During your Sloan Fellows year, you will interact and brainstorm with members of the MIT Sloan faculty, who are renowned thought leaders and practitioners in their fields. Members of the MIT Sloan faculty integrate rigorous research and extensive real-world experience to solve contemporary problems in the workplace, the marketplace, and the world at large.
Working closely with these internationally respected industry leaders, you will build a prodigious set of business and leadership skills and an informed, expansive perspective on global enterprise. Members of the Sloan faculty are passionate collaborators who embrace the insights that Sloan Fellows bring to the table. Fellows and faculty often develop productive relationships, advising one another and developing joint innovations.
Here are a few of the outstanding faculty from across MIT and MIT Sloan who teach in the MIT Sloan Fellows Program:
Seley Distinguished Professor of Management, Professor of Organization Studies, and the Director of the MIT Leadership Center
Deborah Ancona’s research focuses on how successful teams operate, the concept of distributed leadership and on the development of research-based tools, practices, and teaching/coaching models.
Sloan Distinguished Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
Pierre Azoulay is interested in how organizational design and social networks influence the productivity of research and development in the healthcare sector. He is also a faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Professor and Assistant Professor of Applied Economics
Alberto Cavallo specializes in micro behavior of prices and its implications for macro models and policies. He is a co-founder of the Billion Prices Project at MIT Sloan, which collects daily data from over 400 retailers in more than 50 countries.
Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management, Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems
Professor Charles Fine teaches operations strategy and supply chain management at MIT's Sloan School of Management and directs the roadmapping activities in MIT's Communications Futures Program.
Nanyang Technological University Professor and Professor of Operations Research
David Gamarnik’s research covers applied probability, theory of random combinatorial structures and algorithms, and various business processes. He counts among his memberships the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Bernoulli Society, INFORMS, and the American Mathematical Society.
Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship; Professor of Global Economics and Management
Simon Johnson is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C.; a cofounder of BaselineScenario.com; and a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers. He is a weekly contributor to NYT.com’s Economix and a contributing business editor at The Huffington Post.
Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management; Faculty Director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center
Fiona Murray studies science commercialization, the organization of scientific research, and the role of science in national competitiveness. She studies and teaches innovation and entrepreneurship, including the campus-wide iTeams course that is developing “go-to-market” strategies for breakthrough innovations developed in MIT labs.
Nanyang Technological University Professor; Professor of Marketing
Duncan Simester investigates retail pricing and how customers form inferences about competitive prices from common marketing cues. His current work explores the long-term costs of stockouts, the long-term impact of promotion decisions, dynamic catalog mailing decisions, and adaptive techniques for the optimal design of pricing and product decisions.
Nanyang Technological University Professor, Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, Chair MIT Sloan PhD Program
An economic sociologist with a focus on social network analysis, Ezra Zuckerman studies how social structures of various kinds emerge and influence behavior and key outcomes for individuals, teams, and organizations. Zuckerman's current research projects include a study of industry peer networks, exclusive groups of noncompeting peer firms from the same industry that gather on a regular basis to learn from one another's experiences and to motivate one another to achieve higher performance.
Jay W. Forrester Professor in Computer Science
John Sterman is a Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems, and the Director of the System Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Sterman is a widely recognized expert in the field of system dynamics.
Gordon Y Billard Professor in Management and Economics; Professor of Applied Economics
Thomas Stoker is a leading researcher in economic modeling, econometric methodology, and empirical analysis of economic relationships. His specialties include aggregation in economics and semi-parametric econometrics. He has done applications to a diverse range of empirical problems in economics, including consumer demand, energy demand and supply, housing wealth and consumption, and the study of unemployment.
Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management; Professor of Organization Studies
John Van Maanen studies groups of people the old-fashioned way: by living with them. Among the groups he has studied ethnographically are Gloucester fishermen, Disneyland ride operators, U.S. patrol officers, and London detectives and their supervisors. His recent studies examine the social history of the ethnographic understanding of work organizations and the various ways particular occupation identities take shape and change work settings.
Professor of Accounting
Joseph Weber specializes in empirical work on the importance of accounting information in financial contracts. His recent work documents how an innovation in the commercial debt market — performance pricing — allows for more efficient contracting by reducing the expected renegotiation costs of the contract. Weber's research has recently appeared in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Accounting and Economics.
Senior Lecturer, MIT Leadership Center
Pat Bentley is a business executive with more than 25 years of experience in consulting and sales. As vice president of Sapient Corporation, a technology consulting company, she spent 10 years as part of the leadership team that grew the firm from a small startup to 3,000 people with $500 million in annual revenues. She was a member of the core team that developed and led a leadership training program that was rolled out to 1,000 Sapient employees worldwide.
Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication
Neal Hartman's teaching of management communication and intercultural communication emphasizes working in teams, conflict and conflict resolution, leadership, and cross-cultural communication. He has lectured on crosscultural, leadership, and organizational communication issues and has taught in the International MBA Programs at Tsinghua, Fudan, and Zhongshan (Lingnan College) Universities in China.
Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication
Christine Kelly teaches management communication; communication as advocacy in workplace relationships; and organizational communication. She specializes in individual effectiveness in relation to interpersonal and communication skills, and learning and performance. Kelly has been involved in professional development programs for executives and business faculty from all over the world.
One thing that we do well at MIT Sloan is to take expert opinion and put it in terms that non-experts can not only understand, but relate to. My goal in all my teaching is to talk about economics without drawing supply and demand graphs on the blackboard or relying on mathematics. So, in a sense, that is a natural preparation for this role we are now playing, which is somewhere between public educators and advocates for what we regard as sensible policies.Simon H. Johnson Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Global Economics and Management
One thing that we do well at MIT Sloan is to take expert opinion and put it in terms that non-experts can not only understand, but relate to. My goal in all my teaching is to talk about economics without drawing supply and demand graphs on the blackboard or relying on mathematics. So, in a sense, that is a natural preparation for this role we are now playing, which is somewhere between public educators and advocates for what we regard as sensible policies.
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