2005-2006 Faculty Fellows
Announcement from the Provost's Office:
Appointment of Wilson Center Faculty Fellows 2005-2006
I am pleased to announce that professors James Gabberty, Brian Nickerson, and Joseph Pastore will serve as the first class of Faculty Fellows to the Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship. The Fellows, who represent Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, the Lubin School of Business, and the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, will serve a one-year term, during which they will develop specific projects (case studies, curriculum, publications) that support the Center’s mission and help create a community of scholars exploring social entrepreneurship.
Dr. James Gabberty plans to conduct publishable research into the uses of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) throughout the world by the poor and disenfranchised. The study will assess how information technology is used in innovative ways to produce a positive return for these users, and how nongovernmental organizations contribute to those uses. The case study-style ‘vignettes’ may then be used as a basis for a course curriculum he would develop. The resulting social entrepreneurship course would charge students to write further illustrative cases in the form of research papers.
Brian J. Nickerson, Ph.D., J.D. will revise the certificate in nonprofit management in order to create a multidisciplinary program that combines courses offered from Dyson, Lubin, and the Seidenberg schools. This credit program, aimed at individuals working in the nonprofit sector, will serve to introduce those students to the MBA, the MPA, and the Masters in Internet Technologies programs. Professor Nickerson has also expressed interest in developing a case study from the nonprofit field.
Dr. Joseph M. Pastore, Jr. will work on the development of a new program which aims to help experienced individuals make a successful transition from work in business to work in nonprofit organizations. The initial design of this program is to combine educational sessions with working experience through internships or volunteer projects. The combination of the academic and experiential will help both the executive students and the organizations they work with to learn about the other. Pastore will lead the development of the curriculum and advise in the planning and market research the Center will conduct with Pace graduates and others.
All three Fellows will participate in the development of Wilson Center strategy and programs and in communication about the Center to students, faculty, and others interested in social entrepreneurship.
Please join me in wishing professors Gabberty, Nickerson, and Pastore much success as they strengthen the Wilson Center.
Applications for the 2006-2007 Wilson Center Fellows program are available from the Center.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
7 November 2005
Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship
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