Professor Richard America, "An American Odyssey"

March 17, 2008 odyssey2

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business Professor Richard America gets a well-deserved nod from his alma mater in the March issue of the Harvard Business School Bulletin. The article "An American Odyssey," describes Dr. America's rise to success, and his most recent activities. America, in his forthcoming book, Nation Building, discusses how to maximize the benefits of economic aid directed toward developing African nations. For the full text, visit the Harvard Business School Bulletin Website.

About Professor Richard America

Professor America has published on economic development in distressed areas, small and medium enterprise development in Africa, corporate philanthropy in communitydevelopment, and social marketing and community revitalization. His books include: Developing the Afro-American Economy; Moving Ahead: Black Managers in American Business; The Wealth of Races (Editor); Paying the Social Debt; Philanthropy and Economic Development (Editor); and Soul in Management: How African American Managers Thrive in the Competitive Corporate Environment. He has published in Harvard Business Review and other management and policy journals. Professor America has consulted on public affairs and economic development. He has also worked for the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bank of America, and Stanford Research Institute.

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located in the nation's capital. Founded in 1957 to educate undergraduate business students through the integration of liberal arts and professional education, the McDonough School today welcomes approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 620 MBA students, and more than 500 participants in its executive education programs annually. For more information about the McDonough School, visit

About Georgetown University

Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visit

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