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Deborah Finch

Deborah Finch
Deborah FinchLecturer
  • CollegeManning School of Business
  • DepartmentMarketing Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Phone(978) 934-2753
  • OfficePulichino Tong Business Center - 431

Research Interests

First-Year Experience, Homeschooling, Non-profit Management and Marketing

Professor Finch's current research interests include First-Year Experience, Peer Mentors, Homeschooling and Nonprofits/Social Enterprise Opportunities.


  • EDD: Leadership in Schooling, (2012), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: What are the Experiences of Homeschool Mothers?
  • MBA: Concentration in Finance, (2005), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • BBA: Concentration in Finance and MIS, (2003), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • Other: Optometric Technology, (1976), Fisher College - Boston, MA

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year Award - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Student Government Association Exceeding Excellence Award for the Manning School of Business (2013), Teaching - University of Massachsetts Lowell Student Government Association


  • Mehta, A., Yoon, E., Kulkarni, N., Finch, D. (2016) "An exploratory study of entrepreneurship education in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment.," Journal of Entrepreneurship Education 19:2 pp. 120-138


  • Teaching NVIVO in the Classroom: A Faculty/Student Presentation, 2012 - Online
  • Teach for America: A Nonprofit Perspective - University Honors Difference Maker Program, 2012 - Lowell, MA
  • Teaching first-Year Students: Lessons Learned and New Directions - Conversation Dinner, 2010 - Lowell, MA