Richard LockeMassachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Richard Locke, the Class of 1922 Professor of Political Science and Management, teaches in both the Sloan School of Management and the MIT Political Science Department. He is currently the Head of the MIT Political Science Department and
Co-Director of the MIT-Brazil Program.
Locke, along with MIT Sloan colleagues, spearheaded the development of the Laboratory for Sustainable Business (S-Lab), a course seeking to provide students with in-depth knowledge of the various sustainability issues society faces today. Locke also pioneered the popular Global Entrepreneurship Laboratory, a course that teaches students about entrepreneurship in developing countries by placing them in internships with startups in an array of companies in various emerging markets. As a result of this work, Locke was named a 2005 Faculty Pioneer in Academic Leadership by The Aspen Institute, awarded the MIT Class of 1960 Teaching Innovation Award in 2007 and the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching in June 2008.