Faculty & Learning Partners

Action-based learning courses are supported by a dedicated group of experts across all subject areas. Learning partners come with significant industry experience and impressive research on relevant business topics. They support students throughout their project advising experience and help optimize project outcomes for both students and sponsors.

Click the light blue boxes below to learn more about our partners.

Faculty Advisors:

We have a team of over 100 faculty who are highly experienced both in their field and in advising action-based learning projects. They’ve collectively spent over 300 years in action-based learning advising roles. Below are some of our longstanding faculty advisors.

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Gretchen Spreitzer's portrait
Gretchen Spreitzer
Associate Dean for Corporate and Executive Relations, Management and Organizations
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Chris Mueller's portrait
Chris Mueller
Business Administration
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Jim Westphal's portrait
Jim Westphal
Strategy
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Izak Duenyas's portrait
Izak Duenyas
Technology and Operations
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Rajeev Batra's portrait
Rajeev Batra
Marketing
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Len Middleton's portrait
Len Middleton
Strategy and Entrepreneurship
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Hyun-Soo Ahn's portrait
Hyun-Soo Ahn
Technology and Operations
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Jun Li's portrait
Jun Li
Technology and Operations
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Anocha Aribag's portrait
Anocha Aribag
Marketing
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Chantel Lenard's portrait
Chantel Lenard
Marketing
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Jeff Sinclair's portrait
Jeff Sinclair
Business Administration
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Roman Kapuscinski's portrait
Roman Kapuscinski
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, Technology and Operations
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Cheng Gao's portrait
Cheng Gao
Strategy
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Sugato Bhattacharyya's portrait
Sugato Bhattacharyya
Finance
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Janet Weiss's portrait
Janet Weiss
Management and Organizations
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Nigel Melville's portrait
Nigel Melville
Technology and Operations
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John Branch's portrait
John Branch
Business Administration
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MS Krishnan's portrait
MS Krishnan
Technology and Operations
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Aradhna Krishna's portrait
Aradhna Krishna
Marketing
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Jim Walsh's portrait
Jim Walsh
Strategy
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Damian Beil's portrait
Damian Beil
Technology and Operations

Communication Faculty:

For our 2022-2023 projects, we had 14 business communication experts supporting students throughout their projects and on their written and oral deliverables. These learning partners teach students how to elevate their work and deliver more for sponsors.

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Lisa Pawlik
Head Communications Coach
Andrea Morrow
Angela Kujava
Christina Brown
Cindy Crawford
Cristina Eckhoff
David Hawkins
Greg Lewis
Jessica McGahey
Nancy Kotzian
Patti Russo
Paul Nucci
Sarah Zimmerman
Sophia Galifianakis

Research Support:

Students have thorough support in both primary and secondary research due to our partnership with Kresge Library Services and expert faculty. Ten librarians and two faculty support the students in their hunt for industry reports, new trends, real-time data, and more.

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Corey Seeman
Director of the Kresge Library Services
Laura Berdish
Danguole Kviklys
Mary Catherine Moeller
Celia Ross
Joel Scheuher
Emily Schlaack
Jennifer Zimmer
Sally Ziph
Claire Myers

Primary Research Consultants:

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Christie Brown's portrait
Christie Brown
Business Administration, Primary Research Consultant
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Katherine Burson's portrait
Katherine Burson
Marketing, Primary Research Consultant

Office of Action-Based Learning:

The Industry Relations Team sources exciting and challenging projects on a global scale. Have a project idea or questions? Connect with one of the Directors of Industry Relations today.

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Megan Anda
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Michael Gaitan-Flores

The Office of Action-Based Learning exists to support the delivery of Ross’ signature project-based core courses across nine different degree programs along with the Living Business Leadership Experience elective. We are committed to delivering a high quality, high impact student learning experience in collaboration with sponsors, faculty, staff, and degree program teams.

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Chris Tarnacki
Managing Director
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Jessica McGahey
Assistant Director
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Chris Barr
Program Manager
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Amanda Schultz's portrait
Amanda Schultz
Program Manager
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Maica Mori's portrait
Maica Mori
Operations Coordinator
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Demetris Ogburn's portrait
Demetris Ogburn
Travel Coordinator