Faculty

The diverse group of thinkers that comprise the MIT Sloan Faculty are working in a wide array of disciplines and industries. Business today is complex, fast-moving, and global, and MIT Sloan is uniquely positioned to provide the thought leadership and management solutions necessary to successfully navigate this complex landscape.

Current and former faculty include:

  • Joshua Ackerman, among Poets & Quants’ World’s 40 Best Business-School Professors Under the Age of 40
  • Thomas J. Allen, inventor of the Allen Curve, co-author of Lean Enterprise Value
  • Arnold Barnett, leading expert on statistics and airline safety
  • Richard Beckhard, pioneer in the field of Organizational Development
  • Warren Bennis, leading expert on leadership and author of Leaders
  • Fischer Black, co-inventor of the Black-Scholes option pricing model
  • Erik Brynjolfsson, leading expert on information technology productivity
  • Alberto Cavallo, co-founder of the Billion Prices Project
  • John C. Cox, co-inventor of binomial options model and author of Options Markets
  • Michael A. Cusumano, author of Competing on Internet Time
  • Rudi Dornbusch, co-author of Macroeconomics and the Dornbusch Overshooting Model
  • Stanley Fischer, co-author of Macroeconomics and Governor of the Bank of Israel
  • Kristin Forbes, youngest-ever member of Council of Economic Advisers
  • Jay Wright Forrester, system dynamics pioneer
  • Renee Richardson Gosline, among Poets & Quants’ World’s 40 Best Business-School Professors Under the Age of 40
  • Michael Hammer, creator of business process reengineering theory
  • John R. Hauser, co-founder of Marketing Science
  • Jerry A. Hausman, economist, 1985 John Bates Clark Medal recipient
  • Thomas Kochan, leading expert on industrial relations
  • S. P. Kothari, editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics
  • John Little, Institute Professor, founder of Marketing Science
  • Thomas W. Malone, founding director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, author of The Future of Work, and original Wired magazine columnist
  • Robert C. Merton, 1997 Nobel Laureate in Economics
  • Douglas McGregor, inventor of “Theory X and Theory Y”
  • Franco Modigliani, 1985 Nobel Laureate in Economics and co-author of the Modigliani-Miller theorem
  • Stewart Myers, inventor of real option theory and author of Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Roberto Rigobon, leading expert on Applied Economics and co-founder of the Billion Prices Project
  • Edward B. Roberts, founder and chair of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center
  • Stephen Ross, inventor of arbitrage pricing theory
  • Paul Samuelson, first American Nobel Laureate in Economics, 1970
  • Edgar Schein, inventor of the term “corporate culture”
  • Myron S. Scholes, 1997 Nobel Laureate in Economics
  • Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline, Fortune magazine top management guru
  • George P. Shultz, former United States Secretary of State
  • Robert Solow, 1987 Nobel Laureate in Economics
  • John Sterman, leading expert on System Dynamics
  • Tavneet Suri, among Poets & Quants’ World’s 40 Best Business-School Professors Under the Age of 40
  • Zeynep Ton, among Poets & Quants’ World’s 40 Best Business-School Professors Under the Age of 40
  • Eric von Hippel, leading authority on user innovation
INSTITUTE FOR WORK AND EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH Adapting to the changing nature of work

“We’re very interdisciplinary. Among the faculty in the group are an economist, a political scientist, a sociologist, and an industrial relations specialist. We’ve always made a big effort to be open to a variety of perspectives, but also to go beyond being open to them, to want to bring them in, because it makes for a richer environment.”

Thomas Kochan
Co-director, IWER
MIT LEADERSHIP CENTER Changing views of leadership

“We are very much an action-learning environment. The way to learn leadership is not only through reading cases, not only through learning theory — in fact we don’t want people to regurgitate the theory. We want people to take theory and to live it, use it.”

Deborah Ancona
Faculty Director, MIT Leadership Center
G-LAB: PRIVATE HEALTH CARE IN AFRICA Defining growth at a for-profit clinic

“At MIT Sloan you have a lot of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship. Especially in a place like Kampala where you have a lot of development, entrepreneurship can be very exciting.”

Anne Reilly
MBA
SLOAN FELLOW Merging disciplines for climate change
"I needed to get a better understanding of the interaction of management and technology. And I think MIT is an obvious place for that. There’s probably no better place in the world [for learning] how technology and management interact."
Pascal Marmier
SF
LEADERS FOR GLOBAL OPERATIONS Connecting management and technology
“We are preparing leaders to run the world’s operations companies. And those leaders are at the cutting edge of both management and technology.”
Don Rosenfield
senior lecturer and director of the Leaders for Global Operations
SLOAN FELLOW Getting serious about going global
"This year we were so fortunate to have 26 nationalities. So it was amazing exposure. I feel much more well rounded as a global business maker than I was before."
Abner Oliviera
SF
S-LAB: JAKARTA WATERSHED Combating a clean water crisis

“I came to Sloan because of its high rankings within the sustainability community, specifically the professors. The S-Lab class itself is part of what drew me to Sloan. And the reason I came to business school was to learn the business speak that really is what connects with people."

Ian Lavery
MBA
G-LAB: AIDS IN TANZANIA Striving for economic empowerment

“Because of the diversity of our backgrounds, when we hit the ground in Tanzania it almost was a natural play where different people assume different roles.”

Krishna Venugopalan
SF
G-LAB, RAS RESORT, INDIA Marketing in Mumbai
"The network of alumni was helpful because our team had a lot of experience in consulting, but not in private equity."
Gerardo Guzman
MBA
$100K WINNERS: C-CRETE TECHNOLOGIES Reducing the environmental impact of concrete

“One of the reasons I came to Sloan was because I wanted to be at a top MBA institution worldwide. But I also wanted access to working with the latest innovations and the highest technology that was coming out of the MIT labs.”

Natanel Barookhian
MBA
G-LAB: NAM MEE BOOKS, THAILAND Helping a book publisher mature

“It was really rewarding that they wanted to know what we thought. We left there being fairly certain that they will do some of the things that we suggested.”

Lia Cavalcante
MBA
INDIA LAB: BANGALORE Working toward market expansion

“These companies are really excited to work with MIT students.They reach out to the community to set up these projects and are great to work with. They give us access to all their resources and are very open to us.”

Katie Baron
MBA
INDIA LAB: EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT Creating employable workers to boost the economy

“I knew about American business, but not enough about what’s really become a global economy. … You can read about it all you want, but there’s no substitute for being there and seeing the context and seeing how completely different these [other countries] are.”

Ted Chan
MBA
CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH Bringing people and machines together

“The concept behind enterprise architecture is that you have all these machines, you have all these business processes, you have all these people doing things, how do you make sure they all come together and achieve business objectives that make you more competitive.”

Jeanne W. Ross
Director and Principal Research Scientist, CISR
COURAGE AND STRENGTH Supporting a student with breast cancer
"The Sloan community really rallied around me in a way that I totally didn’t anticipate. … It was just really nice to be a part of a community that I was totally comfortable in and felt completely supported by."
Kyle Maner
MBA
G-LAB: WARMBATHS HOSPITAL, SOUTH AFRICA Improving staffing at a maternity ward

“I can honestly say that when I was planning on coming to business school I never thought that witnessing the birth of a child would be included in the education. It was definitely an experience.”

Kelsey McCarty
MBA
G-LAB: INTERGRUPO, COLOMBIA Growing a business by cultivating relationships

"The relationships that we forged helped us to turn out a better project. We were able to test our hypotheses with the people that we spoke with every single day. And really, I think the friendships that you develop really propel the work that you’re doing."

Ramy Hakim
MBA
G-LAB: MERCY CORPS, INDONESIA Using business principles to address malnutrition

“The conditions in the neighborhoods we were visiting were different than what we realized before getting there. Beyond that, what was surprising was that there weren’t surprises!”

Libby Putman
MBA
G-LAB, KUALA LUMPUR Assessing the future of the Smart Card
"You have to manage what you can deliver for the company and what the company is expecting. The bottom line is that the CEOs of those companies want results. Even though we have to work five months in a row with the project, we have to deliver. This experience is more pragmatic than academic. It's a good opportunity to match those two worlds."
Camilo Syllos
MBA
SWITZER FELLOWSHIP WINNER JASON JAY Focusing on environmental research and leadership

 “I love being in a place that is such a nexus of people and ideas — people coming to learn something new and to define themselves. Being a part of that process is a real honor and a real gift.”

Jason Jay
Lecturer, Sustainability, MIT Sloan
RETAIL AND CONSUMER GOODS Luxury beauty and the multicultural consumer
"The goal of the Retail and Consumer Goods Club is to provide networking opportunities for students at MIT Sloan, and to educate students about different functions within the retail and CPG space. We bring in executive-level speakers to educate our community on this topic."
Nga Phan
MBA, co-president of Retail and Consumer Goods Club

“Getting an education from MIT is like taking a drink from a fire hose.”

- Jerome B. Wiesner
President of MIT, 1971-1980