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Alan directs the Social Innovation Initiative (SII) that has expanded Brown's curricular and extra-curricular resources for social entrepreneurs. He teaches the introductory course in Social Entrepreneurship and is leading launch of a Social Innovation Concentration within the Masters of Public Affairs degree in the fall of 2012. Alan also leads the C.V. Starr Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship, a three semester program taht supports students through the process of launching or growing a social venture with funding, mentoring, and skills development.
Alan's work as a social entrepreneur started with the launch of More Than a Meal, a catering social enterprise in Providence and is informed by his 20 years as a consultant, turnaround manager, and community volunteer. He currently serves on the baoards of City Year Rhode Island and Social Venture Partners of RI and as an advisor to NBA Math Hoops, Generation Citizen, Gardens for Health International, and Runa.