Faculty

In addition to conducting research and leading studies in academic institutions, our distinguished faculty members are firmly committed to developing the next generation of multicultural leaders.

Dr. Phillip L. Clay Professor
City Planning and ex-Chancellor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Phillip L. Clay, Professor of City Planning, was the Chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from June 2001 to March 2011. He is currently on sabbatical until 2012, when he will return to his faculty responsibilities in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. Prior to his position as Chancellor, Professor

Phillip L. Clay, Professor of City Planning, was the Chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from June 2001 to March 2011. He is currently on sabbatical until 2012, when he will return to his faculty responsibilities in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT.

Prior to his position as Chancellor, Professor Clay held several other positions at MIT. A member of the MIT faculty since 1975, Professor Clay served as Associate Provost in the Office of the Provost from 1994 to 2001. He was the Head of the Department of Urban Studies and Planning from 1992 to 1994 and its Associate Department Head during 1990 to 1992. From 1980 to 1984, Professor Clay served as the Assistant Director of the Joint Center for Urban Studies of MIT and Harvard.

Outside of MIT, Professor Clay is widely known for his work in U.S. housing policy and community-based development and has been involved in several studies that received national attention.   He later served on the national commission that recommended the policy that became part of the Housing Act of 1990. His research and writing continue to explore U.S. housing and urban policy.

Professor Clay is a founding member of the National Housing Trust that continues to address the issue of housing preservation. He is also President of the Board of The Community Builders, Inc., the nation’s largest nonprofit developer of affordable housing. He served as Chairman of the Board of Roxbury Community College from 2002 to 2006. Additionally, he has served as a consultant to numerous agencies and foundations. He also maintains extensive involvement in community and professional activities, including memberships on other local and national boards and committees. He serves as a member and Vice Chair of the MasterCard Foundation board. In addition, he serves on the Kresge Foundation Board, and on the Board of Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Among other works, his publications include two books, Neighborhood Renewal: Middleclass Resettlement and Incumbent Upgrading in American Neighborhoods, and Neighborhood Politics and Planning (with Rob Hollister).

Professor Clay is a native of Wilmington North Carolina. He received the AB degree with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1968 and his Ph.D. in City Planning in 1975 from MIT.

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Dr. Vijay Govindarajan Professor
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Vijay Govindarajan is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE’s CEO

Vijay Govindarajan is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. He is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He 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 rated reverse innovation as one of the ten big ideas of the decade.

VG writes about innovation and execution on his blog and through his quarterly newsletter, Harvard Business Review, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. He is a co-leader of a global initiative to design a $300 House-for-the-poor.

Govindarajan has been identified as a leading management thinker by influential publications including: Outstanding Faculty, named by Business Week in its Guide to Best B-Schools; Top Ten Business School Professor in Corporate Executive Education, named by Business Week; Top Five Most Respected Executive Coach on Strategy, rated by Forbes; Top 50 Management Thinker, named by The London Times; Rising Super Star, cited by The Economist; Outstanding Teacher of the Year, voted by MBA students.

Prior to joining the faculty at Tuck, VG was on the faculties of Harvard Business School, INSEAD (Fontainebleau) and the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad, India).

The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in research, Govindarajan was inducted into the Academy of Management Journals’ Hall of Fame, and ranked by Management International Review as one of the Top 20 North American Superstars for research in strategy and organization. One of his papers was recognized as one of the ten most-often cited articles in the entire 40-year history of Academy of Management Journal.

VG is a rare faculty who has published more than ten articles in the top academic journals (Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal) and more than ten articles in prestigious practitioner journals including several best-selling HBR articles. He received one of the McKinsey Awards for the best article in HBR in 2010. He has published ten books, including international best sellers Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators and The Other Side of Innovation.

VG has worked with CEOs and top management teams in more than 25% of the Fortune 500 firms to discuss, challenge, and escalate their thinking about strategy. His clients include: Boeing, Coca-Cola, Colgate, Deere, FedEx, GE, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, J.P. Morgan Chase, J&J, New York Times, P&G, Sony, and Wal-Mart. He is a keynote speaker in CEO Forums and major conferences including the BusinessWeek CEO Forum, HSM World Business Forum, and World Economic Forum at Davos.

VG received his doctorate from the Harvard Business School and was awarded the Robert Bowne Prize for the best thesis proposal. He also received his MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School where he was included in the Dean’s Honor List. Prior to this, VG received his Chartered Accountancy degree in India where he was awarded the President’s Gold Medal for obtaining the first rank nationwide.

Vijay Govindarajan, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, 100 Tuck Hall, Hanover, NH 03755, Tel. 603-646-2156, Fax. 603-646-1308, vg@dartmouth.edu.

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Fred Harburg Managing Partner
Harburg Consulting LLC

Fred Harburg is a clinical professor and Executive Director at Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Leadership Institute providing Boards, CEOs and C-Suite Teams with catalyzing research and growth guidance from the world’s leading thinkers and experts.  Fred served as the Chief Learning Officer and President of Motorola University and Senior Vice President for Leadership and

Fred Harburg is a clinical professor and Executive Director at Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Leadership Institute providing Boards, CEOs and C-Suite Teams with catalyzing research and growth guidance from the world’s leading thinkers and experts.  Fred served as the Chief Learning Officer and President of Motorola University and Senior Vice President for Leadership and Learning at Fidelity Investments.

He began his career as a pilot and was a flight instructor for some of the first US Air Force female pilots.  He has lectured at MIT, Harvard Business School and Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, is a senior fellow at PathNorth, and for the Human Performance Institute’s Thought Leadership Council.  Fred’s grasp of leadership, organizations, and performance, coupled with his capacity to coach leaders to excellence, make him sought after as a keynote speaker, executive coach, writer and organizational consultant.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the US Air Force Academy and his MBA from UCLA.

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Susan Hodgkinson Founder and Principal
The Personal Brand Company

Susan Hodgkinson is a trailblazer in personal branding, and founded The Personal Brand Company in 1994. She is a leadership development expert, award-winning executive coach, and professional speaker. Hodgkinson was the first practitioner in the US to combine 15 years of a corporate marketing and branding approach to developing leaders, and the first to build

Susan Hodgkinson is a trailblazer in personal branding, and founded The Personal Brand Company in 1994. She is a leadership development expert, award-winning executive coach, and professional speaker. Hodgkinson was the first practitioner in the US to combine 15 years of a corporate marketing and branding approach to developing leaders, and the first to build a leadership development model—“The 5 P’s of Leadership Brand®” –fusing the two disciplines.

Hodgkinson was the first practitioner in the US to create a leadership development model that incorporated the needs and issues of women and people of color into the mainstream framework, vs. creating a ‘separate’ framework for these talent pools.

She works with thousands of professionals in a diverse array of businesses who know they must strategically manage their own professional learning, leadership development and personal brand to succeed—for their company and themselves.

In 2005, Hodgkinson published The Leader’s Edge: Using Personal Branding to Drive Performance and Profit with iUniverse. The book has sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide and received the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in 2009.

The Leader’s Edge is now considered to be the defining textbook on personal branding for leaders in the US and abroad.
Hodgkinson’s work has most recently been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Indian Express, The Detroit Free Press, Essence Magazine, The Boston Globe, Fox News, Chronicle, and other major electronic media and syndicated business columns. She holds her MBA from Simmons School of Management and is on the Executive Education faculty there and at other business schools and Leadership Institutes.

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