Meet the Trustees:
Edward P. Marram, Ph.D.
Sherman College welcomes Edward P. Marram, Ph.D., as the newest member of the board of trustees. Dr. Marram’s academic experience includes serving as director of the Entrepreneurial Center at Babson College. He has taught entrepreneurship at Babson College, Harvard University, Olin School of Engineering and Northeastern University, as well as international schools in France and Belgium. He currently serves as entrepreneur-in-residence at Babson College.
"Growth is what I teach," Marram has told the Boston Business Journal. "Growth is what I believe." Chiropractic has been an important part of Dr. Marram’s life – he is a supporter of the profession and a chiropractic patient.
A Dorchester, MA, native and son of a clothing store owner, Marram founded Geo-Centers in 1976 with no financial backers and expanded it to a nearly 1,200-employee business over the course of 26 years. Geo-Centers, Inc., was recognized twice by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the United States.
Marram lectures on entrepreneurship and issues facing high-growth businesses in both graduate-level and executive education programs. In 1999 and 2000, Marram was appointed to the Summer National Defense Science Board. He currently serves on the College Advisory Council, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the Chemistry Advisory Group at Tufts University.
He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the Board of Overseers for Children’s Hospital Boston, and previously served on the Health and Educational Financial Authority (HEFA) of Massachusetts. Marram earned a Ph.D. from Tufts University and M.S. and B.S. degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was named a Price-Babson College Fellow and received the Edwin M. Appel Prize for Bringing Entrepreneurial Vitality to Academia.