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Faculty & Staff

Faculty members who teach in the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise include both professors at the forefront of their academic fields and full-time practitioners in social enterprise who teach as adjuncts. Both are a vital resource for MBA students and graduates. Social enterprise faculty members expose students to new ideas, theory, and research, offer educational and career advice, and provide a starting point for networking with organizations relevant to social enterprise areas in the nonprofit, public, and business sectors.

Faculty members are involved in research projects, external working groups, conference and student club activities, and student organized study trips. Read about other faculty activities in the news section.

Staff members of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise work closely with individual students and student clubs to provide experiential and educational learning opportunities, career advice, and connections between organizations and the social enterprise community at Columbia Business School, across Columbia University and beyond.

Faculty Member

Interest Areas

Raymond Fisman
Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise,
Finance and Economics;
Co-Director, Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

Business in developing countries; Corruption and business; Finance and trade in emerging markets; International development; Nonprofit and Corporate governance; Managerial and Behavioral Economics; Corporate Social Responsibility

Bruce Usher
Adjunct Professor,
Finance and Economics;
Executive-in-Residence; and
Elizabeth B. Strickler '86 and
Mark T. Gallogly '86 Faculty Director

Finance and Sustainability; Renewable energy; Climate change; Capital Markets and environmental market mechanisms; Investment Management and Socially Responsible Investing; Commercial Banking, sustainable international development, and poverty, International project finance

Raymond Horton
Frank R. Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance,
Director of social enterprise programs in Executive Education;
Founder, Social Enterprise Program

Nonprofit and Public management; Public / Municipal finance and urban affairs; Modern political economy; Business Values and Ethics; Corporate Social Responsibility

Geoffrey Heal
Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility,
Finance and Economics

Business and the environment; Environmental Conservation; Valuation of environmental assets and market mechanisms; Socially Responsible Investing; Sustainability; Managerial Economics; Risk Management, Derivatives and Insurance and Reinsurance; Homeland Security

Joseph Stiglitz
Professor, Finance and Economics;
Executive Director and Co-founder,The Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

Economics of Information; Globalization and global economic policies; International development; Political economy; Monetary and International economics; and other areas

Suresh Sundaresan
Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation Professor of Financial Institutions,
Finance and Economics

Microfinance; Microinsurance; Delivery mechanisms for emergency aid relief; Credit mechanisms in the developing world; Asset allocation; Debt markets

Linda Green
Armand G. Erpf Professor of the Modern Corporation,
Decision, Risk and Operations;
Founder and co-director of the Columbia Alliance for Healthcare Management

Healthcare; operational efficiency and effectiveness in health care delivery systems; Operations research and management

Medini Singh
Visiting Associate Professor,
Decision, Risk and Operations

Service operations in the nonprofit and business sectors; Nonprofit management; Supply chain management; Manufacturing and service systems; Operations management

Melissa Berman
Adjunct Professor,
Management and Social Enterprise

Strategic Philanthropy and Social Venture Capital; Nonprofit and Foundation Management; Program Evaluations; Nonprofit Governance

Jonas Hjort
Assistant Professor,
Finance and Economics

International Development and Innovation; Small and Medium Enterprise Development; East Africa, Asia and other Emerging Markets

Amy Houston
Adjunct Professor,
Management and Social Enterprise

Nonprofit organizational development; Nonprofit consulting; Nonprofit governance

Pamela Hartigan
Adjunct Professor,
Management and Social Enterprise

Social entrepreneurship and innovation; International development; Multilateral health organizations

Doug Bauer
Adjunct Professor,
Management and Social Enterprise

Nonprofit management, effectiveness, and innovation in social sector organizations; Philanthropy and foundations; Nonprofit finance and reporting; Nonprofit boards and governance; Fundraising

Rick Larson
Adjunct Professor,
Management and Social Enterprise

Sustainable Ventures; Social Venture Capital; Social Entrepreneurship; Environment and conservation

Tracy Breslin
Adjunct Associate Professor,
Management and Social Enterprise

Education and Leadership; Nonprofit consulting and management; Social Entrepreneurship and Education; Public education

Staff Member

Area and Contact

Sandra Navalli
Senior Director

Curriculum, Research and Program Management

Diana Rambeau
Events and Programs

Speakers; Conferences and Symposia; Annual Reception; Club Events

Sandi Wright
NBLP Program

Nonprofit Board Leadership Program, New York Nonprofit Partnerships

Gwen Shufro
NBLP Program

Nonprofit Board Leadership Program, Resource Development

Heather Barbakoff

Communications and Marketing

Bianca Bellino
Administrative Coordinator

International Development Travel Fund

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