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.
Davis Broach: Senior Director for Market Development at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves; Former Vice President of Social Enterprise at Relief International. Teaches SIS 638-005 Measuring Social Impact.
Donna Chung, Ph.D., Oxford. SIS adjunct faculty and U.S. Department of Labor International Relations Officer. Co-teaches SIS 635 NGO-Private Sector Engagement.
Joseph Eldridge, D.Div., Wesley Theological Seminary. SIS adjunct faculty and American University Chaplain. Co-teaches SIS 638 Professional Competences I and II and SIS 639 Effective NGO Activism.
Louis Goodman, Ph.D. Northwestern. SIS Professor and Emeritus Dean (on sabbatical 2011-2012). Teaches SIS 715 Advanced Research Design. Advises on organizational development.
Stephanie Fischer, MBA, University of Pennsylvania Wharton. SIS adjunct faculty and Social Enterprise Program Practitioner Affiliate. Co-teaches SIS 638 Professional Competences I and II and SIS 635 NGO Management.
Nanette Levinson, Ed.D., Harvard. SIS Associate Professor. Teaches SIS 628 Social Entrepreneurship: Culture, Communication, and Change.
John Passacantando: Former Executive Director, Greenpeace USA & Founder of Ozone Action Project. Co-teaches SIS-635-009 Leading Social Innovation.
Leigh Riddick, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Kogod School of Business Associate Professor. Teaches FIN 630 Financial Analysis.
Neil Ruiz, Ph.D., MIT. SIS adjunct faculty and Brookings Institution Senior Policy Analyst. Teaches SIS 638 Social Entrepreneurship: Building a Blueprint for a Social Business.
Nancy Sachs, M.A., University of Chicago. Kogod School of Business adjunct faculty and Associate Director Kogod Center for Business Communications. Teaches SIS 638 NGO Leadership Persuasion Strategies and co-teaches SIS 638 Professional Competences I.
Robert Tomasko, Ed.M., Harvard. SIS adjunct faculty and Director of the Social Enterprise Program. Teaches SIS 635 NGO Management, SIS 635 Leading Social Innovation and co-teaches SIS 635 NGO-Private Sector Engagement, SIS 639 Effective NGO Activism, and SIS 638 Professional Competences I and II.
Other SIS faculty with research interests in social enterprise are listed here.
Director of the Social Enterprise Program
Robert Tomasko teaches courses and skill institutes in SIS related to corporate social responsibility, effective activism, NGO management, and social entrepreneurship. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the School of Communication. He has worked for several decades as a management consultant to both large corporations throughout the world and smaller entrepreneurial NGOs and private ventures. He is a member of the board of directors of StartingBloc, one of the leading fellowship programs for new social entrepreneurs, and has been coordinating efforts to bring to AU social entrepreneurship programs for undergraduates from Ashoka and Compass Partners. He has a B.S. degree from Case Institute of Technology and an Ed.M. from Harvard.
Thuy Dinh is a student in the Social Enterprise Masters Program. She is from Vietnam and has a B.A in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. Thuy has experience working with NGOs in Vietnam, and was an intern and case-study consultant for Oxfam. She also had experience in co-founding a young social entrepreneurs training institution in Vietnam. Thuy’s concentration within the MA-SE program is poverty alleviation in developing countries.
Rachel Proefke is a student in the Masters of International Development program. She is from the San Francisco Bay area. Rachel has B.A.s in Literature and International Studies: Development with minors in African Studies and Human Rights from the University of Washington, Seattle. She has experience: conducting qualitative field research on the micro-level experience of macro-level development in Botswana; working with cooperatives and instructing self-help groups in small business skills and financial literacy in Kenya; and most recently, working on the microenterprise development activities and monitoring and evaluation of an EU-funded Food Security and Thematic Project with ZOA in South Sudan. Rachel's focus within the MA-ID program is on livelihoods and monitoring and evaluation.