Recent Guests

Peter S Fader
Peter S Fader

Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School; Co-Founder, Zodiac
The Wharton School; Zodiac
https://businessradio.wharton.upenn.edu/programs/marketing-matters

Professor Peter Fader’s expertise centers on the analysis of behavioral data to understand and forecast customer shopping/purchasing activities. He works with firms from a wide range of industries, such as consumer packaged goods, interactive media, financial services, and pharmaceuticals. Much of his research highlights the consistent (but often surprising) behavioral patterns that exist across these industries and other seemingly different domains. Fader is the Director of the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative and author of Customer Centricity: Focus on the Right Customers for Strategic Advantage, Second Edition.

Peter Fader Co-Founded Zodiac with former Wharton student Artem Mariychin in 2015. Zodiac is a predictive analytics solution built on the breakthrough consumer behavior models developed by Peter Fader. Zodiac accurately forecasts individualized customer lifetime value, based on real-time sales data, so marketers can implement precise acquisition and retention stra(Show Full Bio)tegies.

http://www.zodiacmetrics.com/

Episodes: 8/18/2017 @10:30 AM, 4/5/2017 @10:30 AM, 2/15/2017 @10:30 AM, 12/30/2016 @10:30 AM, 12/6/2016 @11:00 AM, 11/23/2016 @10:30 AM, 10/12/2016 @11:30 AM, 8/11/2016 @10:30 AM, 8/1/2016 @11:00 AM, 11/24/2015 @11:00 AM, 4/10/2015 @10:30 AM, 12/10/2014 @10:00 AM


Mark A. Cohen
Mark A. Cohen

Director of Retail Studies
Columbia University Graduate School of Business

Mark A. Cohen has been in the retail business since his graduation from Columbia University in 1971. (MBA ’71, BS Electrical Engineering ’69) He has served over 33 years in the retail industry, 22 of which were in president and chairman/chief executive officer level positions. Most recently he was Chairman/CEO of Sears Canada Inc, Chief Marketing Officer and President of Softlines of Sears Roebuck & Co., Chairman/CEO of Bradlees Inc., and Chairman/CEO of Lazarus Department Stores. He has also held positions with Abraham & Strauss, The Gap, Lord & Taylor, Mervyn’s and Goldsmith’s Department Stores. He has been a Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business since 2006 and teaches courses in Retailing Leadership, Retail Fundamentals, and a Master Class in Creating a Retail Enterprise. He also serves as an independent consultant to both the retail and consumer products industry. He continues to provide media coverage on the industry to CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Financial Netw(Show Full Bio)ork, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Women’s Wear Daily among other outlets.

Episodes: 8/18/2017 @10:30 AM, 5/10/2017 @11:00 AM, 4/5/2017 @10:30 AM, 8/11/2016 @10:00 AM, 2/12/2016 @10:00 AM, 11/13/2015 @10:00 AM, 7/14/2015 @10:00 AM, 6/24/2015 @11:30 AM


Jody Foster
Jody Foster

Vice Chair for Clinical Operations; Author
Department of Psychiatry at Penn Medicine
http://www.med.upenn.edu/professionalism/foster.shtml

Jody J. Foster, MD, MBA, a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital, leads the Professionalism Program at Penn Medicine as the Executive Clinical Director. Her clinical practice includes general psychiatry, with a special emphasis on treating acute inpatients, psychopharmacology, and corporate development that provides support and evaluation services to executives.

After receiving her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania in a combined and accelerated BA/MD program with Lehigh University, Dr. Foster completed both a residency and a chief residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology and mood disorders at The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital. She also attained her masters of business administration, with a concentration in finance, from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Foster i(Show Full Bio)s a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the American College of Psychiatrists and the American College of Physician Executives, and was elected to Penn Medicine's inaugural class of the Academy of Master Clinicians.

Dr. Foster serves as the Executive Medical Director of Penn Behavioral Health Corporate Services, a division of the Department of Psychiatry that includes its own employee assistance program and administrative services organization. She also leads the Professionalism Committees at the member hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. In addition to her responsibilities as Chair and her administrative duties at Penn Behavioral Health, Dr. Foster presently acts as Medical Director of Psychiatric Inpatient Services at Pennsylvania Hospital. Prior to her appointment as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Foster functioned in numerous administrative roles at the Hospital including Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry; Director of Adult Treatment Services; Medical Director of the Outpatient Clinic; and Director of Electroconvulsive Therapy Services.

Dr. Foster is a noted educator and has received The Dr. Henry P. & M. Page Durkee Laughlin Foundations National Psychiatric Endowment Award, The J. Martin Myers Award, The Earl Bond Award, The Blockley-Osler Award, and The Dean’s Award, all for clinical excellence and teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. She has also received numerous residency teaching awards and has been named a “Top Doc” by Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Foster is board-certified in psychiatry and has served as an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

book - https://www.amazon.com/Schmuck-My-Office-Effectively-Difficult/dp/125007567X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491423977&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Schmuck+in+My+Office%3A+How+to+Deal+Effectively+with+Difficult+People+at+Work

Episodes: 8/18/2017 @11:00 AM, 4/5/2017 @11:00 AM


Michelle Joy
Michelle Joy

Forensic Psychiatry Fellow; Author
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

With Co-Chief Resident Cecilia Livesey, MD, served as Resident Representatives to the Professionalism Program at Penn Medicine and authored the UPHS Professionalism Statement; Penn Public Psychiatry Interest Group Leader; American Psychiatric Association (APA) Public Psychiatry Fellow; Member, Board of the American Association of Community Psychiatry; Member, APA Council of Psychiatry and the Law; published several book reviews, including on psychoanalysis and sexuality, and co-authored a book with Jody Foster, MD on managing difficult workplace relationships (set for publication by St. Martin’s Press in winter 2016); Recipient, 2016 Dr. Henry P. and M. Page Durkee Laughlin Foundation Award

book - https://www.amazon.com/Schmuck-My-Office-Effectively-Difficult/dp/125007567X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491423977&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Schmuck+in+My+Office%3A+How+to+Deal+Effectively+with+Difficult+People+at+Work

Episodes: 8/18/2017 @11:00 AM, 4/5/2017 @11:00 AM


Jonathan Starr
Jonathan Starr

Founder; Creator of the Abaarso School; Author of "It Takes a School: The Extraordinary Story of an American School in the World's #1 Failed State"
Flagg Street Capital
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-starr-44a3a44/

Jonathan Starr was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, 11 days before the bicentennial. After running a hedge fund named after his public elementary school, Jonathan left his life in the US and relocated to Somaliland, an independent breakaway region of what is officially Somalia. It was then that Jonathan founded the Abaarso School of Science and Technology, the graduates of which he hoped would develop their country. In the time since Jonathan has dedicated his life to Somali education, and he and his students have overcome tremendous obstacles to achieve success beyond many's imaginations. It Takes a School is the story of this journey from 2008 to 2015. While the book must end, Jonathan and Abaarso's story continue to play out in real time.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Takes-School-Extraordinary-American-Worlds/dp/1250113466

Episodes: 8/18/2017 @10:00 AM, 4/17/2017 @11:00 AM


Ed
Ed "Skip" McLaughlin

Founder; Co-Author of "The Purpose is Profit"
Blue Sunset Development
http://thepurposeisprofit.com/

Ed is the founder of four businesses and is currently running Blue Sunsets LLC, a real estate and angel investment firm. He bootstrapped his first business, United Systems Integrators (USI) Corporation, a corporate real estate outsourcing firm, and grew it into an Inc. 500 company. In 2001, Ed earned Entrepreneur of the Year honors from Ernst & Young. In 2005, he sold USI to Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company, and at that point, became CEO of JCI’s Global Workplace Business for the Americas. A member of the Board of Governors for Tufts Medical Center, Ed founded its David E. Wazer Breast Cancer Research Fund. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HP04YMC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episodes: 8/18/2017 @11:30 AM, 4/19/2017 @10:30 AM


Wyn Lydecker
Wyn Lydecker

Founder; Co-Author "The Purpose is Profit"
Upstart Business Planning
http://thepurposeisprofit.com

Wyn is the founder of Upstart Business Planning, where she works with entrepreneurs to develop plans that answer the questions investors ask most often. Previously, she was Managing Director of Business Plans International in New York and Co-Director of the Small Business Resource Center at Norwalk Community College. Wyn has an MBA in finance and marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She serves on the board of a local nonprofit she helped found, At Home In Darien.

Twitter - @indieseniors
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HP04YMC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episodes: 8/18/2017 @11:30 AM, 4/19/2017 @10:30 AM


Peter Cappelli
Peter Cappelli

Director of the Center for Human Resources, Professor of Management; Author
The Wharton School
http:// https://businessradio.wharton.upenn.edu/programs/in-the-workplace

Recently named by HR Magazine as one of the top 20 international thinkers, Professor Peter Cappelli is world-renowned expert in industrial relations and labor economics. Previously, he was a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley. An international speaker and advisor, Cappelli recently led discussions on unemployment and workforce skills at the Davos Annual Meeting of the 2012 World Economic Forum. He is the author of several books, including “Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs”, and his latest book is "Will College Pay Off?"

Episodes: 8/17/2017 @11:30 AM, 6/15/2017 @11:00 AM, 7/13/2016 @10:00 AM, 5/19/2016 @11:30 AM, 3/11/2016 @10:00 AM, 10/14/2015 @10:00 AM, 9/9/2015 @10:30 AM, 8/7/2015 @10:30 AM, 7/1/2015 @11:00 AM, 6/15/2015 @11:00 AM


Lisa D. Cook Ph.D.
Lisa D. Cook Ph.D.

Associate Professor Economics and International Relations
Michigan State Univerisity

Dr. Lisa D. Cook is an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Department of Economics and in International Relations (James Madison College) at Michigan State University. She was the first Marshall Scholar from Spelman College and received a second B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University. She earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to this appointment and while on faculty at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, she was Deputy Director for Africa Research at the Center for International Development, Managing Editor of the Harvard University-World Economic Forum Africa Competitiveness Report, and contributed to the Making Markets Work program at Harvard Business School. She was also a National Fellow at Stanford University.

Among her current research interests are economic growth and development, economic history, innovation, and financial institutions and markets. Dr. Cook is the author of a n(Show Full Bio)umber of published articles, book chapters, and working papers, and her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, Harvard Business School, the Economic History Association, and the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan, among others. Based on her research, she was appointed in 2013 to the Advisory Boards of the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

With former colleague and co-author Jeffrey Sachs, she advised the governments of Nigeria and Rwanda, and, as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow, she was Senior Adviser on Finance and Development at the Treasury Department from 2000 to 2001 and is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. During the 2011-2012 academic year, she was on leave at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and worked on the euro zone, financial instruments, entrepreneurship, and innovation. In February 2015, she began serving as the president of the National Economic Association. She is a guest columnist for the Detroit Free Press and a regular contributor on MSNBC. She speaks English, French, Russian, Spanish, and Wolof.

Twitter - @drlisadcook | @michiganstateu

Episodes: 8/17/2017 @10:00 AM, 7/17/2017 @10:00 AM, 6/21/2017 @11:00 AM, 6/16/2017 @10:00 AM, 3/21/2017 @10:00 AM, 2/15/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/20/2017 @10:00 AM, 12/1/2016 @10:00 AM, 10/18/2016 @11:00 AM, 9/22/2016 @10:00 AM, 9/12/2016 @10:00 AM, 7/21/2015 @10:30 AM


Peter Conti-Brown
Peter Conti-Brown

Assistant Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics
Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania

Peter Conti-Brown is an assistant professor of legal studies and business ethics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. A financial historian and a legal scholar, Conti-Brown studies central banking, financial regulation, and public finance, with a particular focus on the history and policies of the US Federal Reserve System. He is author of the book The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve (Princeton University Press 2016), the editor of two other books, and author or co-author of a dozen articles on central banking, financial regulation, and bank corporate governance. He has been widely quoted in print and online media on central banking and has testified before the US Senate Banking Committee on reforming the Federal Reserve. He holds degrees from Harvard College, Stanford Law School, and Princeton University’s Department of History. He is currently at work on a single-volume, comprehensive history of the US Federal Reserve.

Twitter - @PeterContiBr(Show Full Bio)own

Episodes: 8/17/2017 @10:00 AM, 8/4/2017 @11:00 AM, 6/16/2017 @10:00 AM, 6/13/2017 @10:00 AM, 5/24/2017 @11:00 AM, 4/17/2017 @10:00 AM, 3/21/2017 @10:00 AM, 3/7/2017 @11:00 AM, 2/22/2017 @11:30 AM, 2/7/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/13/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/6/2017 @10:30 AM, 12/1/2016 @10:00 AM, 11/15/2016 @11:00 AM, 10/18/2016 @11:00 AM, 9/29/2016 @10:00 AM, 9/22/2016 @10:00 AM, 9/12/2016 @10:00 AM, 5/16/2016 @10:30 AM, 4/14/2016 @10:00 AM, 3/1/2016 @11:00 AM, 2/4/2016 @10:00 AM, 12/16/2015 @10:00 AM, 10/19/2015 @10:00 AM, 9/18/2015 @10:00 AM, 8/25/2015 @10:00 AM, 3/9/2015 @10:00 AM


Joseph Mead
Joseph Mead

Assistant Professor
Cleveland State University
http://csuohio.edu

Joseph Mead is an Assistant Professor at Cleveland State University, where he holds a joint appointment with the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. He has handled several First Amendment cases for the ACLU of Ohio, including constitutional challenges to anti-panhandling ordinances. Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland State, Professor Mead defended the constitutionality of federal statutes and other government policies in cases across the nation as a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice.

Twitter - @JosephWMead

Episode: 8/17/2017 @10:30 AM


Andrew Horwitz
Andrew Horwitz

Assistant Dean for Experiential Education; Professor of Law
Roger Williams University School of Law
http://law.rwu.edu

Professor Horwitz is the Assistant Dean for Experiential Education, overseeing the clinical programs, clinical externships, pro bono programs, and various other forms of experiential learning at Roger Williams University School of Law. As Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, Professor Horwitz provides students with the real world opportunities they need to help sharpen their legal skills. In the Criminal Defense Clinic second and third year law students represent indigent criminal defendants in Rhode Island District Court and the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal under his direct supervision. Each semester students handle dozens of trial-level cases, including several each semester that are tried to a verdict. The clinic also handles some appellate cases, including cases in which students have argued before the Rhode Island Supreme Court. In addition to his clinic and administrative duties, Professor Horwitz sometimes teaches criminal law, criminal pr ocedure, and interviewing and coun(Show Full Bio)seling.

Always active in the community, Professor Horwitz continues his public service by providing pro bono representation on behalf of organizations such as Operation Stand Down, the NAACP, and the United States District Court’s H.O.P.E. Court. He serves on several boards of directors, including City Year Providence, the Rhode Island Center for Justice, OpenDoors Rhode Island, and the Transcending Through Education Foundation, and he is a past-president and Executive Committee member of the Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Professor Horwitz has been recognized with community service awards from Rhode Island Legal Services, the Women's Resource Center, the Providence Branch of the NAACP, the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, Operation Stand Down, and the Rhode Island Bar Association. From 2008-10, he served as Distinguished Service Professor at RWU Law. Prior to joining the RWU faculty, Professor Horwitz served as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Soc iety of New York City. There, he represented indigent defendants in all areas of criminal litigation including jury trials, suppression hearings, parole and probation violation hearings, and plea negotiations.

Professor Horwitz earned his B.A. from Haverford College and is a cum laude graduate of NYU Law.

Episode: 8/17/2017 @10:30 AM


Ellen Ullman
Ellen Ullman

Former Software Engineer; Author of "Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology"
https://us.macmillan.com/author/ellenullman/

Ellen Ullman is the author of The Bug, a New York Times Notable Book and runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the cult classic memoir Close to the Machine, based on her years as a rare female computer programmer in the early years of the personal computer era. She lives in San Francisco. Her newest book is Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4P12XJ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episode: 8/17/2017 @11:00 AM


Americus Reed
Americus Reed

Whitney M. Young Jr., Professor of Marketing
the Wharton School

Americus Reed, II is the Whitney M. Young Jr., Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he has served on faculty since 2000. An avid fitness enthusiast, part time drummer and tireless educator, Americus’ primary research and consulting areas are in brand equity and Identity Loyalty – the study of creating and fostering “brand communities” that transcend the utilitarian aspects of products to actualize iconic levels of symbolic identity and self-expression; connect to deep levels of emotional and social affiliation, and cultivate lifelong relationships with consumers.

Twitter - @amreed2

Episodes: 8/16/2017 @10:00 AM, 8/15/2017 @10:30 AM, 5/11/2017 @11:00 AM, 2/6/2017 @11:00 AM, 11/9/2016 @11:00 AM, 8/9/2016 @10:00 AM, 6/27/2016 @10:30 AM, 6/8/2016 @10:00 AM, 4/13/2016 @11:00 AM, 4/6/2016 @10:00 AM, 3/2/2016 @11:00 AM, 2/8/2016 @11:00 AM, 2/1/2016 @11:00 AM, 12/8/2015 @10:00 AM, 9/25/2015 @11:00 AM, 5/26/2015 @10:00 AM, 3/26/2015 @11:00 AM


Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld
Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld

Senior Associate Dean for Leadership Studies, Lester Crown Professor of Leadership Practice
Yale School of Management
http://som.yale.edu/jeffrey-sonnenfeld

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld served as full tenured professor at Emory's Goizueta Business School for a decade and a professor at the Harvard Business School for a decade, and is currently the senior associate dean of leadership programs as well as the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management for the Yale School of Management, as well as founder and president of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute, a nonprofit educational and research institute focused on CEO leadership and corporate governance.

Professor Sonnenfeld's related research has been published in 100 scholarly articles which appeared in the leading academic journals in management such as Administrative Sciences Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Social Forces, Human Relations, and Human Resource Management. He has also authored eight books, including The Hero's Farewell, an award-winning study of CEO succession, and another bes(Show Full Bio)t seller, Firing Back, a study on leadership resilience in the face of adversity.

At the same time, his work is regularly cited by the general media in such outlets as: BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Newsweek, Time, the Economist, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, CBS (60 Minutes), NBC (The Today Show), ABC (Nightline, Good Morning America), CNN, and Fox News, as well as PBS, where he is a regular commentator, and CNBC, where he is a regular commentator. BusinessWeek listed Sonnenfeld as one of the world’s 10 most influential business school professors and Directorship magazine has listed him among the 100 most influential figures in corporate governance. He is the first academician to have rung the opening bells of both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

EDUCATION
DBA, Harvard University
MBA, Harvard University
AB, Harvard University

Twitter - @JeffSonnenfeld | ?@YaleSOM?

Episodes: 8/16/2017 @10:00 AM, 6/22/2017 @10:00 AM, 8/12/2015 @10:00 AM


Dr. Fumiko Chino
Dr. Fumiko Chino

Resident Physician
Duke University Medical Center
https://scholars.duke.edu/person/fumiko.chino

Fumiko Chino, MD is a PGY-4 resident at Duke Radiation Oncology. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 2014 where she was named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society (Spring 2013). She has been doing Health Services Research since 2012 and her work has been presented at meetings such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH) and the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Her work has been published in The Oncologist, The American Journal of Managed Care, The Journal of Oncology Practice and most recently in JAMA Oncology. Her research interests include the financial toxicity of cancer care, patient reported outcomes, decision regret, medical and resident education and interdisciplinary coordination of care.

Episode: 8/16/2017 @11:00 AM


Dr. Yousuf Zafar
Dr. Yousuf Zafar

Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Policy
Duke Cancer Institute
http://www.dukecancerinstitute.org/applied-cancer-health-policy

Dr. Zafar is a gastrointestinal medical oncologist and healthcare delivery researcher. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Policy at the Duke Cancer Institute and Sanford School of Public Policy. He serves as Director of the Center for Applied Cancer Health Policy at the Duke Cancer Institute. His research explores ways to improve care delivery for patients with cancer with a primary focus on improving the affordability of cancer treatment. He approaches this issue with both a patient-based and policy focus. Dr. Zafar's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, and the CALGB Foundation. His work has been covered by Forbes, Wall Street Journal, the LA Times, NPR, and the Washington Post.

Twitter - @yzafar

Episode: 8/16/2017 @11:00 AM


Chris Yim
Chris Yim

Co-Founder, CEO
Libertyx
https://libertyx.com/

CEO and co-founder of LibertyX. Passionate about bitcoin and its potential to make the world a better place. In my prior life, I was a VC and investment banker.

Twitter - @cyim

Episode: 8/16/2017 @10:30 AM


Michael Buhr
Michael Buhr

CEO
Filld
http://www.filld.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbuhr/

Twitter - @michaelbuhr

Episode: 8/16/2017 @11:30 AM


Samir Nurmohamed
Samir Nurmohamed

Assistant Professor
Wharton School of Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Samir Nurmohamed's research asks how the expectations of others impact employees at the workplace. In this vein, he conducts research in two major areas: employee motivation and behavioral ethics. His first stream of research, motivation, examines how individuals’ relationships with others impacts their motivation in organizations, with a primary focus on how being perceived as an underdog can influence the energy and effort that employees are willing to invest into their work. His second research area, behavioral ethics, examines the processes by which leaders’ and coworkers’ actions motivate employees to engage in behaviors that are aimed at improving organizational functioning, such as citizenship and reporting unethical conduct. As such, whereas much existing theory and research places a strong emphasis on individuals’ cognitions or organizational and task structures in driving employee motivation, Professor Nurmohamed's research elucidates a social perspective on motivat(Show Full Bio)ion by focusing on how employees’ relationships with others can enhance or reduce their motivation at the workplace.

Professor Nurmohamed teaches a course on Power and Politics in Organizations in the undergraduate, MBA, and executive education programs, and the MBA core course on the Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership. He completed his Ph.D. in Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan, and holds his B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from The University of Western Ontario.

Twitter - @Snurmo

Episodes: 8/15/2017 @10:30 AM, 11/9/2016 @11:00 AM, 2/9/2015 @10:00 AM


Americus Reed
Americus Reed

Whitney M. Young Jr., Professor of Marketing
the Wharton School

Americus Reed, II is the Whitney M. Young Jr., Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he has served on faculty since 2000. An avid fitness enthusiast, part time drummer and tireless educator, Americus’ primary research and consulting areas are in brand equity and Identity Loyalty – the study of creating and fostering “brand communities” that transcend the utilitarian aspects of products to actualize iconic levels of symbolic identity and self-expression; connect to deep levels of emotional and social affiliation, and cultivate lifelong relationships with consumers.

Twitter - @amreed2

Episodes: 8/16/2017 @10:00 AM, 8/15/2017 @10:30 AM, 5/11/2017 @11:00 AM, 2/6/2017 @11:00 AM, 11/9/2016 @11:00 AM, 8/9/2016 @10:00 AM, 6/27/2016 @10:30 AM, 6/8/2016 @10:00 AM, 4/13/2016 @11:00 AM, 4/6/2016 @10:00 AM, 3/2/2016 @11:00 AM, 2/8/2016 @11:00 AM, 2/1/2016 @11:00 AM, 12/8/2015 @10:00 AM, 9/25/2015 @11:00 AM, 5/26/2015 @10:00 AM, 3/26/2015 @11:00 AM


Robert Field
Robert Field

Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton
Drexel University's Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health
http://drexel.edu/law/faculty/fulltime_fac/Robert%20Field/

Robert Field is a nationally recognized expert in health care regulation and its role in implementing public policy. He holds a joint appointment as professor of health management and policy at Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health. He is also a lecturer in health care management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a senior fellow of Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics.

Professor Field is the author of "Mother of Invention: How the Government Created 'Free-Market' Health Care," published in 2013 by Oxford University Press, which presents a historical overview of government programs in creating and maintaining the health care system and places health reform in the context of an ongoing evolutionary process. He is also the author of "Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation and Compromise," a comprehensive overview of health care regulation, also published by Oxford University Press.

His recent scholarly work h(Show Full Bio)as focused on health reform and its effects on the structure of the health care system, ethical issues in vaccines and policy implications of genetic databases. His work has appeared in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Villanova Law Review, the Drexel Law Review, Health Affairs, Vaccine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. He writes a blog for the Philadelphia Inquirer on health policy, entitled "The Field Clinic," which features 14 prominent Philadelphia health care leaders as regular contributors.

Before joining the Drexel faculty, Professor Field founded and chaired the Department of Health Policy and Public Health at University of Sciences in Philadelphia, where he was also professor of health policy. Previously, he led business planning and development for the primary care network of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. He has also conducted health policy research at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Center for Law and Health Sciences at Boston University, practiced health law with the Philadelphia firm of Ballard Spahr, LLP, and directed public policy research for Cigna Corporation.

Professor Field earned his JD at the Columbia University School of Law, where he was associate editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.

Twitter - @RobertIField

Episodes: 8/15/2017 @11:00 AM, 7/27/2017 @10:00 AM, 7/17/2017 @11:00 AM, 7/12/2017 @11:00 AM, 6/6/2017 @10:00 AM, 5/25/2017 @10:00 AM, 2/17/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/27/2017 @11:00 AM, 1/20/2017 @11:00 AM, 1/4/2017 @11:00 AM, 11/29/2016 @11:00 AM, 10/27/2016 @10:00 AM, 10/21/2016 @10:00 AM, 8/16/2016 @10:00 AM, 6/7/2016 @10:30 AM, 5/9/2016 @10:00 AM, 4/12/2016 @10:00 AM, 6/25/2015 @11:30 AM


Katherine Hempstead
Katherine Hempstead

Senior Advisor
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf.html

Since late 2013, Katherine Hempstead, PhD, has directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s work on health insurance coverage. In addition, Hempstead works on issues related to health care price transparency and value. She joined the Foundation in 2011 as a senior program officer in the Research-Evaluation-Learning unit.

Previously, Hempstead was director of the Center for Health Statistics in the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. She also served as statistician/analyst in the Office of the Attorney General, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, and as an assistant research professor at the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, where she currently holds a visiting faculty position. Hempstead also held positions at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, and at Catholic University, in Washington D.C. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.

Born in New Jersey, Hemps(Show Full Bio)tead received a PhD in Demography and History from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also earned a BA in Economics and History.

Twitter - @RWJF | @khemp64

Episodes: 8/15/2017 @11:00 AM, 7/28/2017 @10:00 AM, 7/25/2017 @10:00 AM, 7/11/2017 @10:00 AM, 6/23/2017 @10:00 AM, 6/13/2017 @11:00 AM, 5/9/2017 @11:00 AM, 4/28/2017 @11:00 AM, 4/14/2017 @11:00 AM, 3/24/2017 @11:00 AM, 3/7/2017 @10:00 AM, 2/17/2017 @10:00 AM, 1/27/2017 @11:00 AM, 10/26/2016 @10:00 AM


Dr. Frank Dukes
Dr. Frank Dukes

Distinguished Fellow, Institute for Environmental Negotiation
University of Virginia
http://ien.arch.virginia.edu/

Frank Dukes, Ph.D. is a mediator and facilitator who directed the Institute for Environmental Negotiation (IEN) at the University of Virginia (UVa) from 2000 to 2015. He has convened and facilitated numerous collaborative change processes, ranging from discussions involving communities affected by the Duke Energy coal ash release to Appalachian communities undergoing transition in the coalfields. He also led an assessment of stakeholder experiences of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, the largest cleanup effort of its kind.

He chaired a working group appointed by UVa President Sullivan of survivors and parents of survivors, advocates, trauma counselors, alumni, students, and faculty that on April 30 2015 submitted consensus recommendations for how the University of Virginia should respond to sexual violence. He also serves as an advisor to the student group University Mediation Services.

He also is founder of the University & Community Action for Racial Equity (UCARE), which addre(Show Full Bio)sses the university’s legacy of slavery, segregation and its impact on the wider community.

His courses currently include PLAN 3250/5250, Mediation Theory and Skills, and PLAC 5240, Collaborative Planning for Sustainability, as well as a University Seminar "Righting Unrightable Wrongs" (issues of restorative justice and reparations). He is co-instructor of an occasional course titled "UVA History: Race and Repair", an outgrowth of UCARE.

He has worked as a mediator at local, state, and federal levels on projects involving environment and land use, community development, education, and health, with a particular emphasis on the Appalachian coalfields and Chesapeake Bay watershed regions.

He is co-founder and core faculty of the Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute. As part of IEN's "Collaborative Stewardship Initiative," he initiated the "Community-Based Collaboratives Research Consortium" seeking to assess and understand local collaborative efforts involving natural resources and community development, and the "Best Practices Guidance Project" resulting in the publication of Collaboration: A Guide for Environmental Advocates and, in 2011, Community-Based Collaboration: Bridging Socio-Ecological Theory and Practice.

Another book, Resolving Public Conflict: Transforming Community and Governance describes how public conflict resolution procedures can assist in vitalizing democracy. With two colleagues he is co-author of Reaching for Higher Ground: Tools for Powerful Groups and Communities, which describes how diverse groups and communities can create expectations for addressing conflict with integrity, vision, and creativity.

His most recent book is Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia, written with Susan Hirsch and published in 2014.

He is the winner of the 2012 Sharon M. Pickett Award for Environmental Conflict Resolution, presented by the Association for Conflict Resolution, and the 2016 Casteen Diversity Award, presented by the University of Virginia.

He was previously operator of a piano restoration business for over 10 years in Albemarle County.

Twitter - @UVA
IEN - http://ien.arch.virginia.edu/ien-team
University of VA - http://www.arch.virginia.edu/faculty/Frank_Dukes

Episode: 8/15/2017 @10:00 AM


Rafi Kohan
Rafi Kohan

Author of "The Arena: Inside The Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded and Possible Haunted Monuments of American Sport"
http://rafikohan.com

Rafi Kohan is a freelance writer and editor, and an amateur ivy groomer. Formerly, he served as deputy editor at New York Observer, and has written for GQ, Men's Journal, Wall Street Journal, Town & Country, Rolling Stone, and more. He lives in New York City and deeply misses the old Yankee Stadium.

Twitter - @rafi_kohan
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Arena-tailgating-ticket-scalping-mascot-racing-dubiously-ebook/dp/B01M6XDXK7

Episode: 8/15/2017 @11:30 AM