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Leadership for Change Faculty

"The variety of faculty engaged in Leadership for Change helps to provide a wider snapshot of leadership as well as different approaches to leadership."


Judith Clair, PhD

Associate Professor, Carroll School of Management
Judy conducts research on how individuals and organizations experience and manage critical events and issues, including crisis management, management of ecological sustainability, downsizing, and management of diversity. Her most recent research explores how "downsizing agents", individuals responsible for carrying out downsizings, experience and cope with their roles. She frequently conducts executive education seminars, and she has worked with clients from the U.S. and abroad.

Charles Derber, PhD

Professor of Sociology, Founding Faculty Member
Director of the graduate program on Social Economy and Social Justice, Charlie is a social activist who writes extensively on issues of corporate power, responsibility, and governance. He worked for five years with General Motors and the United Auto Workers developing an innovative labor education program, and he received major federal grants to study the restructuring of global industries. He is the author of Greed to Green: Solving Climate Change and Remaking the Economy (Paradigm Publishers, 2010). Charlie speaks and writes frequently for the media on issues of corporate power and responsibility.

Bradley K. Googins, PhD

Executive Director Emeritus, Center for Corporate Citizenship
Associate Professor, Carroll School of Management
As a new part-time faculty at Leadership for Change, Brad is currently conducting research in the areas of responsible leadership, employee engagement and social innovation and entrepreneurship.  He is co-author of Beyond Good Company: Next Generation Corporate Citizenship (Palgrave, 2007). In addition, he lectures on the issues of corporate citizenship and the role of business in society across the globe. 

Paul S. Gray, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology, Faculty Chair, Founding Faculty Member
Paul is Faculty Chair of Leadership for Change. As a teacher and business consultant, he focuses on corporate citizenship, leadership development, and business and social change. He also received major federal support for a project on worker education. Most recently, he has served as Senior Faculty at the Center for Corporate Citizenship. His consulting clients have included the City of Boston, the National Alliance for Business, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Shell Chemical, Motorola Communications, BP, and Sapient Corporation. Paul's most recent book, The Research Imagination: An Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Laura E. Hake, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology Department
As a new Leadership for Change part time faculty member, Laura focuses on sustainability and toxic outreach activities on campus.  She is co-author of Hormone-Mimicking Chemicals: What They Are, What They Do, and How to Find Them (Toronto University Press, In Preparation), and awarded the Institute for Liberal Arts Grant for integrating Sustainability into the Boston College Curriculum by engaging Academia and Students.

Rebecca Rowley
Director, Leadership for Change

As the Director of Leadership for Change at Boston College, Rebecca collaborates with a team of interdisciplinary faculty members and business leaders to develop work-based leadership initiatives that are governed by responsibility and accountability. She also serves on the Steering Board of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston Responsible (SBN) as a founding member. In addition to her corporate management experience in sales and marketing, business development and acquisitions, Rebecca has also worked in both the profit and non-profit health care sectors across the United States and Canada. Her consulting, training and education experiences include Diversity and Inclusion, Business Development, Community Relations, Geriatric Sensitivity and Disability Awareness.

Eve Spangler, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology
Eve's work focuses on creating safe and healthy work environments from the active participation of workers, scientists, professionals, and managers. She is a founding member of the International Exchange for Environmental and Occupational Health and an editorial board member of New Solutions, a public health and labor journal. She is also a Fellow in Occupational Health at Harvard University's School of Public Health, and an Advisory Board member of the Human and Civil Rights Charities of America.

William Torbert, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Carroll School of Management, Founding Faculty Member
Bill is known for his transformative teaching, scholarly writing on managerial and organizational development, and for creating a new paradigm of social science called Action Inquiry. His books include The Power of Balance, Managing the Corporate Dream, and, with Associates, his current Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership. His April 2005 Harvard Business Review article is entitled “The Seven Transformations of Leadership.” A longtime consultant, he currently partners with Harthill Consulting, UK and with the Center for Creative Leadership and serves as a director of Trillium Asset Management.

Sandra Waddock, DBA

Professor, Galligan Chair of Strategy, Operations & Strategic Management, Carroll School of Management, Founding Faculty Member
In addition to her duties as professor of Management at Boston College's Carroll School of Management, Sandra is also a Visiting Scholar at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Senior Research Fellow at BC's Center for Corporate Citizenship. She has published extensively on corporate responsibility, corporate citizenship, and inter-sector collaboration in journals such as The Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Executive, Strategic Management Journal, The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Human Relations, and Business & Society. She is the co-author of Total Responsibility Management (Greenleaf 2007), author of Leading Corporate Citizens: Vision, Values, Value Added, 2nd edition (McGraw-Hill, 2006).