Meet the CASE team!
CASE faculty and staff all combine practical experience working in the social sector with experience as researchers, educators, and administrators in academic institutions. This blend of skills and perspectives allows CASE to ground our work effectively in practice while advancing the field within a leading university.
CASE receives support and strategic advice from a strong Advisory Board of leaders from business, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship.
Rex Adams, Dean Emeritus, The Fuqua School of Business, Founding Co-Chair
Joel Fleishman, Professor of Law and Public Policy, Duke University, Founding Co-Chair
Mario Morino, Chairman, Venture Philanthropy Partners, Founding Co-Chair
Claire “Yum” Arnold, Founder and CEO, Leapfrog Services, Inc.
Michael Bailin, Former President, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
Roy Bostock, Chairman, The Partnership for a Drug Free America
Jeff Bradach, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Bridgespan Group
Wendy Kopp, Founder and President, Teach for America
Cate Muther, Founder and President, Three Guineas Fund
Diana Wells, President, Ashoka
CASE Faculty and Staff
J. Gregory Dees is Professor of the Practice of Social Entrepreneurship and co-founder of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He has published extensively on social entrepreneurship, including two books with Jed Emerson and Peter Economy, Enterprising Nonprofits and Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs. In 2007, the Aspen Institute and Ashoka recognized his pioneering work with their first Lifetime Achievement award in Social Entrepreneurship Education. Professor Dees previously worked at McKinsey & Company, and taught at the Yale School of Management, at Harvard Business School, where he helped launch the Initiative on Social Enterprise and received the Apgar Award for Innovation in Teaching, and at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he served as the Haas Centennial Professor and as founding Co-Director of the Center for Social Innovation. While at Harvard, he interrupted his academic career with a leave of absence to work on entrepreneurial development in Appalachia. He serves on the board of the Bridgespan Group and on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council for Social Entrepreneurship. He is on numerous advisory boards including Volans, REDF, Aflatoun, Business Leadership for Tomorrow, the Limmat Foundation, and the Social Enterprise Journal.
Paul N. Bloom is Faculty Director and Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Marketing with the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Dr. Bloom leads CASE’s Scaling Social Impact research program and has focused his own research on understanding the organizational capabilities that drive successful scaling. He also teaches a course in the MBA program on Corporate Social Impact Management. Prior to coming to Duke in 2006, Dr. Bloom had a long career researching how the field of marketing can contribute to societal welfare. He has examined how marketing thinking can help to design better consumer protection and antitrust policies and has also done considerable research on social marketing, which involves developing strategies to encourage people to engage in more socially-beneficial behaviors (e.g., healthier living). Additionally, throughout his career, Dr. Bloom has encouraged research by business scholars on social issues, chairing well-received conferences on the consumer movement, marketing and public policy, corporate social initiatives, corporate responses to the obesity crisis, and social entrepreneurship. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 published articles, papers, book chapters, and books – including the award-winning article published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing for 1987 to 1991, The Handbook of Marketing and Society (Sage Publications, 2001), and Scaling Social Impact: New Thinking (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010). He recently was named the 2010-2011 winner of the American Marketing Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the Marketing and Society Special Interest Group, becoming only the third recipient of this honor. He formerly served as Professor of Marketing at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina (1984-2006) and held posts at the University of Maryland and the Marketing Science Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in marketing from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University, an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. degree from Lehigh University.
Cathy is the lead faculty member at the award-winning Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, where she has taught since 2007. She is an adjunct professor, founded and directs the CASE i3 Initiative on Impact Investing, and co-leads the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke (SEAD), a $10 million USAID-funded global health accelerator, in collaboration with Duke Medicine’s International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD) and the Duke Global Health Institute. She has been an active pioneer, educator and consultant for 25 years in the fields of impact investing and for-profit and nonprofit social entrepreneurship. She helped develop the standards for B Corporations, taught at Columbia Business School for a decade, and managed impact investments at Flatiron Partners and the Markle Foundation. She has worked with hundreds of social entrepreneurs, and has performed in-depth studies of scaling strategies, business models for impact enterprises, and impact investment vehicles and structures for foundations, private funds, development finance institutions and banks. As part of her role at CASE, she also coordinates global research for data from $4.5 billion of impact assets under management and from over 11,000 impact entrepreneurs in 29 countries. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BA from the University of Virginia, and was the sole academic member invited to sit on the US National Advisory Board for the G8 Taskforce on Social Impact Investing established in June 2013 by UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
Matthew T.A. Nash is the Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship. In addition to his development and administrative responsibilities, Matt leads the Fuqua On Board program, founded and directs the Global Consulting Practicum, advises student consulting projects and independent studies, and advises the student run chapter of Net Impact. Matt is also a visiting lecturer at Duke’s Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, where he co-teaches an undergraduate course in entrepreneurial leadership and social innovation. Matt brings to Fuqua extensive domestic and international social and public sector experience in governance, strategic planning, organization development, performance measurement, business process transformation, and leadership development. Prior to joining the CASE team, he was a senior consultant in strategy and change management with the public sector practice at IBM Business Consulting Services (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting). In this position and previous consulting capacities, Matt served a diverse set of clients ranging from community-based organizations, including a nonprofit resource center, a community housing board, and a disabilities rights coalition, to large agencies such as World Vision, UNICEF and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Previously, Matt led the Leadership Institute at Yale's Center for Public Service and volunteered with the U.S. Peace Corps in Romania. Matt is a graduate of the Yale School of Management (MBA) and Yale College (BA), where he received the graduation prize for public service. A recipient of Vice President Al Gore’s “Hammer Award” for reinventing government, Matt was recently awarded the inaugural "Member Achievement Award" by Net Impact, the global network of business professionals seeking to use their skills for social, environmental, and economic impact.
Erin L. Worsham is the Managing Director of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE). As Associate Director, Erin assists in the management of CASE programs including the Global Consulting Practicum, develops and maintains relationships and strategic partnerships at Duke and in the field, and contributes to the overall strategy, marketing, and continued growth of CASE. Erin brings a unique combination of nonprofit, private and public sector experience in both the domestic and international arenas. Prior to joining CASE, Erin was an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton’s public sector consulting practice where she led organizational design, strategic planning and business process engagements for federal government and nonprofit clients. In addition to her work at Booz Allen, Erin has consulted with and helped lead nonprofit organizations and social enterprises both in the United States and abroad, developed public-private partnerships at the U.S. Agency for International Development and worked on private sector development issues at the World Bank/International Finance Corporation. Erin earned her BA in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University and her MBA, with certificates in Public Sector Management and Global Management, from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. While at Stanford, Erin was President of the Social Entrepreneurship Club, actively involved in the Public Management Program and helped lead the effort to bring the Net Impact conference to Stanford’s campus in 2005.
Ruth Tolman is the Assistant Director of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, primarily responsible for advising the Fuqua Net Impact Club, managing financial aid programs, organizing speakers and events, overseeing CASE communications, and providing admissions and career support to the daytime MBA program. She joined Duke's Fuqua School of Business in 2007 as the Program Manager of CASE. For the previous three years, Ruth worked as the Program Manager at the UNC Center for Sustainable Enterprise (CSE) at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. In her role at the CSE, she managed events and various programs for Kenan-Flagler's MBA students, and the CSE's other affiliates. She also provided key support to the center's communications, marketing, and outreach efforts. Before working with UNC, she did graduate work at Duke University in biological chemistry. Ruth has a B.S. in biochemistry from Brigham Young University. Her areas of particular interest include environmental management, community development, social enterprise and technology innovation applied to science.
Dan Heath is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE). Dan is the co-author (along with his brother Chip) of Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. The Heath brothers previously co-wrote the critically acclaimed book Made to Stick, which was named the Best Business Book of the Year, spent 24 months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list, and has been translated into 29 languages. Heath is a columnist for Fast Company magazine, and he has taught and consulted with organizations such as Microsoft, Philips, Vanguard, Macy’s, USAID, and the American Heart Association. Previously, Dan worked as a researcher and case writer for Harvard Business School, co-authoring 10 case studies on entrepreneurial ventures, and later served as a Consultant to the Policy Programs of the Aspen Institute. In 1997, Dan co-founded an innovative publishing company called Thinkwell, which continues to produce a radically reinvented line of college textbooks. Dan has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA from the Plan II Honors Program from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Rare, a conservation organization.
CASE Advisory Board
Duke University - Dean Emeritus, The Fuqua School of Business
Rex Adams served as Dean of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University from 1996 to 2001. As Dean he led the Fuqua School to a top five ranking among peer institutions. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Administration for Mobil Corporation, where he worked for 31 years. During his career at Mobil, Adams served in a number of roles in its international operations, including assignments in London, Istanbul, Hamburg, and Tripoli, and in human resources on the corporate staff before assuming the Vice President, Administration role in 1988. Adams serves on the boards of directors for Alleghany Corporation, AMVESCAP P.L.C., and Vintage Petroleum Inc. He is the immediate past Chair for Public Broadcasting Service. He is a Trustee of the Vera Institute of Justice and the Committee for Economic Development, and a member of the Corporation of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Formerly a Trustee of Duke University and Virginia Union University, he now serves on Duke University's Board of Visitors of the Fuqua School of Business and the Duke Athletic Advisory Board.
Duke University -Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies
Joel Fleishman joined the faculty of Duke University, where he is now Professor of Law and Public Policy, in 1971. Fleishman has also served the University in various administrative positions including First Senior Vice President. He was the founding director of Duke University's Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy. He is now the director of the Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Center for Ethics, Public Policy and the Professions, and of the Duke Philanthropic Foundations Research Program. From 1993 to 2001, Fleishman took a part-time leave from Duke University to serve as President of the Atlantic Philanthropic Service Company, the U.S. affiliate of Atlantic Philanthropies. Fleishman also serves as a director of The John and Mary Markle Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Urban Institute, Chairman of The Visiting Committee of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and as a director of Boston Scientific Corporation, Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation and the James River Group, an insurance holding company. Mr. Fleishman received A.B., M.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an LL.M. degree from Yale University.
Venture Philanthropy Partners -Chairman
Mario Morino is chairman of Venture Philanthropy Partners and the Morino Institute. Before retiring from private industry in 1992, Morino was the co-founder of one of the then 10 largest software and services firms. Since leaving private industry in 1992, Morino has focused his efforts on philanthropic innovation to benefit children and families of working poor or poverty backgrounds, and has served in advisory roles with General Atlantic, one of the leading global private equity firms investing in companies that provide information technology or use information technology to help drive growth. In his philanthropic work, Morino founded the Morino Institute in 1994 to advance the vision that all children have the opportunity to grow into adults leading healthy, productive lives. In 2000, Morino co-founded Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) as an innovative investor in social change that concentrates investments of money, expertise, and contacts to improve the lives and boost the opportunities of children of low-income families in the National Capital Region. It adapts the relevant principles of venture and private equity investment firms and applies them for investing in the nonprofit sector to build strong, high-impact, lasting nonprofit institutions that generate high social returns for children, families, and communities. It also brings together and informs high net worth individuals and families as “philanthropic investors.” Morino believes that VPP’s work will influence sector change to ultimately help increase access to capital, talent, and other resources for nonprofit organizations demonstrating the greatest potential for improving the lives of children and families.
Claire “Yum” Arnold
Leapfrog Services, Inc. -Founder and CEO
Claire “Yum” Arnold is the Founder and CEO of Leapfrog, a managed services provider (MSP) with a diverse clientele of professional services firms, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Prior to starting Leapfrog, Arnold acquired and grew NCC LP, a distributor of consumer goods to convenience stores and mass merchandisers. Before acquiring NCC, Ms. Arnold spent nearly 10 years with Coca-Cola USA, where she was the marketing manager for Coke's first plastic beverage containers. Arnold served for many years as a Trustee of Mary Baldwin College, most recently as Chair of its Board of Trustees. She has been active in YPO, WPO, The National Conference for Community and Justice, Leadership Atlanta, CEO, The Committee of 200, and as a mentor to younger women in the Atlanta business community. She serves on the Board of Trustees of The Atlanta Rotary Club, The Westminster Schools and The Georgia Conservancy, which she currently Chairs. She is also on the Board of Visitors of The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, The Board of Councilors of The Carter Center, and the Board of Directors of two NYSE firms and the Technology Association of Georgia. Arnold was named the 2002 Small Business Person of the Year by the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Business Chronicle and received the 2004 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans Award for outstanding performance as a corporate director.
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation -Former President
Michael Bailin served as President of The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation from 1996 to 2005. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor of the Practice in the Foundation Impact Research Program at Duke University's Sanford Institute for Public Policy. Previously, he was a founder, former president and chief executive officer of Public/Private Ventures (P/PV), a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving opportunities for young people in poor communities. Prior to launching P/PV in 1977, Bailin worked as a consultant to the Ford Foundation, and before that he served as the deputy director and counsel to the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City. Bailin has also practiced law and taught at both Dartmouth and Franconia colleges in New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1964 and in 1969 received both a law degree and Masters in Urban Planning from Yale University. Over the years he has helped to build and has served as a board member and advisor to numerous not-for-profit organizations. His current board memberships include serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Civic Ventures, and on the Executive Committees of both the William Penn Foundation and The International Trachoma Initiative.
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America -Chairman
Roy Bostock is Chairman of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, a national non-profit organization that oversees the development of advertising and communications programs to encourage teens to lead healthy drug-free lives. Bostock founded, and chairs, Sealedge Investments, LLC, a private equity investment firm, and he serves on the boards of Morgan Stanley, Northwest Airlines Corporation and Yahoo! Inc. He is a trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Foundation and is a board member of Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. He worked in the advertising business for 38 years, including ten years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles and its successor company, The MacManus Group. Bostock holds a Bachelor's degree from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
The Bridgespan Group -Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Jeff Bradach is the Co-founder and managing partner of the Bridgespan Group, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization bringing leading-edge strategies and tools to the challenges and opportunities facing nonprofit organizations and foundations. Since its start in 2000 Bradach has guided the development of the organization, and the Bridgestar initiative, which seeks to increase the flow of talented leaders into and within the nonprofit sector. Prior to helping establish the Bridgespan Group, Bradach served for seven years on the faculty of the Harvard Business School. He began his career at Bain & Company, working as a consultant until he left to pursue advanced degrees. He received his BA from Stanford University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa and his MA in sociology and PhD in organizational behavior from Harvard University.
Teach For America -Founder and President
Wendy Kopp founded and leads Teach For America, which aims to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity between low- and high-income areas by enlisting some of the nation's most promising future leaders in its national teacher corps. Since its inception in 1989, Teach for America has fielded more than 14,000 outstanding recent college graduates as teachers in low-income rural and urban communities. Kopp serves on the Board of The New Teacher Project, and the Advisory Boards of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the National Council on Teacher Quality. Kopp holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, where she participated in the undergraduate program of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Catherine S. Muther
Three Guineas Fund -Founder and President
Catherine S. Muther is the founder of Three Guineas Fund, whose mission is to create access to opportunity for women and girls in the economy. Prior to founding Three Guineas Fund, Muther held Vice President and Officer positions in leading Silicon Valley companies in the computer networking industry, including Senior Marketing Officer at Cisco Systems. At Cisco, she developed the marketing strategy, industry positioning and organization to lead the company from $25Million to over a Billion in sales with dominant share of a global market. Muther earned an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, MA from Cambridge University and BA from Sarah Lawrence College. She has served as a Trustee of Mills College, Sarah Lawrence College, Cambridge University America and the Women’s Sports Foundation. She is a founding Board member of Acumen Fund and The Foundation Incubator, and currently serves on the board of PolicyLink.
Diana Wells joined Ashoka in the 1980s after graduating from Brown with a BA in South Asian Studies. Her intrapreneurial drive quickly led to the creation of Fellowship Support Services, which links Ashoka social entrepreneurs to one another and to a wide array of information and supports. After a leave to do her Ph.D. in anthropology, she returned — and has provided her characteristic quiet, strong leadership ever since. She tactfully but firmly strengthened Ashoka’s leadership in a number of countries. She helped systematize management of the key Fellow selection process as the number and types of selections increased. Wells also conceived and developed Ashoka’s widely respected Measuring Effectiveness program.