Northeastern Online MBA Faculty
Academic achievement combined with real-world experience
Faculty at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business are leaders in their fields. As prominent scholars, they are also specially trained to teach in the online environment. You will learn from instructors and faculty who are well prepared to teach you the latest business theory, yet who are firmly rooted in real-world experience.
Associate Professor and Group Coordinator of International Business and Strategy, Academic Director of Bachelor of Science in International Business
PhD in International Business and Strategy
Prior to joining the D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty, Professor Athanassiou served as a visiting professor at the University of South Carolina and a lecturer at the University of Maryland's International Business Management Institute in Tokyo. Professor Athanassiou has held a number of senior executive positions in the United States, Japan, Europe, and the Middle East with PepsiCo, Kentucky Fried Chicken International, and Heublein, Inc. He is also a member of the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, and The Institute of Management Sciences.
Professor of Information, Operations and Analysis
PhD in Business Administration, Columbia University
Prior to joining the D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty in 1980, Professor Balachandra taught at the University of North Carolina, Boston College, and the Indian Institute of Management. He is a member of numerous professional and honorary societies, including the Academy of Management, and the American Institute for Decision Sciences. He was also a department editor for IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management.
Paul J. Bolster
Professor of Finance and Insurance
PhD in Finance, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Professor Bolster serves as a director for several investment funds managed by Gartmore Investment Management in London. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for Woodbury College in Montpelier (VT), an active member of the Financial Management Association, the Boston Security Analysts Society and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Bruce H. Clark
Associate Professor of Marketing, Frank Murphy Family Fellow, MBA Marketing Career Track Chair
PhD in Business Administration, Stanford University
A former product manager for computer software at Sunburst Communications, Professor Clark has worked with American Express and in consulting or executive education roles at Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Compaq, EMC, Intel, Masterfoods, Ropes & Gray, Schering AG, and Shell International. He has also served on the faculty of the Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles, and the Cranfield School of Management (UK). He has been an advisor on MBA Field Consulting Projects. Professor Clark is also a member of several editorial boards, including Journal of Strategic Marketing, Marketing Management, and Proceedings of the Performance Measurement Association Conference.
Edmund (Ted) Clark
Associate Academic Specialist and Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
MBA, Clark University
Professor Clark is an Executive Director of the Center for Family Business. He has worked with many successful start-ups on the development of their business plans and has written business plans to acquire start-up and operational funding. As an independent consultant, he is specialized in business-to-business strategy development and marketing. Professor Clark sits on the Board of Advisors of a major family business and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Family Firm Institute, New England Chapter (FFI NEC). Professor Clark is the co-chair of the Massachusetts Family Business Awards program and belongs to a number of organizations, including the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and Chambers of Commerce.
Frederick G. Crane
Executive Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
PhD in Management Science and Marketing, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Prior to working at Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business and the School of Technological Entrepreneurship, Professor Crane was a chair and professor at Dalhousie University and a professor at the University of New Hampshire. Professor Crane is currently the Editor of the Journal of the Academy of Business Education and was the founding editor of the Journal of Promotion Management Education. He also sits on the editorial boards of several academic journals, including the Journal of Promotion Management, Health Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Hospital Marketing and Public Relations, and Services Marketing Quarterly.
Associate Professor of Finance and Insurance, Lloyd Mullin Research Fellow, 2010-2012 Walsh Professor
PhD in Finance, University of Alberta, Canada
Prior to joining Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty, Professor Faleye served as an Assistant Accountant for Chevron Nigeria Limited from 1992- 1996. He is a member of several professional organizations, including American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, Financial Management Association, and CFA Institute.
Associate Professor of Marketing, McCarthy Family Research Fellow
PhD in Marketing, Michigan State University
Professor Garcia worked as a new product manager for several companies in the telecommunications industry before joining the D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty in 2002. She is an active member of several organizations, including Product Development Management Association (PDMA), American Marketing Association (AMA), Cambridge Colloquium on Complexity and Social Networks (Harvard University), and System Dynamics Society.
Stanley Hochberg, MD
Stanley Hochberg, MD is the Chief Medical Officer at Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan in Massachusetts. Prior to joining the plan, Dr. Hochberg was the Director of the Graduate Program in Health Informatics at Northeastern University and a course director in the Tufts University School of Medicine MD/MBA program.
Dr. Hochberg has been actively involved in teaching and research in the areas of healthcare informatics and healthcare systems for many years. He also serves on a variety of committees involved in healthcare improvement efforts in Massachusetts.
Dr. Hochberg is a family physician and an accomplished senior executive who has held Medical Director, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer positions in several clinical and healthcare technology organizations.
Richard M. Kesner
Executive Professor of Information, Operations, and Analysis
CLU, ChFC, American College, Pennsylvania Executive Ed Certification in Not-for-Profit Financial Management, Battell Institute, Ohio, Executive Ed Certification in Strategic Planning, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania PhD History, Stanford University, California
Prior to his Northeastern University assignment, Professor Kesner served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of CELT Corporation, a IT strategy and architecture firm working with K-12 public education systems. He has also served as a senior IT executive for Northeastern University, MetLife, Babson College, Multibank (now part of Bank of America), and the Faxon Company. He consults widely in IT strategy and deployment with both for- and not-for-profit organizations.
Steven R. Kursh
Associate Academic Specialist and Executive Professor of Finance and Insurance
Professor Kursh has extensive experience in computer software and the Internet, including software development, software project management, contract performance, intellectual property, and valuation. He was the founder of a software company that was acquired by McGraw-Hill, and he is the author of articles, software products, cases, and a book published by Financial Times Prentice-all. Professor Kursh was named a Fulbright Scholar in 2005. He serves as a General Editor in Finance and Information Technology for a division of Pearson Education. His industry consulting clients include ACS (NYSE-traded), AT&T, ATX Communications (publicly-traded), Citibank, FAST Search & Technology, Freddie Mac, Hartford, HP, IBM, IDT (NYSE-traded), Sun Microsystems, Telcordia Technologies; closely-held regional businesses; and private equity funds. He has also been a mentor capitalist for several ventures.
Assistant Professor of International Business and Strategy
Ph.D. in Firm Theory and Management, University of Florida
M.Sc., University of Florida
B.Sc., Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
Prior to joining Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Professor Livanis taught at Babson College and the University of Florida. He has served as a reviewer for scholarly journals such as American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Review of Development Economics, Applied Economics, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Journal of Agricultural and Food Industrial Organization, and Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Professor Livanis has research and teaching interests in the areas of Applied Econometrics, Firm Theory and Management, International Economics, Financial Economics, and Information and Uncertainty. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Academy of International Business, Academy of Management, American Economic Association, and Econometric Society.
Professor of International Business; Director, Institute of Global Innovation Management
DBA in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University
Prior to joining Northeastern University in September 1999, Professor Lane served for 23 years on the faculty at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. Professor Lane has been a consultant and faculty member for numerous university and corporate courses and has engaged in varied assignments around the world. He has conducted courses in diversity and cross-cultural training, executing global strategy and the MBTI for companies such as the Ericsson, Bowne, The Cavan Group, BAE Systems, Schneider Electric North America, EMC, EADS, Boeing Sea Launch, Intelsat, Turkish Telecom, Exxon Company International, Bank of Montreal, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and a consortium of Mexican companies including CEMEX, Alfa and Modelo. He is on the Advisory Board of the Institute of International Business at the Stockholm School of Economics. Professor Lane served as co-director of the College's Executive MBA Program and director of Northeastern University's Institute of Global Innovation Management. Professor Lane is an active member of the editorial board for the Journal of World Business and the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management.
Edward F. McDonough, III
Professor, International Business and International Innovation Management, Co-Director, Executive MBA Program
PhD in Organizational Behavior and Design, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Professor McDonough has been a visiting scholar in the R&D Research Unit of the Manchester Business School in England. He held administrative positions in two start-up companies prior to joining Northeastern in 1979 and has consulted with numerous companies on organizing and managing their new product development and innovation efforts. Some of the companies that Dr. McDonough has worked with include: Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Eastman Kodak, Corning, Phillips, Black & Decker, ITT Hartford, NYNEX, EG&G, Litton Industries, Northern Trust, Bay State Gas, Quebecor Providence Printing, Basic American Foods, Modine Manufacturing Corporation, New Pig, Sabanci Holding, Arcelik, Eczacibasi, and Akbank. Professor McDonough has served as the Vice President of Research for the Product Development & Management Association and was the President of the College of Technology and Engineering Management in The Institute of Management Sciences.
Carl W. Nelson
Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy
PhD in Management Science, University of Manchester, England
Before joining the faculty of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Professor Nelson was an assistant professor at Boston University and a visiting lecturer at the Manchester Business School. In 1987, he was cited as a Distinguished Professor by California State University for his contributions to the field of operations management and health care services. He has served as visiting associate professor of health systems management at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and as a visiting associate professor in the Health Policy and Management Department of the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Harlan D. Platt
Professor of Finance
PhD in Economics, University of Michigan
Professor Platt is a member of the board of directors of Republic Financial Corporation and is the Chairman of John Hancock Collateral Investment Trust. He previously served on the board of companies on the New York Stock Exchange, the Dublin Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Professor Platt was the Faculty Dean for the Turnaround Management Association from 1993 - 2003 where he created their certification exam. Professor Platt is the faculty advisor to the 360 Huntington Fund, the student managed mutual fund which won the world wide distinction at the 2009 RISE contest as the best managed graduate student value based mutual fund. Before joining the D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty in 1981, Professor Platt was director of electricity research and forecasting for Data Resources, Inc. From 1997 to 1998, he was the Klein Lecturer at Northeastern University.
Michael J. Power
Lecturer of Information, Operations and Analysis
MBA in Supply Chain Management, Northeastern University
Prior to joining the D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty in 1998, Mr. Power worked for United Parcel Service (UPS) as a National Account Executive, where he was assigned a targeted group of multinational companies. Mr. Power worked as a Customer Service Telephone Center Director, managing a workforce of telephone representatives; The center was ranked #1 in the country for answered speed of call and quality performance. He also worked as a District Sales Coordinator, ranking #1 in the $1 Million Sales Contest in the Northeast Region. His first position in management was District Account Executive. He ranked #1 in volume and revenue growth for 1992, with a growth of 42%. He was recognized for development of a $1 million national account and honored as "Executive of the Month" on several occasions.
Professor of International Business and Strategy
PhD in International Business, University of Michigan
Before joining the D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty, Professor Sarathy held a LATF Fellowship from Tufts University and consulted and taught in Brazil. He was a Fulbright scholar and held the Fulbright-Flad Chair in Strategic Management at the Technical University of Lisbon in the Spring of 1996. Professor Sarathy has been a visiting professor at HEC, France; Bocconi University in Milan, Italy; Monash University in Melbourne, Australia; the University of Michigan; and at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University. Professor Sarathy is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
MBA in High Technology, Northeastern University
Professor Shaughnessy was a senior executive for many years in a local life sciences technology company, where he was a principal in numerous acquisitions, financings, and other strategic transactions, including a leveraged buy-out and initial public offering. He also has extensive experience in strategic planning, international business development, corporate governance, technology licensing, and management of technology-driven operations. Professor Shaughnessy was chief legal officer of a New York Stock Exchange company, responsible for global legal affairs. He was also in private legal practice representing venture capitalists and technology entrepreneurs, and prior to that, in public service.
H. David Sherman
Professor of Accounting
DBA in Planning, Accounting & Accountability Systems, Harvard University, MBA, Harvard Business School
A member of the D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty since 1985. Professor Sherman has served as director, manager, and consultant to financial, healthcare, and high technology businesses, including BankBoston; EMC; KLA; A.T.Kearney (BankAmerica); U.S. Bancorp; Fidelity Brokerage Services (FMR Corp.); CRESAP; U.S. Department of Defense, managing health care programs; Department Of Supply and Services (Government of Canada); and INSEAD. He has also served as a board member and manager of several new ventures from start-up to IPO and sale to acquiring private and public companies. A Certified Public Accountant, Professor Sherman has practiced with Coopers & Lybrand and served on an advisory task force of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Professor Sherman is a member of the editorial board for Health Care Management Science (INFORMS). He is also an active member of AICPA and Massachusetts Society of CPAs.
Bert A. Spector
Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy
PhD in American History, University of Missouri
Professor Spector is co-director of the FBI's Emerging Executive program. He has consulted with organizations such as Arbella Insurance, James River, Motorola, the Radisson Edwardian Hotels, Coloplast of North America, and Ricoh, U.K. on issues relating to organizational effectiveness and change. He has also been a Visiting Senior Lecturer at MIT's Senior Executive Program, a visiting professor at INSEAD (France) and MIT's Sloan School of Management, and is currently an Associate of the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiations. Professor Spector is a member of the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management.
Professor of Marketing, Robert Morrison Fellow
PhD in Marketing, Columbia University
Professor Sultan has been an Operations Researcher, Statistician and Acting Team Leader Survey/Statistics Group at Development Analysis Associates, Cambridge, MA. She has worked on research projects in marketing with companies such as Adidas, Reebok, BT, Intel, General Motors, McCann-Erickson, National Family Opinion (NFO), IBM, Zenith, Philips, Mitsubishi, SONY, Matsushita, and Texas Instruments. Prior to joining the CBA faculty, Professor Sultan served as assistant professor at Harvard University, associate professor at Golden Gate University, and visiting associate professor at the University of California Berkeley. Professor Sultan is a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Interactive Marketing.
PhD in Operations Research, Northeastern University
MS in Operations Research and Information Systems, Northeastern University
BS in Civil Engineering, Northeastern University
Professor Zaaror's research and teaching interests include Probability and Statistics, Applied Statistics and Econometrics, Operations Research, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management. He is the winner of the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award Winner in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering (2011), College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award (2006), and John D. O'Bryant Graduate Study Academic Excellence Award (2000), Northeastern University. Professor Zaaror is noted for several publications and presentations.