Assistant Professor of Management, Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
Dr. M. Serkan Akturk is an Assistant Professor of Management Science at Clemson University’s Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business. He received his Ph.D. from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University.
Emeritus Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Igor Aleksander is an Emeritus Professor in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College in London. There he holds the active post of Senior Research Investigator. He has been working in artificial intelligence since the 1970s, creating the worlds first neural pattern recognition system in 1981 and studying machine consciousness during the last 15 years. He won the Charles Babbage medal from the UK Institute of Electronic Engineers in 1962, a lifetime achievement award for contributions to informatics from the UK Institute of Electrical and Engineers in 2000, and the John Taylor award for exceptional contributions to neural networks by the Brazilian computing community in 2013, and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK.
Provost Professor, History & Philosophy of Science, Cognitive Science Provost Professor and Director, Cognitive Science
Colin Allen is Provost Professor of Cognitive Science and of History and Philosophy of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he has been a faculty member since 2004. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Philosophy and is a faculty member of IUs Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior and Program for Neuroscience. He became director of IUs Cognitive Science program in July 2011. Allens main area of research is on the philosophical foundations of cognitive science, particularly with respect to nonhuman animals. He is interested in the scientific debates between ethology and comparative psychology, and current issues arising in cognitive ethology.
Director of Research and Head/Scientist, Program on Information Science
Dr. Micah Altman is Director of Research and Head/Scientist of the Program on Information Science for the MIT Libraries at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and a member of Harvard Universitys Privacy Tools Project, a multidisciplinary effort to advanced understanding of data privacy issues. Micahs research focuses on the intersections of information, technology, privacy, and politics, as well as on the dissemination, preservation, reliability and governance of scientific knowledge. He earned a Ph.D. in Social Science from the California Institute of Technology.
Dan Ariely is a behavioral economist dedicated to helping people live more sensible, rational lives. He is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University.
In addition to appointments at Dukes Fuqua School of Business, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Economics, and School of Medicine, Dr. Ariely is also the author of several bestselling books. He has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Duke Universitys Fuqua School of Business and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Gantcher Associate Professor of Business in Marketing, Columbia Business School
Silvia Bellezza is the Gantcher Associate Professor of Business in Marketing at Columbia Business School, where she teaches marketing to MBA and executive MBA students. Her research focuses on consumer behavior and symbolic consumption – how consumers use products and brands to express who they are and signal status. She earned her Ph.D. in marketing from Harvard Business School and worked in the marketing departments of L.V.M.H. and Dannon.
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government
Linda J. Bilmes is the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government. She is a one of the countrys foremost experts on public finance and budgetary issues, with a particular focus on the costs of war, veterans affairs, and the civil service. She has written widely, appeared on many national radio and television broadcasts, testified before Congress, and coauthored the New York Times bestseller The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict. Professor Bilmes has an M.B.A. and B.A. from Harvard University.
Tommy Blanchard researches the neural mechanisms of decision-making and prefrontal cortex function, using neuroimaging and single-unit recording. He earned his PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester. Currently, he is a post-doctoral researcher in the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Harvard University.
Professor of Political Economy, Department of Political Science Faculty Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies
Mark Blyth is a political economist whose research focuses upon how uncertainty and randomness impact complex systems, particularly economic systems, and why people continue to believe misguided economic ideas despite evidence to the contrary. He is the Eastman Professor of Political Economy, a
Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, and a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Dr. Blyth is the author of several books including Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea and The Future of the Euro (with Matthias Matthijs). He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University and previously taught at the Johns Hopkins University.
Ruth N. Bolton is Professor of Marketing at the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. She is the recipient of the 2016 American Marketing Association / Irwin / McGraw-Hill Distinguished Marketing Educator Award and the 2007 recipient of the Christopher Lovelock Career Contributions to Services Award. Both awards are given to only a select few marketing academics; they recognize distinguished service and sustained outstanding contributions to the field of marketing.
Director & John and Becky Duffey Faculty Fellow, The School of Hospitality Business
Dr. Carl Borchgrevink is the Director of the School of Hospitality Business, the oldest hospitality school at a public university in the U.S., in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Dr. Joseph Braun is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health. His research focuses on the effects of environmental pollutants on children’s health and the risk factors for pediatric diseases.
M.D., Ph.D., Psychiatrist in private practice & Medical Director of Psychiatric Services
David H. Brendel, M.D., Ph.D. is a Harvard-trained psychiatrist who practices in the Boston area. He maintains a private practice in Belmont, Massachusetts and serves as Medical Director of Psychiatric Services at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, Massachusetts. He received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School and his Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Chicago. Dr. Brendels academic work focuses on psychiatric ethics and the complex relationship between scientific and humanistic approaches in psychiatry.
Professor & Founding Chair, Department of Epidemiology Director, Center for Population Health and Clinical Epidemiology
Stephen Buka is an epidemiologist and developmental psychologist whose work focuses on the causes, development, and prevention of major psychiatric and cognitive disorders. He is the Chair of Browns Department of Epidemiology and the Director of its Center for Population Health & Clinical Epidemiology. He received his Sc.D. from Harvard Universitys School of Public Health. Stephen was the faculty co-chair of TRI-Labs pilot program on early childhood development.
Associate Professor, W.P. Carey School of Business
Jonathan Bundy joined the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University in 2016. Professor Bundy’s research takes a behavioral approach to strategic management and focuses on the social and cognitive forces that shape organizational outcomes and behavior. He specifically investigates crisis and impression management, corporate reputation and other social evaluations, firm-stakeholder relationships, and corporate governance. He received his bachelor’s and masters degrees from the University of New Mexico and his doctorate in strategic management and organization theory from the University of Georgia.
Marika Cabral is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin. Cabral’s research interests lie in the areas of health economics and social insurance. Much of her current work focuses on health insurance markets.
Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business
Odilon Camara is an economist who specializes in microeconomics and political economy. He studies how individuals strategically use information to persuade decision makers. He also studies the extent to which voters can use re-elections to create political accountability and discipline elected officials. Before receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Professor Camara worked in the banking industry.
Assistant Professor, Political Science Department Visiting Fellow, Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College
Rosella Cappella is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Boston University and is currently on leave as a Visiting Fellow at the Dickey Center for International Understanding at Dartmouth College. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political economy and national security.
Professor, Management and Marketing Special Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for Outcomes Assessment, Academic Affairs
Dr. Carter is a Professor of Management and has been at Rhode Island College since the fall 2001. Dr. Carter teaches Human Resources, Compensation, Labor Relations, Foundations of Management, Organizational Theory, and Business, Government, and Society.
Program Director, The College & University Research Collaborative
Amber Caulkins is the Program Director of the College & University Research Collaborative, an initiative that connects Rhode Island academics and policymakers. She was previously Communications Coordinator for the Rhode Island Technology Enhanced Science Project. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.