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.
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.
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.
Director for Education, Byers Center for Biodesign Associate Director of Surgery, School of Medicine
Dan Azagury is the Section chief of Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Stanford University. He is a minimally invasive surgeon and a health technology innovator with an international background.
Dr. Azagury is the Director for Education for the fellowship program at the Stanford Byers Center for Biodesign. He teaches multidisciplinary teams a process to identify important healthcare needs and develop novel health technologies to address them. He also teaches in multiple international medical innovation programs and co-directs the Japan Biodesign partnership program.
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship & International Diana Institute Research Fellow, Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership
Lakshmi Balachandra is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College and an International Diana Institute Research Fellow at Babson’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership. Her research examines the impact of trust, gender, and other entrepreneurial characteristics on acquiring early-stage funding. She was a co-author of the Diana Report (2014), a comprehensive analysis of venture capital investments in women entrepreneurs. Balachandra has also been an entrepreneur herself; worked at the largest women-owned, women-focused venture capital firm in the country; and founded the Women’s Venture Capital Network.
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.
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.
Judy C. Boughey, M.D., is a researcher, professor, and clinician at the Mayo Clinic. She specializes in breast cancer research, treatment, and surgery and is the principal investigator of several clinical trials, including the Breast Cancer Genome Guided Therapy (BEAUTY) study. After completing her medical training in the U.K., Dr. Boughey was a surgical resident at the University of South Carolina and a fellow in breast surgical oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Boughey currently serves as the chair of the Mayo Clinic’s Division of Surgery Research, the vice chair for research in Mayo’s Department of Surgery, and the director of the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Breast Surgery Fellowship.
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.
Professor and Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering
Richard Brown is the Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. His research area is degradation of materials in the marine environment and he currently directs the URI’s Corrosion and Surfaces Laboratory, which investigates degradation of materials and methods to mitigate degradation of materials, such as coatings.
Associate Professor, School of Engineering, Computing & Construction Management
Jim Brunnhoeffer joined the faculty of Roger Williams University in 2005 after completing a 20+ year career as a U.S. Army officer in the Corps of Engineers with assignments in SouthEast Asia, Europe and the U.S. While at RWU, his main research activities have been investigation of the combined sewer system of Newport, RI, personal body armor for the individual, dismounted soldier, the economics of instituting a grass watering system from well feeds, and computer alogorithms to support instruction administration.
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.