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Faculty

A number of SIS faculty teach courses or have professional interests related to social enterprise. Here is a partial list of people you might want to study or consult with.

Melissa Bradley, M.B.A AU Kogod School of Business, SPA and Georgetown Business School adjunct faculties.

Davis Broach, M.A. International Development AU SIS and M.B.A AU Kogod School of Business. SIS adjunct faculty.

Donna Chung, Ph.D., Oxford. SIS adjunct faculty and U.S. Department of Labor International Relations Officer..

Joseph Eldridge, D.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary. SIS adjunct faculty and American University Chaplain.

Stephanie Fischer, M.B.A, University of Pennsylvania Wharton. SIS Executive-in-Residence and Director of Experiential Learning..

Alene Gelbard, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, SIS adjunct faculty.

Louis Goodman, Ph.D. Northwestern. SIS Professor and Emeritus Dean of SIS..

Krista Hendry, M.B.A Georgetown Business School, SIS adjunct faculty .

Sarah Knight, Ph.D. Georgetown. SIS Assistant Professor.

Nanette Levinson, Ed.D., Harvard. SIS Associate Professor. Teaches SIS 628 Social Entrepreneurship: Culture, Communication, and Change.

Lisa Nitze, MBA Stanford Business School, SIS adjunct faculty.

John Passacantando: M.A. New York University, SIS adjunct faculty.

Neil Ruiz, Ph.D., MIT. SIS adjunct faculty and Brookings Institution Senior Policy Analyst.

Nancy Sachs, M.A., University of Chicago. Kogod School of Business adjunct faculty and Associate Director Kogod Center for Business Communications.

Robert Tomasko, Ed.M., Harvard. Ed.M., Harvard. SIS adjunct faculty and Director of the Social Enterprise Program.

Other SIS faculty with research interests in social enterprise are listed here.

Director of the Social Enterprise Program

 

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Professor Robert Tomasko created and leads the Masters Program in Social Enterprise at American University’s School of International Service. This is one of the first graduate degrees offered worldwide in social entrepreneurship.  

He also holds a faculty appointment at American University where he has taught graduate courses in corporate social responsibility, leading social innovation, effective activism, social enterprise management, innovation techniques, and social entrepreneurship.  

Prior to this he has spent 25 years as a practice leader and a partner at two large international management consulting firms. His clients have included Coca-Cola, Exxon, Ford, Infosys, Marriott, Mitsubshi, Telstra, Toyota, UNICEF, and the US Navy. He led an Arthur D. Little, Inc. study of the impact of the US pharmaceutical industry on Puerto Rico’s socioeconomic development, and for seven years he evaluated the performance of the American companies who were signatories of the Sullivan Principles on how well they violated the apartheid laws of South Africa.  

He has written 4 management books and spoken about the ideas in them to business audiences in 6 continents. His latest book is titled Bigger Isn’t Always Better. His articles have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. 

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He has a Masters degree from Harvard and a Bachelor of Science from Case Institute of Technology. He has been a member of the board of directors of StartingBloc, a competitive fellowship program for young social entrepreneurs that offers institutes in social innovation in cooperation with leading business and public policy schools, an advisor to UnSectored, and an Echoing Green Brain Trust member.