Faculty Committee 2018-2019

 

BEO Faculty Committee 2018-2019
Brendan McNally, Interim DirectorBrendan McNally, Interim Director

Interim Director, C.V. Starr Program in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations

Brendan McNally is responsible for supporting faculty and students in curricular and co-curricular initiatives including academic advising, course planning, capstone project development, student mentoring, student internships, community connections and alumni engagement.

Brendan is a key member of the instructional team for BEO’s senior capstone course that requires students to solve real-world challenges of for-profit, nonprofit and startup organizations. Brendan is a frequent mentor and advisor to start-up teams, student organizations and the Providence-based Social Enterprise Greenhouse.

Brendan served as founding director of the RI Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RI-CIE), a statewide collaborative effort launched in 2009 to advance innovation and entrepreneurship in Rhode Island. He has worked in Office of the President at Brown coordinating special projects in support of the university’s strategic plans and has worked in consulting roles for Bank of America, Met Life, US Military Sea Lift Command, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and American Management Systems. He received a BA from Bowdoin College and an MBA from the Simon School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester.

Lisa DiCarlo, Ph.D.Lisa DiCarlo, Ph.D.

Organizational Studies Track Advisor and Lecturer of Sociology

Professor DiCarlo  taught at Babson College (2001-2011) before coming to Brown in 2012. An anthropologist by training, her research interests center on the migration of people and ideas, most recently at the intersection of innovation and social entrepreneurship. She is the author of Migrating to America: Transnational Social Networks and Regional Identity among Turkish Migrants (IB Tauris 2008). In addition, she has written on social innovation, the use of ethnographic methods in entrepreneurship and business curriculum, anthropological approaches to the study of entrepreneurship, and on the importance of understanding context in the process of social venture creation. Professor DiCarlo's research focuses on the Mediterranean region in general and Turkey in particular. She is currently working on the creation of a digital-born publication on the topic of refugees in the age of technology. 

Jason Harry, Ph.D.Jason Harry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of the Practice, Engineering

Professor Harry has over 30 years of commercial and academic experience in the medical device field. He is the Founder and CEO of Lucidux, an early-stage medical device company developing advanced imaging technologies for minimally invasive surgery. Previously he was founder and CEO of Afferent Corporation, which focused on neurostimulation technologies to treat chronic dysfunction stemming from stroke, aging, and diabetes. Prior to founding Afferent, he was VP of Research Engineering at NMT Medical, Inc., Boston, MA, a company in the field of minimally invasive cardiovascular implants. 

Patrick Heller, Ph.D.Patrick Heller, Ph.D.

The Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology and International Studies

Professor Heller is the director of the development research program at the Watson Institute of International Studies and Public Affairs. His main area of research is the comparative study of social inequality and democratic deepening. He has published articles on urbanization, comparative democracy, social movements, development policy, civil society and state transformation.


Brian Knight, Ph.D.Brian Knight, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics, Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and BEO Business Economics Track Advisor

Professor Knight previously worked as an economist in the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board and has held visiting faculty positions at Yale University and Harvard University. He received his PhD in 2000 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.S. in 1992 from Miami University. Research interests include political economy, fiscal federalism, and local public finance. His research has been published in American Economic ReviewQuarterly Journal of EconomicsJournal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and StatisticsJournal of the European Economic Association, Economic JournalInternational Economic Review, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics and Journal of Public Economics. He has served as a co-editor at the Journal of Public Economics and on the editorial boards at the American Economic ReviewAmerican Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and the National Tax Journal.

Larry Larson, Ph.D.Larry Larson, Ph.D.

Sorenson Family Dean of Engineering, Professor of Engineering, Founding Dean of the School of Engineering

Dean Larson is a pioneer in microelectronics technology and wireless communications. Prior to Brown, he spent over 30 years in academic and private industry research including the University of California–San Diego Hughes Research Laboratories where he pioneered the development of analog integrated circuits and new generations of low-noise high-electron mobility transistors (HEMTs), as well as microwave integrated circuits in SiGe HBT technology. 

Eric Suuberg, Ph.D.Eric Suuberg, Ph.D.

The C.V. Starr Professor of Engineering

Professor Suuberg leads a research program in energy and environmental research in addition to his activities in BEO and the School of Engineering's Program in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME). His research interests range from how environmental pollutants can influence indoor air quality through the vapor intrusion process, to the properties of polycyclic aromatic compounds. 

Danny Warshay, MBADanny Warshay, MBA

Executive Director, Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship

Danny Warshay, Professor of the Practice in Engineering is an alumnus of Brown (A.B., History, 1987). In addition to being the first Executive Director of the Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, he teaches a course, ENGN 1010: The Entrepreneurial Process, which the Critical Review recognized s the highest-rated course in the University. Danny is also a member of the entrepreneurship faculty in the Tel Aviv University MBA program and leads intensive Entrepreneurial Process workshops in corporate, governmental, and academic contexts throughout the United States, and in China, Egypt, Portugal, Bahrain, Slovenia, South Africa, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, and the UK.

 

David Weil, Ph.D.David Weil, Ph.D.

James and Merryl Tisch Professor of Economics

Professor Weil, is an alumnus of Brown (A.B., History, 1982). He returned to Brown as an Assistant Professor in 1990, after receiving his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. He has been a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1997.