Affiliated Faculty & Fellows

Bart Victor

Faculty Director

Owen

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Bart Victor

Faculty Director

Cal Turner Professor of Moral Leadership Across the Professions for Vanderbilt University
Ph.D. Business Administration, University of North Carolina

Dr. Victor joined the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management faculty from the Institute for Management Development International (IMD), in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he was Professor of Management and Director of the Program for Management Development. Prior to IMD, Dr. Victor was on the faculties of the University of North Carolina and the University of Nebraska. In addition to serving on the Advisory Board for the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures, Dr. Victor leads the Project Pyramid program.

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Lauren Rogal

Affiliated Faculty

Law

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Lauren Rogal

Affiliated Faculty

Lauren Rogal is launching Vanderbilt’s new Community Enterprise Clinic, in which students will support nonprofit organizations and start-up entrepreneurs, in fall 2017. Rogal began her legal career as an associate with Klamp & Associates, a D.C.-based law firm that represents nonprofits and social enterprises, where she focused on developing sustainable financing structures for community development and facilitated complex international transactions. She continued to practice of counsel with the firm from 2015 to 2017 while pursuing an LL.M. in advocacy and teaching the Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown.

Her current scholarship focuses on reforming executive compensation in the nonprofit sector. Rogal is affiliated with the law school’s Social Justice, Law and Business and Law and Innovation programs. She earned her J.D. cum laude at the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Clarence Darrow Scholar, and also holds a B.A. magna cum laude in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, where she was associate editor of Perspectives Journal of International Development.

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Joerg Rieger

Affiliated Faculty

Divinity

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Joerg Rieger

Affiliated Faculty

Joerg Rieger is the Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair of Wesleyan Studies and Distinguished Professor of Theology at Vanderbilt’s Divinity School. Previously he was the Wendland-Cook Endowed Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He received an M.Div. from the Theologische Hochschule Reutlingen, Germany, a Th.M. from Duke Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in religion and ethics from Duke University.

For more than two decades he has worked to bring together theology and the struggles for justice and liberation that mark our age. His work addresses the relation of theology and public life, reflecting on the misuse of power in religion, politics, and economics. His main interest is in developments and movements that bring about change and in the positive contributions of religion and theology. His constructive work in theology draws on a wide range of historical and contemporary traditions, with a concern for manifestations of the divine in the pressures of everyday life.

 

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Kendall Park

Postdoctoral Fellow

Owen

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Kendall Park

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kendall Park is a Pathways Postdoctoral Fellow at Owen Graduate School of Management and a Scholar in Residence at the Tuner Family Center. Her current scholarship focuses on for-profit social enterprises and impact measurement systems. She has published research on cause marketing, the determinants of ethical consumption, and the characteristics of ethical consumers. Her most recent work explores social entrepreneurship and the ways for-profit social enterprises balance their social and financial goals.

Park received her Ph.D. in Sociology at Princeton University, where she received the Dean’s Fellowship. She holds a B.A. summa cum laude in Neuroscience and Psychology from Vanderbilt University.  She has served as a writer for Social Enterprise Alliance and an editor for the American Sociological Association’s Economic Sociology Journal.

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Corey Cleek

Affiliated Faculty

Owen

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Corey Cleek

Affiliated Faculty

Corey Cleek is CEO of Uloop, Executive Chairman of ABLE, and Marketing Professor at Vanderbilt University.  Corey has spent the past 20 years at Online Media and E-Commerce companies including eBay, CitySearch, and Amazon.  Corey is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Mark Cohen

Affiliated Faculty

Owen

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Mark Cohen

Affiliated Faculty

Mark Cohen is a leading expert on environmental regulation and disclosure policies, as well as corporate crime and punishment. His extensive career in academia and the private and public sectors has seen him publish over 100 articles and books on a wide variety of topics, serve in several capacities within the Federal Government, and consult with major corporations. Professor Cohen’s 2001 paper with Shameek Konar – Does the Market Value Environmental Performance? – was cited as one of the 75 seminal and most influential articles in the field of Business and the Natural Environment. At Vanderbilt, Cohen teaches Corporate Strategies for Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Issues; Financial Analysis of ESG Data; The Future of Energy Markets in a Low Carbon Economy; Law and Business of Climate Change; and an international project course, Doing Business in Israel.

Brian McCann

Affiliated Faculty

Owen

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Brian McCann

Affiliated Faculty

Professor Brian McCann is an authority in the field of strategic management. McCann has more than ten years of industry experience, including running JMD Development, Inc., a residential land development company; serving as the CFO for the Internet start-up Solve Interactive; and developing new strategic initiatives for the Dayton Development Coalition, a non-profit economic development group.

Professor McCann’s work has appeared in such leading journals as the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, and the Journal of Management. He is also the co-author (with fellow Owen professor Luke Froeb) of the leading textbook Managerial Economics: A Problem-Solving Approach, which was originally published in 2007 by South-Western and is currently under revision for a fourth edition.

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Dave Owens

Affiliated Faculty

Owen

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Dave Owens

Affiliated Faculty

Professor Owens serves on the faculty at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management in the area of management, where he also directs the Executive Development Institute. Specializing in innovation and new product development, he is known as a dynamic speaker and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. He provides consulting services for a wide range of clients around the world, and his work has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, London Guardian and San Jose Mercury News, as well as on NPR’s Marketplace. He has done product design work for well-known firms including Daimler Benz, Apple Computer, Dell Computer, Coleman Camping, Corning World Kitchen, Steelcase and IDEO Product Development. He has also served as CEO of a large consumer electronics firm, Griffin Technology.

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Mumin Kurtulus

Affiliated Faculty

Owen

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Mumin Kurtulus

Affiliated Faculty

Mumin Kurtulus is associate professor of operations management at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. He joined Vanderbilt in 2005 after getting his PhD in Operations Management from INSEAD in France.

Mumin’s research focuses on retail supply chains and explores the effectiveness of various manufacturer-retailer collaboration practices such as category management, collaborative forecasting, and direct-store delivery. His more recent research examines the implications of private labels on the retailers’ category management strategy.

Mumin currently teaches operations management classes in the MBA and Executive MBA programs at Owen.  His operations management courses focus on questions related to design, management, and execution of processes in service and manufacturing organizations. Mumin has also taught the operations management class in the full time MBA program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

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Sarah Suiter

Affiliated Faculty

Peabody

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Sarah Suiter

Affiliated Faculty

Professor Suiter employs social and political theory as a lens through which to explore health and mental health challenges for persons returning to their communities from institutional settings, such as prison or inpatient drug rehabilitation programs. Additionally, Professor Suiter studies the way engaged learning experiences influence student learning and development, as well as the communities with which they are engaged.

Professor Suiter’s primary teaching responsibilities lie with the Community Development & Action M.Ed. program, and include Proseminar, Program Evaluation, and Community Health. Professor Suiter has worked with a number of community organizations in Nashville, the United States, and abroad, including Magdalene House, Renewal House, Project Return, and Centerstone Research Institute.

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