The faculty at the Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts are practicing innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders and bring hands on industry and social enterprise experience to their teaching.

All are highly focused not only on providing students with experiential learning opportunities in their areas of expertise, but also on helping students expand their networks and explore professional opportunities through internships and post-graduation employment in both for-profit businesses and not-for-profit social enterprises.

Frank Apeseche, Professor of the Practice

Elaine Chen, Cummings Family Professor of the Practice in Entrepreneurship & Director, Derby Entrepreneurship Center

Jack Derby, Professor of the Practice

Jimmy Edgerton, Lecturer, Food & Entrepreneurship, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition

Gavin Finn, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice

Usha Pasi, Ed.M., Lecturer, Non-profit, Philanthropy & Impact, Tisch College and Derby Entrepreneurship Center

Beth McCarthy, Lecturer, Entrepreneurial Leadership

Jay Mixter, Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Business Planning 101

Andy O’Brien, Lecturer, Entrepreneurial Finance

Rachel O’Neil, Lecturer, Team and Talent Management

Joe Volman, Lecturer, Entrepreneurial and Business Law

Tina Weber, Lecturer, Entrepreneurship and Business Planning

Josh Wiesman, Professor of the Practice

Julianne Zimmerman, Lecturer, Innovative Social Enterprises, Tisch College and Derby Entrepreneurship Center