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  • EMAIL:  dstolow@bu.edu
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  • OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


David Stolow teaches courses related to nonprofit management and social enterprise and is the Faculty Director for the Public and Nonprofit MBA Program at the Boston University Questrom School of Business. He is also a core instructor in the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

Prior to joining the Questrom School of Business faculty full-time in fall 2011, David served as a Lecturer for three years, teaching Social Entrepreneurship. He also taught Education Reform and the Rise of Out of School Time at Lesley University from 2007-2011.

From 2001-2011, David was Director of Strategic Development at Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit network of extended-learning programs and an advocate for a longer and more robust school day. David was primarily responsible for securing resources and managing partnerships with national foundations and federal agencies such as the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Science Foundation. He also helps to lead Citizen Schools’ Teaching Fellowship, which recruits 200+ aspiring educators to serve for two years as front-line teachers, mentors, and community builders in high-need schools.

Prior to joining Citizen Schools in 2001, David worked for 11 years in nonprofit management in the Boston area. He served as Director of Finance for TERC, a developer of innovative math and science curriculum. He then served as Team Leader, National Policy Assistant, and Chief Financial Officer for City Year from 1992-95 when City Year launched its national expansion. From 1996-2000, he worked as Chief Financial Officer for Boston Community Capital, a leading Community Development Financial Institution. At The Home for Little Wanderers, one of New England’s largest child welfare agencies, David was the Director of Financial Strategy and later Chief Financial Officer.

David has previously served on the Board of Directors of Bright Futures Adoption Center, the Massachusetts Youth Service Alliance, the Home for Little Wanderers, Boston Children’s Services, Health Leads, and Generations Incorporated.

David graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1986 and holds a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management.

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  • EDUCATION Open or Close

    MPPM, Yale School of Management, 1990.

  • CURRENT COURSESOpen or Close

    GSM OB841 E1 Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management

    SMG OB456 A1 Leadership and Management of Social Enterprises

    SMG SM131 C3 Business, Society and Ethics

    SMG SM131 J2 Business, Society and Ethics

  • GENERAL SERVICEOpen or Close


      QST, Executive Education, Instructor, Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. (September 20, 2015 - Present).
      co-lead mid-career executive education certificate program for rising nonprofit leaders through Questrom Executive Leadership Center