Before she joined The Fletcher School, Ann Cullen served as a financial librarian at Harvard Business School and then as a business librarian at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She has also worked in corporate libraries in investment banking and private equity on Wall Street—including for Credit Suisse First Boston, Warburg Pincus, and Goldman Sachs.
Cullen has also served the Special Libraries Association (SLA) in a number of capacities, most recently as chair of the business and finance division. She received the division’s award for Outstanding Achievement in Business Librarianship in June 2007 and the SLA Boston chapter’s Distinguished Member Award in 2011. She became an SLA Fellow in 2012.
Prior to working in libraries, Cullen taught courses on business research and online databases as an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute in New York City and at Simmons University in Boston. She is also a Royal Society of the Arts-certified English as a Foreign Language instructor and has conducted classes at Ericsson Telecommunications in Rome, Italy, and at the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Cullen has a Master of Library Science from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in library and information science from Simmons University. Her dissertation, completed in 2017, was on experiential field-based learning in management education.