Affiliated Faculty & Fellows

José Cossa

Affiliated Faculty

Peabody

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José Cossa

Affiliated Faculty

José Cossa is a scholar with interests centered on justice at the local and global level. Cossa holds a Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies with a depth area in Comparative and International Education from Loyola University Chicago. He is the author of Power, Politics, and Higher Education: International Regimes, Local Governments, and Educational Autonomy, published in 2008 by Cambria Press.

Cossa’s experience in higher education includes serving as a Ph.D. Methodologist at Walden University, a Dissertation Second Reader at Pan-African Theological Seminary in Togo; serving as a Visiting Associate Professor at the American University in Cairo, Egypt; and, teaching at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Education, Colgate University, Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communication, Loyola University Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Dominican University’s School of Leadership and Continuing Studies, and Cape Theological Seminary in Cape Town, South Africa.

Cossa’s areas of expertise include education, policy (educational, social, political, and economic), power dynamics in negotiation, international development, global and social justice, organizational leadership, organizational assessment, strategic planning, broadening participation, gender mainstreaming, racial mainstreaming, cultural mainstreaming, internationalization, post-conflict reconstruction, peace initiatives, good governance, youth empowerment, and related areas.

Cossa was the recipient of the 2012 Joyce Cain Award for Distinguished Research on People of African Descent, awarded by the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). As an active member of CIES, he has served in the Nominations Committee; as Program Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group (ASIG); as a member of the Investment Committee; and, as Chair of the Joyce Cain Award Committee for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 terms.

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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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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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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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Jim Schorr

Affiliated Faculty

Owen

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Jim Schorr

Affiliated Faculty

As a founder of Net Impact and CEO of a pioneering social enterprise organization, Jim Schorr is one of the nation’s leading experts in social entrepreneurship. He has taught at Vanderbilt since 2009.

As an MBA student in 1992, Jim was inspired by the idea and ideals of emerging “triple bottom line” businesses, and went on to help launch Net Impact. The organization went on to become a force in management education, inspiring a generation of MBA students at 200+ business schools on six continents to leverage the power of business and their careers to improve the state of the world. Jim subsequently served for 10 years as a director and board chairman during Net Impact’s growth and global expansion in the 2000s.

From 2000-07, Jim was CEO of Juma Ventures, a San Francisco-based organization that is widely regarded as one of the pioneering social enterprises in the U.S. Juma develops and operates businesses to create job opportunities for disadvantaged youth. During his tenure, the organization became nationally recognized as one of the success stories in the developing social enterprise field. Today, more than 90% of youth participants advance to college each year, and Juma’s enterprises are scaling nationally.

Jim is the CEO of Social Enterprise Alliance, a field-building organization that champions the work of social enterprises in the U.S. He has served on the board of directors of the Social Enterprise World Forum since its inception and is an informal advisor to numerous social enterprises and entrepreneurs.

Jim teaches courses on social entrepreneurship at Owen and at Vanderbilt’s Peabody School of Education. He also has a co-teaching role in Project Pyramid — an interdisciplinary student-driven program at Vanderbilt that involves developing solutions to global poverty.

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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.

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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