Case Study Research and Development Team
Case writing efforts are centrally managed by the Case Study Research and Development Team (CRDT).
Jaan Elias, Director of Case Research and Development
In 2006, Jaan Elias became the Yale School of Management’s first Director of Case Study Research. In his time at Yale, Elias and his team developed the “raw”case study format that draws together Internet links, interactive exhibits, text and video on a multimedia, web-based platform. These cases have been widely used not only at Yale, but in management curriculum throughout the world. Elias received a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior (a joint degree program between the Harvard Sociology Department and the Harvard Business School).
JEan Rosenthal, Project editor
Jean Rosenthal has been working with the Yale School of Management case writing group since its inception. She has authored more than 50 case studies on a range of topics. Before joining the group, she had been an SOM research fellow, a manager at PG&E, the California energy utility, and an editor of college textbooks. She co-authored the book, Corporate Profit and Nuclear Safety: Strategy at Northeast Utilities in the 1990s with Paul MacAvoy. She has a BA from Harvard and an MBA from California State University.
Greg macdonald, multimedia producer
Multimedia Producer Greg MacDonald brings more than 2o years of film and video production experience to the Case Research and Development team, including broadcast and live TV focusing on culture, the arts, music, education, and social issues. As a researcher and writer, Greg has more than 80 script credits for TV, video, multimedia and film, including programs, documentaries, music videos, interactive presentations, and feature films. Greg received his B.A. in Visual & Envrionmental Studies/Filmmaking from Harvard University.
Julie hawthorne, manager of business Development
Named the 2010 Woman of Innovation for Small Business by the Connecticut Technology Council, Julie has spent over a decade working at the intersections of biotechnology, healthcare informatics, and academic research overseeing critical business initiatives. Prior to joining the Case Research and Development Team, Julie was the Director of Business Development at Prometheus Research and VP of Operations at GraphLogic, Inc. Julie is currently attending the Yale School of Management (EMBA ‘20) and holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Boston College.