Associate Dean for Research Innovation; J. Brian Quinn Professor in Technology and Strategy; Area Chair, Strategy and Management
Constance Helfat is Tuck’s Associate Dean for Research Innovation and the J. Brian Quinn Professor in Technology and Strategy. Her research seeks to understand the nature of strategic change in organizations, particularly change that is a result of emerging technology, knowledge, and capabilities. She teaches the elective courses Deconstructing Apple, a research-to-practice seminar, and Strategic Principles for Internet Businesses.
Deputy Dean; Charles Henry Jones Third Century Professor of Management
As Deputy Dean, Punam Anand Keller oversees faculty and leads innovation and growth initiatives for Tuck’s educational offerings in the pre- and post-MBA space. Keller’s academic resume includes degrees from Bombay University and Northwestern, award-winning research, and faculty positions at NYU, Columbia, and UNC. She serves as associate editor of Journal of Consumer Psychology and is on the editorial boards of Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, and Social Marketing Quarterly. Keller was formerly the President of the Association for Consumer Research.
Through the years, Keller has served as a consumer research consultant and educator to a variety of financial educators including FINRA foundation, CFPB, CFA, OECD, Filene Institute, NASAA, DCIIA, Dimensional, Goldman Sachs and NARPP. She has developed social marketing plans to promote financial education for the OFEFA, U.S. Department of Treasury, and NEFE. She served as the Social Marketing Officer of the Financial Literacy Center under Director AnnaMaria Lusardi, funded by the SSA.
Executive Director, Information Technology
As Executive Director of Information Technology Geoff partners with his colleagues and the senior leadership to set and implement the school’s technology strategy. He oversees all information technology-related projects and activities including support services, infrastructure, online services, and related purchasing. During over 25 years of service Geoff has held several key roles within IT and was the driving force behind many of the technology services essential to daily life at Tuck. Most recently he served as senior associate director of information technology, tasked with a broader role in planning and strategy.
Geoff bleeds green and often volunteers time for his beloved Dartmouth. He is unintentionally acquiring experience serving on a wide variety of nonprofit boards – 501(c)(2), 501(c)(3), 501(c)(7), and 501(c)(10) so far. When it is time to relax he makes things out of large piles of LEGO building blocks, travels, or reads military history. He lives in West Lebanon with his wife, Kristy, who works at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
Executive Director of Talent Management
As Executive Director of Talent Management, Tye partners with the Deanery and senior leadership to lead initiatives that sustain and advance Tuck as the best business school in the world at which to work. Among his responsibilities, Tye oversees Tuck’s talent management and human resources services, including organizational development, recruitment and hiring, performance management, employee relations, and staff training. Before joining Tuck in June 2016, Tye served in the Dartmouth Office of Human Resources as Senior HR Consultant for Advancement, Athletics, Finance and Administration, IT Services, the Office of the President, Student Affairs, and Tuck.
Prior to coming to Dartmouth in 2013, Tye was the Director of Human Resources and Title IX Coordinator at Colby-Sawyer College, a private liberal arts and sciences college located in New London, New Hampshire. Tye has held HR leadership and consulting positions in the nonprofit, financial, corporate communications, and fashion sectors in San Francisco, New York City, and Denver. A native of eastern Montana, Tye received his Bachelor of Arts in political science at the University of Montana in Missoula, and holds the Society for Human Resource Management’s Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation. He lives in Hanover with his husband, Cameron, who works in the Dartmouth Campus Billing office.
Associate Dean, Planning and Operations
Gina Clark des Cognets is Associate Dean of Planning and Operations at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Prior to becoming associate dean, she was the Dean's chief of staff, serving as a key adviser on institutional matters, and partner to leadership to develop, implement, and evaluate priorities and initiatives to support Tuck’s mission. Over her 10 years at Tuck, Gina has served as an Associate Director and Director of Alumni Services, and more recently, as Director of Marketing and Communications. In that role, Gina led the successful merger of two teams—creative services and public relations—into a dynamic marketing and communications group, and developed and executed a comprehensive strategy to broadly communicate Tuck’s strategic priorities and key messages with critical audiences around the globe.
Prior to Tuck, Gina was Director of Investor Client Services at Business Intelligence Advisors, and held 'chief of staff' roles with the Vice-Chair of AOL Time Warner and the President and CEO of Robinson Lerer and Montgomery, a strategic communications firm in New York City. Gina is a trustee of the Norwich Public Library and a trustee of the Montshire Museum, where she was co-chair of the 2016 Montshire Museum of Science Auction. She is an enthusiastic 2001 graduate of Tuck, and earned a BA in Art History and minor in Psychology from Hamilton College. In her free time, Gina loves to run, telemark ski, drink delicious coffee and wine, and have dance parties in her Norwich, VT kitchen with her two daughters, Eliza and Annabel, and husband Archer.
Director, Strategic Initiatives, MBA Program
As Director of Strategic Initiatives for The Tuck School, Dia plays a key leadership role in planning and carrying out broad-based diversity initiatives that promote the inclusion, awareness, acceptance, achievement, understanding and equality of all members of Tuck community. Dia is charged with leading a variety of complex and sensitive projects for the Tuck School, including acting as liaison and ambassador to the Offices of the President, Provost and Dean of the College on issues related to Diversity & Inclusion. This role continues the work that she began when she joined Tuck in 2006. Some of her favorite responsibilities include: the Tuck Diversity Conference, working with student groups and club leaders, International Student Orientation and the Tuck International Exchange Program.
Prior to joining Tuck, Dia was an Associate Director of Admissions at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, and began her career as a consultant with PwC and later as a manager at Deloitte. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, where she earned her BS and MS in Accounting. She enjoys travel, cooking, and apocalypse genre films and books (there’s something fascinating about zombies!). She lives in Vermont with her family and two dogs.
Associate Dean, MBA Program
Sally Jaeger has 30 years of experience in higher education, primarily in the field of admissions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She is currently associate dean of the MBA program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where she and her team oversee all activities relating to student life, academic records and counseling, international exchanges, and activities and clubs.
As the former director of admissions at Tuck, Sally helped manage the evaluation process of more than 22,000 applications for the MBA program over a period of nine years. During her tenure as director, Tuck saw its international student population grow from 15% to 30+% and enjoy a strong presence from such parts of the world as Asia and Latin America. Prior to Tuck, Sally worked in admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth College.
Sally sat on the boards of the Forte Foundation, the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and the Mascoma Valley Health Initiative and was a member of the planning board in her hometown. Sally lives in Orange, New Hampshire with her husband, Dick, the former admissions and athletic director at Dartmouth College and her two yellow labs, Sam and Maizie.
Executive Director, Infrastructure and Operations, Dean’s Office
Steve is Executive Director, Infrastructure and Operations at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where, since 2002, he has helped orchestrate operations across Tuck. He started his career at Tuck after an impromptu visit to the school to visit with Dean Fox who offered him the position as the Associate Director of Corporate Relations and Director of the Tuck Associates program. That started what has been a happy and fulfilling career with stops along the way at Director of the MBA Program Office (with Sally Jaeger) and Director of the Career Development Office.
Steve graduated from Tuck in 1987 and joined the Trammell Crow Company (TCC) in Philadelphia. He left TCC to launch a network of Mailboxes etc. franchise in Southeastern, MA with the hopes that UPS would soon buy the parent company. That happened, but long after Steve had sold his franchises after learning that he was not a dyed-in-the-wool entrepreneur like his dad, Dave Lubrano,T'56.
He received a BA from St. Lawrence University in 1981, is the a member of the New Hampshire Judicial Council, former chair of the Howe Library Corporation, a Tuck Class Agent and verbose class notes reporter. Steve and his wife Allegra live in the hills of Hanover, but they spend considerable time travelling to watch their three daughters run around on collegiate and high school soccer and lacrosse fields.
Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Luke Anthony Peña and his admissions and financial aid colleagues recruit, select, and enroll MBA candidates who aspire to be wise leaders that better the world of business, and thrive in Tuck’s distinctly immersive learning community. As executive director, Luke considers his chief role to be creating connections and building community among the many admissions stakeholders, including ambassadors, influencers, and prospective students. Luke and his colleagues create opportunities for MBA candidates to engage the personal, connected, and transformative experience that Tuck offers.
Luke has more than a decade of marketing, recruitment, evaluation, and enrollment management experience in admissions roles at Tuck, Stanford University, and the University of Southern California. He received MBA and M.A. Education degrees from Stanford University, and B.S. Business Administration and B.A. Public Relations degrees from the University of Southern California. Luke is a lifelong student of the history and future of universities, and the interplay between economics and access to selective higher education.
In addition to Tuck and higher education, Luke is passionate about physical fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and meditation, musical performance, and nature photography. Luke's favorite indulgences are sporting events (live or televised), country music, authentic Mexican food, and the smell and sound of the ocean.
Executive Director, Advancement
As the chief advancement officer for Tuck, Erin leads a team of fundraising and alumni relations professionals and, in collaboration with the Dean, envisions, establishes, and activates the overall strategy for Tuck alumni engagement and philanthropic support to advance Tuck’s priorities and to enhance the deep connection and affiliation of Tuck’s alumni community with the school and with one another. Prior to her current role, Erin served as Director of Tuck’s Career Development Office. A Tuck 1997 alumna, Erin earned her BSE from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and subsequently worked as a marketing and strategy consultant with Mercer Management Consulting and Marketing and Planning Systems (MaPS), where she was a co-founder. Erin was a Principal at consulting firm the Parthenon Group after her Tuck student days before returning to work for the school.
Erin serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires, and the Norwich Public Library. A longtime yoga practitioner and teacher, Erin teaches at a local studio. When not on her yoga mat, Erin can be found with her husband John hiking or biking up a hill, cooking, or being walked by their dog Sadie.
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
As Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, Ed works closely with Tuck’s leadership to develop strategies that integrate and expand Tuck’s editorial, marketing and communications, and media relations efforts through measurable activities that bring to life the mission of the Tuck School of Business. Prior to his current role, Ed served as Director of Communications, Content Strategy at Tuck.
Ed’s previous roles at Dartmouth include Co-Director of Tuck Creative Services, and communications strategist for the Office of the President and Provost, where he helped lead communications for the college’s first-ever campus-wide strategic planning process. Ed is the former editor and publisher of AMC Outdoors, the magazine of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and executive editor of Rowing News magazine.
A graduate of Carleton University and Ryerson University, Ed was a five-time member of Canada’s national rowing team and a member of the Canadian Olympic team for the Sydney Games. In 2000, he won a world title in the lightweight men’s pair in Zagreb, Croatia. Ed lives in Hanover with his wife Allison, a neonatal nurse practitioner at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and three children.
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