Faculty Profiles

Ruth Gilleran

  • Senior Lecturer
Academic Division: TOIM
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Bio

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.

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.

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.

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.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Northeastern University
  • BA, University of New Hampshire
  • BS, University of New Hampshire

Academic Interests

Information Technology in Education; Software Project Management; Systems Design and Implementation; Business Intelligence; ERP Systems; Accounting; Corporate Governance

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 — Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence , Babson College
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • FME 1001 FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
    • SME 2012 MANAGING INFORMATION TECH AND SYSTEMS
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • FME 1000 FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS
    • SME 2012 MANAGING INFORMATION TECH AND SYSTEMS
    • FME 1001 FOUNDATIONS OF MGMT & ENTREPRENEURS

Publications

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Gilleran, R., Stoddard, D.B. (2018). invisaWear. Babson Case Collection.
  • Gilleran, R., Guinan, P.J., Parise, S.A. (2015). The Weather Company: Creating Consumer Apps that Leverage Big Data. Page: 14. Babson College Entrepreneurial Leader Collection. link
  • Gilleran, R., Guinan, P.J., Parise, S.A. (2015). The Weather Company: Creating Consumer Apps that Leverage Big Data - Teaching Note. Page: 6. Babson College Entrepreneurial Leader Collection. link
  • Gilleran, R., Noyes, E.A. (2013). MakerBot: Challenges in Building a New Industry. Page: 17. Babson College.
  • Gilleran, R., Noyes, E.A. (2013). MakerBot: Challenges in Building a New Industry Teaching Note. Page: 6. Babson College.
  • Gilleran, R., Noyes, E.A. (2013). MakerBot: Challenges in Building a New Industry Video Teaching Note. Babson College.

Conference Proceedings

  • Shankaranarayanan, G., Stoddard, D.B., Gilleran, R. (2017). Digital Brand Strategy Project - a project for a ITM course: Digital Brand Strategy Project - a project for an ITM course. Americas Conference on Information Systems.
  • Guinan, P.J., Gilleran, R., Parise, S.A. (2015). Design Thinking: Applying Tools, Techniques, and Strategies to Quickly Innovate and Develop Mobile Solutions in the Classroom: Proceedings of the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. Page: 5. Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. link

Presentations

  • invisaWear Gilleran, R. Stoddard, D. USASBE, St. Petersburg, Florida (2019)
  • DIGITAL BRAND STRATEGY PROJECT Gilleran, R. Shankaranarayanan, G. Stoddard, D. AMCIS, Boston, MA (2017)
  • Learning Outside the Classroom by Launching, Building, and Analyzing an Online Business Gilleran, R. Stoddard , D. OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Education, Providence, RI (2017)
  • Design Thinking: Applying Tools, Techniques, and Strategies to Quickly Innovate and Develop Mobile Solutions In the Classroom. Gilleran, R. Guinan, P. Parise, S. OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Education, Nashville, TN (2015)
  • The Technology Plan Project - A Collaborative Initiative between Babson’s MBA Students and Local Area Small Businesses Gilleran, R. Guinan, P. Parise, S. OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Education, Nashville, TN (2014)
  • Flipping the Classroom - Faculty portal video Gilleran, R. Gordon, S. , Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • Panelist on Online Education Gilleran, R. , Boston, MA (2013)
  • Cloud Computing at Babson video Gilleran, R. Dunn, S. , Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • Flipping the Classroom - Faculty retreat presentation Gilleran, R. Gordon, S. , Wellesley, MA (2013)
  • IT for Entrepreneurs Gilleran, R. Babson Alumni Webinar, (2012)
  • Panelist - IT Innovation Gilleran, R. CIMS Seminar, (2012)
  • Competing on BI & Analytics Gilleran, R. Microsoft Software Webinar, (2012)
  • End-to-End Computing Gilleran, R. International Data Group, (2012)
  • How to Succeed in Business By Being Entrepreneurial Gilleran, R. BFRF Research Chat, Babson College, Babson Park, MA (2010)
  • Moderator - Using Agile in software Project Development Gilleran, R. CIMS Roundtable, (2010)
  • Using Agile in Project Gilleran, R. CIMS Roundtable, Babson College, Babson Park, MA (2010)
  • Presented to over 10,000 middle and senior IT managers each year, for 12 years Gilleran, R. Computer Associates’ annual User Group conferences, Undisclosed (1989)
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