2006-2007 Faculty Fellows

Announcement From the Provost’s Office:

Appointment of Wilson Center Faculty Fellows 2006-2007

I am pleased to announce that professors Dennis Anderson, Alan Eisner, and Grant Loavenbruck will serve as the 2006-2007 class of Faculty Fellows to the Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship. The Wilson 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 during the 2006-2007 academic year, during which they will develop specific projects that support the Center’s mission and help create a community of scholars exploring social entrepreneurship.

Dennis S. Anderson is Associate Dean and Professor at the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. As a Wilson Fellow, he will mentor five UN Fulbright Fellows and help them explore how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) could address some of the problems they face in their home countries and how they might develop nongovernmental organizations to address those challenges. He will also bring the experiences with the Fulbright Fellows to a graduate seminar on global digital divide and explore how digital divide projects including MIT's DakNet Project are replicable and could be applied to other communities.

Alan B. Eisner is Associate Professor of Management & Management Science and Graduate Program Chair at the Lubin School of Business. As a Wilson Fellow he will focus on a case study project focused on nonprofit agencies, writing cases for the capstone strategic management course. Investigation and analysis of case studies of nonprofit administrative situations offers the opportunity for application of theory and issues of practice. He will work with the Center to select case study organizations that highlight strategic topics and offer excellent learning opportunities for students.

Grant P. Loavenbruck is Research Professor and Director of Continuing Professional Education, Michaelian Institute for Public Policy and Management. As a Wilson Fellow he will develop and deliver a series of management training sessions for New York City nonprofit executives working on earned income ventures. The training, offered in collaboration with local nonprofit organizations, will aim to strengthen management capability to develop and implement such income-generating programs.

All three Fellows will participate in the development of the Wilson Center and in communication about the Center to students, faculty, and others interested in social entrepreneurship.

Please join me in wishing professors Anderson, Eisner, and Loavenbruck much success as they strengthen the Wilson Center.


Applications for the 2007-2008 Wilson Center Fellows program are available from the Center Web site.

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

23 June 2006

Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship
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