Robert K. (Bo) Hopkins has been a lecturer at the Jackson Institute since its inception in 2010.  His primary research interests and teaching responsibilities are in mission-driven enterprises and the social entrepreneurs who found them.  His classes are designed to engage students by emphasizing practical experience assisting partners in such global challenges as access to financial inclusion, healthcare, energy, water and sanitation. His year-long class, Social Enterprise in Developing Economies, provides undergraduates with an opportunity to work with pioneering organizations in these fields around the globe. His students have traveled to 14 countries and developed 75 case studies. In addition to his work at Jackson, he has held appointments with the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Council on African Studies Council at the MacMillan Center and Yale School of Management.