The Bryan Dean Forum

Reimagining Business Education

This inaugural series of the Bryan Dean Forum aims to provide leading-edge insights that will support our faculty in reimagining business education and expose our students to prominent thought leaders. The series will clarify the challenges ahead for business and business education and provide inspiration and guidance for our journey of change.

Fall Lecture

November 8, 2023, WB 144

Business as a Force for Good: Why Societal Impact Matters
Caryn Beck-Dudley, Higher education consultant, former President and C.E.O. of AACSB, the business school accrediting agency

 Spring Lectures

February 7, 2024, WB 144

Jens Molbak
Uniting Profit and Purpose: An Introduction to Tri-Sector Business Models 
Jens Molbak, Entrepreneur and Founder of New Impact and CoinStar, tri-sector innovation champion and expert

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 March 20, 2024, WB 144

Stuart Hart

Beyond Shareholder Primacy: Reinventing Business Education
Stuart Hart, Professor in Residence, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan Steven Grossman Distinguished Fellow in Sustainable Business, University of Vermont S.C. Johnson Professor Emeritus, Johnson School of Management, Cornell University
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About the Speakers

Caryn Beck Dudley

Caryn Beck-Dudley

Caryn Beck-Dudley is a multifaceted professional who recently served as the President and C.E.O. of AACSB International, the premier global accrediting agency for colleges of business. Her previous leadership roles include serving as dean of the Leavy School of Business at Santa Clara University, the College of Business at Florida State University, and the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Ms. Beck-Dudley's professional background includes being an educator at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. She is an attorney in commercial and corporate law. Holding a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Utah State University and a J.D. from the University of Idaho College Of Law, Ms. Beck-Dudley works closely with leaders from education, business, nonprofits, and government to reimagine how higher education can serve future workforce needs and improve society.

Jens Molbak

Jens Molbak

Jens Molbak has a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation investing, and a world where social and economic progress are available to all. He founded NewImpact, a humanity benefit nonprofit that seeks to utilize a data-driven "tri-sector" approach to align the resources available in the private, social, and public sectors to generate superior societal and financial outcomes.

Molbak first learned of the potential for tri-sector solutions when he founded Coinstar in 1990 to create a company that could simultaneously benefit the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Coinstar today has processed over $60 billion, raised $100 million for nonprofits, and saved the U.S. government billions in reduced costs.

He is active in the Seattle and national impact community as the owner of Molbak's Nursery, a board member for the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Policy, a partner for Social Venture Partners Seattle, a member of the Young Presidents' Organization, and network member of the Ashoka Support Network.

Molbak holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree from Yale University. A native of Seattle, he is an avid hiker, backcountry skier, and enthusiast of landscape architecture.

Stuart Hart

Stuart L. Hart


Stuart Hart is a renowned expert on the implications of poverty and environmental issues for business strategy, having published over 100 papers and authored or edited nine books with over 50,000 Google Scholar citations. His article "Beyond Greening: Strategies for a Sustainable World" won the McKinsey Award for Best Article in the Harvard Business Review in 1997 and helped launch the movement for corporate sustainability. His best-selling book, Capitalism at the Crossroads, published in 2005, was selected by Cambridge University as one of the top 50 books on sustainability of all time; the third edition was published in 2010. Stanford Business Books will publish his forthcoming book, BeyondShareholder Primacy: Remaking Capitalism for a Sustainable Future, in April 2024.