Babson College Honors Faculty of the Year James Bradford and Kevin Mulvaney
At 2017 Commencement ceremonies, Babson College named James Bradford its ‘Undergraduate Teacher of the Year’ and presented Kevin Mulvaney with the F.W Olin Graduate School of Business ‘Thomas Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence.’
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Undergraduate Teacher of the Year
James Bradford is an Adjunct Lecturer in the History & Society Division at Babson College. He was awarded the John F. Richards Fellowship from the Afghanistan Institute of Afghanistan Studies to research the history of opium production, use, and trade in Afghanistan. His research led to the publication of his article, “Drug Control in Afghanistan: Culture, Politics, and Power during the 1958 Prohibition of Opium in Badakhshan,” in the Journal of Iranian Studies.
Bradford’s broader research interests include U.S. foreign policy, the illicit drug trade, and issues related to state building, globalization, and economic development in South Asia and the world. He also teaches classes on the global drug trade, human rights, political and social revolutions, South Asia, and U.S. foreign policy in the world at Berklee College of Music.
Thomas Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence
teaches ‘M&A for Entrepreneurs’, a middle-market M&A course; and ‘Buying a Small Business.’ He also mentors students in live consulting projects.
Mulvaney is President of Strategic Advisors Group, a specialty consulting firm which advises CEOs and business owners facing important strategic challenges and M&A decisions. In addition, he has served as an expert witness in Federal Court cases, conducted governance review projects, and mentored management teams and business owners to achieve improved teamwork and results.
Before forming his consulting practice, he served as President of DRI/McGraw-Hill, the world’s largest econometric publishing, data, and consulting firm with offices in ten countries. Prior to DRI/McGraw-Hill, Mulvaney spent 23 years at Bank of Boston where he held a number of executive management positions. He was also the Global Banking Group Executive (Executive Vice President) from 1988-1992, and Chairman of the Bank of Boston Venture Capital/Mezzanine Finance investment committee and a member of the bank’s management committee, senior loan committees, and asset/liability committees.
Over his career, Mulvaney has contributed to the success of many enterprises as a member of their Boards of Directors. His experience includes manufacturing, numerous financial services firms and many non-profit organizations. He has served as Chair of the Board, led Board Committees, and managed strategic planning reviews.