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MBA Faculty

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Carole Carlson

Director, MBA Program

Expertise: Social entrepreneurship; strategy; organizational effectiveness; consultative skills; impact optimization for mission-driven organizations

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Michael Appell, MA'79

Assistant Director, MBA Program

Expertise: Corporate Social Responsibility, Triple Bottom Line

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Stuart Altman

Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy

Expertise: Healthcare economics and policy; healthcare industry reform, Medicare

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Brenda Anderson

Senior Lecturer, the Heller School and the International Business School

Expertise: Financial and managerial accounting; auditing

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Larry Bailis

Associate Professor

Expertise: Service programs, service-learning and experiential education; university-community partnerships; program evaluation, evaluation of advocacy programs

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Jon Chilingerian

Associate Professor of Human Services Management

Expertise: Leadership and organizational behavior, management and healthcare organizations, organizational theory and behavior, health policy

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Susan Curnan

Associate Professor and director, Center for Youth and Communities

Expertise: Social policy and management, emphasis on leadership and management innovations with mission driven organizations and businesses

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Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld


Expertise: Theory and method in industrial relations, negotiations, institutional analysis, organizational behavior, information systems, employment law, cross-cultural studies

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Stephen Fournier

Senior Lecturer

Expertise: Teaching (statistics, econometrics), data analysis and applied causal modeling and data maintenance. Special expertise in both Stata and SPSS.

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Jody Hoffer Gittell

Professor and director, Relational Coordination Research Collaborative

Expertise: Organizational change; organizational effectiveness; organizational resilience; organizational theory; human resource management; relational coordination

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Ricardo Godoy


Expertise: Acculturation, inequality, social capital, econometrics, research design, Bolivia, indigenous peoples, native Amazonians, panel studies, randomized controlled trials.

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Rajesh Sampath

Associate Professor and associate director of the Master's Program in Sustainable International Development

Expertise: General topics in applied moral and political philosophy; philosophy of development; comparative religions; theories of justice; development ethics; philosophy of law, comparative constitutional law, human rights and theories of democracy

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Jeffrey Rudin

Adjunct Lecturer (Affiliated Faculty)

Retired Vice President and General Counsel, Millipore Corporation

Expertise: Litigation management, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions and other transactional matters, protection of intellectual property, employment and securities' law

David Whalen, MBA'00

Adjunct Lecturer (Affiliated Faculty)

Vice President of Development, New England Aquarium

Expertise: effective management of development and fundraising programs