Dean Blount

Sally Blount
DEAN / Kellogg School of Management
Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Management & Organizations

Sally Blount was named dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2010. An internationally recognized thought leader in management, negotiation and behavioral decision-making, Blount brings more than 25 years of experience in business education.

Since taking the helm at Kellogg, Blount launched a bold seven-year plan for the school that focuses on strengthening the school's innovative degree portfolio, investing in path-breaking thought leadership, deepening global connectivity, and leveraging Kellogg's distinctive culture and brand.

Blount has made significant progress in advancing the plan, setting repeated fundraising records with the school's $350 million Transforming Together campaign, constructing a 415,000-square-foot lakefront global education center scheduled to open in early 2017, and expanding Kellogg's premier Executive MBA Global Network.

Blount is a director at Abbott Laboratories. She serves on the advisory boards for the Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program, Indian School of Business, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School, and Fundacao Dom Cabral in Brazil. Blount was also the co-chair for the World Economic Forum on Latin America in 2012. She has been featured in top news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Forbes, The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune and MSNBC.

Previously, Blount was dean at New York University's Stern School of Business. She was also on the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business for nearly a decade; earlier in her career, she was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. She is a proud alumna of Kellogg, where she received her Ph.D. in management and organizations in 1992.

Dean Sally Blount

Practitioners and professors must unite

Financial Times / Dean Sally Blount explains that in order to keep up with the rapid changes in the business world, business schools must combine the work of practitioners and professors to create relevant teaching.