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Tuck Faculty

Ron Adner

Nathaniel D’1906 and Martha E. Leverone Memorial Professor of Business Administration

Professor Adner’s research and teaching focuses on innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship. His work introduces a new perspective on the relationship between firms, customers, and the broader ‘innovation ecosystems’ in which they interact to create value.

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Colin C. Blaydon

Director Emeritus, Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship; Dean Emeritus; William and Josephine Buchanan Professor of Management, Emeritus; Research Scholar

As Director Emeritus of Tuck’s Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, Professor Blaydon works with real-world issues of best practices, securities and deal structure, valuation, financial reporting, and governance. He was previously the dean of Tuck, and taught the course Private Equity Finance.

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Trip Davis D’90

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration

Trip Davis is an adjunct professor of business administration at Tuck and chief executive officer of FreshAir Sensor LLC, a sensor technology company founded in 2013 by Dartmouth chemistry professor Joe BelBruno and Jack O'Toole T'14. Trip previously served as executive director of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer at Dartmouth. Prior to joining Dartmouth's staff in 2013, he served as senior associate dean for external relations and president of the Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. He also served as co-faculty director of the Galant Center for Entrepreneurship there. Prior to his appointments at Dartmouth and Virginia, Trip was an entrepreneur in travel technology who was named one of the top 25 most influential executives in the travel industry in 2002 and 2007.

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Philip J. Ferneau D’84, T’96

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration

Peter N. Golder

Professor of Marketing; Faculty Director, TuckGO

Peter Golder teaches the marketing core course and an elective course in Global Marketing. His research on market entry timing, new products, long-term market leadership, and quality has won many best paper or best book awards including several of the most prestigious awards in the field.

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Adam Groff D’99

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Groff is chief medical officer for BAYADA home health care where he started and leads complex patient services including hospice, palliative care, pharmacy, and physician services. He is also a practicing hospitalist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and an associate professor at the Geisel School of Medicine and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice (TDI), as well as an adjunct professor at the Tuck School of Business. He is co-founder of several health care services companies: GoHealth Urgent Care (a TPG Growth portfolio company), Calibrater Health (a health care technology company), WelbeHealth (a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly company), and Integrated Medication Management (a high-risk pharmacy).

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Steven J. Kahl D’91

Faculty Director, Center for Entrepreneurship; Clinical Professor of Business Administration

Steve Kahl teaches the core course Leading Organizations and an elective course called Leading Entrepreneurial Organizations. He is also the faculty director of Tuck's Center for Entrepreneurship and is actively involved with entrepreneurship activities on campus. Prior to Tuck, Steve was an Assistant Professor of Organizations and Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business from 2007–12. Prior to academia, he was a vice president in Global Investment Research at Goldman, Sachs & Co, a former research analyst at U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray Inc., and consultant at Deloitte & Touche and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

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Daniella Reichstetter T’07

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration; Executive Director, Center for Entrepreneurship

Daniella Reichstetter is the executive director of Tuck's Center for Entrepreneurship and an adjunct professor at the school. She joined Tuck with 15 years of experience running various divisions of early-stage consumer companies. She was the founder and CEO of Gyrobike (a Thayer technology), an early hire at Method, Jetboil, and Belcampo, and an early-stage business consultant. Prior to working in entrepreneurship, she was an investment banker. She serves on the boards of directors for several early-stage companies.  

Daniella graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a BS in Spanish and business. She received her MBA from Tuck, where she was the recipient of the Arnold F. Adams, Jr. Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship.

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Eesha Sharma

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Eesha Sharma is Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business. Professor Sharma’s research revolves around consumer financial wellbeing, and how psychology and marketing can be used to understand and improve it. She is particularly interested in how people react to perceived scarcity, poverty, and deprivation—both in their own lives and in the lives of others. Using a combination of behavioral experiments and field studies, she examines topics such as: how people behave when they feel poor, why people give to charity, and what factors may improve and/or worsen consumer financial decision making. Her work has been published in top journals including Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. She teaches two graduate-level courses: the MBA Consumer Behavior elective at the Tuck School of Business, and the MEM core Marketing course at the Thayer School of Engineering.

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Alva H. Taylor

Faculty Director, Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies; Associate Professor of Business Administration

Curtis R. Welling

Clinical Professor

Curtis R. Welling D'71, T'77 is a clinical professor of business who teaches courses at the intersection on business, society and government. Prior to Tuck Professor Welling served as the president and chief executive officer of AmeriCares for 11 years, guiding the organization in delivering $9 billion in medicines and supplies around the world. Prior to AmeriCares Professor Welling worked in the investment banking and securities industries for 25 years. He teaches classes on Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship, Business and Society.

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Dartmouth Faculty

Jeremy Faludi

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Jeremy Faludi, PhD., LEED AP BD+C, is a sustainable design strategist. He has contributed to six books on sustainable design, including Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century. He co-authored the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop, created the Whole System Mapping sustainable design method, designed the prototype of for the Biomimicry Institute, and a bicycle he helped design appeared in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum's 2007 exhibit "Design for the Other 90%." See full bio.

Eric R. Fossum

John H. Krehbiel Sr. Professor for Emerging Technologies Director, PhD Innovation Program Associate Provost, OETT

Professor Fossum, a Queen Elizabeth Prize Laureate, is one of the world's experts in solid-state image sensors. He invented the CMOS active pixel image sensor used in almost all cell-phone cameras, webcams, many digital-still cameras and in medical imaging, among other applications. He worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was CEO of two successful high tech companies and is a serial entrepreneur, recently co-founding a new startup with two former PhD students, Gigajot. See his personal webpage for more information. His interests at Dartmouth are teaching and researching the next generation of solid-state image sensors for photon-counting and gigapixel cameras. He also coordinates Thayer School’s PhD Innovation Program and serves as Dartmouth’s Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer. Read full bio

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Geoffrey G. Parker

Professor of Engineering Director, Master of Engineering Management Program

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Andrew A. Samwick

Sandra L. and Arthur L. Irving '72a P'10 Professor of Economics Director, Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

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Student Stories

Yuki Aoyama T'17


Coming to Tuck was an opportunity to focus on my purpose and harness my passion, which has resulted in the founding of a company, Splink. Before coming to Tuck, I started thinking about a way to address neurological diseases. The idea was the result of witnessing my father discover a neurological disease that had gone undiagnosed for entirely too long. This discovery sparked a deep commitment to exploring this gap in the health care service, but it wasn’t until working at the summer internship and engaging with a peer group of aspiring entrepreneurs that I was able to construct and test hypotheses around potential solutions. After nearly a year and a half of experimentation, I am now committed and confident in my ability to address this social issue. I am now determined to ensure people lead better lives through neuroscience technology.

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Rachel Baras T'19

I applied to law school and business school in the same year. I knew that I wanted to work on behalf of animal welfare issues, but was torn as to whether I should do so through the courts or the marketplace. After seeking advice from more people, though, I became increasingly drawn toward business: by promoting humane, affordable, and high-quality products, I could work with others to create a market that aligns consumer preferences with animal interests. Law, business, public advocacy, science, engineering, and other disciplines all play crucial roles in improving the lives of animals, humans, and the wider environment. For me and my skillset, business ultimately resonated most.

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Andres H. Bilbao T'13

Why Tuck?

When I was accepted at Tuck I realized I had this six-month period where I could try anything. So I quit my job and teamed up with a friend to start an app that enables grocery shopping through smart phones. When I got here it amazed me that every benefit you get from a small community applies to entrepreneurial tracks. And then there’s the curriculum. I’m not only learning how to be a leader of a business, but also getting the foundation of entrepreneurship, like how to test your idea, pitch it, raise money, and set up operations. It’s empowered me to think beyond my preconceptions of what’s possible.

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Sophia Cornew T'19

What you learn at business school is going to be similar at most of the top MBA programs. The question is, where are you going to learn best? What kind of environment is going to allow you to get the most out of your experience? When I considered my options during the application process, I knew I was ready to immerse myself in a tight-knit, close, remote environment in the woods. Tuck has been a safe space to learn, to challenge myself, and to prepare for my adventure.

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Whitney Flynn T'16

Why Tuck?

I had the benefit of spending four years in Hanover as a Dartmouth undergraduate and knew that there’s something really special that happens in this setting. The DNA of an educational experience here is totally unique—everyone is completely invested in the community. I knew that would be the setting through which I'd have the strongest community experience with my Tuck classmates and professors and others. For a lot of people, this setting is a big step outside of their comfort zone in a way that creates an open mindset for new experiences. As a Dartmouth alum and outdoor enthusiast, Tuck wasn’t outside of my comfort zone. I was excited to share what this environment has to offer with my peers.

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Josh Hotvet T'18

I came to Tuck from the military, the United States Marine Corps, where I spent my entire adult life. I learned so many important skills and I loved every second of my time in the Marine Corps. But I didn’t get the hard business and quantitative skills I needed. I wanted to be able to bolster the experiences I had in the military, which were very heavy in leadership and analytical problem solving, with the hard quantitative skills—finance, accounting, marketing—that an MBA offers. I also wanted the time and space to explore the renewable industry, which has always interested me. Coming to a full-time MBA program like Tuck gave me the opportunity to fully explore the industry and to gain a very solid foundation of business knowledge and experience. I came to Tuck with zero experience in energy.

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Meghan Lynch T'18

I came to Tuck with my husband, Brennen. When we met in San Francisco, we happened to be applying to business schools at the same time. We were so happy to find a program that we felt would accelerate both of our careers at the same time! Brennen had lived in Hanover twice before—as a Tiny Tuckie when his father studied here, and then when he attended Tuck’s Bridge Program during college. After we visited campus during the Women in Business Conference, it was easy for us to imagine how much we would love spending two years in Hanover. As a married couple both pursuing Tuck MBAs at the same time, it was important for us to be supported by a community where we weren’t the only people planning a dual career household.

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Ken Martin T'17


I realized to scale my new company, Simple Science Juices, I needed to expand my skillset. I decided to pause my investment banking career and come to a place where I had access to a broad range of resources including advisers who were experts in subject matter that I lacked experience in. I knew the finance world well, but skills like marketing, corporate communications, strategy, were greatly enhanced by my experience at Tuck. 

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Courtney Miller T'17


Being a co-chair of Tuck Talks, where students spend tens of hours preparing a 10-minute talk to answer the question “What is a relationship or experience that fundamentally changed the way you see the world?” has been a particularly meaningful experience for me. At Tuck Talks, we operate under the assumption that everyone has a unique story to tell. These are stories you don’t necessarily hear or see on a daily basis, and we’ve been able to provide this forum where people are comfortable sharing their authentic and vulnerable viewpoints to 300 or more of their peers. Every time I sit down to talk with someone about their story, I’m both humbled and amazed by the experiences they bring with them to this institution and their willingness to share.

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Emily Putze T'16


Prior to Tuck, I attended a liberal arts school, worked in public policy research institutions, and then transitioned into early-stage tech startups. I came here to get the tools I needed to combine my passion for technology with hardcore business fundamentals. When I visited Tuck, I saw that the school, the professors, and the structure of its MBA program are all focused on developing exactly the kind of professional and leader that I want to be: competitive, collaborative, thoughtful, and impactful.

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Jared Pomerance T'16

Why Tuck?

Getting to be a student here, I feel like I stole something; there’s this opportunity to learn in such a tight-knit, intentional way from classmates who have so much industry and life experience.

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Ed Warren T'17


I served in the military for five years, which was a fantastic leadership experience. After the military, I went directly into the private sector and worked for a startup in Boston. It was a great experience, but I discovered that there were certain things I didn't know, and if I was going to be an executive at a company, or make strategic-level decisions, I needed to further understand the fundamentals of business. That’s why I came to Tuck. I came to business school truly for the school. I wanted to be more business savvy if I was going to run and grow businesses.

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David Washer T'17


Prior to Tuck, I had done some public health casework, strengthening social safety net health care systems. Of all my casework, it was the most confusing. That was when I got a better sense of how complicated the U.S. health care system is. It made me think more about pursuing a master’s of public health degree, especially at Dartmouth which is focused on health care systems and unwarranted variation across them.

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Alumni Stories

Gibson “Gib” Biddle

Principal, NerdWallet

NerdWallet's Gib Biddle T'91 came to Tuck as a marketer, but then realized he was more of a builder.

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Juliet Horton

Founder and CEO, Everly

With Everly, Juliet Horton T’14 is changing how couples plan their wedding

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Heather Onstott

Partner and CFO, Ulysses Holdings, LLC; former venture partner, LaunchCapital

In her seven years as a venture partner at LaunchCapital in Cambridge, Mass., Heather Onstott T’07 has heard about 1,000 pitches from startups.

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Jack O’Toole

Co-founder & CEO, FreshAir Sensor; Founder, Merum Wine

For Jack O’Toole T’14, “building” and “contributing” are words to live by. As a Marine, he did both.

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Pace Ralli

co-founder and CEO, Clean Marine Energy

Pace Ralli T'09 came to Tuck after the 2003 blackout inspired a career change from corporate finance to energy.

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Tracy Sun

Co-Founder, Poshmark

Poshmark co-founder Tracy Sun T’05 turned her love of fashion and psychology into a leading mobile commerce app. Shopping will never be the same.

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Andrew Smith

Founder & CEO, ATDynamics, Inc.

Andrew Smith T'07 chose Tuck first because he was looking for a beautiful environment where he could spend time thinking about how to maximize his impact on big challenges in the world.

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Katrina Veerman

Founder & CEO, PK Coffee; Director of Business Development, PatientWisdom

With PK Coffee in Stowe, Vermont, Katrina Veerman T’01 turned a passion into a livelihood.

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