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Retiring Professors Honored for Service to Babson College

Five retiring Babson faculty members were recently honored for their outstanding service to the College. Said Babson’s Dean of Faculty Carolyn Hotchkiss, “As active scholars, our retiring faculty made significant contributions to the world’s knowledge of business and entrepreneurship, and we will miss their dedication to our students’ success.”

Watch Dean Hotchkiss’ presentation at the 2015 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony »

Retiring Babson Faculty members include:

DoverProfessor Dover taught courses on Strategic Market Planning at the MBA level and on Marketing and Strategy topics at Babson Executive Education (BEE), where he led custom programs on strategic market management and corporate entrepreneurship topics for major global companies. Dr. Dover’s academic and business interests lie in the management of high technology products and services, entrepreneurial management, strategic market planning, and services marketing. He continues to teach, consult, and publish widely in these areas, collaborating with a number of multinational corporations and offering seminars at leading European business schools. He undertakes cooperative applied research projects with academic colleagues (currently in the UK and Germany) and industry practitioners.
EngProfessor Ng has been with Babson College since 1976. He served as Chair of the Marketing Division from 1990 to 1996 and was appointed Babson Leadership Professor in September 2001. He consults in the areas of high technology marketing and business in Greater China and has been a founder or board of directors member for several American and Chinese start-up companies, including office products, software, and magnetic media firms. He traveled extensively in China as a Fulbright Scholar doing research and teaching international marketing and small business entrepreneurship. Dr. Ng has written texts in statistics and promotion. His articles and presentations deal with market research, modeling, market segmentation, and competitive structure. Current writings and presentations about China deal with human resources, state-owned enterprise reform, and the business environment of Greater China. In 1994, Dr. Ng was the recipient of Babson’s most prestigious award, The Carpenter Prize.
HennesseyProfessor Hennessey was the academic dean of the Babson College undergraduate program for six years. He developed and taught courses in both the MBA and undergraduate programs and was previously a Faculty Director at Babson Executive Education, responsible for custom program design, program development and delivery, selection and coaching of faculty, and client relationships and business development. Professor Hennessey taught finance including shareholder value, finance for the non-financial manager, mergers and acquisitions, economic value added, real options, and financial statement analysis. He also taught corporate entrepreneurship with a focus on corporate venturing and strategy.
LevyProfessor Levy developed a strong stream of research in retailing, business logistics, financial retailing strategy, pricing, and sales management. He has published over 50 articles in leading marketing and logistics journals, including the Journal of Retailing, Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and Journal of Marketing Research. He coauthored Retailing Management, 9e (2015), which is the best-selling retailing text in the world. Professor Levy has worked in retailing and related disciplines throughout his professional life.
RafiiProfessor Farshad Rafii was the Founding Director of the Center for Technology and Enterprise at Babson College, an industry-funded center for conducting research on how business enterprises can best create and leverage technological innovation for competitive advantage. He has been involved in several innovative curriculum-design projects, including a leading role in the creation of Babson’s well-regarded integrated M.B.A. program and the creation of a hands-on product design and development laboratory course for MBA students. He also has considerable experience in the design and development of custom executive education programs for companies in high-tech and financial services industries.