Back in October, we gave you a list of 13 top Boston area professors, deans and presidents you needed to be following on Twitter, ranging from Boston University’s Dean of Students Kenn Elmore to Tufts President Anthony Monaco. Eight months later, we’re back at it again, providing you with 13 more professionals working in academia that deserve to have you clicking “follow.” It’s time to get schooled in 140-characters or less.
Clayton Christensen — @claychristensen — A professor at Harvard Business School, Christensen is also the author of How Will You Measure Your Life?, a book spun off a speech he gave to the Business School’s 2010 graduating class. Drawing upon his business research and own experiences in life, Christensen offered a series of guidelines for finding meaning and happiness in life, which he continues to offer to his students today.
Dennis Hanno — @dhanno — Although currently the dean of the undergraduate school, Hanno will become Babson’s dean of the graduate school and vice provost of the college on July 1st. Just this past weekend, he led three teams that included Babson alumni, faculty and staff representing the San Francisco Babson MBA Fast Track Program. Together, they ran in the annual Escape from Alcatraz triathlon. Talk about one active dean.
Bill Aulet — @BillAulet — Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, whose mission is to “educate and nurture the leaders who will make startup companies successful.” Beyond that, Aulet is incredibly passionate about the students he works with and the work he does, which is both inspiring and, oftentimes, entertaining. Perfect example:
Jeff Howe — @Crowdsourcing — Howe is a journalism professor at Northeastern, as well as the author of Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business. He’s also the founder of The Atlantic’s 1book140, a Twitter-based book club. Perfect for anyone looking for some recommended reading.
Tim Riley — @triley60 — Riley is also a journalism professor, but one over at Emerson College. And he’s not only an NPR critic, but also the author of some great entertainment reads: Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary; Hard Rain: A Dylan Commentary; Madonna: Illustrated; and Fever: How Rock ‘n’ Roll Transformed Gender In America.
Tom Eisenmann — @teisenmann — Eisenmann is a Harvard Business School professor who’s also chair of the MBA Elective Curriculum. He teaches a course called “Launching Technology Ventures” at the Business School, which you can follow along with by checking out the class’ accompanying blog.
John Battaglino — @JohnBattaglino — Battaglino is the executive director of student activities and operations at Boston University. The pride he has for his school is tremendous, and he admits in his Twitter bio, he’s “all about student affairs and everything BU.” He also writes he likes to fish, golf, run and cook, so our guess is your bound to have something in common.
Joseph Aoun — @PresidentAoun — As the president of Northeastern, expect to see a lot of Husky Pride in his Twitter stream. Or, pictures of him serving ice cream.
Colin Kennedy — @rcolinkennedy — Kennedy is currently the program manager at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, working alongside Aulet. On the side, he’s also developing Fitgiver, which allows people to raise money for health-related causes with the miles they run and ride.
Chad O’Connor — @chadoconnor — O’Connor was formerly a professor at Emerson College and is now a professor of communication studies over at Northeastern. He’s also an advisory board member at REEL Entrepreneurs and The Toolbox, Inc.
Len Schlesinger — @lschlesinger — As the president of Babson College, Schlesinger’s tweets not only highlight his Babson pride, but cover entrepreneurship, as well. There’s also a whole lot of traveling going on.
Neal Doyle — @ndoyle — After working for the Belfer Center’s Managing the Atom Project at Harvard’s Kennedy School, Doyle became the coordinator of the Harvard Innovation Lab. He’s described his job as “one of a kind,” so you’re not going to want to miss any of his stories.
Joi Ito — @Joi — We saved the one with over 52,000 followers for last. Ito is the director of the MIT Media Lab. He’s also the chair of Creative Commons, on the Board of the MacArthur Foundation, on the Board of The Knight Foundation and is co-founder and board member of Digital Garage, which is an Internet company in Japan. Talk about a résumé.