Arthur I. Segel
Arthur I. Segel
Baker Foundation Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

Arthur Segel is the Baker Foundation professor of management practice at Harvard University. He codeveloped an online alternative investment finance course; cotaught short intensive programs on failure, spirituality, and leadership; and taught or cotaught immersion courses in Bombay, Boston, Havana, London, and New York City. Segel has taught Harvard College freshman seminars on the future of cities and cotaught on inequality. 

Before becoming a professor at Harvard Business School, Segel was a cofounder and owner of TA Realty. Before that, he was a project manager and oversaw finance and accounting at Boston Properties, before which he was deputy for accounting and finance in a transportation agency under Massachusetts governor Michael S. Dukakis.

Segel cofounded the Tobin Project, in 2005, which was awarded the MacArthur Genius Award for an Organization for its work on inequality in 2013. Also in 2005, Segel co-founded a firm involved in real estate investment, development, and finance in more than 20 markets in India; and the Brookline Innovation Fund. Segel is a trustee of the Urban Institute, a life trustee of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Temple Israel of Boston, and a patron and trustee of Yad Hanadiv. Segel serves on advisory committees for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, High Vista, and the SRB Corporation; serves on the Brookline Fiscal Advisory Committee; is an elected town meeting member in Brookline; and previously served as a trustee for the Hebrew Union College Institute for Religion, the Brookline Foundation, the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, and NPR.

Segel was awarded the Robert F. Greenhill Award at Harvard Business School, was named one of the 30 most influential players in real estate in the world by Private Equity Real Estate, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Segel is a graduate of Harvard College and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also attended the Harvard Divinity School.