DegreeMBA, University of Tulsa, 1983; MS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1977; AB, Dartmouth College, 1976
AREAS OF EXPERTISEEntrepreneurship and technology
Startup entrepreneurship, translation of research to commercialization
From Idea to Success, McGraw-Hill, 2011
Academic positions: Tuck School of Business, 2004–present; founding Chair, Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, 2002–present; founding Director, Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, Dartmouth College, 2001–present
Nonacademic positions: Founding President, Samson International, Ltd., 1980–2000; President, Samson Resources, Texaco, Inc., 1977–80
Board memberships: Chairman: Cognitive Electronics, 2010–present, Benexus, 2007–present, Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, 2004–present; Board of Trustees, Kigo Kitchen, 2011–present, Eleazar Wheelock Society, 2008–present; Board adviser to numerous startups and early stage companies
For two decades, Professor Fairbrothers managed and founded oil and gas exploration and production companies on three continents. He served as founding director of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network and founding chair of the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center. Professor Fairbrothers teaches the electives Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Advanced Entrepreneurship.