BA, Earlham College; MBA, Western New England College
Stephen R. Gelling, MBA, serves as an adjunct professor in the Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practices at Bay Path College. Since 2008, Mr. Gelling has taught graduate courses on business ethics and social responsibility as well as organizational behavior and leadership.
Gelling brings 38 years of management experience to the classroom, based on his work experience in the large and small corporate environments and non-profit organizations. Most recently, he served as the executive director of Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity. In this position, he provided leadership for this nonprofit organization whose mission is to build simple sturdy homes for low-income families. Prior to Habitat for Humanity, Gelling spent four years as director of major accounts for Court Square Data Group, a Springfield-based technology firm, where he performed account management and senior consulting for Court Square’s large corporate clients.
He began his professional career with Insurance Company of North America (now CIGNA), advancing from management trainee to assistant vice president of management services in just nine years. Later, Gelling spent 19 years with MassMutual Financial Group in a variety of information technology and general management roles. He retired from MassMutual as assistant vice president of corporate services.
Mr. Gelling and his family are 30-year residents of the Town of Longmeadow, Mass. where he serves on the Capital Planning Board. He has held numerous lay leadership positions in his church and served on the campaign committee for the United Way of Pioneer Valley. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Earlham College and a Master of Business Administration from Western New England College.