Ross Gittell is the James R Carter Professor at the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at UNH. He received his Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard University, MBA from University of California at Berkeley and AB in economics at the University of Chicago. He came to UNH in 1992. He has written two books and over 50 academic articles. His research focuses on economic and business development issues. He teaches the introduction to business course at UNH and courses on government and business relations and entrepreneurship. He is the recipient in 2004 of the Outstanding Associate Professor Award and the 2002 Excellence in Public Service Award at UNH. He is Vice President, forecast manager and board member of the New England Economic Project and also on the boards of the Children’s Alliance of NH, Network NH and the Exeter Trust Company.