“Work is a central factor in both society and individuals’ lives.”
Richard H. Hall
Business, Management, and Economics
As a business owner and management executive for more than 30 years, I am extremely interested in utilizing my experience to provide a valuable and meaningful business education for students. My teaching philosophy combines the “real world” with business academics, and I utilize case study, business articles, and my own examples to supplement the theories and principles of my courses. My scholarly interests continue in the field of Work and Occupations, the subject of my Master’s thesis. Currently I am doing research in the areas of “Hard Rock Miners: An Occupational Genealogy” and “Maple Sugaring As An Entrepreneurial Venture”. I also continue to pursue my interest in the field of entrepreneurship and have recently travelled to Rwanda to teach entrepreneurship and leadership to students in conjunction with the Babson College Entrepreneurship and Leadership Academy. I also serve as a volunteer judge for the annual Babson College MBA and undergraduate business plan competition.
I have a B.S. in Business Administration with a Management major from Babson College, and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies in Work and Occupations from Skidmore College. Most recently I was CFO and co-owner of Tarrant Manufacturing Co., Inc., a family-owned business specializing in the manufacture of highway maintenance equipment. I have also held positions in marketing and advertising in General Electric’s Plastics and Silicones Division. I am currently or have been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Capital District Human Resource Association and the American Marketing Association as well as serving as a SCORE volunteer advisor to small business. My college teaching experience includes both on-line and traditional classroom courses in Business Principles, Marketing, Internet Marketing, Labor Relations, Management, Women at Work, and Human Resource Management including Training and Development, Organizational Staffing, and Compensation and Benefits Administration.