Edward French

Edward F. French

Associate Professor of Business Administration


EDUCATION

  • B.S. in Accounting - Stonehill College
  • M.B.A. - Babson College
  • D.A. in Leadership - Franklin Pierce University

COURSES TAUGHT

M.B.A. Courses

  • Seminar in Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior

Undergraduate Business

  • Business Strategy and Ethics

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS

  • Leadership
  • Shared Governance
  • Work Force Development

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Professional Memberships

  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education - National Board Member
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education - Past President of Region 1 (New England)

Service

  • Franklin Pierce University Institutional Service Standing Committees:
    • Academic Standards Committee (2008- 2017)
    • Curriculum Committee (2012 – 2014)
    • Fitzwater Center Faculty Fellow (2011- 2014)
    • Provost’s Council (2014 – present)

Ad Hoc Committees

  • NEASC Self-Study Committee (2017-present)
  • Shared Governance Planning Committee (2010–2013)
  • Dean Search Committee (co-chair) (2010-2011)
  • Strategic Planning Action Plan Team Member (2011)
  • University Shared Governance Committee (2012)
  • Search committee member for Doctor of Physical Therapy Academic Director (2013)
  • Search committee member for undergraduate business faculty position (2013)
  • Search committee member – Assistant Registrar (2014)

Community Service

  • NH Listens Facilitator:
    • Outdoor Recreation project (October 2011)
    • Water Sustainability project (May 2012)
    • Concord Downtown project (November 2012, February 2013)
    • Changing Climate Conversation-Exeter, NH (April 2013)
    • Granite State Futures project (May 2013)
    • Pittsfield School System conversation (October 2013)
    • “All Walks of Life”, conversation on mental health and substance abuse (November 2013)
    • NH Commission on Innovation conversation (June 2014)
    • Deerfield, NH Emergency Services conversation (November, 2016)
  • NH Endowment for Health – Systems Mapping Project participant – Potential Consequences of State of New Hampshire budget reductions (May 2011)
  • Panelist – New Hampshire Psychological Association Student Convention – How to Make Yourself Competitive for Graduate School (April 2010)
  • Municipality/School District Service
    • Town of Raymond, NH Treasurer (2014–present)
    • Town of Raymond, NH Budget Committee member and past chair (2004–2012, 2014 - present)
    • Town of Raymond, NH Board of Selectmen – past member and past chair (2001-2003)
    • Raymond, NH School District, School Board - past member and past chair (1991-1995)
    • Raymond, NH School District, Treasurer (1998-2005)
    • Raymond, NH School District – District Foundation Exploratory Committee member (2011)
    • Town of Raymond, NH Economic Development Committee member (2006-2008)
  • ABI Innovation Hub (formerly Amoskeag Business Incubator) – board member and past chair (2000–2012)
  • Higher Education Consulting, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education - Program review visiting team member:
    • Massachusetts Department of Higher Education - Program review visiting team member
    • Review of an application to add a baccalaureate business program (2012)
    • Review of an application to add a Masters of Business Administration program (2013)
    • Consultant reviewer for an application to add a Master of Business Administration program (2014)

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Publications

  • French, E. F. (2011). Entrepreneurial decision making and institutional governance within the academy: A case study. Franklin Pierce University ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 163. (895094207). Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/895094207?accountid=37705
  • French, E.F., (2014), Admission decision factors in an MBA program: Beyond the quantitative. Journal for Excellence in Business Education, 3(2)

Presentations

  • “A Study of the Allocation and Management of Resources in the Accreditation Process”, presented at the April 2013, IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting
  • “What Makes an Effective Leader”, presented February 16, 2013 ,NH-Leads for Leadership Education and Development conference sponsored by the Raymond Area Rotary Club
  • “The Self-Study Process – Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Preparing the Self-Study Document”, presented at the October 2013 IACBE New England Regional Conference
  • “What Makes an Effective Leader”, presented August 28, 2014, Franklin Pierce University, Pierce Media Group Fellows
  • “Admission Decision Factors in an MBA Program: Beyond the Quantitative”, paper presented October 9, 2014, IACBE New England Regional Conference
  • “Admission Decision Factors in an MBA Program: Beyond the Quantitative”, paper presented April 15, 2015, IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting
  • "Faculty Credentialing - One University's Model", presented April 7, 2016 at the April 2016 IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting