Faculty Affiliates | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Diana Bilimoria, PhD, KeyBank Professor, Chair and Professor of Organizational Behavior
An expert in how leadership development can transform individuals, groups, and organizations, Bilimoria's research and teaching focus on gender diversity, equity and inclusion in governance and leadership, and organizational transformation. Her global online course Women in Leadership: Inspiring Positive Change! has more than 40,000 students enrolled from 185 countries.




Karen W. Braun, PhD, CPA, CGMA, professor, accountancy
Karen W. Braun, PhD, has co-authored "Managerial Accounting" (Pearson Education, 2017) which is in its 5th edition. The textbook is used at over 200 universities across the country and was the first accounting textbook ever to be co-authored solely by women. The textbook was also a first-mover in terms of integrating sustainability throughout the topical chapters, as well as providing a stand-alone chapter on sustainability and sustainability reporting. The book also focuses on the importance of business ethics, and includes ethical dilemmas in the homework set for every chapter. Dr. Braun has given numerous presentations to accounting faculty across the country about how she integrates sustainability into an introductory accounting course.




Group photo in Tanzania

Michael Goldberg, assistant professor, design & innovation
An experienced venture capitalist and international business leader whose teaching is focused on the fields of entrepreneurship and early stage finance, Goldberg incorporates social entrepreneurship into his courses and student projects. In January 2018, management and engineering students collaborated for social good in Tanzania as part of Managing in a Global Economy, a course co-taught by Goldberg and Chemical Engineering Department Chair Dan Lacks. Students used the Fowler Center's AIM2Flourish to engage with and interview Tanzanian startups. Watch the video of the trip!




Anurag Gupta, Vice Dean, H. Clark Ford Professor, Banking and Finance
With a two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Gupta and co-investigator Joonki Noh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Banking and Finance, have designed a new financial structure and investment model to attract a broader pool of private, long-term investors to invest in early stage hard technologies in energy. The primary objective of this project is to broaden the investor pool beyond just Venture Capitalists and catalyze private capital flow to this sector that currently finds it difficult to ride through the typical “valley of death” for early stage companies. In the second year of the grant, they will assemble a pool of suitable early stage energy companies, prepare term sheets and approach investors with the goal of securing a commitment to invest in a pilot project.




Scott Shane, PhD, A. Malachi Mixon III Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies, Professor, Economics
Scott Shane, PhD, is the Managing Director of Comeback Capital, an early stage venture fund investing across the Midwest. Dr. Shane has written extensively about entrepreneurship and innovation. His most recent book, entitled Is Entrepreneurship Dead??? (Yale University Press, 2018), debunks the myth of American entrepreneurship in decline. He has been an active angel investor, both individually and with the Northcoast Angel Fund, and a mentor and investor at several accelerators, including Acceleprise, gener8tor and Iconyc. He is also a deal flow partner at Right Side Capital Management, a San Francisco-based pre-seed stage venture fund. Dr. Shane and the Fowler Center partner on projects related to entrepreneurship in low resource communities, specifically those communities surrounding the Case Western campus.

Read more about Dr. Shane.