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Nan Langowitz

  • Professor
  • Faculty Director, Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching
Academic Division: Management
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Bio

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.

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



Academic Degrees

  • DBA, Harvard Business School
  • MBA, New York University
  • BA, Cornell University

Academic Interest / Expertise

Entrepreneurial Leadership Gender and DiversityOrganizational Innovation

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 — 2012 Best Paper Award, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Conference
  • 2010 — Babson College Alumni Award for Distinguished Faculty/Administrator Service, Babson College Alumni Association
  • 2009 — Deans' Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, Babson College
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2020

    • MOB 7800 BL MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS
    • MOB 3512 LEADERSHIP
  • Degree Courses 2019

    • MOB 7800 MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS
    • MOB 7200 BL1 CREATING AND LEADING EFFECTIVE ORGS
    • MSM 6101 LEAP:LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Guinan, P.J., Parise, S.A., Langowitz, N.S. (2019). Creating an Innovative Digital Project Team - Levers to Enable Digital Transformation. Business Horizons. Elsevier.
  • Hunt, J.M., Langowitz, N.S., Rollag, K.W., Hebert-Maccaro, K. (2017). Helping Students Make Progress in Their Careers: An Attribute Analysis of Effective vs Ineffective Student Development Plans. The International Journal of Management Education. Vol: 15, Issue: 3, Page: 397 - 408. Elsevier. link
  • Langowitz, N.S., Allen, I., Godwyn, M.E. (2013). Early-Career Outcomes and Gender: Can Educational Interventions Make a Difference?. Gender in Management: An International Journal. Vol: 28, Issue: 2, Page: 111-134. Emerald. link
  • Langowitz, N.S., Allen, I. (2010). Small Business Leadership: Does Being the Founder Matter?. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Vol: 23, Issue: 1.
  • Donnellon, A., Langowitz, N.S. (2009). Leveraging Women's Networks for Strategic Value . Strategy & Leadership. Vol: 37, Issue: 3, Page: 29-36.
  • Langowitz, N.S., Minniti, M.A. (2007). The Entrepreneurial Propensity of Women. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Vol: 31, Issue: 3, Page: 341-364. link

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Cohen, A.R., Bradford, D., Langowitz, N.S., Guinan, P.J. (2013). Monica Ashley at Energy Plus (A&B) - Teaching Note. Babson College.
  • Cohen, A.R., Bradford, D., Langowitz, N.S., Guinan, P.J. (2013). Monica Ashley at Energy Plus (A). Babson College.
  • Cohen, A.R., Bradford, D., Langowitz, N.S., Guinan, P.J. (2013). Monica Ashley at Energy Plus (B). Babson College.
  • Langowitz, N.S., Corum, B. (2013). Deborah DiSanzo at Philips Medical (A). Babson College.
  • Langowitz, N.S., Corum, B. (2013). Deborah DiSanzo at Philips Medical (B). Babson College.
  • Cohen, A.R., Kassarjian, J.M., Langowitz, N.S., Manwaring, M.M., Landry, E.M., Greenberg, D. (2012). The Case of the Co-Founders: Instructions for JR. Babson College.
  • Cohen, A.R., Kassarjian, J.M., Langowitz, N.S., Manwaring, M.M., Landry, E.M., Greenberg, D. (2012). The Case of the Co-Founders: Instructions for JR and KB. Babson College.
  • Cohen, A.R., Kassarjian, J.M., Langowitz, N.S., Manwaring, M.M., Landry, E.M., Greenberg, D. (2012). The Case of the Co-Founders: Instructions for KB. Babson College.

Book Chapters

  • Langowitz, N.S. (2019). How to be an Entrepreneurial Leader: Babson Thought & Action. link
  • Langowitz, N.S., Cohen, A.R., Bradford, D.L. (2017). Gender and Influence: Beyond Stereotypes : Influence Without Authority. Issue: 3rd, Page: 139-164. John Wiley & Sons.
  • Langowitz, N.S., Bal, A. (2015). An Ecosystem Approach to Diversity in Management Education: Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Page: 55-68. Emerald Publishing Group.
  • Duffy, S., Feld, M.N., Langowitz, N.S. (2015). The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership: Creating Gender Enlightenment On and Beyond a Business School Campus: Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Page: 473-486. Emerald Publishing Group.
  • Langowitz, N.S., Godwyn, M.E. (2015). It Can be Done! Organizational Interventions that Can Reduce the Influence of Gender Prejudice on Perceptions, Performance, and Aspirations: Integrating Gender Equality into Business and Management Education: Lessons Learned and Challenges Remaining. Page: 184-202. Greenleaf Publishing.
  • Hunt, J.M., Langowitz, N.S., Rollag, K.W., Herbert-Maccaro, K. (2011). Learning from and Leveraging Self-Awareness: The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Will Shape Social and Economic Opportunity . Page: 164-183. Berrett-Koehler Publishers .
  • Langowitz, N.S., Allen, I. (2011). Understanding the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap: A Multi-Country Examination: The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship: Theory and Evidence. Oxford University Press.

Reports

  • Langowitz, N.S. (2008). Navigating in Turbulent times: 2008 Critical Issue Survey Report: Top Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts research project.
  • Allen, I., Minitti, M., Langowitz, N.S. (2008). The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2007 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship. Babson College and the London School of Business.
  • Allen, I., Minitti , M., Langowitz, N.S. (2007). The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2006 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship. Babson College and the London School of Business. link
  • Allen, I., Minitti, M., Langowitz, N.S. (2006). The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2005 Report on Women and Entrepreneurship. Babson College and the London School of Business. link
  • Allen, I., Langowitz, N.S. (2006). The Top Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts: 2005 Results. Center for Women’s Leadership @ Babson College and the Commonwealth Institute.
  • Allen, I., Langowitz, N.S., Spinelli, S. (2005). The Importance of Small Business in Massachusetts.
  • Allen, I., Langowitz, N.S. (2005). The Top Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts: 2004 Results. Center for Women’s Leadership @ Babson College and the Commonwealth Institute.
  • Allen, I., Langowitz, N.S. (2003). Women in Family-Owned Businesses. Center for Women’s Leadership at Babson College, Raymond Institute and MassMutual. link

Conference Proceedings

  • Guinan, P.J., Parise, S.A., Langowitz, N.S. (2017). Dimensions of an Innovative Digital Culture: Proceedings of the The 24th IAMB Conference. link

Other

  • Cohen, A.R., Langowitz, N.S. (2019). SpeedServe Exercise: SpeedServe Exercise with Airtable technology support.
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2012). Development Planning : eLearning modules. Babson College.
  • Langowitz, N.S. (2012). Leveraging the Talent of Women in Lifesciences and Healthcare : Babson Insight: Special Issues on Lifesciences and Healthcare, Fall 2012. link

Presentations

  • Creating an Innovative Digital Project Team: Levers to Enable Digital Transformation Guinan, P. Parise, S. Langowitz, N. Bentley University- Doctoral Seminar, Waltham , Mass. (2019)
  • The value of a woman is a Jewish value Langowitz, N. Greenberg, D. Temple Beth Elohim Sisterhood Meeting, Wellesley, MA (2018)
  • Diversity in Networks: Improving Diversity Initiatives with a Network Lens Carboni, I. Langowitz, N. Parker, A. Cross, R. Connected Commons Summit, Babson College (2018)
  • Negotiation Skills for Women: Putting Reform Jewish Values to Work Langowitz, N. Greenberg, D. URJ Biennial 2017, Boston, MA (2017)
  • Opportunities and Challenges on the Road to Innovation Inside and Outside the Academy Langowitz, N. Lamb, W. Deshpande Symposium for Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Education, University of Massachusetts - Lowell (2017)
  • Influence Across Difference: Influence Would Be Easy If Only There Weren’t People Involved! Langowitz, N. Organization Behavior Teaching Conference, Providence College (2017)
  • Reforming the Pay Gap: Practical Interventions Langowitz, N. CCAR/WRN Webinar Series , Webinar (2017)
  • The Art and Science of Influencing Up Langowitz, N. Ethics & Compliance Initiative Fellows Meeting, Washington, D.C. (2017)
  • How Organizational Interventions Can Influence Pay Equity Langowitz, N. Reform Pay Equity Convening, New York, NY (2016)
  • Marrying Instruction and Assessment: A Learning Goal-Specific Signature Course Langowitz, N. Coleman, C. New England Educational Assessment Network (NEEAN) Fall Forum 2014 Assessment Conference, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (2014)
  • The Role of Experiential Learning in Preparing Managers for the Global World Langowitz, N. GMAC Leadership Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2014)
  • Early Career Outcomes: Does Gender Make a Difference Langowitz, N. , (2012)
  • Challenging Stereotypes: The Impact of Organizations in Shaping Individual Responses to Prejudice Godwyn, M. Langowitz, N. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Toulouse, France (2012)
  • Organization Interventions and Women's Leadership Langowitz, N. Godwyn, M. , (2012)
  • Early Career Outcomes: Does Gender Make a Difference Langowitz, N. , CWEL Gender Research Group, Babson College (2012)
  • Gender Differences in Networking Langowitz, N. Academy of Management Annual Conference, Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division , Montreal, Canada (2010)
  • Using Online 360 - Assessment to Enhance Professional Development in a Blended MBA Program: eXplorance-Enabled Learning Langowitz, N. McGuire , M. American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business International Conference and Annual Meeting , (2010)
  • Integrating Managerial and Career Development into an MBA Curriculum Hunt, J. Langowitz, N. Rollag, K. Hebert-Maccaro , K. OBTC: Teaching Conference for Management Educators , Charleston, SC (2009)
  • Integrating Managerial and Career Development into an MBA Curriculum Langowitz, N. Hunt, J. Maccaro, K. Rollagg, K. Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference , (2009)
  • Leadership, Learning and Self-Discovery Langowitz, N. Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston Jewish Women Connect conference, (2008)
  • Positioning Yourself for Advancement Langowitz, N. Society of Women Engineers, Region F, (2008)
  • Small Business Leadership: A Comparison of Founders vs. Non-Founder CEOs Langowitz, N. Allen, I. United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship , (2008)
  • Women and Leadership in Business Langowitz, N. Management Basics wintersession course, Wellesley College (2007)
  • What We Know About The Mothers Of Invention: Current State and Needs Of Women's Entrepreneurship Research Langowitz, N. Brush, C. Debruin, A. Minniti, M. Welter, F. Professional Development Workshop, Academy of Management Meeting, (2006)
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