downhill skiing.
Dr. Gordon’s current research interests relate to the role of information systems in supporting corporate innovation and in fostering social movements. He has been published widely in the academic press and is the co-author of three text books and the editor of three research anthologies. He serves on the Advisory Boards of the International Journal of e-Politics and the Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research, where he was previously Editor-in-Chief. Before arriving at Babson, Dr. Gordon founded and served as president of Beta Principles, Inc., a developer and marketer of accounting software and reseller of computer hardware. He has also consulted to the airline industry at Simat, Helliesen & Eichner, Inc (now SH&E). He holds a Ph.D. in Transportation Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- 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.
Richard Goulding teaches at Babson College in Technology, Innovation, & Operations Management. He is also Faculty Director of the Master's in Management & Entrepreneurial Leadership program at F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
Richard’s professional background spans senior executive positions in Strategy & Development, Operations, and Private Equity Investment in public and privately held firms. He has held key operating and investment responsibilities in:
Consumer Packaged Goods
Advanced Building Systems
Food & Agriculture
Richard has also advised more than twenty firms ranging from labs & start-ups to large, multi-market enterprises, leveraging particular expertise in new venture & mid-market board governance.
Throughout his career, Richard has focused venture investment - and its implications - into critical operating domains and shifting boundaries of the firm. He has leveraged a focused, disruptive equity approach into established industry sectors such as consumer products, natural resources, and agriculture.
Richard’s research areas of interest include:
Managing new venture risk
The operating model & network implications of disruptive technology
Innovation infrastructure in ancient & modern urban centers
Aligning institutional & executive interpretations of venture risk
Scaling Lean Ventures & Family Enterprise
Richard lives in Scituate, MA with his wife and five children.
Michelle Graham teaches in the Rhetoric Program, in the Division of Arts and Humanities, with a focus on Human/Nature (dis)connections. In addition to Rhetoric, she teaches AHS Foundation, Narratives of Sustainability, and American Transcendentalism. Prior to arriving at Babson, she taught first-year writing at Tufts University, as well as first-year writing, survey of American Literature, and U.S. Multicultural Literatures at Emerson College.
- Associate Professor
Professor Graham (she/her/hers) is an ethnomusicologist who teaches "Memory and Forgetting" (AHS foundation), art music appreciation, African American music, global pop, and music traditions from around the world. She served as President of the Society for American Music 2017–2019 and is now Past President (2019–20).
Her book Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry was published by University of Illinois Press in March 2018, and was named a Choice top academic title for that year. It also was honored with the American Musicological Society's American in Music Culture Award (2019), which recognizes the best writing on music in American culture.
Her articles on spirituals and blackface minstrelsy have been published in journals, books, the Grove Dictionary of American Music (2nd ed.), and The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology (revised 2013). With vocalist Chad Runyon she produced and recorded twelve songs by black entertainer Sam Lucas.
Before joining the Babson faculty in 2011, she founded the graduate program in ethnomusicology at the University of California, Davis, and had visiting appointments at Davidson College, the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), the Music Academy of the University of Zagreb (Croatia), and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Walter H. Carpenter Professor
- Division Chair
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. She has recently published a book on this topic entitled: Maternal Optimism: Forging Positive Paths Through Work and Motherhood.
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.
- Senior Lecturer
- Managing Director, Cutler Center for Investments and Finance
- Managing Director, Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance
Patrick Gregory, CFA is the Managing Director of the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, the Director of the Babson College Fund, and a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Division at Babson College. In this role, he oversees Babson’s state-of-the-art investments lab, signature learning experiences like the Babson College Fund, and thought leadership events such as The Future of FinTech Conference, which help to position Babson at the forefront of finance education.
Before joining the faculty, Patrick was an institutional portfolio manager at FM Global from 2007-2015, where he managed the Healthcare, Internet, and Telecom sectors of a $6 billion equity portfolio. He was also responsible for the evaluation, selection, and ongoing evaluation of third-party investment managers. As a result, Patrick is a member of the Board of Trustees’ Investment Committee, which is responsible for managing the College’s endowment.
Patrick’s academic career started in 1998. He was a full-time faculty member at Bentley College from 1998-2007. While at Bentley, he was the Director of Graduate Programs in Finance, where he coordinated the development of two AACSB-accredited Master’s degree programs. He then served as the Managing Director of the Hughey Center for Financial Services, providing strategic direction for the Center’s research, teaching, and asset management activities. While at Bentley, Patrick was the recipient of the Davis Fellowship, Innovation in Teaching Award, and Masnicki Award.
Patrick is also the Lead Instructor for Kaplan Schweser’s Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) programs in Boston, which are offered in partnership with CFA Society Boston. He has taught Level II courses and workshops for Kaplan since 2010 at firms such at Fidelity, Wellington Management, and T. Rowe Price. The topics Patrick teaches range from equity investments to derivatives and portfolio management.
Patrick is the co-author of Why Stocks Go Up and Down and author of two editions of Financial Management: A Guide to Value Creation. Given his academic and industry experience, he has appeared on CNN and CNBC and provided commentary to a number of news sources including the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Boston Globe, and the LA Times.
He is a CFA charterholder and member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society Boston.
- Toyota Professor of Commerce and Electronic Business
Dhruv Grewal (Ph.D. Virginia Tech) is the Toyota Chair in Commerce and Electronic Business and a Professor of Marketing at Babson College. His research and teaching interests focus on direct marketing/e-business, retailing, global marketing, pricing and value-based marketing strategies. He was ranked 1st in the marketing field in terms of publications in the top-six marketing journals during the 1991-1998 period and again for the 2000-2007 period, 9th in the field in terms of publications in the top-six marketing journals during the 2000-2005 period, 7th in the marketing field in terms of publications in the top-four marketing journals during the 1990-1996 period, in the top 2% of researchers who have published in the top-three marketing journals for the 1985-1999 period, in the top 10% of all consumer researchers and ranked 7th in terms of publications in Journal of Public Policy & Marketing for the period 1992-2001. He was also ranked 1st in terms of publications and 3rd in terms of citations for pricing research for the time period 1980-210 in 20 marketing/business publications.
He has published over 100 articles in journals such as Journal of Retailing, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, as well as other journals. He currently serves on numerous editorial review boards, such as Journal of Retailing, Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.
He was awarded the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award in Retailing (AMA Retailing SIG), 2005 Lifetime Achievement in Behavioral Pricing Award (Fordham University, November 2005) and the AMS Cutco/Vector Distinguished Educator Award in May 2010. He is a “Distinguished Fellow” of the Academy of Marketing Science. He has served as VP Research and Conferences American Marketing Association Academic Council (1999-2001) and as VP-Development for the Academy of Marketing Science (2000-2002). He has also coauthored Marketing Research (publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1e 2004, 2e 2007), Marketing (publisher McGraw-Hill 1e 2008, 2e 2010-Awarded Revision of the Year, McGraw-Hill Corporate Achievement Award for Marketing, 2e with ConnectMarketing in the category of Content and Analytical Excellence, 3e 2012) and M Series: Marketing (publisher McGraw-Hill 1e 2009). He was co-editor of Journal of Retailing (2001-2007). He is currently researching innovative retailers and working on a book.
He has won awards for his teaching: 2005 Sherwin-Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, Society for Marketing Advances, 2003 American Marketing Association, Award for Innovative Excellence in Marketing Education, 1999 Academy of Marketing Science Great Teachers in Marketing Award, Executive MBA Teaching Excellence Award (1998), School of Business Teaching Excellence Awards (1993, 1999), and Virginia Tech Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Teaching (1989).
He has won awards for his research: William R. Davidson JR Best Paper Award 2012 (for paper published in 2010), 2011 Best Paper Award (La Londe Conference for Marketing Communications and Consumer Behavior), 2011 Luis W. Stern Award (IO Sig), William R. Davidson Journal of Retailing Honorable Mention Award 2011 (for paper published in 2009), Babson College Faculty Scholarship Award (2010), School of Business Research Excellence Award for years 1991, 1995, 1996 and 1998; Best Services Paper Award (2002), from the Services SIG presented at the Service Frontier Conference, October 2003, William R. Davidson JR Best Paper Award 2010 (for paper published in 2008), William R. Davidson JR Honorable Mention Award 2010 (for paper published in 2008), Stanley C. Hollander Best Retailing Paper, Academy of Marketing Science Conference 2002 & 2008, M. Wayne DeLozier Best Conference Paper, Academy of Marketing Science 2002 & 2008, Best Paper, CB Track, Winter AMA 2009, Best Paper, Technology & e-Business Track, AMA Summer 2007, Best Paper Award, Pricing Track, Winter American Marketing Association Conference 2001 and Best Paper Award, Technology Track, Summer American Marketing Association Educators’ Conference 2000. He also received a Best Reviewer Award (Journal of Retailing 2008) and a Distinguished Service Award (Journal of Retailing 2009).
He co-chaired the 1993 Academy of Marketing Science Conference and the 1998 Winter American Marketing Association Conference “Reflections & Future Directions for Marketing.” He has co-edited a special issue (Spring 1999) of Journal of Public Policy & Marketing “Pricing & Public Policy.” He co-edited a special issue (Winter 2000) of the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and co-chaired a Marketing Science Institute Conference (December 1998) on “Serving Customers and Consumers Effectively in the 21st Century: Emerging Issues and Solutions.” He also co-edited a special Issue of the Journal of Retailing, “Creating and Delivering Value through Supply-Chain Management,” 2000. He also co-chaired the 2001 AMA doctoral consortium. He co-chaired the American Marketing Association 2006 Summer Educator’s Conference. He is co-chairing the 2011 DMEF research summit.”
He has taught executive seminars/courses and/or worked on research projects with numerous firms, such as Dell, ExxonMobil, IRI, TJX, Radio Shack, Telcordia, Khimetriks, Profit-Logic, Monsanto, McKinsey, Ericsson, Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (CIAB), Met-Life, AT&T, Motorola, Nextel, FP&L, Lucent, Sabre, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Sherwin Williams, Esso International, ExxonMobil, Asahi and numerous law firms. He has taught seminars in US, Europe and Asia.
Paul Griesmer CRE, FRICS is a Lecturer and real estate professional with over 30 years of extensive experience providing a range of professional real estate services including:
• Transaction Structuring and Negotiation of Agreements
• Valuation of Properties, Portfolios, Debt, Mezzanine and Equity Interests
• Financial Projections and Proforma’s
• Market Studies and Financial Feasibility Studies
• Management Oversight of Design, Development and Construction Projects
• Restructurings and Bankruptcies of Troubled Properties, Portfolios and Companies
• Due Diligence on Acquisitions, Investments, and Development Projects
• Corporate Real Estate Strategy and Site Selection
• Negotiation of Acquisitions and Dispositions
• Litigation Support and Expert Witness Testimony
His real estate finance and development experience includes hotels, resorts, office buildings, retail, residential, mixed use projects, marinas, cell towers, lease-hold interests, real estate options, property portfolios, loans, loan portfolios, complex partnership interests, equity and condominium interests, and real estate management companies. His corporate real estate advisory work also includes site selection, location analysis, portfolio rationalization, headquarters financings, sale-leaseback transactions, groundleases and acquisition and disposition of real property.
Mr. Griesmer is a Managing Director with a boutique consulting firm providing professional services including debt restructuring, capital raising, real estate disposition, leasing, re-zoning and redevelopment advisory and hotel lease structuring services. Previously, he was a Senior Managing Director with bankruptcy and debt workout consulting firm where he provided professional services in real estate bankruptcy, loan portfolio disposition, litigation support, valuation and due diligence on office, hotel and resort, retail and development properties, portfolios and companies throughout North America. Previously Mr. Griesmer was a Real Estate Consulting Partner with a big four accounting firm.
Mr. Griesmer received a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University, an M.P.S. in Hotel Administration from Scholl of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and an MBA in Finance and Accounting from the Johnson School of Business at Cornell University. He is a designated member of the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE) and a Fellow in the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). He is also a certified general real estate appraiser and a licensed real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has chaired several municipal committees that have reviewed or developed zoning bylaw changes.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Guinan is an associate professor in the Technology, Operations and Information Management Division, and also teaches in the Management Division. She teaches multi-disciplinary courses in information technology, cross-functional teamwork, organization design, organization change, social media and management strategy.
She is the author of an international award-winning book entitled Patterns of Excellence for IS Professionals: An Analysis of Communication Behavior. Most recently her work was featured in Harvard Business Review with the article "What is Your Social Media Strategy?"
Dr. Guinan has received three awards for teaching excellence. Two were from Boston University where she taught prior to joining Babson's faculty. Most recently she received the Dean's Award from Babson Executive Education.
Her executive education program includes teaching such clients as: IBM, USAA, Ernst and Young, Sunovion, Citizens, the Boeing Corporation, EMC, Met Life, Houghton Mifflin, State Street Bank, and Petróleos de Venezuela, J and J, and Merck.
Berke Emre Guzelsu
- Adjunct Lecturer
Emre Guzelsu is currently a 6th Year Operations Management PhD student at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. His current research interest sits at the Operations/Entrepreneurship interface, with a keen focus on the understanding the different stages that new ventures go through as they become establish companies. His current studies pertain to questions related to the survival & growth of new ventures, The Lean Startup, validated learning, the development of a viable business plan, and understanding how co-creation can facilitate new product development. He specializes in the tabletop gaming industry as an industrial context, due to its unique facets for studying these questions, as well as being a lead card game developer for a company he helped found, Pine Box Entertainment.
Before starting his graduate education, he worked four years in municipal finance at Public Financial Management. He specialized in quantitative analysis and atypical bond financings for clients like the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Nassau County (NY), and the Philadelphia School District. He holds a Bachelor’s from Franklin & Marshall College in Business & Economics, and a Masters of Engineering from Boston University’s School of Engineering in Systems Engineering.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Timothy Habbershon is adjunct professor in family enterprising within the entrepreneurship division of Babson College.
He is a Managing Director at Fidelity Investments, the largest mutual fund company in the United States, the No. 1 provider of workplace retirement savings plans and a leading online brokerage firm. Dr. Habbershon reports to the Chairman's Office and is involved in matters of organizational design and development, and succession planning for the company. He is also a coach to senior executives and teams.
Prior to joining Fidelity in 2006, Dr. Habbershon was the founding director of the Institute for Family Enterprising at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., and assistant professor of Entrepreneurship, holding the President's Term Chair in Family Enterprising. While at Babson, he developed an emphasis on family-based entrepreneurship called Transgenerational Entrepreneurship. Additionally, Dr. Habbershon was a founding partner in The TELOS Group, a consulting firm that specializes in transition and strategy consultations to large family firms worldwide.
Dr. Habbershon is also the founding director of family business programs in the Snider Entrepreneurship Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and in the Freeman Institute for Rural Entrepreneurship in the School of Business at the University of South Dakota. He has conducted Executive Education programs to family ownership and management teams on entrepreneurial strategy and relationship issues through universities worldwide.
Dr. Habbershon has written a number of academic articles that have appeared in journals such as The Journal for Business Venturing, the Family Business Review and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice. He has a regular column – "Family Business Inc." – in BusinessWeek's Small Biz magazine, and has been cited in The Financial Times, Newsweek, and The New York Times.
Dr. Habbershon received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Grove City College, a master of divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and an MBA and a doctorate degree in adult education from the University of South Dakota.
- Division Chair
Dr. Halsey teaches courses in Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Accounting at the undergraduate level and graduate courses in Financial Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including Professor of the Year at Babson College and the Douglas Clarke Memorial teaching award at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Professor Halsey is the co-author of two text books: Financial Accounting for MBAs (7th edition - the market leader in financial accounting text books at the MBA level), and Advanced Accounting (4th edition), both published by Cambridge Business Publishers.
Dr. Halsey's research interests are in the area of financial reporting, including financial statement analysis, and disclosure issues. He recently co-authored a case with Prof. Ryan Davies of Babson's Finance Division relating to Boston Scientific's use of Net Investment Hedges to create synthetic debt that has been submitted for publication. He also has publications in Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, The Journal of the American Taxation Association, Issues in Accounting Education, The Portable MBA in Finance and Accounting, the CPA Journal, AICPA Professor/Practitioner Case Development Program, and in other accounting and analysis journals.
Dr. Halsey currently serves as the Chair of the Accounting & Law Division and has previously served as Associate Dean and Interim Dean of the undergraduate school (2011-2013), Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program (2013-2015), Chair of the Accounting & Law Division (2010-2011), member of the Undergraduate Academic Policy Committee (2014 to date), Faculty Senate Executive Committee (2008) and the Faculty Senate (2008-2009), Chair of the Faculty Agenda Committee (2005-2008) and numerous other senior committees.
In his professional career, Professor Halsey served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a privately held company with 150 retail locations and two manufacturing companies operating in six states and as the Vice President and Senior Loan Officer for a five bank holding company located in the Midwest in which he managed the commercial and mortgage lending divisions
- Senior Lecturer
Dr. Richard C. Hanna is a Senior Lecturer in the marketing division at Babson College. He is an expert in marketing research, promotions, and digital marketing. His current research examines how games used for promotions influence consumer choice and reaction to product information and branding. Professor Hanna also conducts research in consumer decision-making, technology usage, and ethics/leadership.
He has published numerous empirical articles in journals such as Marketing Letters, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Business Horizons, Preventive Medicine, Journal of Database Marketing & Customer Strategy Management and the Journal of the Operational Research Society and is a coauthor on the text: Internet Marketing: Reaching Customers Anytime, Anyplace, Any Platform.
Prior to joining Babson College, Dr. Hanna was on the marketing faculty at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He has taught a variety of undergraduate, MBA, PhD, and Executive level business courses including marketing research, statistics, digital marketing, social media, marketing communications & branding, marketing principles, marketing strategy, global marketing, and pricing.
Before academia, Professor Hanna worked for several years in B2B sales and marketing communications. He has also been a marketing research and analytics consultant for the Verizon Foundation, MC Communications, Strategic Pricing Group, HSBC, Northeast Utilities, and Interaction Associates among others. His consulting, research, and training help organizations optimize their marketing and promotional strategies and utilize new media to influence consumer response.
Dr. Hanna attended Boston University and holds a Doctorate of Business Administration in the area of marketing and statistics from the School of Management, a Master of Science in Mass Communications from the College of Communications, and a Bachelor of Science in marketing from the School of Management.
- Assistant Professor
Jia Hao is an Associate Professor of Finance at Babson College. Prior to joining Babson, Professor Hao taught courses in undergraduate, MBA, Executive Master, and PhD programs at Chinese University of Hong Kong and Wayne State University, where she received the “Faculty Teaching Merit Award” in 2017 and the “Distinguished Teacher Award” in 2010, respectively. She was also a visiting academic scholar in Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.<br><br>Dr. Hao earned her PhD in Finance from David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. Her research focuses on market microstructure and its interaction with corporate finance and asset pricing. She has published in leading academic journals including the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial Market, Financial Review, and Journal of Information System. She has presented her work at numerous professional conferences such as Western Finance Association annual conference and Financial Management Association International annual conference, where her papers won the Best Competitive Paper Award in Market Microstructure sponsored by NASDAQ in both 2011 and 2012.
- 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
B. Neal Harris III
- Adjunct Lecturer
Professor Harris teaches courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Economics of the European Union, Entrepreneurship, and Economics of the Environment. His primary research interests include transitional economies of Eastern Europe, Entrepreneurship and the Environment, and regional growth theory. He has also written several cases for use in the Management Core Program at Babson.
Prof. Harris is the former President of NCS Medical Systems and former Vice President of Boston Computer Systems. He taught economics at UMass-Amherst and Bentley University before coming to Babson in 1983.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Mr. Harrity joined the Babson College faculty in the fall of 1997 following four years on the Advisory Board of Babson's Center for Real Estate. Mr. Harrity has spent 20 years in the commercial real estate industry including his current role as Managing Director of Matrix Real Estate Advisors, Inc., a consulting firm that provides strategic advice to real estate investors and users, asset management for individual and institutional owners, and advisory services for capital transactions.
Prior to founding Matrix, Mr. Harrity was a principal of Commonwealth Realty Associates, Inc., which advised institutional clients on commercial property acquisitions and sales. From its founding in 1982 until 1993, Mr. Harrity was a vice president and principal of Copley Real Estate Advisors, Inc., where he oversaw a portion of the firm's $6 billion investment in joint ventures, managed local development projects, and directed work-outs for troubled investments.
- Assistant Professor
Jasmina Hasanhodzic is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Babson College. Her recent research lies at the interface of finance and public finance. She has developed innovative large-scale simulation techniques to analyze features of markets such as generational risk and equity premium. She has also done work in empirical and behavioral finance, some of which gave rise to retail investment products. She co-authored two books on technical analysis, published by Wiley. Her research has been cited by The Economist, the Financial Times, and The New Yorker.
She received a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University, where she was an NBER/Sloan Pre-Doctoral Fellow. She also holds a Ph.D. from MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a B.S. from Yale University. Prior to beginning her academic career, she worked at the hedge fund AlphaSimplex Group and at Credit Suisse.
- Assistant Professor
Nada Hashmi is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Technology Operations and Management Information Department. Her research focuses on group dynamics and group size; specifically how to measure and predict group performance using metrics such as the Collective Intelligence Scores. In addition, she studies women leadership and whether technology plays a role in gender equality. She has over 10 notable publications and a patent. She is also a social entrepreneur with three startups focusing on women and healthcare and is on the board of two technology startups. She received her PhD from the Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy as well as the Organizational Studies Group. Her Master degrees are in System Design and Management Department from MIT and Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Hauf has taught at Auburn University and at Wesleyan University in the areas of traditional and modern China. Dr. Hauf's thesis at Yale covered Ming-Quing China (1368-1911). A related minor field was Chinese intellectual history to 1279 A.D. She is a consultant on travel, life, and business in China, Japan, and Taiwan. Dr. Hauf is conversant in Japanese, German, Russian, French, classical and modern Chinese, and Serbo-Croatian.
- Professor Emeritus
Chris Hennessey is Professor Emeritus of Law. Although retired from full time teaching he continues to teach a blended learning law course to MBA students and an elective course on wealth management. Chris also is serving as Faculty Director of Babson Global. He was the academic dean of the Babson College's undergraduate program for six years. Professor Hennessey has developed and taught courses in both the MBA and undergraduate programs at Babson. He was previously both Faculty Director and acting Co-Dean at Babson Executive Education, and was responsible for custom program design, program development and delivery, selection and coaching of faculty, and client relationships and business development. Professor Hennessey has taught finance including shareholder value, finance for the non-financial manager, mergers and acquisitions, economic value added, real options, and financial statement analysis. He also has taught corporate entrepreneurship with a focus on corporate venturing and strategy.
Professor Hennessey has led and taught in numerous custom programs for such companies as Emcor, Siemens, American Express, Telenor, Pitney Bowes, Novell, Infineon, Sony, Allied Domecq, Hartford Financial Services, Smith's Group, and others. He has taught in most areas of the world including the United States, England, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Brazil, Uruguay, and Canada.
Professor Hennessey has written cases on business management for use in custom programs. His current research issues are in the areas of shareholder value, economic value added, and corporate entrepreneurship. He has published articles on estate planning, taxes, and investments. Professor Hennessey has been quoted numerous times in print and has been a guest on television and radio.
Professor Hennessey, although no longer active, co-founded a registered investment advisory firm. Currently he is a member of the Business Advisory Group for Putnam Investments, a leading mutual fund company. In that role he speaks to financial advisors and their clients on wealth management topics. Chris is on the board of trustees of a private college and has served as an advisor or board member to a number of businesses.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Kathleen Hevert is an Associate Professor of Finance at Babson College. Prior to joining Babson, Dr. Hevert was an assistant professor of finance at the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College. She designs and delivers general and specialized finance courses at the graduate, undergraduate, and executive levels, and was twice selected by the Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business graduating classes to receive the Thomas Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence.
Professor Hevert specializes in long-term strategic capital investment decisions, and has a particular interest in the application of option pricing models to real-asset acquisition decisions. She also studies the long-term performance effects of serial acquisition strategies. Her research has been published in academic journals including Financial Management, The Journal of Portfolio Management, The Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, and The Journal of Business Venturing. Dr. Hevert designs and conducts executive education programs in basic corporate finance, capital investment decisions, real options, and other related topics for clients including General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, U.S. Steel, Infineon Technologies, EMC and many others. In addition, she works with a variety of firms on related special projects.
Current Project: Bent Victorians: Obsession in Victorian Literature and Culture, which claims that obsessive narrative structures within Victorian literature result from the tension between realism's representational goals and its narrative objectives.
- Murata Professor of Ethics in Business
James Hoopes is "Murata Professor of Ethics in Business" at Babson College. His latest book is Corporate Dreams: Big Business in American Democracy from the Great Depression to the Great Recession. The author of half a dozen other books on American history, Hoopes has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and other funding agencies. His paper, "Managing a Riot," won the Paul Hersey Award for the best paper on leadership at the 2000 meeting of the Academy of Management. He has taught in both Europe and Asia.
Clare Gillan Huang is an executive adviser and strategist specializing in research, technology, services, and social/media businesses. Her career achievements include building high-performing teams, launching new businesses, driving innovation, and establishing operational models and strategic partnerships that improve profits. While at IDC, a top global technology analyst firm, she led teams supporting and advising executives in the areas of strategy, marketing, sales, product development, IT planning, and operations. She was also responsible for businesses serving the investment community including venture capitalists.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Gillan achieved top global industry analyst status, was a popular keynote speaker at global events, and authored/co-authored over one hundred published papers. Her more recent publications focus on sales, marketing, and the customer experience. She also co-produced popular executive forums in the cloud and mobile space.
In addition to her consultative experience, Ms. Gillan brings direct experience related to corporate policy development. Her policy work spans partnerships, sales, social media, corporate communications, insider information handling, and more.
- 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.
- Adjunct Lecturer
In addition to teaching over 20 courses at Babson College, William Huss has taught courses at Bentley College and Framingham State as well as numerous professional seminars on Strategic Business Planning and Consulting. He is published extensively in conference proceedings on topics related to market planning, forecasting, and market research. Before teaching, as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at XENERGY, Inc. he provided marketing support, information services and energy efficiency consulting to many of the largest utilities and energy suppliers in North America.
- Assistant Professor
Alisa comes to academia after more than a decade of finance and entrepreneurship experience. Her goal is to help students, entrepreneurs and their ventures understand who they are and how it impacts their decisions and outcomes so that they can develop into and effectively communicate who they want to be. As such, her research centers on venture identity development, traditional and social media impact, communication and discourse analysis, and legitimacy and financing acquisition.
Her professional career spans private equity investment, hedge fund trading, real estate financing, and business intelligence systems design and product management. Alisa’s entrepreneurial experience ranges from building ventures in the peer-to-peer to business software spaces. As an entrepreneur, Alisa was featured on CNN, TechCrunch, Forbes, etc.
Alisa holds a Ph.D. from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University as well as an M.B.A. and B.S.B.A from Babson College.
- Visiting Lecturer
Brad Johnson joined the faculty as Visiting Lecturer in the fall of 2018. Johnson teaches SME Technology & Operations Management.
Prior to joining Babson, Johnson was Vice President at Wayfair, where he developed, launched and managed CastleGate Fulfillment, that provides order fulfillment, inventory storage and management, freight pick-up and container induction services, and guaranteed 2-day and next-day delivery to customers. Johnson also developed and grew channel sales and established Wayfair as the #1 partner or #1 in the home category for sales on Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Staples.com, Sears.com, eBay, Best Buy, and Tesco. Additionally, Johnson developed Wayfair Canada strategy, private label credit card, and managed the 2013 acquisition of DwellStudio.
Previously, Johnson founded and led operations for Intrepid Learning Solutions where he wrote the business plan, raised $16M funding, and executed the strategy to build a leading training and learning business, becoming #79 on the Inc 500 list of fastest growing companies. Successful exit as business was sold to Xerox Corporation and VitalSource. Johnson has over 15 years experience and success starting-up companies and managing businesses at EMC, PepsiCo, Polaroid, and KPMG with seven years spent internationally.
Johnson is a strategic advisor to Candy.com/Greenrabbit.com, a leader in the online sales and fulfillment of candy/grocery, Sequoyah, a leading Danish company in the gems and precious metals market, and served as a coach at Our Generation Speaks, a fellowship program and incubator that brings together a cohort of young Israeli and Palestinian community leaders who cooperate across ethnic and political lines to build shared prosperity within the region.
Dr. Jones began his career at Babson College in 1982, and is now Professor of Economics and a Babson Research Scholar. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at Brandeis University, Tufts/Fletcher School, and the University of Innsbruck, Austria. He specializes in trade policy and institutional issues, particularly those focusing on the World Trade Organization. Most recently, his research has dealt with the evolution of regional trade agreements and trade policies of countries such as the UK (Brexit) and Cuba. Dr. Jones began his international education at the Bundesrealgymnasium Leibnitz, Austria, as a foreign exchange student. He later graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College, having also studied at the University of Bonn, Germany as an International Rotary Scholar. In addition, he holds master's degrees from the Fletcher School/Tufts University and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and received his doctorate in international economics from the University of Geneva in 1981. In addition to his academic career, Dr. Jones has served as a consultant to the National Science Foundation and the International Labor Office and as a research associate at the U.S. International Trade Commission, and also served as senior economist for trade policy at the U.S. Department of State. Dr. Jones is the author of numerous articles and five books, including Politics vs. Economics in World Steel Trade (1986), Export Restraint and the New Protectionism (1994), Who’s Afraid of the WTO? (2004), The Doha Blues (2009) and Reconstructing the WTO for the 21st Century (2015). His next book, Populism and the Erosion of Trade Institutions (forthcoming, 2020), will be published by Oxford University Press. He is the father of two daughters and pursues extracurricular interests in music, choral singing, literature and travel.
- Jefferson Vander Wolk Professor of Management, Accounting and Operational Performance
Paul Juras, a professor of accountancy, is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license from NY. He teaches managerial accounting and strategic cost management courses in the full-time MBA program, evening MBA program and the blended-learning MBA program. He has also taught in the undergraduate program. Before joining the Babson Faculty he taught at Wake Forest University, where he was a tenured professor. Prior to pursuing his doctoral studies, he worked for Deloitte Haskins and Sells.
Juras has expertise in strategic management accounting. He has published articles in many journals, including the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Issues in Accounting Education, The CPA Journal, and Strategic Finance and his current research interests focus on contemporary cost management systems.
Currently he is a co-author of a cost management text that is in its 8th edition. He is a member of the Global Board of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and was selected to the the Global Chair for 2020-21. Juras was the 2017-19 Chair of the ICMA Board of Regents, the organization responsible for the internationally recognized CMA certification. He was also a Chair of the IMA Research Foundation. He has been active in the American Accounting Association and served as associate editor of the IMA Education Case Journal for ten years.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Ted Kaplan, a Boston-area native, has been involved in high tech engineering, management, entrepreneurship, and higher education for many years. An engineer/MBA by training, he spent several years holding technical and management positions in the defense electronics and computer graphics/CAD systems industries, followed by founding and running a computer software training firm in Boston’s Back Bay, providing training services to major hospitals, professional associations, government agencies, industrial and financial services firms. Over the last fourteen years, Ted has migrated to teaching math and physics at the college level, conducting courses at Babson College, Bentley University, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences.
Ted is an Electrical Engineering Graduate of Cornell University, holding both a B.E.E. and a Certificate of Advanced Engineering Study from that institution. In addition, Ted holds an MBA from Boston University.
On a personal note, Ted is on the Board of the Friday Night Supper Program, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meals to homeless and others in need in the Boston area.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Nathan Karst received his B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 2007 and his doctorate in applied mathematics from Cornell in 2011. He is an avid teacher and researcher, having won the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2014 and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2015. Most recently, his research has focused on the role of nonlinear dynamics in microvascular networks and various problems in surface hydrology.
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.
- Frederic C. Hamilton Professor of Free Enterprise Studies
Donna Kelley is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, and holds the Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise. She is a frequent presenter on the topic of global entrepreneurship for executive, policy and academic audiences around the world. Prof. Kelley is a board member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA), the oversight board of GEM, and leader of the GEM U.S. team. She has co-authored GEM reports on global entrepreneurship, women’s entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education and training, and entrepreneurship in the U.S., Korea, and Africa.
Prof. Kelley’s research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Human Resource Management, and others. Her current research interests include examining the impact of policy and other ecosystem conditions on the rate and nature of entrepreneurship in a society.
Besides teaching a variety of entrepreneurship courses at Babson College, Prof. Kelley has taught seminars and courses at top universities in China and Korea, and worked in Bandung, Indonesia as a Fulbright Specialist. She received her Ph.D. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her early career involved work as a chemist and in entrepreneurship ventures in the health/fitness, computer hardware and education fields.
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Davit Khachatryan is an applied statistician with research interests in analyzing patent data. Davit’s current and former research has produced publications in academic, peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series C), The American Statistician, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Scientometrics, and Journal of Quality Technology. Prior to joining Babson College, Davit was a Senior Associate at the National Economics and Statistics practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In the latter role he consulted in the area of predictive modeling and advanced data analytics, helping clients from financial, healthcare, and government sectors with building automatic predictive models and enhancing business intelligence solutions. Davit has earned his B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Informatics from Yerevan State University, M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
- Lewis Family Distinguished Professor in Social Innovation
Phillip H. Kim is an internationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship. He studies, teaches, and advises on different aspects of how entrepreneurial ideas become reality. Specifically, his research interests include start-up processes and founding teams, institutions and entrepreneurship, cross-national differences in entrepreneurship (especially in emerging economies), technology entrepreneurship, and innovation narratives. To explore these interests, he has examined data from a variety of contexts including surveys of entrepreneurs in the U.S., Europe, and Asia; census data in Sweden; the early history of radio broadcasting; a respected technology transfer office; and a popular crowd funding platform.
His research has been published in leading entrepreneurship, management, and sociology journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, and American Behavioral Scientist and featured in the Wall Street Journal. He also serves as a Field Editor (Sociology) for the Journal of Business Venturing and on the editorial board of Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice. He regularly presents his research at prominent academic conferences worldwide. He has been awarded the Dean of Faculty Empirical Scholarship Award.
Dr. Kim is the Lewis Family Distinguished Professor of Social Innovation at Babson College. Previously, he was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his MA and PhD in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his BS (Economics) and BAS (Materials Sciences) at the University of Pennsylvania.
He has taught entrepreneurship courses at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels and has significant experience teaching students with business and non-business backgrounds. Dr. Kim has taught both foundational courses and advanced electives in entrepreneurship. He has a special interest in entrepreneurship pedagogy and designs innovative curriculum for his students to enable them to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. He received the Dean of Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in Executive Education and an Award of Excellence by the University of Wisconsin Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization in recognition for his educational innovations.
Dr. Kim regularly advises entrepreneurs on issues related to launching and establishing their businesses and coaches student entrepreneurs as they start their businesses. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked as a management consultant advising businesses in the manufacturing, agriculture, professional services, and non-profit sectors. He also worked for a leading regional supermarket as an operations analyst.
- Professor Emeritus
Ralph Kimball is Professor Emeritus of Finance at Babson College. He holds a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, all in economics. Prior to joining Babson he was Assistant Vice President and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Senior Associate at the MAC Group, a management consultancy. At Babson he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Fixed Income, Management of Financial Institutions, Risk Management, Real Estate Finance, Investments, and Valuation as well as the core finance class. He has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley, Portland State College, and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
- Senior Lecturer
Cheryl Kirschner is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Babson College. She received a B.A. from the University of Rochester in English and Political Science and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. At Babson, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Law and International Business Law. She was awarded the Babson College Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and is involved in curriculum development and revision. She also served as Editor-in-Chief for the Babson Case Publishing Center. The Academy of Legal Studies in Business awarded her the Best International Case prize in 2008 for her best-selling case, Zidane's Last Red Card. She recently co-authored a textbook, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business: An Integrated Approach, by Ferrera, Alexander, Wiggins, Kirschner and Darrow, c. 2014 Wolters Kluwer. She has taught offshore course in South Africa and in Tanzania and maintains a strong interest in global education and global citizenship.
- Adjunct Lecturer
- Executive Director, The Babson Social Innovation Lab
- Assistant Professor
Julia Kokina is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Accounting and Law division. She teaches managerial accounting to both undergraduate and graduate students at Babson. Her research interests are in accounting information systems and auditing. Her research in accounting information systems focuses on user interactions with internal control monitoring systems, with an emphasis on automated alerts. Her research in auditing examines audit fee discounting in first year audit engagements. A paper she co-authored was published in May 2014 issue of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.
She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Accounting, and a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso. She received her doctoral degree in 2014 also from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Julia is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to academia, she was a Senior Auditor at a local CPA firm.
- QEB, Quantitative and Economic Basics: Pre-2-YR MBA 3-day intensive boot camp. (August 2018)
Dr. Kopcso is former director of the Board of Research and the Center for Information Management Studies. He consults on the analysis of data and on the applications of emerging technologies to business. His current research interests include the assessment of web site quality as well as the affect of emerging web technologies on business practices and on education. Dr. Kopcso's articles have appeared in Management Information Systems Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Operations Management, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Intelligence System Review, Advances in Artificial Intelligence in Economics, Finance and Management, Expert Systems With Applications, National Public Accountant, Collegiate Microcomputer, and other journals. Dr. Kopcso was a visiting fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Visiting Assistant Professor
John Korsak received his BA in Economics and Philosophy from Boston College, his MA and PhD in Economics from Clark University. Korsak has worked as a comptroller in political campaigns and as a product marketing manager for an internet software company. He has been a featured speaker at Comnet, worked on a project to provide an online economics class for the Commonwealth of Virginia and has been a recurring panelist at the Colleges of the Fenway teach-in on global climate change. His fields of interest are poverty research, behavioral economics and statistical measurement. He has taught classes on Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Game Theory, Statistics, Probability and the Economics of Everyday Life.
- Adjunct Lecturer
- Associate Director, Visual Arts
Danielle Krcmar is a Sculptor and Curator. Currently Associate Director of the Visual Arts at Babson College, She has taught at Brandeis University, Clark University, and The Museum School in Boston. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the St Botolph Foundation, The Blanche Colman Foundation, and The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. She has created outdoor installations for the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust, Highfield Hall, Forest Hills Cemetery, and the Fort Point Channel Neighborhood in Boston. Her work has been shown in the Fuller Art Museum, the Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Stonehill College, Clark University, and other galleries in New England and New York. Her work was most recently featured in Ocean State Review and Quilting with a Modern Slant in addition to having be been reviewed in Sculpture Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, ArtScope and The Boston Phoenix among others.
Laurie Krigman is a Professor of Finance at Babson College. Dr. Krigman specializes in the study of initial public offerings, investment banking and corporate finance. She has presented her work at numerous professional conferences and has published in leading academic journals including The Journal of Finance, The Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies and the Journal of Corporate Finance. <br><br>Previously, Dr. Krigman was on the faculty at the University of Arizona where she taught at the undergraduate, M.B.A and Ph.D. levels. Prior to returning to academics, she was a money manager with Trinity Investment Management Corporation. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Econometrics from the University of Colorado; an MBA in Finance/International Business from Syracuse University; and a B.A. in Economics from William Smith College.<br>
- Associate Professor
- Governor Craig R. Benson '77, H'03 Professor of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy
Dr. Lange is the Governor Craig R. Benson Professor Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. He is also founder and principal of Chatham Associates, a management consulting firm that assists businesses in building competitive advantage. He is the Leader of the U.S. GEM Team and co-author of the GEM U.S. 2017 Report. He was president and CEO of Software Arts, Inc., creators of the first electronic spreadsheet (VisiCalc), and was a founding trustee of the Massachusetts Software Council. He has taught in numerous executive education programs and has served as assistant professor of finance at Harvard Business School.
Dr. Lange has been a management consultant to start-up, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 companies, and has developed and implemented training programs for companies in computer hardware and software, financial services, and health care industries. His research is concerned with the financing of high growth entrepreneurial ventures and the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurial firms presented by the Internet. He is the author of “Entrepreneurs and the Internet” in The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship, and coauthor of the prize-winning paper “Pricing High Growth Firms: Arbitrage Opportunities in the Inc. 100” and the book The Construction Industry: Balance Wheel of the Economy.
Dr. Nan Langowitz is Professor of Management at Babson College. She currently serves as the inaugural Faculty Director for Babson’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching. Her research examines entrepreneurial leadership and organizational innovation, focusing especially on women, 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.<br><br>Professor Langowitz teaches leadership, organization behavior, professional development and managing diversity and is Co-Faculty Director of the Leadership and Influence Program through Babson Executive Education. She has over thirty years of experience in management pedagogy and curriculum innovation as well as executive education and coaching. Dr. Langowitz was 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<br><br><br><br>
- Senior Lecturer
Mr. LaPoint has more than 20 years of experience in private equity and venture capital investing. Mr. LaPoint is currently a Partner at ALY Holdings LLC, a private partnership he formed with two colleagues to acquire a small group of companies in New England. Prior to forming ALY Holdings, Mr. LaPoint was a co-founder of Halpern, Denny & Company, a lower middle market buyout firm that invested more than $600MM in the consumer, healthcare services, industrial distribution and media/communications industries. Prior to joining Halpern Denny & Company, Mr. LaPoint was a consultant at Bain & Company, where he led strategy consulting teams in the healthcare, distribution and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Bain, Mr. LaPoint was an operations manager at Procter & Gamble.
Mr. LaPoint received his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar, and his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. LaPoint is a resident of Wellesley, MA. He is married with three daughters and serves on the boards of Boston College High School and the Catholic School Foundation (Inner City Scholarship Fund).
- Senior Lecturer
- Dean of the Undergraduate School
Ian Lapp is Dean of the Undergraduate School at Babson College. Dr. Lapp is an internationally recognized entrepreneurial leader in education, known for transforming curriculum, pedagogy, and the overall student experience at the undergraduate and graduate level. He joined Babson College in April 2016. Before his arrival at Babson, he was an academic leader and faculty member at Harvard University for five years and previously served at Columbia University for ten years. Dr. Lapp has served as a consultant and advisor to leadership at colleges, universities, non-profits, and non-government organizations across the United States and around the world.
Dr. Lapp was recruited to Harvard from Columbia to lead the school of public health’s multi-year educational strategic planning process known as the “Roadmap to 2013,” a school-wide effort to mark its centennial in fall 2013, which included the introduction of four new or redesigned degrees as well as the launch of ten MOOCs on the HarvardX platform. Dr. Lapp has also led the school of public health’s innovation efforts in technology and interactive learning, including digital learning and simulations.
At the University level, he served as the inaugural co-chair of Harvard’s Teaching and Learning Consortium. At the national level, he has chaired several significant committees for the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and was a member of the landmark, Framing the Future Taskforce. Dr. Lapp was the president of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), which oversees institutional accreditation in public health. He was also a member of the board of directors for the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), which oversees the certification process of professionals in public health. In the international arena, he has worked extensively with public health programs in Africa, Asia, and Europe including playing a key role in the launch of the James P. Grant School of Public Health in Bangladesh.
Dr. Lapp previously served as associate dean for academic affairs and education at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where he capped off a 10-year career by co-leading the redesign of the school’s MPH degree, the nation’s largest professional master’s degree program in public health. During his tenure at Columbia, he played a collaborative leadership role in the redesign of dozens of courses, including the core courses, development of a number of degree concentrations including global health, launching of an undergraduate program in public health, designing of digital learning projects and high-tech classrooms, and development of an extensive faculty development program in teaching.
Dr. Lapp received a BS degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned both a MA and PhD in sociology at the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He also earned a MA in television, radio, and film at the Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communications.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Dr. Leonard teaches Rhetoric 1 and 2, Arts and Humanities Foundation courses, and, at the Intermediate level, Curiosity in Literature and Lively, Literary Massachusetts. She has written on Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping and extensively on the role of curiosity in Gothic novels. Professor Leonard is currently publishing her first children’s book on diversity in families (forthcoming Winter 2015-Spring 2016). She is also working on her book of creative non-fiction tentatively titled From the Kernel to the Cob, from which she has read selections at Babson’s Waterline Series and at the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown, MA. Professor Leonard is the editor of the poetry collection Love Me Like That by Massachusetts poet Jeanette Winthrop (forthcoming Fall 2015).
Prior to coming to Babson, Dr. Leonard taught writing and literature at Brooklyn College and Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. At Brooklyn College, she was also the administrator of the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Studies as well as the Service Learning program.
Professor Leonard received a Ph.D. and an M.A. in English and American Literature from New York University, and a B.A. in Sociology and a Certificate in Women’s Studies from Douglass College, Rutgers University.
In the context of Babson College's number one ranking for entrepreneurship and innovation education, Toni Lester has developed advanced legal studies and liberal arts courses in Arts and Entertainment Law; Privacy Law; Intolerance and Culture; and the Regulation of Business. With a longstanding record of writing about global inequality, her edited anthology, "Gender Nonconformity, Race and Sexuality" (University of Wisconsin Press) is a seminal work in the field of intersectionality. Current projects explore how creative practices of marginalized people are appropriated without consent, attribution or compensation, and how concerns about technology and privacy impact artistic creation, cultural appropriation and human rights. Her Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal article, "Blurred Lines – Where Copyright Ends and Cultural Appropriation Begins" (2014), anticipated the outcome of the now famous Marvin Gaye copyright theft case one year before it was decided in court. Lester was a member of the Scholar Advisory Group for the 2015 UN Office of Human Rights Special Rapporteur Report on Cultural Rights, Copyright Policy, and The Right To Science and Culture. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University, Stanford University, Kent University Law School Centre for Race, Sexuality, and Gender (Canterbury, UK), Westminster Law School (London, UK), and the University of Helsinki Programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Recent publications include: "Questions of Trust, Betrayal and Authorial Control in the Avant Garde" (Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review (forthcoming, January 2020), and "Content-ID-Algorithmen und das Dilemma der falschen Treffer" (with co-author D. Pachamanova), in: Lina Brion & Detlef Diederichsen (eds.), 100 Jahre Copyright ("100 Years of Copyright") (Matthes & Seitz - Haus Der Kulturen der Welt) as part of the Berlin Museum of World Culture "100 Years of Now" Book series (2019). Lester is also an award winning composer and creative artist. Below is a selected sampling of publications and talks.
Julie Levinson is Professor of Film and Chair of the Arts and Humanities division. She teaches courses in film and cultural history. Previously, she taught at M.I.T., Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Rencontres Cinématographiques Franco-Américaines in Avignon, France. She holds a PhD. in Film and Literature and an M.S. in Film from Boston University, as well as a B.A. in Theatre Arts and English from Cornell University.
In addition to her academic appointments, Levinson was the Curator of Film at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Director of Programming at the Boston Film/Video Foundation, and Curator/Producer of Mixed Signals cable television series for the New England Foundation for the Arts. She has curated film series for several other organizations including the Flaherty Film Seminar, the Celebration of Black Cinema, and the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College. She has been a panelist for, among others, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, and the New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Vermont Councils on the Arts. She frequently serves as a film festival judge and an editorial consultant on documentary films.
Levinson is the author of The American Success Myth on Film (Palgrave MacMillan), editor of Alexander Payne: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi) and co-editor of Acting in the Behind the Silver Screen film history series (Rutgers University Press). Her published work in journals and edited collections has focused on a wide range of topics including genre and gender, documentary film, narrative theory, and metafiction.
- Assistant Professor
Michelle joined the Division of Mathematics and Science at Babson College in 2018. Her research and teaching interests include: Business Analytics, Data Mining, Management Science / Operations Research, Supply Chain Management / Logistics / Transportation, Game Theory, Quality Competition, Sustainable Systems, and Information Asymmetry. She co-authored a book titled “Competing on Supply Chain Quality – A Network Economics Perspective” which was published in 2016. In addition, her research has produced publications in peer-reviewed journals such as Omega, Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Global Optimization, and International Transactions in Operational Research. Michelle received her PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Science at the Isenberg School of Management of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
- Associate Professor
Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Dr. Li received her Bachelor Degree in Advertising from Fudan University and finished her MA and PhD in Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research explores the global spread of consumer capitalism through the perspectives of psychoanalysis, ecocriticism, and critical media theory. Her book Environmental Advertising in China and the USA: The Desire to Go Green (Routledge 2016) uses advertising as a lens to analyze the rising phenomenon of green consumerism and compares how the Chinese and American consumer desire for green products are shaped by ideological, cultural, and historical differences. Dr. Li's previous works use psychoanalysis and poststructural theories to explore the relationship between media, desire, and the environment. She has published in journals such as Media, Culture and Society, Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, the anthology Reading Brokeback Mountain, and for three years she authored the "Looking Abroad" Column for The 21st Century, an English-language weekly in Beijing affiliated with the China Daily News Group.
Dr. Li is also working on several other projects. One studies the Chinese tradition of consuming wildlife products such as ivory, rhino horns, and tiger bones and the NGO campaigns intending to stop it. Another examines the psycho-mechanism of eco-jokes in popular culture and explores the potential to increase environmental participation through comedy and humor. Another employs Freud’s notion of the death drive to understand the relations between deadlines and systematized procrastination in modern capitalistic societies. Finally, one studies the digitization of the Chinese language through the computer keyboard and its impacts on literacy and the calligraphic tradition in China.
Finally, Dr. Li is the Founding Member of International Environmental Communication Association, and has been elected as Vice Chair and Conference Planner of the Environmental Communication Division at the International Communication Association from 2016 to 2018.
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Zhi Li joins the Technology, Operation and Information Management Division at Babson College in the fall of 2014 as Assistant Professor of Information Technology Management. Zhi’s research and teaching interests are at the intersection of economics and information technology. He uses analytical modeling, econometrics, financial theories and data mining techniques to explore individual and organizational decision-making mechanism in different IT contexts. His doctoral dissertation and continuing research study the economic issues in cloud computing, crowdfunding market and big data.
At Babson College, Dr. Li teaches courses including Web Technologies, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics. Prior to Babson, he taught several courses at the University of Florida, including Business System Design and Applications, Business Systems I and II.
- Adjunct Lecturer
My background includes starting new ventures as well as incubating product lines from ideation to full scale global production at global enterprise and consumer companies.
I have experience building, protecting and supporting global Cloud infrastructures that supports Facebook, eBay, FaceTime and others.
- Adjunct Lecturer
<br>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. <br><br>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. <br><br>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. <br><br>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.<br>Mark teaches Creating and Leading Effective Organizations as an Adjunct Lecturer for Babson College.<br>
- Associate Professor
Ben Luippold is an associate professor in the Accounting and Law division. He currently teaches managerial accounting in the undergraduate Sophomore Management Experience (SME) curriculum and Measuring and Managing Strategic Performance in both its one-year MBA and its Masters of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership programs. Teaching at Babson is particularly special for Professor Luippold, as he is an alumnus of Babson (BS 2001) and, therefore, is a product of its integrated curriculum.
Professor Luippold’s research interests focus on how accounting information affects the judgments and decisions of managers, auditors, investors, etc. His dissertation examined how managers may attempt to manage the audit by diverting auditors away from discovering managed earnings.
He has published in several academic and practitioner journals including, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, the Journal of Accountancy, and the Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance. In addition, he has presented his research and served as a discussant for other research papers at several prestigious conferences including the American Accounting Association, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, and the Kansas University Auditing Symposium. Furthermore, he has served as a reviewer for Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Managerial Auditing Journal, as well as several conferences.
Professor Luippold holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2009). While at UMass, he served as both a research assistant and an instructor, primarily teaching Managerial Accounting. Prior to joining Babson, he served on the faculty at Georgia State University (GSU), where he primarily taught Auditing and Assurance Services to accounting majors. Before entering a PhD program, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in its Assurance and Global Risk Management Solutions divisions.
- Assistant Professor
Ruben Mancha is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems in the Technology, Operations, and Information Management Division, and faculty director of the Digital Experience Initiative (www.babson.edu/dXi). In 2017, he was a recipient of the Best 40-Under-40 Business School Professors award by Poets and Quants.<br><br>Dr. Mancha's research is in the areas of digital innovation, emerging technologies, and sustainability. His research has been published in journals such as Decision Support Systems, Journal of Business Strategy, Ivey Business Journal, Business Horizons, International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, Journal of Information Technology Management, and Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance, and Management. He has also contributed essays to a number of edited books, such as Contemporary Perspectives in Data Mining II and Encyclopedia of Research Design. <br><br>He teaches information technology courses at Olin Graduate School of Management and digital transformation courses at Babson Executive Education.<br><br>Before completing his doctoral studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Mancha held consulting and research positions in the food and biotechnology industries in Spain and the U.S.
- Senior Lecturer
A former practicing attorney, Melissa Manwaring is a Senior Lecturer at Babson College, where she teaches negotiation and organizational behavior to undergraduates, MBA students, and executives. In 2017, Melissa received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. She also serves on the editorial board of Negotiation Journal and has published a number of articles and book chapters on negotiation. Prior to joining the Babson faculty, Melissa served as the Director of Curriculum Development at Harvard’s Program on Negotiation.
As an independent negotiation trainer and consultant, Melissa has taught negotiation theory and skills to thousands of clients around the world. Representative clients include Partners HealthCare, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Biogen, J.P. Morgan Chase, General Electric, Fidelity, 100 Women in Finance, Women’s Association of Venture and Equity, MARS Inc., Red Cross, Red Oak Sourcing, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Bank of Norway, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), Center for Mediation and Law (Moscow), Warsaw School of Economics, and numerous law firms.
Prior to her career as a negotiation educator, 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. Melissa originally studied negotiation theory at Harvard Law School and was trained as a mediator through the Harvard Mediation Program.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Ray Marcinowski teaches courses in global management and corporate entrepreneurship in the MBA program at Babson College. Prior to joining the Babson faculty, Ray spent over two decades at Fidelity Investments, gaining deep experience in starting up, building and running major global and offshore business organizations. He has chaired and served as a member of four internal Fidelity boards, served as a member of The Conference Board’s Operations Group, and currently is an advisory board member for a retirement planning company.
At Fidelity, Ray led both start-up and growth-focused organizations in an unusually diverse range of disciplines, including operations, marketing/sales, client service and IT/business processes.
His expertise in international operations strategy was developed in part during three key executive assignments -- in Tokyo, as President, Fidelity Group Pensions Japan; in Bangalore, as President, Fidelity India; and at corporate headquarters, as Group President, Enterprise Operations, where he had overall leadership responsibility for the firm’s global operations.
Over the course of those assignments, Ray was actively engaged in assessing offshore business opportunities; developing start-up and growth strategies; building global and native organizations; successfully navigating foreign financial, government and cultural environments; and establishing country-specific risk management structures. He served as chairman of the Fidelity Global Operations and Transfer Agent boards, and as a member of the Fidelity Business Services India and Fidelity Management & Research India boards.
During his first decade-plus with Fidelity, Ray led a broad array of business units with sales of up to $1 billion in the retail, institutional/corporate, service and independent investment advisor sectors.
Ray began his professional career with Exxon Company USA. He held a number of positions of increasing responsibility encompassing sales, operations management, marketing and strategic planning.
Ray earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA in from Union College. He has been a frequent speaker at international and domestic financial services conferences, university business schools and business leadership groups; and is a member of the Boston Committee for Foreign Relations.
- Adjunct Lecturer
- Associate Director of the John E. and Alice L. Butler Launch Pad
As Associate Director of the John E. and Alice L. Butler Launch Pad, Ms. Klein Marmer has helped to define and redefine the accelerator model for delivering resources and services for Babson’s current students and alumni entrepreneurs. Currently, she manages the mentoring and advising of hundreds of entrepreneurs annually in topics such as opportunity recognition, market feasibility, go to market strategy as well as developing their business model. She also launched the Fast Track Cohort program, an intense, structured facilitated coaching program that accelerates businesses through the academic year.
Ms. Klein Marmer joined Babson’s Graduate School Center for Career Development in 2004, working as Associate Director with students interested in technology, life sciences, energy and entrepreneurial careers. She is an MBA from Babson College’s two year MBA program, where she went through the Entrepreneurship Intensity Track (EIT) and co-launched AdvantageNet, Inc., a business and career management consulting firm. Ms. Klein Marmer started her career at Ernst & Young and then held several positions of increasing responsibility in accounting and finance in the financial services and communications industries.
She served for three years as co-President on the board of Wellesley Community Children’s Center. She earned her B.S. in Accounting at University of Delaware, an MBA with honors from Babson College, and is a former CPA.
- Senior Lecturer
Marram has developed a reputation for outstanding academic and technical accomplishments. A professor at Babson for over 20 years, he regularly lectures on entrepreneurship and issues facing high-growth businesses in both graduate level and executive education programs. Marram was an entrepreneur in the high-technology sector for more than 35 years; he was the founder, president and CEO of Geo-Centers, Inc., a high technology, professional services firm which he sold in 2005. Geo-Centers, Inc. was recognized twice by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the United States.
He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Sherman College, Philadelphia University, and South Cove Medical Center. He serves on the Chancellors Advisory Board has served on the College Advisory Council, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has also served on the Chemistry Advisory Group at Tufts University. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Board of Overseers for Children’s Hospital Boston, and previously served on the Health and Educational Financial Authority (HEFA) of Massachusetts. He also serves on the boards of several privately held companies. In 1999 and 2000, Marram was appointed to the Summer National Defense Science Board.
Marram earned a Ph.D. from Tufts University and M.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was named a Price-Babson College Fellow, received the Edwin M. Appel Prize for Bringing Entrepreneurial Vitality to Academia and was the recipient of the Thomas Kennedy award for teaching excellence in the graduate school at Babson.
- Distinguished Chair in Swiss Economics
John E. Marthinsen is Professor of Economics and International Business at Babson College in Babson Park, MA, where he holds The Distinguished Chair in Swiss Economics. Dr. Marthinsen earned his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, where he was awarded Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi academic honors. His teaching and research focus on the areas of International Macroeconomics, Risk Management, and International Finance, which he teaches at the graduate (MBA), undergraduate, and executive education levels. John Marthinsen was Chairman of Babson College’s Economics Division from 1992 to 1998 and, while at Babson, was inducted in the Golden Key Honor Society. He has won multiple teaching awards and is the author of numerous articles and books. Among his most recent books are Demystifying Global Macroeconomics (Walter de Gruyter, Inc.; forthcoming in 2019; ); "Risk Takers: Uses and Abuses of Financial Derivatives: Third Edition (DE G Publishers (Walter de Gruyter, Inc.; 2018), International Macroeconomics for Business and Political Leaders (Routledge: Taylor & Francis, 2017), Managing in a Global Economy: Demystifying International Macroeconomics: Second edition (Cengage, 2015), Swiss Finance: Capital Markets, Banking, and the Swiss Value Chain – co-authored with Henri Meier and Pascal Gantenbein (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), and.
Dr. Marthinsen also has extensive consulting experience, working for both domestic and international companies, as well as the U.S. government. He has served on the United Nations Association’s Economic Policy Council and lectured at the Universities of Bern and Basel in Switzerland as well as the University of Nürnberg in Germany. From 2000 to 2009, John Marthinsen was a member of the Board of Directors of Givaudan SA, a Swiss-based flavors and fragrances company, where he served as Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee and member of the Strategy, Governance, and Audit Committees.
Dennis F.X. F. Mathaisel
Dennis Mathaisel is Professor of Management Science at Babson College. He was a Research Scientist at MIT; founder and President of a computer software firm that developed systems for airline scheduling and resource allocation; and he was a Branch Manager for Operations Research at the McDonnell Douglas Corporation.<br><br>His teaching interests are in the fields of business analytics, management science, and quantitative methods. His research is focused on the sustainability of complex systems, business analytics, and airline scheduling and aircraft operations. He is the author of 39 refereed journal articles as well as three books: Sustaining the Military Enterprise: An Architecture for a Lean Transformation, Auerbach Publications Taylor & Francis Group; Sustaining the Military Enterprise: Enhancing its Ability to Perform the Mission, with J. Manary and C. Comm, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group; and Engineering for Sustainability, with J. Manary and Ned H. Criscimagna, CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group.<br><br>Dr. Mathaisel was the MIT co-lead of the Sustainment Operations Team for the Lean Sustainment Initiative for the U.S. Air Force. He has had research assignments with NASA, the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Transportation (Office of the Secretary), Federal Aviation Administration, Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, Flying Tiger Line, Pan American World Airways, Hughes Air West, Olympic Airways, Federal Express, Iberia Airlines, Northwest Airlines, USAir, Continental, Garuda Indonesia, Trans World Airlines, and others. This experience has covered a range of topics including military logistics sustainability, lean enterprise sustainability, decision support systems, vehicle maintenance and routing, equipment acquisition, logistics, scheduling, fleet and route planning, and transport systems analysis and engineering.<br><br>Dr. Mathaisel's current publications focus on enterprise sustainment. His publications appear in Benchmarking an International Journal, Acquisition Review Quarterly, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, International Journal of Educational Management, Transportation Science, Journal of Combinatorial Optimization, Computers & Operations Research, Journal of Research on Computing in Education, Journal of Systems and Software, Society of Automotive Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and the Decision Sciences Institute Proceedings.<br><br>Dennis Mathaisel was elected as a Full Member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). He is also a member of the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), The Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (AGIFORS), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He is a private pilot and a previous owner of a Cessna 182 aircraft based at Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts.
- Dean of Faculty
Dr. Matsuno has taught courses in Babson's integrated first-year MBA program, marketing strategy, marketing communications, global marketing strategy, and marketing research. He has also been a faculty member in both open-enrollment and custom executive programs, such as the one for Biogen-Idec, DSM, Novartis, Toshiba, and the Bio-pharma program. He has served as a consultant in the areas of corporate and marketing strategies in such industries as automobile manufacturing, bio-tech and pharmaceutical, and information technology.
Prior to his academic career, Dr. Matsuno worked at C. Itoh Fashion Systems in Japan, and at Eli Lilly & Co., Indianapolis, Indiana. His research interests include corporate and marketing strategies, business-to-business relationships, and global issues in marketing. His most recent research projects investigate apparent responses and non-responses by businesses to such external forces as aging population, natural disasters, and rising environmental consciousness. His published works can be found in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Product Innovation Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, among others.
- Visiting Assistant Professor
- Lewis Institute Fellow
Lucy McAllister is a Visiting Assistant Professor and a Lewis Institute Fellow at Babson College. She holds a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and German Studies from Connecticut College.<br><br>Dr. McAllister’s research focuses on the relationship between corporations and the natural environment. She has examined topics such as the human and environmental harms of the electronics commodity chain, the social and environmental messaging of lead multinational corporations, and the impacts of technological solutions to climate change on women and children in informal and emerging markets. Her dissertation work was selected for a University of Colorado Dissertation Completion Fellowship and she has also received a Fulbright Teaching Assistant Award. Her research has been published in outlets such as the Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal, The Lancet, Sociology of Development, and the Population Reference Bureau.<br><br>Dr. McAllister has taught introductory and advanced courses on Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Food Systems, and Business and the Natural Environment.<br><br>In her free time, Lucy enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Sid and daughter Amelia.<br><br><br><br>
- Associate Professor
Dr. McAuliffe has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Delaware, and Pacifico University in Peru. His research and teaching interests are in macroeconomics, monetary theory, and industrial organization. He is the author of Advertising, Competition, and Public Policy and is the contributing editor for the Wiley Encyclopedia of Managerial Economics.
- Senior Lecturer
Dr. Jack McCarthy joined the faculty at Babson College as a Senior Lecturer in Management beginning with the Fall 2018 term. He teaches, conducts research and consults in leadership, creativity, entrepreneurship and global sustainability.
Previously, 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 to study and work 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.
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 in Florida on Captiva Island, 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.
- Assistant Professor
Stephen J. McElroy is Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition and Director of First-Year Writing. He specializes in composition theory and pedagogy, multimodal production, digital composing, and assemblage theory. His work has appeared in Computers and Composition, Kairos, and Enculturation, among other venues. His 2017 collection, Assembling Composition, co-edited with Kathleen Blake Yancey and published in the Studies in Writing and Rhetoric series by NCTE, examines the relationship between assemblage and composing in theory, in the classroom, and in the world. For his 2014 Kairos article, he and his coauthors Michael Neal and Katherine Bridgman received the Computers and Composition Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award.
Before joining Babson, Stephen directed the Reading-Writing Center and Digital Studio at Florida State University, where he previously earned his PhD, and taught courses in FSU's Editing, Writing, and Media major and College Composition program. He also holds an M.A. in English from Belmont University and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from the Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University.
Lecturer of Marketing Mike McGuirk teaches courses that help students bridge the gap between the art and science of marketing. Before joining Babson College in the Spring 2020, Mike was an Executive-in-Residence and Graduate Program Director for the Digital Marketing and Data Analytics master's program at Emerson College. He brings 25+ years of experience helping Fortune 1000 clients identify customer insights that lead to highly successful data-driven sales, marketing and customer experience programs. Consistently recognized by clients and colleagues for his analytic thought leadership across a broad set of industries. He has led analytic consulting engagements at companies such as: General Motors, Harley Davidson, Dunkin, CVS Pharmacy, BP, McDonalds, OnStar, Extended Stay Hotels, Volvo, Cigna Insurance, Microsoft and many not-for-profit organizations. He has deep expertise in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytic techniques. He also has a proven track record of building and leading successful analytic consulting practices across multiple firms. He was most recently a Partner at iKnowtion (acquired by TTEC) and has led analytic consulting teams at Epsilon and multiple start-ups. He is passionate about analytics and evangelizing the adoption of analytic principles at progressive, customer-centric organizations.
- Visiting Lecturer
Glenn T. Migliozzi, CFA, is a lecturer in the Finance Division with courses in Personal Finance, Principles of Finance, Fixed Income and Business Ethics. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial services field starting with positions in banking, corporate finance, and private placements. He also has headed up two global fixed income departments in Boston and Chicago. Later in his career, Glenn founded a hedge fund to capitalize on the market inefficiencies in the credit markets.<br>Glenn received a B.S. in Economics from the University of New York at Albany and a Master of Science in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management with Finance concentration. Glenn is on the Board of Open Table Inc., a community kitchen and food pantry, and also serves on the Investment Committee for MetroWest Legal Services. Glenn also is a volunteer at the CFA Society Boston where he teaches financial literacy to high school students.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Weston previously taught courses in Composition, Creative Writing, and Literature at Saint Anselm College, Colby-Sawyer College, the University of New England, Southern Maine Community College, and Chemeketa Community College. He has prior work experience as a corporate attorney and an advertising copywriter.
Courtney Sara Minard
- Adjunct Lecturer
Sara Minard is the Chief Program Officer for the College for Social Innovation, a nonprofit organization in Boston, MA, that provides innovative experiential education opportunities for college students while building a bigger, better, and more diverse talent pipeline for the social sector. In this role, Dr. Minard leads the design and delivery of a nationally recognized, multi-disciplinary curriculum to educate and inspire the next generation of problem solvers. Dr. Minard teaches impact investing at The Lewis Institute for Social Innovation at Babson College, where she serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence. She also serves as guest lecturer in the U.S. and internationally, and serves on several social enterprise boards and impact investment funds.
Dr. Minard earned her PhD in Economics with highest honors from Sciences Po in Paris, and has worked as a socio-economist, educator, policy researcher, and development practitioner for the past twenty years on several continents at the intersection of private sector development, economic policy, social innovation, social enterprise, design thinking and impact investing/social finance. For the past five years, she was Executive Professor at Northeastern University’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business where she taught an award-winning course on impact investing and social finance, and designed courses in social innovation and global social entrepreneurship, as well as led intensive field-based programs in India and Appalachia (US) with a focus on gender, food systems and social ventures. Prior to Northeastern, she was full-time Lecturer-in-Discipline at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs for five years where she designed courses on methods for development practice and social entrepreneurship. Dr. Minard works as an independent consultant for international development institutions, companies, startups, and NGOs. Her industry experience includes five years as a socio-economist at the OECD in Paris where she managed development investment projects in 18 West African countries, and as a consultant for the World Bank/IFC and several UN agencies. She started her career as a Legislative Aide in the U.S. Senate, served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Senegal and speaks fluent French, Wolof, and conversational Spanish. Dr. Minard is a trained Ashtanga yoga teacher and is currently pursuing a teacher certification in mindfulness meditation.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Denny Moers is known for his highly imaginative, technically innovative monoprints created by controlling the action of light on the chemical-sensitized photographic paper during the print developing process, giving his black and white photographs an extraordinary range of tonalities. He has photographed subject matter as diverse as New England architecture, medieval wall frescoes and tomb reliefs, contemporary constructions sites and western landscapes and dwellings. His current work is Animal Laments: common animal masks.
Moers received his MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop. During the 1980’s he worked as Aaron Siskind’s first assistant and printer. He is currently on the faculty of Roger Williams University and Babson College. He received a RI Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2003 and the RI Council on the Arts Fellowship in Photography four times. His photographic monoprints are included in over 30 public and private collections throughout the world including the the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Huston Museum of Art, the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.
Recent publications include a new biographic film, Casting Deep Shade by David H Wells, a book of the same title in collaboration with CD Wright will be published by Copper Canyon Press in 2018, a featured chapter in the ‘Experimental Photography Workbook’ by Christiana Anderson published in 2012, and the portfolio Between Now & Then-A selection of book covers with a foreword by CD Wright published in 2006. His work has graced the covers of over 25 books and albums. Mr. Moers’ artwork is represented by the Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Mass., Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL, and Thomas Meyer Fine Art, San Francisco, CA.
- Associate Professor
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh teaches courses in comparative literature, Middle Eastern studies, world literature, and modern philosophy. He received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University, with an interest in global intersections of the avant-garde, existentialism, postcolonialism, and postmodernism. Professor Mohaghegh's scholarly focus is upon tracking emergent currents of experimental thought in the Middle East and the West, with particular attention to exploring the concepts of chaos, violence, illusion, silence, sectarianism, and apocalyptic writing.
He has published eight books to date—The Chaotic Imagination: New Literature and Philosophy of the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), Inflictions: The Writing of Violence in the Middle East (Continuum, 2012), The Radical Unspoken: Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought (Routledge, 2013), Insurgent, Poet, Mystic, Sectarian: The Four Masks of an Eastern Postmodernism (SUNY, 2015); Born Upon the Dark Spear: Selected Poems of Ahmad Shamlu (translation; Contra Mundum, 2016); Elemental Disappearances (co-authored with Dejan Lukic; Punctum Books, 2016); Manifestos of World Thought (co-edited with Lucian Stone, Rowan & Littlefield, 2017); and Omnicide: Mania, Fatality, and the Future-In-Delirium (MIT Press, Urbanomic/Sequence Series, 2019). He is also the co-editor of a book series titled Suspensions: Contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamicate Thought (Bloomsbury), which is dedicated to showcasing cutting-edge movements in literature, philosophy, culture, and art across the region, and the co-director of the 5th Disappearance Lab.
Brigitte Muehlmann, Ph.D., M.S.T., Professor and Babson Research Scholar, is a creative academic innovator with a global business perspective. Passionate about gaining insights for sustainable success in business and sharing them, she combines her international subject area knowledge in accounting, taxation, valuation and learning. Brigitte teaches Financial and Sustainability Reporting, co-teaches Doing Business Globally: Highways and Landmines, and offers a mental barrier-eliminating Financial Statement Basics Workshop. Her intellectual contributions explore topics to gain and share knowledge about human and technological innovations as well as patented inventions. She is the creator of the design science research in accounting workshop (DRAW) and the past lead organizer of the transformative technologies in accounting workshop (TTW) of the American Accounting Association. Brigitte also writes the column "Email from Boston" for the German-language CFO aktuell magazine. Entrepreneurial leadership is in Brigitte's DNA. She initially gained business experience working for her family from an early age in Austria. Later, she successfully started a new line of business and led a successful turnaround as interim CEO during reorganization proceedings of a company with $100+ million annual revenue and 500+ employees.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Kankana Mukherjee teaches Managerial Economics and Business Strategy and Game Theory in the MBA program and Managerial Economics and Industrial Organization in the undergraduate program. Before coming to Babson, she has taught at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, University of Connecticut, and Clarkson University.
Dr. Mukherjee’s principal research interest is in the area of productivity and efficiency analysis. Her research is empirical in nature and utilizes Data Envelopment Analysis, econometrics, and statistics. She has applied her research to several industries including the banking industry, manufacturing sector, health care industry, and energy. Her research has been published in several leading economics and operations research journals such as the Economic Journal, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Productivity Analysis, European Journal of Operational Research, Empirical Economics, International Journal of Production Economics, Manchester School, Medical Care Research and Review, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Health Care Management Science, Indian Economic Review, and Data Envelopment Analysis Journal among others.
- Associate Dean
Wendy Murphy is the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate School and a Professor of Management at Babson College. She teaches organizational behavior, leadership, and negotiation across undergraduate, MBA, MSEL, and executive education programs.
Currently, Murphy is Co-Director of the Leadership & Influence Program for executives, Co-Director of Biogen Women’s Leadership Program, and on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses faculty. She is a former 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. In addition, 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 at the intersection of careers, mentoring, and gender. Her work includes a focus on 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. She is a cofounder and active contributor on the website, High Quality Connections (see Additional Links below), which disseminates work on the art and science of positive relationships. Her book with Kathy Kram, Strategic Relationships at Work: Creating your circle of mentors, sponsors, and peers for success in business and life (see Additional Links below), applies the scholarship of mentoring to help everyone become an entrepreneurial protégé. In 2014, she was recognized by Poets & Quants as one of the “40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 in the World.”
Murphy has served twice 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 energetic children.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Michael Musi is an accomplished business attorney and senior manager with extensive domestic and international experience with small growth-oriented and Fortune 100 organizations. He has negotiated business transactions on five continents and opened field offices in Madrid, Paris, Frankfurt, Sydney, and Singapore.
As attorney and senior manager Michael led or supported most functional groups within corporations including field sales, professional services, marketing, HR, IT, purchasing, field operations, R&D, real estate, M&A, loss prevention, accounting, and legal. His contributions encompassed many aspects of corporate law including complex contract drafting, and deal structuring, intellectual property, licensing, data privacy, insurance, real estate and litigation management, and corporate communications.
Michael's span of experience as an attorney and senior manager includes positions with large multinational corporations such as EMC, Digital Equipment, Lucent Technologies, and Iron Mountain, and boutique, privately held software and services companies including SimpliVity Corporation, Kenan Systems, Politzer & Haney, and Ab Initio Software LLC. Prior to his legal career, he successfully performed a number of business and sales roles, including V.P. of Operations and Sales Account Executive for a Fortune 100 corporation to name two. Michael’s distinctive blend of legal, business, and sales skills provide him with a unique lens to view and support fast growth high tech organizations.
Michael is an avid student and teacher. He earned J.D., MBA, and BSBA degrees and completed coursework at the Harvard Negotiation Project. He also became an accredited Siebel field instructor, developed training programs in business and law, and instructed thousands of field sales and support professionals and senior corporate executives. In addition, he has taught undergraduate and graduate degree-required courses in business and business law at Northeastern and Boston University.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Until her retirement in June 2014, Susan Nagelsen was the director of the writing program at New England College in Henniker, NH. Unable to stay away from the classroom, she is now a professor at Curry College in Milton, MA and also teaches for Granite State College in Concord, NH. She is a senior consulting editor for BleakHouse Publishing, whose offices are in American University in Washington, DC. She also finds room in her busy schedule to serve as the associate editor and frequent contributor for the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, a peer-reviewed criminal-justice journal published by the University of Ottawa.
Her book, Exiled Voices: Portals of Discovery, is a collection of writings by women and men in prisons across the country, gathered during her research and fieldwork and is used in writing curricula in a number of colleges and universities.
Susan has also published short fiction (Tacenda Literary Magazine, New Plains Review BleakHouse Review, IdeaGems) and poetry (The Poet's Touchstone). Her essay on higher education was published in Thought & Action, the journal of the National Education Association. Her two great passions in life are writing and education, each inextricably bound to the other.
Camilla Jiyun Nam
- Adjunct Lecturer
Camilla Jiyun Nam taught courses in Rhetoric & Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing at the University of Arizona, Yonsei University, and Boston University. She was director of the College English Tutoring Center at Yonsei University International Campus. Nam has prior work experience as a translator and education consultant.
Alfred J. Nanni, Jr.
- Professor of Management Accounting
Fred Nanni (Alfred J. Nanni, Jr) joined the faculty at Babson College as a full professor in 1993. Since then he has been involved in all of Babson’s academic programs and served in a variety of major service and administrative roles, including Program Director, Division Chair, Senate Executive Committee Vice Chair, and Provost.
Fred’s publication stream spans discipline-focused journal articles and presentations, practice-oriented articles and books, peer-reviewed pedagogical materials and cases. He has published and spoken extensively on the topics of strategic performance measurement and on cost-effective strategy execution. He has co-authored a pair of practice-oriented books on those subjects – Delivering Results: Managing What Matters and The New Performance Challenge: Measuring Operations for World-Class Competition. His teaching and curriculum development history at Babson College includes teaching a variety of disciplines, especially in integrated formats, across undergraduate, MBA, and executive education programs. Fred’s administrative and service duties have included leading the development and delivery of several curriculum revisions, including the College’s seminal undergraduate core integration. He has also been a Chair of the Accounting and Law Division, a member of both the undergraduate and graduate policy committees, a member of Babson’s campus-wide tenure committee (serving as a chair and as co-chair), and member of the Executive Committee of the College’s Faculty Senate.
Professor Nanni has over 30 years of academic experience which includes previous academic positions at Boston University (where he was Chair of the Accounting Department and Director of the Accounting Doctoral Program) and the Pennsylvania State University. He holds a BA in psychology from Syracuse University and an MS in Accounting and a PhD degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
- Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurship
- Academic Director Babson Academy
Heidi Neck, Ph.D., is a Babson College Professor and the Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies. She is the Academic Director of the Babson Academy – a dedicated unit within Babson that inspires change in the way universities, specifically their faculty and students, teach and learn entrepreneurship. The Babson Academy builds on Neck’s work starting the Babson Collaborative, a global institutional membership organization for colleges and universities seeking to increase their capability and capacity in entrepreneurship education, and her leadership of Babson’s Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators (SEE) –programs designed to further develop faculty from around the world in the of art and craft of teaching entrepreneurship and building entrepreneurship programs. Neck has directly trained over 3,000 faculty around the world in the art and craft of teaching entrepreneurship. <br><br>She has taught entrepreneurship at the undergraduate, MBA and executive levels. Neck is a Past President of the United States Association of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE), an academic organization dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship education. Her research interests include entrepreneurship education, the entrepreneurial mindset and entrepreneurship inside organizations. An award-winning educator and author, her textbook <i>Entrepreneurship: The Practice & Mindset</i><i> </i>(2017) was awarded the Breakthrough Book of 2017 by Sage Publishing and the 2018 Most Promising New Textbook Award by the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA). Neck is the lead author of <i>Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach</i> (Elgar Publishing) – a book written to help educators teach entrepreneurship in more experiential and engaging ways.<i> </i> Additionally, she has published 45+ book chapters, research monographs, and refereed articles.<br><br>Neck has been recognized for teaching excellence at Babson for undergraduate, graduate, and executive education. She has also been recognized by international organizations, the Academy of Management and USASBE, for excellence in pedagogy and course design. For pushing the frontiers of entrepreneurship education in higher education, The Schulze Foundation and the Entrepreneur and Innovation Exchange (EIX) awarded her “Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year” 2016.<br><br>Neck speaks and teaches internationally on cultivating the entrepreneurial mindset and espousing the positive force of entrepreneurship as a societal change agent. She consults and trains organizations of all sizes on building entrepreneurial capacity. She is the co-founder of VentureBlocks, an entrepreneurship education technology company and achieved a successful exit with FlowDog, a canine aquatic fitness and rehabilitation center located just outside of Boston. She also serves on the Board of a 100% family-owned, seventh-generation land-management company in Louisiana called A. Wilbert’s & Sons. Heidi earned her Ph.D. in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She holds a B.S. in Marketing from Louisiana State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
- Associate Professor
Dr. David Nersessian is an Associate Professor in the Accounting and Law Division of Babson College, where he teaches Business Law to undergraduate and MBA students and an elective in Public International Law. He earned his D Phil (PhD) in Law from Oxford University, where his research concentrated in public international law and human rights. He earned his JD magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law and his BSBA summa cum laude from Boston University School of Management.
Prior to completing his doctoral work, Dr. Nersessian practiced for six years with several large law firms, representing clients in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts, administrative proceedings, and private arbitrations throughout the United States. He later spent five years as the vice president and general counsel of an international educational nonprofit.
Before joining Babson, Professor Nersessian spent many years at Boston University in a variety of roles. He was Assistant Dean of Global Programs and a Senior Lecturer at the Questrom School of Business and both a Visiting Assistant Professor and Lecturer in Law at BU’s School of Law. He also served as the founding Executive Director of Questrom’s Susilo Institute for Ethics in a Global Economy. Prior to joining BU, he was Executive Director of Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession and a Supreme Court Fellow at the US Supreme Court, where he worked for the Chief Justice’s chief of staff. Before that he taught Criminal Law for St. Edmund Hall and St. Benet’s Hall at Oxford University.
Dr. Nersessian’s research concentrates on public international law, human rights, legal ethics, globalization, and the management of legal and ethical risk in the corporate setting. He has a particular focus on the intersection of human rights and new technologies and the role of corporate lawyers in human rights issues. His other research focuses on the impact of globalization on the ethical regulation of attorneys. In addition to his work in technology and ethics, he continues to write, speak and consult in public international law and human rights.
Dr. Nersessian’s book “Genocide and Political Groups” was published by Oxford University Press in 2010. His second book, “International Human Rights Litigation: A Guide for Federal Judges” was published in early 2017. This book, which is a scholarly monograph on the Alien Tort Statute and related topics, was commissioned by the Federal Judicial Center to educate ~1,400 federal judges and magistrates nationwide on how to effectively hear and resolve human rights cases on their dockets. Prof. Nersessian also has taught international law subjects to federal judges on behalf of the Federal Judicial Center.
Professor Nersessian’s current journal scholarship analyzes: (i) the intersection of artificial intelligence, “big data” analytics, and other cutting-edge technological advances with international human rights law, and (ii) the governance implications and ethical risks for corporate lawyers arising out of legal work that facilitates human rights violations abroad. Dr. Nersessian also worked with a major global hotel chain on a case study about the hospitality industry’s efforts to combat human trafficking. This case, Hilton: Combatting Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry, received the Best International Case Award at the 2018 annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
Sophia Wilson Niehaus is an Adjunct Lecturer in French at Babson College. She has taught at the French Cultural Center of Boston and in the French Department of New York University. She earned a Ph.D. in 20th century French literature from New York University, an M.A. in French literature from NYU in Paris, and a B.A. in English and French from Vassar College.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Helenka Hopkins Nolan is an Adjunct Lecturer teaching International Business at Babson College. She specializes in international business, marketing, and the intersection of these spheres with the energy industry, climate finance, and the environment.
For more than 15 years, Helenka taught at the Culverhouse College of Commerce & Honors College of the University of Alabama, with a focus on international business, globalization, marketing, and strategic communications, developing several new courses. Her work was recognized with an award for outstanding teaching.
Her industry experience has included the marketing and development of wind power projects for Kenetech Wind Power and market analyst work for EnergyWorks LLC, a company of Bechtel-Pacificorp, where she evaluated and developed wind power projects in the Americas. For two decades, she has provided independent counsel including business development and strategic planning for businesses in the energy/alternative energy space, such as strategies for clients to monetize carbon sequestration by their natural resource holdings, also known as “carbon offsetting.” Currently, Nolan is implementing the carbon strategy she developed for a natural resource client with domestic and international operations.
Helenka has been published in The Journal of Business Ethics and continues to examine the use of renewable energy and its impact on financial performance. She has presented research domestically and internationally. Most recently she presented “Renewable Energy and Firm Financial Performance” at the Copenhagen Business School conference, Sustainability in the Scandinavian Context.
Helenka earned an M.B.A from the University of Alabama, including studies at Georgetown University. She received her B.A. from Columbia University.
- Associate Professor
An expert in innovation management and growth strategy, Professor Noyes teaches courses and international programs on entrepreneurial thinking, new venture creation and business innovation. At Babson, he was awarded the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the undergraduate program.
Prior to joining Babson College, Dr. Noyes consulted for companies such as Nokia, BMW, Hewlett-Packard, New Balance, and Motorola to identify and evaluate new growth businesses in diverse areas such as mobile computing, healthcare, consumer products, automotive design, sensing systems, interactive media, and the Internet. Dr. Noyes co-leads and teaches Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship, rated the most innovative undergraduate entrepreneurship course in the United States by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). Additionally, he was co-awarded the McGraw-Hill/Academy of Management Innovations in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award for the course Social Entrepreneurship by Design. Dr. Noyes co-founded and is co-director of Affordable Design & Entrepreneurship (ADE), a collaboration between Babson College and Olin College of Engineering which launches social ventures focused on income generation and poverty-alleviation with partners in India, Ghana, Morocco, and Alabama. This innovative educational initiative is supported by Babson's Social Innovation Laboratory (BSIL) and has corporate support from Toyota and Solidworks.
His research, teaching, speaking, and consulting examine entrepreneurial thinking, opportunity recognition, venture creation, entrepreneurial networks, and new industry formation. His research has been published in the Journal of Small Business Management, Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth, the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Frontiers in Entrepreneurship Research, multiple books, and the Harvard Business School case collection. Dr. Noyes has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Business Journal, The Chronicle for Higher Education, and international press.
Gina joined Babson in January 2019 as a Professor of Innovation Management. She conducts research and develops curricula that facilitates learning for graduate students and executives based on her findings on Breakthrough Innovation capabilities in large mature companies.
Before joining Babson Gina spent 29 years at the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she held the roles of Professor of Marketing and Innovation Management, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of the MBA program, Director of the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship and Director of the Radical Innovation Research Program. Prior to earning her PhD in Marketing and Corporate Strategy at NYU, she worked as a contract administrator for McDonnell Douglas Corporation and as a research analyst for Monsanto’s Department of Social Responsibility in St. Louis, Missouri.
Professor O’Connor has published papers in leading journals including the Journal of Product Innovation Management, Organization Science, Journal of Marketing and Journal of Business Venturing among others. Five of her papers have received best paper of the year awards in their respective journals. Gina has co-authored three books on breakthrough innovation. The second of those: Grabbing Lightning: Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation, was named one of the top three business books of the year by Strategy + Business Magazine. In 2018 she was named a Crawford Fellow by the Product Development and Management Association, one of only six recipients of that award.
Gina’s professional objective is to help large established companies learn how to renew themselves through organic growth via step-out, gamechanging, breakthrough, strategic innovation, which introduces high levels of uncertainty into the innovation process and is typically stamped out in organizations. She is a firm believer that, to be successful, companies must develop an innovation function, complete with its own people, processes, metrics and culture that operates within the company to translate emerging science, technology and business models into whole new platforms of growth that will fuel the company’s future health in spite of itself. She is an active speaker and consultant for a number of US and European companies, and is passionate about developing the next cadre of innovation leaders.
On the personal side, Gina’s permanent home is in Albany NY, where she lives with her husband. Their three children are spread across the country doing their best to make the world a better place. They are all members of the Board of Directors of a larger family owned operating foundation, Fostering Hope, which serves the needs of foster parents.
Gina can be reached at email@example.com.
Mary O’Donoghue is a novelist, short story writer, poet and translator. She teaches writing fiction, rhetoric, and literature classes at Babson College. She is the author of the novel Before the House Burns (The Lilliput Press, 2010) and the poetry collections Among These Winters (Dedalus Press, 2007) and Tulle (Salmon Poetry, 2001). Her fiction has appeared in many European and US journals: Granta, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Irish Times, Sunday Times UK, Stinging Fly, Dublin Review, and elsewhere.
Mary O'Donoghue's translations of Irish-language poets Seán Ó Ríordáin and Colm Breathnach are published in Leabhar na hAthghabhála/ Poems of Repossession (Bloodaxe Books/ Clo Iar-Chonnacht, 2016). Her translations of Ó Ríordáin also appear in Selected Poems (Yale University Press, 2014). Her collaborative translations of the work of Irish-language poet Louis de Paor featured in the first major bilingual edition of his work, Ag Greadadh Bas sa Reilig/Clapping in the Cemetery (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2005), and in agus rud eile de/and another thing (Cló Iar-Chonnachta, 2010) and The Brindled Cat and the Nightingale’s Tongue (Bloodaxe, 2014).
Her writing awards include Hennessy/Sunday Tribune New Irish Writer; a Tyrone Guthrie/Virginia Center for Creative Arts fellowship; an artist grant from Vermont Studio Center. She has also been awarded two artist fellowships from Massachusetts Cultural Council, most recently in 2012. In 2013 her short story “The Sweet Forbearance in the Streets” won the Irish Times/ Legends of the Fall prize for fiction responding to Ireland’s economic crisis. In recognition of her body of work in poetry, fiction and translation, she received a Babson College Faculty Scholarship Award in 2008; for ongoing work she was named a Babson Research Scholar for 2015-2018. She is currently working on her next novel. She is Fiction Editor at the literary journal AGNI.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Vincent ‘Vini’ Onyemah is associate Professor of Sales and Marketing at Babson College (Massachusetts, USA), the global leader in Entrepreneurship education. He teaches and conducts research on professional selling, entrepreneurial selling, sales and revenue management, sales force development, and marketing management. Prior to joining Babson College, he taught at Boston University and Lagos Business School. As a teenager, he started two companies and after obtaining a first class BSc honors degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, he worked many years in industry before pursuing his academic career. He obtained an MBA from IESE Business School, Barcelona (Spain), an MSc and a PhD in Management from INSEAD Fontainebleau (France). Professor Onyemah’s practical selling experience spans over two decades, starting when he was twelve in Nigeria working for his parents, and including work as an independent sales agent in Europe. He has taught and conducted consulting projects in over 25 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, and North America. He also consults for the IFC/ World Bank and teaches in several international executive education programs. He is faculty director and field operations director for Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Platform (BEEP), an accelerated growth-focused program for scaling up businesses and economies of cities around the world. In this capacity, he has implemented multi-year entrepreneurship ecosystem and Scalerator® projects such as Manizales Más (Colombia), Scale Up Milwaukee (USA), Scale Up Rio (Brazil), Scale Up North-East Ohio (USA), Scale Up Panama, Scale Up Atlantic Canada (Canada), and Scale Up Xela (Guatemala).
His articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, Innovations (MIT Journal), Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of African Business, International Journal of Bank Marketing, Marketing Letters, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Business to Business Marketing, International Marketing Review, Organizations and Markets in Emerging Economies, and the World Economic Forum publication.
Vini is coauthor of the first ever book on Entrepreneurial Selling based on a multi-year research project and consulting works conducted in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, and North America. The book, Entrepreneurial Selling: the facts every entrepreneur must know, was first published in 2017 by Business Expert Press, New York City, New York, USA. The Spanish version of the book (Emprender y vender: lo que todo emprendedor debe saber) was published in Latin America by IPADE publishing/Editorial LID in 2018.
Additionally, he has won a number of research and teaching awards including the M. Wayne DeLozier Best Conference Paper Award, Academy of Marketing Science, American Marketing Association (AMA) Sales SIG Doctoral Dissertation Award, and Boston University’s Beckwith Award for Teaching Excellence and Service.
I am a Professor of History and Foodways and the author of several books, a blog, and I host a related podcast. You can find my work at FredOpie.com. My courses examine history through the lens of food. My newest classes developed in 2017 are Food and Civil Rights and Food and Politics. I offer an upper level seminar on Race and Ethnicity in Latin America which explores questions such as: What does it mean to be Black or Indian or white in Latin America?; and How has the explosive growth of export-oriented economies transformed race relations in Latin America? I use a variety of theoretical and inner-disciplinary approaches and case studies in my courses. In my course African History and Foodways students learn about movements and events that have shaped Africa from the 1400s to the present. We cover African culinary contributions to the world; African political institutions, gender, religion, colonization and independence movements. Courses equip students to do quality research, writing, and presentations.
- 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.
- Senior Lecturer
Dr. Ottley has been a full-time faculty member at Babson since 2008. He teaches core marketing courses and multiple electives at both the undergraduate and MBA levels, in multiple formats (full-time, part-time, and blended). He has developed and delivered numerous executive education programs, both prior to joining Babson and as a member of the Marketing faculty.<br><br>A Fulbright International Exchange Scholar, Gary worked in marketing consulting for 12 years before coming to Babson. He managed large marketing projects and oversaw the implementation of strategic marketing and pricing initiatives for large Fortune 500 companies and smaller entrepreneurial ventures.<br><br>Gary’s research interests include socially-conscious marketing, the role of marketing in addressing societal issues, and marketing education pedagogy.
- Zwerling Family Endowed Research Scholar
Dr. Pachamanova is Professor and Zwerling Family Endowed Research Scholar at Babson College and Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research and consulting span multiple fields, including financial modeling, robust optimization, simulation, predictive analytics, text analytics, and operations. She has authored and coauthored tens of articles in operations research, finance, accounting, engineering, marketing and management journals, numerous book chapters, as well as three books in computational finance and risk management: Robust Portfolio Optimization and Management (2007), Simulation and Optimization in Finance: Modeling with MATLAB, @RISK, or VBA (2010), and Portfolio Construction and Analytics (2016), all part of The Frank J. Fabozzi Series in Finance, J. Wiley & Sons.
Dr. Pachamanova teaches courses in analytics and computational finance in the undergraduate and the MBA programs. She co-designed Babson’s undergraduate and MBA business analytics concentration curricula and co-chaired the design task force for a Masters program in Business Analytics. Dr. Pachamanova has served as faculty director for two open enrollment business analytics programs at Babson Executive Education, Business Analytics for Managers (face-to-face format) and the Babson-Pearson Business Analytics for Managers in India program (online/blended format), and has designed numerous modules on business analytics for custom executive education programs. She serves on the INFORMS Professional Development Committee, the INFORMS OR & Analytics Student Team Competition Committee, and the INFORMS Pro Bono Analytics Committee.
Dr. Pachamanova holds an A.B. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- Adjunct Lecturer
- Director, Academic Technologies
Eric currently holds the position as the Director of Academic Technologies at Babson College where he leads a team of instructional designers, instructional technologists, and graphic designers. His responsibilities for the group include strategic thinking and planning around curriculum and faculty research, creating content for blended and online learning, training faculty, coaching, and implementing innovative academic technologies.
In addition to his work as Director of Academic Technologies, Eric is an adjunct instructor at Babson College, where he teaches web and user interface design. Before joining Babson College, he worked for a number of consulting and design firms, including Nextera Enterprises. Eric also co-founded the design firm Drive Thru Designs.
Eric holds a BA in advertising and graphic design from Loyola University in Maryland. He is also a graduate of Babson College where he earned an MBA in the Spring of 2009. His postgraduate studies also include media theory at Emerson College.
Specialties: Web design/development, graphic design, user interface design, instructional design, design thinking, marketing, branding, video editing, pedagogical analysis, training, management.
Dr. Parise is a Professor in the Technology, Operations, and Information Management Division at Babson College. He teaches multi-disciplinary courses in information technology as well as an elective course on social technologies at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He also teaches executive education courses involving social technolities and knowledge management.
Salvatore has worked directly with managers and executives across a wide range of industries including consulting, technology, healthcare, government, consumer products, financial services, and petroleum. He also has several years of work experience as an electrical engineer and research manager at IBM. He received his Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Boston University.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Pattridge is an associate professor of history at Babson College where he has taught various iterations of the History and Society Foundation course, as well as intermediate and advanced courses on various topics in Latin American history. Classes taught include Memories, Stories, Histories: Constructing Self in the 20th Century; Latin American History; People and Cultures of the Americas; and Revolution and Terror in Modern Latin America. Dr. Pattridge's research interests include Central American history (especially 19th and 20th-century Guatemala), the history of higher education, and intellectual and religious history. His book, Institution Building and State Formation in Nineteenth Century Latin America: The University of San Carlos, Guatemala, was published by Peter Lang Publishing in 2004. Dr. Pattridge served as President of SECOLAS, the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies, one of the oldest and most prestigious Latin American Studies organizations in the U.S., in 2008-09, and currently serves on the SECOLAS Executive Council.<br><br>As a graduate student at Tulane, Dr. Pattridge taught three courses and received a number of grants and fellowships, as well as an award for outstanding undergraduate teaching by graduate students. His scholarly work on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Guatemalan history has been published in a number of leading journals in his field.
Mary Pinard is Professor of English at Babson College. She earned a B.A. in English and Theatre from Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN), an M.A. in English from University of Chicago, and an M.F.A. in Poetry from Vermont College.
Professor Pinard's poems have appeared in a variety of literary journals—including The Iowa Review, Harvard Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Georgia Review—and she has been the recipient of several national awards for her poetry. Portal, her collection of poems, was published in 2014 by Salmon Press (Ireland). Her essays on poetics and poets, including Alice Oswald and Lorine Niedecker, have been published in critical anthologies and scholarly journals. More information about her poetry, public readings, and publications can be found at www.marypinard.com.
As a member of the Arts and Humanities Division, Professor Pinard teaches courses in foundation humanities, literature, and poetry. She has also served in a range of administrative positions at Babson, including as Director of the Undergraduate Rhetoric Program, Coordinator of the Creativity Stream in the MBA Program, Writing Center Director, and Chair of Arts and Humanities.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Platt has taught at Boston University, Harvard University, and Wellesley College. Her regional specialty is North Africa and the Middle East with a particular focus on labor migration, ritual, and local identity in Tunisia. Her current research concerns transnational migrant and refugee populations.
Dr. Lidija Polutnik is a Professor of Economics. At Babson she teaches mainly in the MBA program in the area of managerial economics, pricing and competitiveness. Since the Fall 2014 she is also a Visiting Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dr. Polutnik's research and consulting work has mostly been focused on pricing, revenue management and strategic cost management. Her work in this area is based on the analysis of the relationship between the firm's costs and customers' value and the influence of this relationship on the firm's profit. Dr. Polutnik also conducts research in public finance and examines the role institutions play in market economies and specifically in countries in transition. Dr. Polutnik's work has been published in numerous academic journals and books including: The European Accounting Review, Advances in Management Accounting, Journal of Cost Management, Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, Industrial Relations Journal, and Comparative Economic Studies Journal. She has received several grants and awards for her work; most recently she received The Davis Educational Foundation grant for the project entitled "Containing Costs While Enhancing the Educational Mission: A Study of Best Practices for Small Private Colleges".
Dr. Polutnik has extensive consulting and executive teaching experience and has developed and delivered customized corporate training programs for many multinational companies in the area of tactical and strategic pricing, customer value, cost, and profitability analysis. She regularly teaches in the Executive MBA Program at the University of Bologna, Italy.
Mark Potter, Ph.D., is a Professor of Finance at Babson College.<br><br>Dr. Potter has been at Babson College since 1995, teaching over one hundred courses at the undergraduate, graduate and executive education levels spanning a myriad of topics that includes investments, corporate finance, derivatives, and international finance. In the past five years, he has worked with companies in the consumer services, medical device, high technology, financial services, and litigation support industries.<br><br>Professor Potter’s areas of expertise includes investments and portfolio performance, behavioral finance, and alternative investment strategies. His research has appeared in the Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Alternative Investments, Journal of Financial Education, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Derivatives Quarterly, among others. His work has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, and CFA Digest.
- Associate Professor
- Director, Languages and Global Cultures
Virginia (Jenny) Rademacher is Associate Professor of Hispanic Literature and Culture, and Director of Languages & Global Cultures at Babson College. She received her PhD in Hispanic Literature from the University of Virginia, M.A. in International Affairs & Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and A.B. from Harvard University.
She has published widely on genre, identity, and new narrative formats, including the contemporary surge in biographical fiction. Among others, her publications have appeared in in a/b:Auto/Biography Studies, American Book Review, Persona Studies, Economistas, Hispanic Issues, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Ciberletras, and Monographic Review. Her current book project relates approaches to uncertainty and risk in the fields of business and finance with literary strategies as seen through recent trends in Spanish narrative.
She teaches a variety of interdisciplinary and globally focused courses that often draw from her expertise in Hispanic literature, film, and cultural studies. Prior to coming to Babson, she taught at the University of Virginia, Randolph College, and Georgetown University. She received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Prasad Ramakrishnan, a transformational Global Leader and Change Agent, has lived and worked in North & South America, Asia and Europe with deep expertise in Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Product Development in Automotive, Fashion Apparel, Thermal Power and Renewable Energy. He has led Operations, Strategy Development & Execution, Senior Level Negotiation and People Development across cultures and industries.
Prasad enjoyed 19 years in Strategy, Product Development & Manufacturing at Ford Motor Company. As Ford’s first South America Advanced and Manufacturing Engineering Head based in Brazil for 4½ years, he led 7 major program Launches and AME’s transformation into a globally respected, high-performance organization. As the first Head of Global Manufacturing, and later Global Supply Chain Leader, during 5½ years in Switzerland at Triumph International one of the world’s lingerie leaders, he transformed a 120+ year Global Mass Manufacturer to Lean, with dramatically improved Quality, Delivery and Cost, and, led effective global mass restructuring recognized for exceptional social and corporate responsibility.
As Vice President for Global Operational Excellence at Alstom Thermal Power in Switzerland for 2 years, he simplified and integrated Lean & Quality to significantly reduce Lead Time and Non-conformity across a global network of 20 factories. After the GE-Alstom merger, he worked with GE for 3 years. Living in Brazil, he led Supply Chain across all GE LATAM businesses creating the first regional multi-modal factory while optimizing a footprint of 74 manufacturing sites. Most recently based in Boston as General Manager for Global Supply Chain for GE’s Global On-Shore Wind Business, he drove cultural change and proactive Lean operational rigor to improve global Quality, Delivery, Lead Time and Costs at a reset time for the company.
A recognized developer of leaders and global teams, he has ‘given back’ for nearly a decade through mentoring & lectures at Universities and Professional Forums in Asia, Europe and the Americas on Innovation, Global Leadership, Disruptive Change Management, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Transformation. He is a Senior Lecturer in the MTEC (Management, Technology and Economics) Department at ETH the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, an Adjunct Lecturer in the Technology, Operations & Information Management Division of Babson College in Boston, a mentor in Northeastern University’s Venture Mentoring Network and ETH’s Innovation & Entrepreneur Lab, and a Member of the Board of Directors of Spark Works, a Swiss start-up company in Zurich.
Prasad has Bachelor degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering, and, Master degree in Electrical Engineering and Personnel Administration. He is a Saïd Business School alumnus as a graduate of the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Program and has completed Executive Education at Stanford and Chicago.
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Angela Randolph's initial interest in entrepreneurship was inspired by working with entrepreneurs as they developed and grew their businesses. Her areas of expertise and research interests include entrepreneurship, cognition, and poverty. Professor Randolph’s primary area of research focuses on opportunity development – the cognitive and behavioral process by which nascent entrepreneurs identify, evaluate, and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. Her secondary area of research focuses on the effects of individual characteristics and situational context on cognition, particularly as it pertains to perception and information processing. Professor Randolph’s dissertation examined how an individual characteristic, hypomanic personality, interacts with external information to influence nascent entrepreneurs’ cognitions and actions during the opportunity development process.
Professor Randolph has a Ph.D. from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University, an MBA from the College of William and Mary, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia. Prior to entering the Ph.D. Program at Texas Tech University, she enjoyed a diverse career working for private and public companies, including Pepsi Bottling Group and Wachovia Bank. Some of her previous professional experience includes new venture start-ups, consulting social and commercial ventures, consulting large organizations in treasury management practices, evaluating potential business acquisitions, and process improvement.
- 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.
Dr. Rao teaches extensively in the Babson Executive Education programs. His executive teaching and consulting is in the areas of innovation, implementation of innovation initiatives within firms, corporate entrepreneurship and customer experience innovation. Dr. Rao also teaches 2 elective courses in the Babson MBA programs – (1) Leading Innovation: Gorillas, Chimps & Monkeys and (2) #CX #UX #DX Innovation.
His research has appeared in The Sloan Management Review, Journal of Innovative Management, The European Business Review, The European Financial Review, Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly and others. He is the author of the book “The Discipline and Culture of Innovation.” He has written several business cases on a range of topics: Innovation Strategy, Innovation Culture, Leading Innovation, Customer Service, and Strategy Execution.
Through Babson Executive Education he has taught for BBVA, Assa Abloy Americas, Novartis, Fresinius Medical Care, Pernod Ricard USA, Covidien, BAE Systems, U.S. Navy, SABIC, Citizens Bank, Merck, Masco Corp., Scottish Enterprise, Innovation Norway, North Atlantic Capital, EMC, GlaxoSmithKline, and others.
He has also taught executives and/or consulted for Reed Elsevier, PWC (Spain), Bayer Material Science (Germany), Iberdrola (Spain), Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston), PRIME Business School (Colombia), Banco Occidente (Colombia), Chilectra (Chile), Agricola Garces (Chile), Groupo Security (Chile), Entel (Chile), Coagra (Chile), Inter-American Development Bank, Benchmark Assisted Living (Boston), EMDSerono, FORUM (Colombia), FitLinxx, Penteo (Spain), BFA Conseil (France), Novartis, Lojack, Fidelity Investments, Merrill Lynch, Boston Scientific Corporation and others.
He was a member of the Innovation Advisory Board at Ocean Spray (USA) from 2010 to 2015. He currently sits on the Innovation Advisory Board of Bancolombia (Colombia), and on the Flavor Advisory Board of Firmenich (Switzerland). He also has a family-business background and sits on the board of Hymamshu (Bangalore, India).
- Senior Lecturer
- Director, Math Resource Center
Mr. Recck has taught at Babson College since 1984. Prior to that, Mr. Recck worked his way toward his undergraduate degree from Babson as a Systems Manager in Babson's Computer Center. He continued his education at Babson rising to Operation Manager while earning his MBA degree. After receiving his MBA from Babson in 1984, Mr. Recck was promoted to Director of Academic Computer Services and began his teaching career shortly thereafter. Mr. Recck has authored a solution manual to accompany a calculus text. In addition, Mr. Recck is also the founder of Total Information, Inc., an information consulting firm specializing in providing service to small businesses.
- Associate Professor
Since coming to Babson, Dr. Reilly has focused much of his attention on how best to educate his students. He has spearheaded curriculum changes in the graduate and undergraduate management science classes. He has been awarded a grant to implement cooperative learning in the classroom and was an invited speaker at the Teaching of Management Science Conference, University of Indiana, 2000. Dr. Reilly has also developed a distance learning course in decision analysis with the Babson/Intel MBA program.<br><br>Dr. Reilly's research interests include decision analysis, sensitivity analysis, copulas (multivariate distributions), and applied statistics. Other areas of expertise are in decision and risk analysis and simulations models. He has been published in Management Science, Decision Sciences, Structural Equation Modeling, and Sociological Methods and Research. He is also co-author with Bob Clemen of Making Hard Decisions with DecisionTools.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Ricciardi has taught in the economics department, the Institute for Latin American Studies at the University of Texas, the Universidad Centroamericana in Nicaragua, and the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion in Venezuela. His research interests include monetary economics, the history of economic thought, and Latin American economic development. He has worked as a research economist in Peru, Central America, and Venezuela, and he served as an adviser to the Central Bank of Nicaragua. During 1990-1991, Dr. Ricciardi conducted research as a William R. Dill International Faculty Fellow and Fulbright Scholar to Venezuela on the financial determinations of the emerging crisis in Venezuelan petroleum-led growth.
For the past thirty years, Professor Rice has participated in the development of university-based entrepreneurship ecosystems. At RPI (1988-2001) he served as Director of the Rensselaer Incuba-tor Program and the Severino Center for Technological Entrepreneurship. At Babson College (2001-2010), as Murata Dean of the F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business he led the effort to launch the Fast Track MBA Program, a major leap forward in the effectiveness of blended learning education delivery. He was also part of the Babson team that delivered training programs for entrepreneurship educators and program managers in Asia, South America and North America. At WPI (2010-2018), Professor Rice served as the inaugural Dean of the Foisie School of Business and subsequently as the Vice Provost for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. In March 2018, he returned to Babson College as Acting Provost. Professor Rice holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Before joining Babson as adjunct faculty, Norm was the chief tax executive for Baxalta Inc, a biopharmaceutical multinational company focused on hematology, immunology and oncology, until Baxalta was acquired in 2016 by Shire for $32 billion. A year earlier, Baxalta Inc had been formed as a spin off from Baxter International, a healthcare company based in Illinois, where Norm also served as the chief tax executive. Prior to joining Baxter, Norm served as the chief tax executive of Textron Inc, a multi-industry global industrial company based in Rhode Island.
Prior to working in industry, Norm worked in all three branches of the Federal government in various tax roles. In Washington, D.C., he led the international tax counsel group in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, served as majority tax counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, and clerked for Judge Arthur Nims III of the U.S. Tax Court. Norm also served as adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School’s LLM program.
Before joining the staff of the Senate Finance Committee, Norm was a tax attorney with the Steptoe & Johnson law firm in Washington, D.C. for four years. He graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
- 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
Dr. Rodgers if a professor of ecology who joined Babson College in September 2007 and currently serves as Chair of the Math and Science Division. She teaches courses in: Case Studies in Ecological Management (NST2020), Biomimicry (SCN3655), Urban Ecology (SCN3650), and Art & Ecology (ENV4610). She received her B.S. in Biology at the University of New Hampshire in 1999 and her Ph.D. in Forest Ecology and Biogeochemistry at Boston University in 2007. She regularly presents her ecology research at national conferences and her work has been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals such as: BioScience, Journal of Ecology and Oecologia. She was awarded the Deans Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012 and the Faculty Scholarship Award in 2014.
Dr. Rodgers’ research interests are focused on understanding the numerous effects humans are having on natural ecosystems. As a field ecologist she is interested in all aspects of global environmental change, but focuses on the effects of climate change and the spread of invasive species. Currently she co-directs the Boston Area Climate Experiment (BACE) field site in Waltham, MA. In addition, Dr. Rodgers performs pedalogical research to explore effective teaching strategies to engage non-STEM majors in environmental science.
- Charles Clarke Reynolds Professor of Retailing and Marketing
Anne L. Roggeveen (Ph.D. Columbia University) is the Charles Clarke Reynolds Professor of Retailing & Marketing at Babson College and Honorary Visiting Professor of Retailing and Marketing at the Center for Retailing, Stockholm School of Economics. She serves on the American Marketing Association’s Academic Council and is co-Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Retailing.
Her research interests are in the areas of retailing and pricing. Her research has been widely published including in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Retailing. She has won a number of awards for her research and teaching. These include the William R. Davidson Journal of Retailing Best Paper Award 2010, 2016, 2018, 2019; the Stanley C. Hollander Best Retailing Paper, AMS 2008, 2016; M. Wayne DeLozier Best Conference Paper Award, AMS 2008; Babson College Faculty Scholarship Award 2008, 2012; Best Paper Consumer Behavior Track Paper, Winter AMA 2009; Best Conference Paper La Londe Conference 2011; Pearson Prentice Hall’s Solomon-Marshall-Stuart Award for Innovative Excellence in Marketing Education, American Marketing Association, Teaching & Learning SIG 2014; and the Lamb-Hair-McDaniel Outstanding Marketing Teacher Award, Academy of Marketing Science 2014. In addition, her article, “Customer Experience Creation: Determinants, Dynamics and Management Strategies” was the top cited article published in Journal of Retailing between 2007 and 2011. Dr. Roggeveen currently is an Associate Editor at the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science and Journal of Consumer Marketing. She also serves on many editorial boards including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Service Research, and Journal of Business Research. She has co-edited numerous special issues and multiple conferences related to retailing and pricing.
Dr. Roggeveen has taught the MBA core course in marketing as well as electives in Marketing Research, Retailing Strategy, Innovation and Experimentation, Marketing Experiments, and Marketing Strategy. Her industry experience includes work for State Street Corporation, Lotus Development Corporation, First Night, and the Commonwealth Institute in London. She also served on the Board of Directors for Nepa in Stockholm.
- Dean, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business
Keith Rollag is currently a Professor of Management, Dean of the Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business, 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.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Rybolt has been active in microcomputer applications, cognitive psychology, user/computer interfaces, artificial intelligence, expert systems, and neural networks. He has been a principal in several startups, and consults on applications of emerging technologies to business. His current research includes studying the impact of new Internet technologies on business and education. Areas of expertise include Emerging Technologies, Educational Assessment, and Computer Programming. Dr. Rybolt's articles have appeared in Journal of Management Information Systems, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Intelligent Systems Review, Advances in Artificial Intelligence in Economics, Finance and Management, Expert Systems with Applications, and other journals.
- Adjunct Lecturer
As an innovation consultant Ramon has worked with companies from more than 20 industries -including Goodyear, ExxonMobil, Abbott, and Converse- helping them identify and shape new growth opportunities. Currently, he is a Senior Business Strategist at Continuum, the global design and innovation firm, leveraging Design Thinking to develop human-centered solutions and to bring more consumer focus approaches to organizations.
Over the years he has taught several innovation and entrepreneurship courses, and has served as a mentor to numerous startups. Ramon holds a Master’s in Humanities from UDD and an MBA from Babson College, where he teaches the Innovation Processes course.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Serving 20 years as Executive Vice President and Principal to one of the nation's largest financial services Business Process Outsourcing firms (750+ employees servicing Fortune 50 clientele), David’s career in industry and consulting has focused on instituting quality management/mistake-proofing controls often utilized in manufacturing, within service-based operational environments. This has included development of an ISO 9001 quality management system and registration, as well as establishing audit-proof controls and procedures to comply with stringent regulatory and data security compliance audits.
As a former financial services industry spokesperson, David has performed extensive lobbying efforts at both the local and national levels. This included visits with Representatives of US Congress, Massachusetts and Connecticut Divisions of Banks, Massachusetts Legislature, and Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.
David is Chair of the Operations & Information Management Advisory Board for the Isenberg School of Management, UMASS Amherst and is teaching "Operations Management" to graduate students at the UMASS Amherst/Mount Ida Campus. Further, David serves as one of the moderators for the Babson Institute of Family Entrepreneurship's Peer Forum.
Serving on the board of directors for JF&CS -- a large Boston-area nonprofit, David also sits on their Board Compliance and Risk Management Committee to leverage his data security and regulatory compliance background.
- Adjunct Lecturer
- Faculty Advisor, John E. and Alice L. Butler Venture Accelerator Program
Mr. Santinelli is an experienced leader and innovator in creating business strategy, marketing and delivering results. His more than 20 years of business experience covers a broad range of disciplines and responsibilities: including business development, strategic planning, M&A, IPO, private equity financing, customer service, all aspects of marketing and international operations. Mr. Santinelli has served on numerous boards of directors participating in both audit and compensation committees. He has served as an executive and officer of a public company.
Mr. Santinelli is the founder of Dakin Management, a strategy consultancy focusing on small to medium size businesses. He was previously a partner with North Bridge Venture Partners, where he began his investing career in 1998. North Bridge is a leading seed and early stage venture capital firm headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. His investment interests ranged from communications, wireless, software and Internet infrastructure.
Prior to joining North Bridge, he was a senior executive of the Shiva Corporation, a leading provider of Remote Access Networking products. Mr. Santinelli served as Senior Vice President Worldwide Marketing and Business Development. He joined Shiva when it was private and was part of the management team that led it through a successful IPO, several acquisitions and rapid growth phase. At Shiva he was responsible for building and managing the product management, product marketing, marketing communications, knowledge management, business development and Web groups. He served on the company’s executive committee and ran North American sales for a period of time.
Prior to Shiva he was with the Boston Consulting Group where he participated in the high-tech practice group, focusing on both business strategy and business process re-engineering for Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Santinelli also spent several successful years in sales with International Business Machines, selling both large and small systems and software to financial institutions.
He has been a Senior Lecturer at MIT, Sloan School of Management, where he taught Entrepreneurship. He received a BS from Fordham University in 1984, and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration in 1989.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Kim Sawyer founded organizations in the financial services and nonprofit sectors in the U.S. and Europe. In 1994, Kim created and served as President of The locator Services Group Ltd. (TLSG). By combining disruptive innovation with novel technology, TLSG recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed funds for Fortune 500 companies. Twice, Fortune identified TLSG as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Urban Businesses in America and was named Women’s Business Enterprise of the Year by the Center for Women and Enterprise. In 2017, Kim sold TLSG to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). Prior to founding TLSG, Kim was a practicing attorney in both the public and private sector.<br><br>While leading TLSG, Kim brought the concepts of entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and gender equality to Portugal by creating Connect to Success (C2S) in partnership with the US Embassy. This initiative filled a void for Portuguese women by providing mentorship, training programs and business networking opportunities for women owned businesses. C2S was recognized by the European Diversity Award as the Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Program of the Year.<br><br>Kim serves as an independent board member to Ethic A Wealth Bank. She also serves as a member of the Bank’s Compliance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. Her consulting practice focuses on advising business leaders facing pivotal strategic decisions.
Paul Schmitz received his Ph.D. in American and New England Studies from Boston University in 2006. He has been a member of the History and Society Division at Babson College since the fall of 2006 and has taught courses on the Modern American City, the History and Culture of American Business, and Immigration and Race. His research focuses on issues of ethnic identity within the Italian and immigrant communities of New York City. Prof. Schmitz has also taught in the Babson Undergraduate Semester in San Francisco Program and served as the BUS-SF Program's faculty director.
- Adjunct Lecturer
I love being a lawyer, especially a litigator. I bring this enthusiasm to my classroom and my students enjoy this. Another part of my law practice that is not reflected on my resume is animal rights law, specifically, veterinary malpractice and dangerous dog litigation. I bring my world of law into the classroom, sharing my cases with the class to illustrate that the law involves a lot of ethics. This keeps things lively and invites questions that straight textbook learning does not.
- Associate Professor
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Victor Seidel researches topics in technology and innovation management, with an emphasis on the evolving nature of the design process. He focuses on how managers, from those running start-ups to those in large R&D organizations, can best navigate from initial concept to final innovation. Increasingly, his work investigates how design teams use online communities as sources of continuous innovation.
He completed his undergraduate engineering degree at Cornell, an MBA at Cambridge and Ph.D. at Stanford. Prior to academia, he spent ten years with IBM Microelectronics where he developed several patented semiconductor device innovations, managed the business planning department for a billion-dollar division within IBM, and expanded the product marketing organization in Europe.
A dual British-American citizen, he was a founding academic director of the entrepreneurship and innovation center at Oxford’s Said Business School, where he continues to serve as a visiting scholar. In addition to his position at Babson, he is a TECH Innovation Associate of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His areas of teaching include Technology and Innovation Management and Product Design and Development.
Dr. Seitz teaches Ethics and advanced level philosophy courses, including Social and Political Philosophy; Nature, Technology, and Values; Modern Philosophy; Existentialism; and Aesthetics. One of the faculty leaders of Babson’s BRIC Program, he also teaches Russia in Modernity: History, Politics & Culture, in St. Petersburg, Russia. <br><br>He is the author of Intersubjectivity and the Double: Troubled Matters (Palgrave), The Trace of Political Representation (SUNY Press), and co-author of The Iroquois and Athenians: A Political Ontology (Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield). He is also co-editor of Being in Transit: Thoughts on Travel, Place, and Culture (forthcoming), Living with Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture (Palgrave Macmillan), Fashion Statements: On Style, Appearance, and Reality (Palgrave Macmillan), Eating Culture (SUNY Press), and Etiquette: Reflections on Contemporary Comportment (SUNY Press), as well as numerous articles in the areas of social and political philosophy, continental philosophy, and environmental philosophy.
- Faculty Director of the Honors Program
G. Shankaranarayanan (Shankar) obtained his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from The University of Arizona, Eller School of Management. His research interests cover three primary areas: (1) Modeling and managing data and metadata in information systems, (2) Managing data quality for decision support, and (3) economic perspectives in data management. His research has appeared in journals including Journal of Data Management, Decision Support Systems, Communications of the ACM, Communications of the AIS, Journal of Information Technology Management, Journal of Computer Information Systems, International Journal of Information Quality, and IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. His research has won the best paper awards at the International Conference on Information Quality (ICIQ) and at the Workshop of Information Technology and Systems (WITS). He serves as the Area Editor of the International Journal of Information Quality and as an Associate Editor of the ACM Journal for Data and Information Quality.
Shankar has taught several courses ranging from introductory courses in information systems to advanced courses in data management and systems design. He received the Computer World Laureate honor from the Computer World Honors Program in 2008.
- Adjunct Lecturer
I have 17 years of global cross-functional experience improving customer experience, driving service and product innovation, tapping new markets and driving execution. Since 2017, I work at IBM iX as a Global Associate Partner, Digital Strategy & Interactve Experience.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Shubham currently holds the position as the Research and Learning Technologies Specialist at Babson College where he is part of the Academic Technology Innovation Center team. His responsibilities include leading instructional technology, data analysis and faculty research projects, training faculty, coaching, and implementing innovative academic technologies.
In addition to his work, Shubham is an Adjunct Professor at Babson College in the Technology, Operations, and Information Management (TOIM) division, where he teaches business intelligence and data analytics. Before joining Babson College, he worked for a number of consulting and marketing firms for six years, including SunTrust Bank, Charles Schwab and Infosys.
Shubham holds an MBA in Business Analytics and Marketing from Babson College and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering in Information Technology from Gautam Buddh Technical University, Lucknow.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Aaron Shimoff joins Babson as an Adjunct Lecturer in Accounting following his graduation from Babson with an MBA. After attending Brandeis University for his undergraduate degree, Aaron successfully started, ran, and sold two technology businesses.
Dr. Shulman is also a Chartered Financial Analyst, with a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Cash Manager designations. He previously ran the Shulman CFA Review Program which provided training for over 12,000 investment professionals throughout the world. He is author or coauthor of numerous academic articles and books and has consulted for many small entrepreneurial firms and large corporations. He was previously a consultant for the World Bank, assisting with the development of capital markets in Central Asia and republics of the former Soviet Union. He is the founder of EntrepreneurShares that manages professional funds (entrepreneurial firms in publicly traded equities) in mutual funds, ETF, hedge fund, and separately managed account (SMA) structures.
Dr. Simon is an education economist whose ongoing research concerns gender gaps in self-employment outcomes for U.S. Millennials, including monetary and non-monetary returns to education, occupational sorting, and implications for young families. Her work in this area, co-authored with Dr. Megan Way, has been published in the Journal of Family and Economic Issues and Gender in Management. Other current work concerns the association between business and entrepreneurship education and successful self-employment outcomes. A recent report funded by the Davis Educational Foundation and co-authored with Drs. Polutnik and Way explored cost containment strategies in higher education, their relationship to institutional mission, and the use of data-driven tools to improve decision making related to cost containment. Before joining Babson as full-time faculty, Dr. Simon taught economics at Boston University and on an adjunct basis at Babson College. Her past research and consulting experience focused on early literacy, effectiveness of STEM initiatives, cost-effectiveness in education, and development and fundraising in higher education. Dr. Simon earned her Ph.D. in economics and education from Columbia University in 2011. She is a graduate of Brandeis University’s B.A./M.A. program in economics, where she also earned a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Ms. Simons has taught at The Pennsylvania State University, Middlesex Community College and Northeastern University. She also worked as a clinical nutritionist for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. She is involved in a collaborative effort with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Stop and Shop Supermarkets in an effort to provide on site health education. Areas of expertise include diabetes, weight control, and women's health.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Jonathan Sims is an Associate 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.
Jonathan's 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, Innovation Organization & Management, R&D Management, Industry and Innovation, and MIT Sloan Management Review.
- 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.
Erik R. Sirri is a Professor of Finance at Babson College. His research interests include the interaction of securities law and finance, securities market structure, investment management, and capital markets. From 2006-2009 he was the Director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he was responsible to the Commission for matters relating to the regulation of stock and option exchanges, national securities associations, brokers, dealers, clearing agencies, transfer agents, and credit rating agencies. He served as the Commission’s Chief Economist from 1996-1999, and was an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Harvard Business School from 1989 to 1995. Sirri received his B.S. in Astronomy from the California Institute of Technology in 1979, an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, in 1984, and his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1990. His published writings appear in academic journals, practitioner journals, and books. He has served on the boards of securities exchanges, mutual funds, industry associations, and foundations.<br>
- F.W. Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business
A founder and leader of the fast growing global Conscious Capitalism movement, Raj Sisodia is the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He is also Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Conscious Capitalism Inc. (www.ConsciousCapitalism.org). He was previously Trustee Professor of Marketing, the Founding Director of the Center for Marketing Technology and Chairman of the Marketing Department at Bentley University. Earlier, he was Director of the Executive MBA program and Associate Professor of Marketing at George Mason University, and as Assistant Professor at Boston University. An electrical engineer from BITS, Pilani (India), Raj has an MBA in Marketing from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai, and a Ph. D. in Marketing & Business Policy from Columbia University, where he was the Booz Allen Hamilton Fellow.
Raj is the co-author (with John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market) of "Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business" (Harvard Business Review Publishing, 2013), a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. He is also co-author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller "Everybody Matters" (Penguin/Portfolio 2015), named as the Best Leadership and Management book of 2015 by 800-CEO-READ and one of 15 best books of 2015 by Forbes. His most recent book is "Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business" (Berrett-Koehler, 2016). His book "Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose" (Wharton School Publishing, 2007; second edition 2014) has been translated into six languages and was named one of the best business books of 2007 by several organizations, including Amazon.com. His book "The Rule of Three: How Competition Shapes Markets" (with Jagdish N. Sheth, Free Press, 2002) was the subject of a seven-part television series by CNBC Asia, and was a finalist for the 2004 Best Marketing Book Award from the American Marketing Association. Other books include "The 4As of Marketing: Creating Value for Customers, Companies and Society" (2011) "Tectonic Shift: The Geoeconomic Realignment of Globalizing Markets" (2006) and "Does Marketing Need Reform?" (2006). Raj is currently working on "The Journey to Conscious Capitalism" (Harvard Business Review Publishing).
In 2003, Raj was cited as one of “50 Leading Marketing Thinkers” and named to the “Guru Gallery” by the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Bentley University honored him with the Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2007 and the Innovation in Teaching Award in 2008. He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America for 2010 and 2011. In 2013 and 2015, Raj as named to the Thinkers 50 list of business and management thinkers from India. Raj has published over one hundred articles in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Business Strategy, Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Marketing Management and California Management Review. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Economic Times, and numerous other publications, along with radio shows and television networks such as CNN, CNBC and Fox. In 2016, Raj was awarded an honorary doctorate by Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI.
Dr. Sisodia was cofounder and Chairman of adAlive, Inc. (a VC-financed company in Waltham, MA) from March 2000 to June 2002. He has consulted with organizations and companies in the information technology, telecommunications, electric utility, real estate, healthcare and financial services industries in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the Netherlands, Germany, Chile, Argentina, France, Belgium, Dubai, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Hong Kong, India and England. His numerous consulting and executive education clients have included AT&T, Walmart, Kraft, Whole Foods Market, McDonalds, DPDHL, KPMG, Gemalto, LG, POSCO, Nokia, Embraer, Ericsson, Siemens, Sprint, Volvo, Bellcore, Rabobank, IBM, Price Waterhouse, Perot Systems, Ernst & Young, Southern California Edison, Nedbank and Grupo Pão de Açúcar (Brazil).
Raj serves on the Board of Directors of The Container Store. A frequent and popular keynote speaker, he has made over 600 presentations at leading universities, corporations, non-profits and other organizations around the world. His website is www.rajsisodia.com and he can be followed on Twitter at @RajSisodiaCC.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Donna is an Adjunct Faculty member in the Management Division at Babson College, where she teaches Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship 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
Ginny Soybel teaches financial accounting and financial statement analysis in the graduate, undergraduate and executive education programs at Babson College. She has participated in multiple curriculum design initiatives there, focused primarily on integrating functional disciplines so that students learn how to combine concepts and tools most effectively to solve complex business problems. Professor Soybel earned her M.B.A. and Ph.D. at Columbia University and her B.A. in American History at Williams College. Before joining the Babson College faculty, she taught at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.<br>Professor Soybel’s research focuses on the effects of strategic decisions and reporting method and disclosure choices on corporate financial performance and on the history and process of accounting standard-setting. She has co-authored several instructional cases with Profs. Muehlmann and Turner and enjoys developing pedagogical materials. Her publications include articles in Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and the Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance. She teaches financial reporting and statement analysis at introductory and advanced levels for Fidelity Investments and Putnam Investments.
- Assistant Professor
Stephen Spiess is assistant professor of literature at Babson College. He specializes in early modern English literature and culture, with particular investments in Shakespeare and the interrelations of sex, language, embodiment, and knowledge in the English Renaissance. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Shakespeare Survey, Renaissance Quarterly, The Review of English Studies, The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, and Race, and Blind Spots of Knowledge in Shakespeare and His World. He is currently completing a book, Shakespeare and the Making of English Whoredom, for Oxford University Press, and co-editing, with Marjorie Rubright, a keywords collection entitled Logomotives: Words that Changed the Premodern World, which will appear as part of the Early Modern Conversions series at Edinburgh University Press. His new book project, Renaissance Undoing, examines an early modern fascination with, and fear of, ‘becoming undone.’
Stephen completed his PhD in English Language & Literature at the University of Michigan (2013), where he also received the David & Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching English Composition (2010). Before joining the Babson faculty in 2017, he taught at Stanford University.
- Assistant Professor
Josh Staveley-O'Carroll completed his Ph.D. at Georgetown University in 2012. Before joining Babson College as an assistant professor in 2015, he worked at the University of Richmond, Lander University, and the College of William and Mary. His research focuses on International Portfolio Holdings, Pension Systems, Financial Regulation, and International Shock Transmission; he is also interested the development and evaluation of economic pedagogy. He has taught Microeconomic Principles, Environmental Economics, Business Statistics, Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Money, Banking, and the Economy, and International Finance. He teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Assistant Professor
Josh Stillwagon was born and raised in the seacoast area of New Hampshire. He obtained a B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. in economics at the University of New Hampshire in 2005, 2008, and 2013 respectively. His research has been published in the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics; Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization; Journal of International Money & Finance; Macroeconomic Dynamics (Cambridge University Press); and New England Economic Indicators (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), among others (see CV for complete listing).<br><br>His research focuses primarily on international finance and financial economics; examining empirically the determinants of exchange rates, interest rates, and equity prices. In particular, his work relies on two complementary approaches. The first is using data on traders' asset price forecasts to better assess how they forecast and evaluate risk. The second is to use more advanced statistical techniques allowing for big data, non-linear and feedback effects, and changing relationships over time. This work is being done in conjunction with the Imperfect Knowledge Economics (IKE) program of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).<br><br>The empirical dimension of his research guides his teaching philosophy as well; striving to relate theory to real world data and illustrating abstract concepts through historical examples.<br><br>Before coming to Babson, Josh was an assistant professor at Trinity College in Hartford, CT and a lecturer at the University of Copenhagen and the University of New Hampshire. In 2009, Josh served as a consultant on the state budget to the N.H. state senate finance committee, providing revenue forecasts and cost analysis. He has also conducted research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on the employment and innovation impacts of state-level energy policies.<br><br><br>
- Associate Professor
- Division Chair
Donna Stoddard is Associate Professor and Chair of the Technology, Operations and Information Management (TOIM) Division at Babson College. Dr. Stoddard teaches undergraduate, graduate, and executive education courses related to management information systems and business strategy. Before joining the Babson faculty, Dr. Stoddard was on the faculty at Harvard Business School where she taught in the MBA and executive education programs. She is a graduate of Creighton University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Harvard Business School where she received her BS, MBA and DBA, respectively. Dr. Stoddard has explored how small and large companies leverage enterprise systems to improve communication and collaboration. She completed a study which documented the "State of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) in Massachusetts". In addition, she is conducting research related to digital government, electronic commerce, managing the IT infrastructure and IT business innovation. Dr. Stoddard has written a number of cases and articles on reengineering and the impact of information technology on the structure and strategy of the firm. Dr. Stoddard’s articles have been published in such journals as Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, MIS Quarterly and Journal of MIS.
Before entering the doctoral program at the Harvard Business School, Dr. Stoddard spent several years in various marketing positions at IBM where she worked with large financial services and manufacturing companies, and she was on the audit staff at KPMG Peat Marwick Mitchell. Dr. Stoddard has served as a keynote speaker at management and senior executive conferences sponsored by KPMG Peat Marwick, Ernst & Young, The Travelers, MIT, Boston University, State Street Boston Corporation, Johnson and Johnson, and SIEMENS Rolm Communications.
Dr. Stoddard is a trustee for the Carroll School. Formerly, she served on the Board of Directors and the Board of Overseers for the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, was a trustee and member of the executive committee of the Meadowbrook School of Weston and a trustee and member of the executive committee for Noble and Greenough School.
- Associate Professor
Adam’s +50 publications on business, law, and sustainability are available through the links below. He advises through MIT Enterprise Forum CEE and elsewhere, and has initiated sustainability reporting for organizations. He has visited +115 countries. Resulting insights have been published or cited in the following:
- USA Today (from Iraqi Kurdistan on the ISIS front in 2016)
plus HuffPost, Inc. magazine, MSN, The Times of India, Science Daily, and Cities Today, among others news sources.
Adam invites you to connect on Twitter (@adam_sulkowski) and Linked In. His CV and personal blog are available at www.adamsulkowski.com and he blogs for Babson Blogs.
- Mandell Family Foundation Senior Term Chair
Professor Swanson teaches courses in African American literature and culture, international literatures, and human rights. Currently the Mandell Family Foundation Senior Term Chair in Literature and Human Rights, she previously held the Mandell Family Term Chair (2007-2012) and was voted Professor of the Year by the graduating classes of 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2019. Dr. Swanson has received the Faculty Scholarship Award, 2012; the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award, 2012; the Lewis Institute for Social Innovation Changemaker Award, 2012; the Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference Award, 2007; the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2006; and the Faculty Innovators Among Us award, 2004.
Author of Beyond Terror: Gender, Narrative, Human Rights (Rutgers University Press, 2007), Dr. Swanson has published articles in journals and edited collections in the areas of multicultural and international literature and pedagogies, gender studies, and human rights. She edited a special issue of the transnational journal Peace Review devoted to the subject of literature, film, and human rights (Spring 2008), and she is co-editor, with Alexandra Schultheis Moore, State University of New York, Binghamton, of Theoretical Perspectives on Literature and Human Rights (Routledge 2011), Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies (Modern Language Association Press, 2015), and Witnessing Torture: Perspectives from Torture Survivors and Human Rights Workers (Palgrave, 2018).
Dr. Swanson has worked extensively on the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking, serving as Board Member and, currently, Co-Chair of the international NGO Historians Against Slavery, and as Board Chair for the NGO Made By Survivors (now Her Future Coalition) from 2008-2016. She has worked directly with survivors of both slavery and torture in India, Nepal, and the US. In July, 2018, Cambridge University Press published Slaveries Since Emancipation: The Past and the Challenge of Bondage in the New Millennium, which she co-edited with James Brewer Stewart. Dr, Swanson also served as a Commissioner for the Barnstable County Human Rights Commission from 2007-2009, and as Chair in 2010.
- Associate Professor
- Professor George Troughton Term Chair in Finance
Jerome Taillard is an Associate Professor at Babson College, and the first recipient of the Professor George Troughton Term Chair in Finance. He earned his PhD in Finance from The Ohio State University in 2010. He also received a graduate degree in Economics from the Study Center in Gerzensee (Switzerland) and his undergraduate degree in Mathematics applied to Finance from the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.
Professor Taillard has been recognized for teaching excellence with the Carroll School of management school-wide teaching award in 2012 and was voted Best 40 Under 40 and Best Professor the Class of 2019 by Poets and Quants. He taught at the Wharton School in 2018.
His main research interests are in corporate finance, specifically in the areas of risk management, energy finance, innovation, and governance. He has published his research in the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Management Science, Journal of Corporate Finance and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He received the prestigious Michael Brennan Award for Best Paper published in the Review of Financial Studies in 2017.
Professor Taillard is committed to staying current with best practices. He is an exam reviewer for the Global Association of Risk Managers (GARP) and participates regularly in sessions with executives at the Babson Executive Center.
- 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, a member of the Consortium for Advancing Adult Learning & Development (CAALD) convened by McKinsey & Company, 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 studies the various approaches organizations use to assess and develop their leaders, evaluates the effectiveness of those approaches, and develops new approaches to improve leader assessment and development. As a result, his research has focused on competency development (especially emotional and social competence), leader self-awareness, 360-degree feedback assessment, executive coaching, sustainable individual change, and management education.
Scott has won a number of awards for both his research and his teaching. His scholarly work has appeared in several outlets such as Academy of Management Learning & Education, Frontiers in Psychology, Harvard Business Review, 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, Organizational Dynamics, and The Leadership Quarterly. 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.
As part of the Babson Executive and Enterprise Education faculty, Scott has taught in custom programs for, among others, Assa Abloy, Biogen, Dell EMC, FLIR Systems, Grant Thornton, MCAA, MilliporeSigma, National Football League, Siemens, and Veolia. Independent of Babson, Scott’s has worked domestically and internationally with many 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, 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
Olaf (Olie)Thorp joined the Babson faculty in 1998 following a 25-year career with Ford Motor Co. At Ford, he held a number of executive-level positions in the U.S., England, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, and Japan, with substantial experience involving complex and widely differing business situations. His responsibilities included Strategic, Business, and Product Planning as well as Finance, MIS, and Treasury matters.
At Babson, Mr. Thorp has taught numerous different Finance and Integrated Management Curriculum (IMC) courses in both the graduate and undergraduate programs, with special emphasis on Corporate Finance and Capital Markets.
Mr. Thorp studied at the London School of Economics and received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and his MBA from Columbia University. Following the completion of his undergraduate studies, Mr. Thorp served as a U.S. Naval Officer, including Commanding Officer, Thuan An Naval Base, Republic of Vietnam.
Mr. Thorp is actively involved in a number of non-profits across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- 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.
- 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.<br><br>Prof. T-K’s research explores career development, with a focus on meaningful work and work as a calling. Her research has been published in outlets such as Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Journal of Business Ethics. Her research on calling won the 2019 Best Overall Paper Award from the Careers Division of the Academy of Management. She also received the 2013 Best Micro Paper award from Group & Organization Management for her work on employee pro-environmental behaviors. Jen has been elected Treasurer of the Careers Division of the Academy of Management, and recognized several times as a Best Reviewer there. She is on the editorial board of Journal of Organizational Behavior, and is a guest editor for the upcoming Journal of Business Ethics Special Issue on "Ethics and the Future of Meaningful Work."<br><br>Prof. T-K is the Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Babson College, and also serves on Wellesley College's IRB. She has been Chair of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, and currently serves on the Appointments Decision Making Body. She is actively involved in the current Babson strategic planning effort, focusing on the "Faculty and Staff of the Future." She is also involved in the Coaching for Leadership and Teamwork Program (CLTP).<br><br>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, Jen enjoys skiing, hiking, and seeing live music with her husband and two kids.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Professor Troughton has taken a round-about way to teaching. After completing the required coursework for a Ph.D. in Mathematics, he decided to pursue a career that would use his skills as a birdwatcher. He completed a Master's degree in Environmental Science and his dissertation was studying wildlife control on airport property. After a few years as a wildlife ecologist, he began teaching mathematics courses where he met his wonderful wife, Polina. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Boston from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and have lived in the Boston area since. Professor Troughton has a wide range of interests and pursuits. He spends most summers in Calgary conducting wildlife surveys as part of the environmental assessment process for oil & gas projects. He is an avid history buff, collects coins & stamps and runs. He competes in agility with his dog, Cinders, and is training for his first marathon in 2013. Since 2002, he and his wife have visited all 50 states, 9 Canadian Provinces and the Yukon Territory.
Denise S. Troxell
- Associate Professor
Dr. Troxell’s current research interests focus on Graph Theory models of applications in telecommunications and in the spreads of (a) disease through populations, (b) opinion through social networks, and (c) faults in distributed computer networks. Her research and teaching interests also include Discrete Mathematics, Operations Research, Theoretical Computer Science, and Mathematics/Business Analytics/Operations Research Education. Dr. Troxell's publications have appeared in: SIAM Journal of Discrete Mathematics; Discrete Applied Mathematics; Discrete Mathematics; IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I; Computers and Mathematics with Applications; Applied Mathematics Letters; Journal of Combinatorial Optimization; ARS Combinatoria; Australasian Journal of Combinatorics; Discrete Mathematics, Algorithms and Applications; Involve, A Journal of Mathematics; Mathematical Social Sciences; and Informs Transactions in Education. Prior to joining Babson, she held faculty positions at the Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), Montclair State University (NJ), and the College of The Holy Cross (MA). She is a member of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), and the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS).
- Associate Professor
Professor Turner joined the Babson Faculty in 1990. He previously taught at Boston College, Boston University, and LeMoyne College. His teaching interests are in the area of corporate and not-for-profit financial reporting. He has taught financial accounting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was part of the design team for the new MBA core in the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.
Prior to entering the teaching profession Professor Turner worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, at LeMoyne College as Director of Financial Aid, and at Boston College as Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.
Professor Turner has published numerous articles on financial reporting, primarily in the areas of reporting by not-for-profit organizations, and accounting education. He has also presented on these topics at regional and national conferences. He is active in providing professional development programs nationally for public accounting firms and also teaches programs for corporations and firms including Fidelity, Eaton Vance and EMC.
Professor Turner is currently assistant dean for recruitment for the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business. He was named Outstanding Educator of the Year in 1995 by the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s and is the recipient of the Distinguished Alum Award from LeMoyne College. He was twice named professor of the year by the undergraduate students at Babson College and was the recipient of the Walter H. Carpenter Prize awarded for exceptional contributions to Babson College.
Professor Turner is a member of the Board of Trustees of LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY and is the treasurer and member of the board of the Gifford School in Weston, MA.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Kristen has degrees in Sociology from Lehigh University (BA, MA) and is a doctoral student in Sociology at Boston University. Her current research examines issues of intergenerational class advantages, particularly in the realms of health and education. She has teaching experience at Lehigh University, Boston University, and the Community College of Allegheny County, where she won the Student Choice Award for Extraordinary Faculty.
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Siddharth (Sid) Vedula is an Assistant Professor in the Entrepreneurship division at Babson College. He holds a PhD in Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from McGill University, and a Bachelors Degree in Physiology from the University of Toronto. Prior to his academic career, he worked as a research scientist in the medical device industry. He also helped found and manage an unmanned aerial vehicles startup firm during his doctoral studies. Professor Vedula comes from a multicultural background, having spent his formative years in India and the United Arab Emirates, and his adult years in Canada and the U.S.<br><br>Professor Vedula’s research focuses on spatial issues in both entrepreneurship and strategic management. He has studied community level differences in entrepreneurial dynamics and ecosystems, the impacts of regional economic and social institutions on the strategic behaviors of tech startups, and the geographic diversification strategies of venture capital firms. He has published his research in leading academic outlets such as Experimental Brain Research, Urology, the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, the Journal of Management Studies, Strategy Science, and the Academy of Management Journal. His research has also been featured in the newsmedia in outlets such as NPR, Forbes.com, Entrepreneur.com, and Greenbiz. <br><br>Professor Vedula teaches undergraduate and graduate levels courses in entrepreneurship and strategic management.
- Visiting Lecturer
Entrepreneur, consultant, leader and business advisor for over 20 years. Technical with degrees or work in Ocean, mechanical and software engineering disciplines. Passionate about the philosophy of cybersecurity and founder of a cybersecurity startup. Serve on the board of the local chapter of Cloud Security Alliance and Westwood Robotics. Mentor and coach of the CLTP program at Babson. Graduated with an MS from MIT in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Babson.
- Senior Lecturer
Mr. Wain joined Babson faculty full time in 1999 after 10 years of management consulting with Touche Ross & Co. and 20 years of financial management with Digital Equipment Corporation/Compaq Computer Corporation. His areas of interest are financial planning and analysis and business modeling. He currently consults with nonprofit organizations in the areas of business plan development and management control systems. Mr. Wain had been an adjunct instructor in accounting at Babson from 1993 to 1999. He currently teaches the core management accounting class for sophomores and previously taught two electives, Management Planning & Control and Financial Planning & Cost Control.
Mr. Wain developed cases under Geneen grants on HealthSouth (used in Management Planning & Control course) and Build-A-Bear Workshop (used in the core Management Accounting course). He also co-authored a case “New Product Innovation at Chet’s Fan Manufacturing, Inc.” with professors Jan Bell and Shahid Ansari which was published in 2014 in the Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies and is used in the new core Management Accounting class.
Mr. Wain serves as a Trustee for New England Wild Flower Society (elected Treasurer effective January 2012-2016); he is a member of Audit, Finance and Investment Committees and is extensively involved in the annual budget process as well as quarterly financial updates to the Trustees.
- 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
Dr. Megan Way is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics Division. She teaches graduate Managerial Economics and undergraduate Principles of Microeconomics and Economics of Labor Markets. Her research spans several areas, including family economics and intergenerational financial transfers, gender differences in returns to entrepreneurial activity, and cost-containment in higher education. Other research interests include immigration/migration, remittances and international business networks. Professor Way has also participated in a Boston College study group on economics and evolutionary biology, examining how evolutionary forces may drive preference formation.
Prior to going to graduate school, Professor Way spent 8 years as a marketing professional in the software industry, working for Open Environment Corporation, WebSpective Software and Inktomi Corporation. Her work experience includes growing an internet start-up company from the founding stages to maturity, forming international channels partnerships, and coordinating national and international product marketing strategies. She also spent two years teaching in the IDEOR MBA program in Cordoba, Spain.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Ms. Weil is a founding partner with the law firm of Kertzman & Weil, LLP and has practiced law in Wellesley since 1994, following two years at a Boston law firm. Amy graduated in 1987 with a B.S. in Business Management and Communications from Babson College and received her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 1992. She is a member of the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association. She is a former member of the Executive Board of the Babson College Alumni Association and is currently Vice Chair of Babson’s Board of Overseers. Ms. Weil is also an adjunct professor in the Accounting and Law Department at Babson where she teaches business law. She was the recipient of the 2013 Cruickshank Alumni Leadership Award, which is given in recognition of her commitment to volunteerism at Babson. Ms. Weil and her family reside in Needham.
- 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.
- 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.
- Senior Lecturer
Peter Wilson currently serves on the faculty of Babson College where he teaches courses in financial reporting and financial statement analysis in the Accounting and Law Division. He has served as the Executive Director of Graduate Blended Learning Programs at Babson overseeing Babson’s Blended Learning MBA program delivered on campuses in Wellesley and San Francisco.
Dr. Wilson has over 25 years of experience as both an administrator and teacher at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Prior to coming to Babson, Dr. Wilson spent 19 years at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where he was a member of the accounting faculty and also served as the Executive Director of Executive MBA Programs. During his time at Duke, Dr. Wilson participated in the launch of three separate blended learning executive MBA programs as well as the design and delivery of the school’s first completely virtual management development program to an IT business services firm in India.
Dr. Wilson has also designed and taught a wide range of corporate education programs on issues related to financial analysis, cost management, corporate strategy and management. He has led executive seminars around the world including presentations throughout Europe, Russia, India, Asia, and South America.
Prior to his time at Duke, Dr. Wilson taught at the Stern School of Business at New York University in the graduate and undergraduate programs and also served as the Director of the Undergraduate Program in Accounting, Taxation and Business Law.
Dr. Wilson holds a BA degree in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA degree from UNC-Greensboro, and a Ph.D. degree in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Winrich teaches introductory, intermediate, and advanced science courses at the undergraduate level, focusing primarily on the application of physical principles to understanding technology and environmental hazards. He has taught at Iowa State University and Union College, where he also managed the observatory. He managed the planetarium at the Schenectady Museum, where he developed new content for the public and school programs. He has also been active in science teacher development programs, and informal science education.
Dr. Winrich’s research interests revolve around the use of the history and philosophy of science as a tool for understanding science. He has co-authored papers for the Journal of College Science Teaching, and the Conference Proceedings of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching in 2011, 2010, 2008, 2011, and 2013.
Conwell Worthington, III
- Adjunct Lecturer
Conwell is delighted to be joining Babson as an adjunct lecturer in Marketing in the Spring of 2019. Conwell has almost 20 years of professional experience in arts management. He received his MBA at Bentley University, and shortly thereafter became the Associate General Manager at The Huntington Theatre Company in Boston.
Prior to his time at The Huntington Theatre Company, Conwell as a Theater Manager at the Charles Playhouse in Boston, MA. Prior to his move to MA, Conwell worked on numerous shows in stage management spanning from Broadway (Billy Crystal: 700 Sundays, Desire Under the Elms, and 33 Variations), to national tours (The Lion King & The Book of Mormon) regional theater (The Laramie Project, Sister Act: The Musical, Fences and Blue), to large-scale corporate events and everything in between. Conwell acted as Associate Production Supervisor for The Lion King while still completing his MBA. He has worked with some of the biggest celebrities and up and coming artists alike.
Through his work with the Huntington Theatre Company, Conwell has extensive experience in leadership, budgeting, contracts and negotiating. Conwell is excited to share his experience with Babson students and looks forward to the semester ahead.
*A full list of credits is available upon request.
- Assistant Professor
Beth Wynstra teaches courses in American Drama, Acting, Modernism, and Rhetoric. She holds a Ph.D. in Theater Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a certificate in Directing from the Yale School of Drama. Beth is working on a book manuscript tentatively titled “I Only Act a Part You’ve Created”: Eugene O'Neill's Wife Characters, A Reconsideration, which investigates the agency, persuasive tactics, and status of wife characters in the plays of Eugene O’Neill. She has written extensively on the life and plays of Eugene O’Neill and serves on the board of the Eugene O’Neill International Society. Beth regularly directs plays and musicals at Babson and is the Founding Artistic Director of The Empty Space Theater. In 2019 Beth won the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence and the PRIDE award for significant contributions in creating a community that values, supports, and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals and allies.
- Associate Professor
Dr. Yamakawa is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College. He received his Bachelor of Laws from Keio University (Tokyo, Japan), obtained his M.B.A. in Strategic Management from Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management (Claremont, CA), and completed his Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship at the School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX). Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Dr. Yamakawa spent ten years working in Japan’s utility and telecommunication industries where he engaged in numerous corporate venturing activities and entrepreneurial start-ups. Dr. Yamakawa teaches in the areas/intersections of Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and International Business. He comes from a multi-cultural background, having lived in eight different countries around the world.
Dr. Yamakawa’s research explores the stimulants and constraints behind entrepreneurial learning and growth. His current research interests include: Learning from entrepreneurial failure, dilemmas inherent in corporate venturing activities, failure of industry emergence, and bankruptcy laws and entrepreneurship development around the world. Dr. Yamakawa has presented his research at leading academic conferences such as Academy of Management Conference, Academy of International Business Conference, and Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. His paper, “Entrepreneurship and the barrier to exit: How does entrepreneur-friendly bankruptcy law affect entrepreneurship development at the societal level?” won the Best Paper Award from the Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration, for exploring the public issue of importance to the entrepreneurial community. His paper, “How does experience of previous entrepreneurial failure impact future entrepreneurship?” was selected Best Paper Proceedings and as Carolyn Dexter Award finalist. His paper, “Revitalizing and learning from failure for future entrepreneurial growth” won the Irene M. McCarthy Best Paper Award. Dr. Yamakawa’s work has been published in leading Entrepreneurship/Management journals such as Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Research Policy, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, and Management International Review.
Dr. Yellin has taught at Louisiana State University, the University of Florida, Brandeis University, and Merrimack College. She has held the Martha Willcomb Lectureship in Egyptian Civilization at Harvard University. Her major interest is in Egyptology and Meroitic Studies. She is currently Director of the Royal Pyramids of Kush Project which is publishing the pyramids of the kings and queens of ancient Meroe (c350 BC - AD 350) which are located north of Khartoum. These decorated, royal tombs are the last pyramids built in Africa and are endangered by human activities and environmental changes. The project has been funded by grants from major foundations. She has published numerous articles on ancient Sudanese art and religion and recently completed her term as a member of the Board of the International Society for Nubian Studies.
- Adjunct Lecturer
Elizabeth Young earned a B.A. in English from Boston College and an M.F.A. in Writing from Lesley University. Her novella, Dump & Chase, was published in 2012 as part of the North American Open Door series promoting adult literacy. She teaches Composition and Creative Writing at Emmanuel College and Lesley University.
- John H. Muller, Jr. Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies
Andrew Zacharakis is The John H. Muller, Jr. Chair in Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Wellesley, MA. He is the Director of the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference and past president of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. He is also a past chair of the Entrepreneurship Department at Babson College and a past Director of the Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson. His writings and research focus on two major areas of entrepreneurship: the venture capital decision-making process, and entrepreneurial growth strategies.
Zacharakis is the author of five books, Entrepreneurship, 4th Edition (with Bygrave and Corbett), The Portable MBA in Entrepreneurship, 4th Edition (with Bygrave), Business Plans that Work, 2nd Edition (with Timmons and Spinelli), How to Raise Capital (with Timmons and Spinelli), and Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Growth, Volume 2 (with Spinelli). His research has been published in numerous academic journals including: the Journal of Business Venturing; Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice; Academy of Management Executive; Journal of Management; the Journal of International Business Studies; and Frontiers of Entrepreneurial Research. Moreover, his article, “Differing perceptions of new venture failure: A matched exploratory study of venture capitalists and entrepreneurs”, was selected as the best article published by Journal of Small Business Management in 1999. Zacharakis is on the Advisory Board for the Journal of Small Business Management and also serves on the editorial review boards for Venture Capital: An International Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance and Business Ventures. His dissertation, the Venture Capital Investment Decision, received the Heizer Certificate of Distinction (1995) from the Academy of Management for outstanding research in the field of new enterprise development. He is also the 2016 recipient of the Academy of Management Mentor Award.
Professor Zacharakis has been interviewed in newspapers nationwide, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, and by several magazines, including Inc., Entrepreneur, and Kiplinger's. He has also appeared on television in the Bloomberg Small Business Report, and radio on NPR Morning Edition.
Professor Zacharakis has taught seminars at leading companies, including Dassault, Merck, Intel, and Met Life. He has also taught executives, students, and professors worldwide in such countries as Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Spain, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.
Prior to his work at Babson, he held investment banking/venture capital positions with The Cambridge Companies, a Los Angeles firm that invested in retail concepts and movie partnerships. Today, Zacharakis is an active angel investor in seed stage deals. He also previously held positions at IBM and Leisure Technologies.
Zacharakis received a B.S. (finance/marketing), University of Colorado; an MBA (finance/international business), Indiana University; and a Ph.D. (strategy and entrepreneurship/cognitive psychology), University of Colorado. Zacharakis is a consultant to entrepreneurs and small business start-ups and ventures.
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Zafari is an Assistant Professor of Statistics and Analytics in the Math & Science Division. His area of interests are Healthcare Fraud Analytics, Bayesian Modeling, Statistical Models for Natural Language Processing, Predictive Modeling and Data Mining Methods for Business Applications, and Online Auctions. Prior to joining Babson College, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at The George Washington University School of Business teaching courses in Data Analysis and Decisions, Business Analytics and Data Mining. He was also a senior statistician consultant at Integrity Management Services where he was responsible for developing statistical models for fraud and abuse detection in Medicare and Medicaid programs. He received his B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Sharif University of Technology, M.S. in Operations Research/Computer Science from Bowling Green State University and Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from The George Washington University School of Business.
- Assistant Professor
Linghang Zeng received his Ph.D. in Finance from Georgia Tech. Before that, He received a Master’s degree in Mathematical Finance from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Nanjing University.<br><br>His research interests include labor and finance, financial intermediation, and empirical asset pricing. His papers have been published at the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and presented at numerous conferences such as NBER Summer Institute, SFS Cavalcade, and European Finance Association. His research has won Best Paper on Firm Growth and Innovation from Northern Finance Association in 2019, Best Paper on Corporate Finance/Responsible Finance from Northern Finance Association in 2018, and Third Place from Chicago Quantitative Alliance Academic Competition in 2016. He teaches Principles of Finance, Finance and Investments.