Senior faculty who teach in our top-ranked MBA program lead Next Step's sessions, offering a rigorous program suited to our highly talented participants. Embedded in our culture of teaching and learning, they are acknowledged thought leaders who combine research-based expertise with real-world knowledge. They are also outstanding teachers and highly skilled at facilitating a collaborative exchange of insights and experiences among our veterans and elite athletes. Additionally, throughout the program we draw on outside experts, including the Tuck Career Services team, to add other perspectives and enrich the learning experience.
Nathaniel D’1906 and Martha E. Leverone Memorial Professor of Business Administration
Professor Adner’s research and teaching focuses on innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship. His work introduces a new perspective on the relationship between firms, customers, and the broader ‘innovation ecosystems’ in which they interact to create value.
Paul A. Argenti
Professor of Corporate Communication
Paul Argenti's recent research on social media extends his expertise in corporate communications, strategy formulation and execution, corporate reputation, and corporate social responsibility—issues on which he consults for corporations and nonprofit organizations. He teaches the core course Analysis for General Managers and the electives Corporate Communication and Corporate Responsibility.
Professor of Management and Organizations
Pino Audia is a professor of Management and Organizations at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he is also the founding faculty director of the Center for Leadership. Prior to Tuck, he was on the faculty of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and London Business School.
Emily J. Blanchard
Associate Professor of Business Administration
Professor Blanchard's research lies at the intersection of international economics and public policy. Her work explores the impact of global value chains on 21st century trade policy and the interaction of globalization and education. At Tuck, she teaches the core course Global Economics for Managers and a research to practice seminar on firms and international economic policy.
Professor of Business Administration
Laurens Debo is a Professor of Operations Management at Tuck. Previously, he was on the faculty of the Tepper School of Business of Carnegie Mellon University and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Professor Debo’s research focuses on the behavior of consumers and providers in different service settings. On the consumer side, he investigates how strategic consumer behavior shapes the demand for services. On the supply side, he studies the management of “discretionary services,” whose value to the consumer increases with the actual service time. His research has appeared in Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Management Science, Operations Research and Production and Operations Management, among other journals. A part of his research has been funded by the NSF. He is an associate editor for Management Science, Manufacturing & Services Operations Management and Operations Research, a senior editor for Production and Operations Management, and serves on the editorial board of Service Science.
Aram M. Donigian T’08
Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Aram Donigian served in the U.S. Army for 21 years as an infantry and public-affairs officer, deploying three times to Afghanistan. Donigian cofounded the West Point Negotiation Project and is the coauthor of several articles on negotiation within the military context. Donigian currently teaches the Negotiations course at Tuck and works closely with the Tuck Business Bridge Program.
Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management
Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. VG was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt to write “How GE is Disrupting Itself”, the Harvard Business Review (HBR) article that pioneered the concept of reverse innovation–any innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. HBR picked reverse innovation as one of the Great Moments in Management in the Last Century. In the latest Thinkers50 Rankings, he was ranked the #1 Indian Management Thinker.
Joseph M. Hall
Senior Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning; David T. McLaughlin D’54, T’55 Clinical Professor
Steven J. Kahl D’91
Faculty Director, Center for Entrepreneurship; Clinical Professor of Business Administration
Steve Kahl teaches the core course Leading Organizations and an elective course called Leading Entrepreneurial Organizations. He is also the faculty director of Tuck's Center for Entrepreneurship and is actively involved with entrepreneurship activities on campus. Prior to Tuck, Steve was an Assistant Professor of Organizations and Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business from 2007–12. Prior to academia, he was a vice president in Global Investment Research at Goldman, Sachs & Co, a former research analyst at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Inc., and consultant at Deloitte & Touche and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Kevin Lane Keller
Senior Associate Dean of Marketing and Communications; E.B. Osborn Professor of Marketing
Kevin Lane Keller is an international leader in the study of brands, branding, and strategic brand management, with research focused on improving marketing strategies through an understanding of consumer behavior. He has served as a consultant and advisor to marketers for some of the world’s most successful brands. He teaches the elective Strategic Brand Management.
Courtney Hurley Pierson T’01
Clinical Professor of Management; Faculty Advisor, First-Year Project
Phillip C. Stocken
Jack Byrne Professor of Accounting
Phil Stocken specializes in accounting and business analysis. He teaches accounting and financial management, analysis, and reporting in both executive education programs and MBA classes. He is highly skilled at conveying the essential information in financial statements and financial statement analysis to audiences with varying levels of financial experience and understanding.