Ross Gittell

President, Bryant University
Carsey Fellow
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Dr. Ross Gittell is a Carsey fellow and the president of Bryant University. He joined Bryant University as its ninth president after nearly a decade as Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire. He previously served as James R. Carter Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Management, Peter T. Paul College (Whittemore School of Business and Economics), University of New Hampshire. He has also served as Adjunct Lecturer on Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, and Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston New England Public Policy Center. 

His teaching career spans more than 20 years and includes, in addition to the Whittemore School, teaching at the Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School for Social Research in Manhattan, and in the Graduate School of Education, Economics Department and Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Dr. Gittell is active on many boards and commissions and is extensively published. Among his numerous books, book chapters, refereed articles, journals, and reports, Dr. Gittell is author of Renewing Cities (Princeton University Press, 1992), co-author of The Sustainable Business Casebook (New York: Flat World Knowledge, 2013), Activist Scholar (Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 2011) and Community Organizing: Building Social Capital as a Development Strategy (Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1999). Beyond the academic arena, his background includes expert senior economic consulting for corporate and public sector clients.

Dr. Gittell holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University, Dively Fellow; a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, Beta Gamma Sigma; and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Chicago, Phi Beta Kappa.