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Babson Faculty Spring Promotions

Seven Babson scholars and teachers have received appointments or promotions this spring.

  • Phil Kim, Entrepreneurship, received Tenure.
  • Ian Lapp, History and Undergraduate Dean, appointment as Senior Lecturer.
  • Phil Licari, Technology, Operations, and Information, promotion to Senior Lecturer.
  • Ken Matsuno, Marketing, promotion to full Professor.
  • Brigitte Muehlmann, Accounting and Law, received Tenure and promotion to full Professor.
  • Salvatore Parise, Technology, Operations, and Information, promotion to full Professor.
  • Megan Way, Economics, received Tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.


2016-Phillip-KimPhil Kim

Phillip H. Kim is an internationally recognized expert on entrepreneurship. He studies, teaches, and advises on different aspects of how entrepreneurial ideas become reality. Specifically, his research interests include start-up processes and founding teams, institutions and entrepreneurship, cross-national differences in entrepreneurship (especially in emerging economies), technology entrepreneurship, and innovation narratives. To explore these interests, he has examined data from a variety of contexts including surveys of entrepreneurs in the U.S., Europe, and Asia; census data in Sweden; the early history of radio broadcasting; a respected technology transfer office; and a popular crowd funding platform.


2016-lapp-ianIan Lapp

Dean Ian Lapp is an internationally recognized entrepreneurial leader in public health education, known for transforming curriculum, pedagogy, and the overall student experience at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has been at Harvard University for the last five years, and previously served at Columbia University for 10 years.


2016-Phil-LicariPhil Licari

Phil Licari comes to Babson following 30 years of experience with rapid growth and early stage Medical Device companies. Most recently Phil served as the Chief Operating Officer of ConforMIS, Inc., a venture funded producer of patient-specific orthopedic implants in Burlington, MA. Phil also served as COO of the high growth producer of home dialysis systems, NxStage Medical.  Through his career Licari’s functional specialization has included global supply chain management, manufacturing operations and management of product development teams. Licari has an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Kenichi MatsunoKen Matsuno

Dr. Matsuno has taught courses in Babson’s integrated first year MBA program, marketing strategy, marketing communications, global marketing strategy, and marketing research. He has also been a faculty member in both open-enrollment and custom executive programs, such as the one for Biogen-Idec, DSM, Novartis, Toshiba, and the Bio-pharma program. He has served as a consultant in the areas of corporate and marketing strategies in such industries as automobile manufacturing, bio-tech and pharmaceutical, and information technology.


Brigitte MuehlmannBrigitte Muehlmann

Brigitte Muehlmann has taught students from five continents at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. Her specialty subject area knowledge is in accounting, taxation and finance. She currently teaches MBA financial accounting and financial statement analysis. Her research explores topics in accounting and taxation with an emphasis on the design of innovations in the field.


Sal PariseSalvatore Parise

Dr. Parise is an Associate Professor in the Technology, Operations, and Information Management Division at Babson College. He teaches multi-disciplinary courses in information technology as well as an elective course on social technologies at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He also teaches executive education courses involving social technologies and knowledge management.


Megan WayMegan Way

Dr. Megan Way teaches graduate and undergraduate microeconomics principles and undergraduate labor courses at Babson. Her research focuses on intergenerational financial transfers within families, and specifically how demographic changes in family structure and in longevity are affecting the way money gets passed between the generations.  Other research interests include immigration/migration, remittances and international business networks. She has participated in a Boston College study group on economics and evolutionary biology, examining how evolutionary forces may drive preference formation.