Integrated Expertise

Presenting Sawyer Business School faculty expertise—direct from the intersection of the private, public, and non-profit sectors​. Nearly 40% of the faculty bring international backgrounds and experiences to the school and their research.

"The On-Ramp"

An ongoing series that presents actionable insights from Sawyer Business School faculty, researchers, and academic centers. See the full playlist of past episodes. 

Getting a Foot in the Door at the Big Four

In this episode of "The On-Ramp," Accounting Professor Melissa Renschler explains how our "Winternship" program has become a pipeline for accounting students to get internships and start careers at the Big Four firms.

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Welcome to the X-Lab

In this episode of “The On-Ramp,” Marketing Professor Mujde Yuksel introduces our X-Lab, a neuromarketing lab and course of study that's the first of its kind in Massachusetts.

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Thought Leadership

Sawyer Business School faculty publish research that has achieved more than 38,000 Google citations. They also serve as editors of some of the world’s leading academic publications.

  • Nancy Feng
    Associate Editor, Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management
    Guest Co-Editor, Special Issue of Accounting, Accountability, and Governance in Nonprofit Organizations and Government-owned Enterprises

  • Lin Gao
    Associate Editor, China Finance Review International

  • Katerina Gonzalez
    Guest Co-Editor, Special Issue of International Journal of Human Resource Management

  • Sepideh Kaffash
    Associate Editor, Decision Analytics Journal at Elsevier

  • Aroon Manoharan
    Editor, Occasional Paper Series of the ASPA-Section on International and Comparative Administration (SICA)

  • Anne Schnader
    Associate Editor, Accounting and the Public Interest, Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research

  • Andrew Smith

    Associate Editor, Journal of Consumer Marketing

  • I-Chen Wang
    Associate Editor, Technology Forecast & Social Change

  • Shari Worthington

    Associate Editor, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), Engineering Management Review (EMR)

  • Mujde Yuksel
    Editor, Journal of Consumer Marketing

Practitioner Expertise

Our faculty includes not only researchers, but also leading practitioners who bring extensive real-world experiences into the classroom. Nearly 30% of our full-time faculty come from companies and organizations in a range of industries, including finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, and global business.

Richard Gregg, MBA, MA, Distinguished Instructor in Healthcare Administration, served as interim chief executive officer of Community Health Programs (CHP), a federally qualified health center in Western Massachusetts, in 2022-2023. He served on the CHP Board of Directors in 2016-2022.

Kimberley Ring, Instructor of Marketing, oversees Suffolk in the Hub, a highly successful student-run marketing agency

Ric Thomas, Instructor of Finance, serves as a Senior Advisor to the World Bank, where he works with both the Disaster Risk Finance and Asset Allocation groups.

Arthur (Skip) Perham, Instructor of Marketing and Director of Sports Management Program, hosts the Suffolk Amplification Avenue Podcast and frequently appears at Bloomberg Radio.

Liane Czirjak, Instructor of Marketing, serves as the Boston Coordinator of the Association Business Communitcation (ABC).

Richard Taylor, JD, MBA, Associate Professor of Practice, Management and Entrepreneurship and Director of the Center for Real Estate, currently serves as chairman of the Taylor-Smith Companies, where he manages multiple real estate business entities including a Development Company and their real estate Commercial Brokerage Company.

Sawyer Bookshelf​

Lay it on the Table book cover

Linda Melconian, Public Service and Healthcare Administration, published Lay It on the Table, which chronicles an important part of our national history: the time when Speaker Tip O'Neill led the U.S. House of Representatives to end the Vietnam War.

Twenty Jobs Twenty Lessons book cover

Bob Cargill, Marketing, published his new book, Twenty Jobs, Twenty Lessons — A Long, Strange Career in Marketing, from Junk Mail to Social Media. The book chronicles the professional career of a copywriter who has learned a lot on the way...and wants to share it.

Organizational Change in an Urban Police Department book cover

In Organizational Change in an Urban Police Department, Brenda Bond-Fortier, Public Service and Healthcare Administration, analyzes the community and organizational forces that stimulated change in the Lowell Police Department.

Sawyer Live

Learn about past and upcoming events as well as faculty participation in conferences worldwide.

In February 2024, the Sawyer Business School hosted the 30th Annual Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE) Forum and Networking evening. The event focused on the Geopolitical Climate and its implications for international business.

NASPAA logoIn March 2024, the Sawyer Business School hosted graduate students from all around the world to participate in the NASPAA Simulation Competition. This year's competition tackled policy issues associated with forced migration through computer-based simulated gameplay.

GSAB logoIn March 2024, Accounting Professor Nancy Feng hosted the 2024 Government and Nonprofit (GNP) Section Midyear Meeting which brought together a distinguished gathering of accounting professionals, educators, and researchers in the GNP field.