SMS

Thomas P. Moliterno
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Tom Moliterno is the Earl W. Stafford Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies and Vice Dean of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management. In this capacity, he provides leadership for a wide range of the Isenberg School’s internal and external activities. He coordinates the School’s external engagement initiatives through the interrelated activities of the School’s Development, Marketing and Communication, and Constituent Relations departments. His internal administrative responsibilities include AACSB accreditation maintenance, oversight of the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, school-level financial and strategic planning, faculty research affairs, technology services, and construction of the Isenberg Business Innovation Hub, a 70,000 sq. ft. addition to the Isenberg School’s buildings. Currently in his fourth year in the Dean’s Office, Professor Moliterno was previously Chair of the MBA Core Faculty. He joined the Isenberg School of Management in Fall 2011, and was formerly on the faculty at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He earned his Ph.D. at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine and holds an M.B.A. in Public and Non-Profit Management from Boston University. Prior to entering academics he worked for many years in non-profit organizations, where he both directed international advocacy programs and raised major gifts. An award-winning teacher in both live and on-line classrooms, Vice Dean Moliterno has taught at the undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral levels. In the area of entrepreneurship and innovation, and building on his early professional experience working with an ecotourism start-up, he launched Isenberg’s first course on social entrepreneurship in 2012. As the Earl W. Stafford Professor, he is currently extending the School’s programming around social entrepreneurship. He has also developed and delivered courses on innovation management for executive audiences. Vice Dean Moliterno’s research is in the area of strategic management and organizational theory, and focuses on human capital and organizational decision-making. His work has been published in the leading journals in his field, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management, Strategic Organization, and the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management. He was a co-editor of a 2014 Journal of Management special issue on strategic human capital, and frequently serves as an invited speaker and panelist on topics related to organizational resource decision-making. He is a long-standing member of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) and the Academy of Management (AOM), and has filled multiple leadership roles in these professional organizations: he served as a Representative-at-Large for the SMS’s Competitive Strategy Interest Group, and the Treasurer of the AOM’s Organization and Management Theory Division. In 2015 he was elected to the three-year leadership cycle for the SMS Strategic Human Capital Interest Group, where he is currently the Program Chair.