Jamie Jones
Jamie Jones

INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship

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Jamie N. Jones is an adjunct lecturer in Kellogg's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative.  She works with students, alumni and members of the community to launch business ventures with an integrated social and/or environmental mission.  Jamie firmly believes that the greatest societal challenges can be mitigated with innovation and the application of sound business practices.  She is a scientist at heart and sees the endless potential for science and innovation to positively change the world.  Jamie is in constant search for new opportunities to foster collaboration between Kellogg students and the community that will result in positive outcomes for all.

Since starting her role at Kellogg, Jamie has launched the International Impact Investing Challenge, conducted research in collaboration with the U.S. Dept. of State, co-hosted the Impact Investing Summit and facilitated the creation of the NUvention Innovate for Impact course.  Jamie's current research interests are in the design of inclusive business models to create sustainable social impact.  Jamie is also the co-founder of Impact Engine, a Chicago-based impact venture accelerator.

Jamie earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to Kellogg, Jamie was a product development chemist and worked in several areas including medical devices and material science. She earned a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee. Any free time Jamie has is spent running or biking the trail by Lake Michigan.

Areas of Expertise
Social Entrepreneurship
Business Models for Social Impact
Impact Investing



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Education
MBA, 2009, Finance, Biotechnology Management and Social Enterprise, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
PhD, 2004, Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
BS, 2000, Chemistry, University of Tennessee

Academic Positions
Clinical Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice & Director of Social Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2012-present
Assistant Director of Social Enterprise Program & Levy Social Entrepreneurship Lab, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2009-2012

Other Professional Experience
Co-founder and Managing Member, Impact Engine, 2011-present
Commercial Intern, Amgen, Inc., 2008-2008
Project Manager, Research Chemist & Manager, and Recruiting Chair, Milliken & Company, 2004-2007

Honors and Awards
Emerging Leader, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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Research Interests
Business model design for social-impact focused businesses.


 
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