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Four Babson Professors Promoted

Professors Mark Potter, Marjorie Feld, Ben Luippold, and Scott Taylor have been promoted at Babson College.

  • Mark Potter, Finance, promoted to Professor of Finance
  • Marjorie Feld, History & Society, promoted to Professor
  • Ben Luippold, Accounting & Law, tenure and promoted to Associate
  • Scott Taylor, Management, tenure and promoted to Associate

Mark Potter

Mark PotterMark Potter, Ph.D., is a Professor of Finance and Chair of the Division at Babson College.​  Dr. Potter has been at Babson College since 1995, teaching over one hundred courses at the undergraduate, graduate and executive education levels spanning a myriad of topics that includes investments, corporate finance, derivatives, and international finance. In the past five years, he has worked with companies in the consumer services, medical device, high technology, financial services, and litigation support industries.

Professor Potter’s areas of expertise includes investments and portfolio performance, behavioral finance, and alternative investment strategies. His research has appeared in the Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Financial Research, Journal of Alternative Investments, Journal of Financial Education, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Derivatives Quarterly, among others. His work has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, and CFA Digest.

Marjorie Feld

Marjorie FeldMarjorie Feld received her Ph.D. in History at Brandeis University in 2001 and has been at Babson since Fall 2001. Her teaching and research interests include U.S. social, labor, and women’s/gender history, along with the history of global human rights movements. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the British Women’s History Magazine, and the Jewish Studies journal Shofar. She is a member of the Jewish Women’s Archive Academic Advisory Council and the Academic Council of the American Jewish Historical Society.

Her first book, Lillian Wald: A Biography, published in 2008 by University of North Carolina Press, won the Saul Viener Book Prize of the American Jewish Historical Society, an award presented biannually to an “outstanding book in American Jewish History.” At Babson, she received a Nan Langowitz Women Who Make a Difference award in 2009 and the Martin Luther King Leadership Award in 2014. From 2011-2015, she was the faculty director for Babson’s Center for Women’s Leadership. Her second book, Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle Over Apartheid, was​ published by Palgrave MacMillan in July 2014.​​​

Ben Luippold

Benjamin LuippoldBen Luippold is an assistant professor in the Accounting and Law division. Teaching at Babson is particularly special for Professor Luippold, as he is an alumnus of Babson (BS 2001) and, therefore, is a product of its integrated curriculum. Professor Luippold’s research interests focus on how accounting information affects the judgments and decisions of managers, auditors, investors, etc.  His dissertation examined how managers may attempt to manage the audit by diverting auditors away from discovering managed earnings.

Professor Luippold holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2009).  While at UMass, he served as both a research assistant and an instructor, primarily teaching Managerial Accounting.  Prior to joining Babson, he served on the faculty at Georgia State University (GSU), where he primarily taught Auditing and Assurance Services to accounting majors.  Before entering a PhD program, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in its Assurance and Global Risk Management Solutions divisions.

Scott Taylor

Scott Taylor​​​​​Scott N. Taylor is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior. The primary focus of his research is leader assessment and development. He enjoys studying the various methods organizations use to assess and develop their leaders, evaluating the effectiveness of these methods, and developing new methods and technologies to improve leader assessment and development.

Scott has over fifteen years of experience as an executive coach and organization and leadership development consultant. He has worked domestically and internationally with companies in a variety of industries. A few of his past clients include Alcoa, the Boston Globe, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Coca-Cola, Fifth Third Bank, KeyCorp, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Pemex Gas y Petroquimica Basica, Roadway Express, Sabre Inc.,/Travelocity, Sherwin Williams, and the Smucker Company. The focus of this work has been on leader assessment and development, organization development, change management, executive coaching, and performance management.

MSNBC, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal blog, Nature, the Society for Human Resource Managers, the Academy of Management, The Globe and Mail, and other media outlets have featured Scott’s research.