Research/Areas of Interest: Highway design, real estate development, historic preservation, sustainability in real estate, entrepreneurship.


Jimmy Edgerton teaches at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition and co-teaches at Tufts Gordon Institute. He graduated from Tufts with a BS in Civil Engineering, dual major in Economics, and a minor in Engineering Management from the Tufts Entrepreneurship Center (TEC). After graduation, Edgerton worked as a highway design engineer (now P.E.) turned construction project manager, and started his first successful enterprise as a real estate developer focused on combining historic preservation with durable sustainability initiatives. In 2013 he partnered with a fellow Jumbo, Dr. Greg Katz, and in Washington, DC they co-founded a food business utilizing chickpeas as their primary ingredient. The business evolved into Watusee Foods with a category focus in consumer packaged snacks and breadcrumbs/coatings, and after sales growth the business was acquired in 2018.