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Department SBC Administration

Mailing Address

Regis College

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493


    William Koehler has worked for the past 25 years in higher education with experience as an educational entrepreneur, professor, graduate program director, department chair, and dean. Prior to Regis, Koehler served as the dean of the School of Management at Bay State College in Boston, assistant dean for graduate and international programs at the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. He founded and ran a successful educational startup, Pierian Educational Preparation. He began his career in business as a professional recruiter, operations manager, founder, and entrepreneur with Marathon Personnel in Boston. He serves on the editorial boards of the Transnational Journal of Business, Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship, and European Management and Marketing Association. Koehler also serves as a consultant for small start-up businesses and nonprofit organizations in greater Boston.


    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in European Labor History, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

    Visiting Doctoral Researcher, Modern Labor History, Friedrich-Wilhelm Rheinische Universität, Bonn, Germany

    Doctoral Candidate, Modern European History, Boston University, Boston, MA

    Bachelor of Arts in History, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

    Koehler, W. (2017). Fit as a fiddle: A longitudinal case study of an early-stage social entrepreneurial venture in the fitness industry. Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship 7 (3).

    Vasbinder, W. and Koehler, W. (2015). Socially Conscious Ventures and Experiential Learning: Perceptions of Student Engagement. Universal Journal of Educational Research 3 (2): 85-93.

    Koehler, W. and Swaim, E. (2017). The Real World: Experiential learning in Business Education. International Conference on Management and Behavioural Sciences, June 2017, Toronto, ON

    Koehler, W., and Vasbinder, W. (2014). Socially conscious ventures and experiential learning: Perceptions of student engagement. New England Educational Research Organization 2014 Conference, West Dover, VT.

    Koehler, W. (2013). The Great Recession: The changing career aspirations of graduate students in Economics. New England Educational Research Organization 2013 Conference, Portsmouth, NH.