Bio

SEAN M HACKETT designs high-impact learning experiences for students and professionals from around the world.

Through my teaching and my research I help people to understand complex issues relating to innovation & new business creation, entrepreneurial management, internet marketing strategies, leadership and negotiations. I focus on packaging and presenting key concepts and their significance in ways that are understandable, compelling, and, when appropriate, actionable for my audiences.

I hold a B.A. in Government and International Studies (with a 2nd concentration in Japanese) from the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana); an M.A. in International Relations from Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan), and an M.S. and an interdisciplinary studies Ph.D. in Management of Technology from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee). As a Rotary Foundation Fellow, I also spent nine months studying the Japanese language intensively at International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan).

I am very comfortable working across cultures, organizations, borders and time zones. With extensive experience in Japan, fluency in the Japanese language and culture, networks throughout Asia, strong managerial, analytical, and leadership skills, and expertise that spans business/entrepreneurship, international and government relations, and the strategic management of technological innovation, I am uniquely qualified to create value for students and companies from around the globe.