Innovation-Driven Faculty

At Kellogg, our Entrepreneurship, Growth & Scaling and Corporate Innovation faculty bench is composed of world-class scholars and real-world practitioners. With backgrounds in entrepreneurship, venture capital, private equity, corporate innovation, family enterprise, real estate and strategic, cross-functional business growth, Kellogg faculty provide a blend of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning within the classroom. Kellogg students are empowered to put frameworks taught within the coursework directly into practice as they proceed through our course pathways.

The KIEI faculty provide a diverse, deep and current blend of research-based expertise and practitioner experience across all dimensions of new venture creation and enterprise growth.

Ben Jones, Faculty Director, KIEI

Faculty Snapshots

    Benjamin Jones

    Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Strategy, Faculty Director, Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
    Benjamin Jones Entrepreneurship,Corporate Innovation,Growth and Scaling Entrepreneurship,Corporate Innovation,Growth and Scaling

    Linda Darragh

    Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice
    Larry Levy Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
    Linda Darragh Entrepreneurship

    Mohanbir Sawhney

    McCormick Foundation Chair of Technology
    Clinical Professor of Marketing
    Director, Center for Research in Technology and Innovation
    Mohanbir Sawhney Entrepreneurship,Corporate Innovation,Growth and Scaling,Technology,Marketing Entrepreneurship,Corporate Innovation,Growth and Scaling,Technology,Marketing

    David Schonthal

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Director, Zell Fellows Program
    David Schonthal Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling

    Jan A. Van Mieghem

    Harold L. Stuart Professor of Managerial Economics, Professor of Operations
    Jan A Van Mieghem Corporate Innovation,Growth and Scaling Corporate Innovation,Growth and Scaling

    Paola Sapienza

    Donald C. Clark/HSBC Chair in Consumer Finance, Professor of Finance
    Paola Sapienza Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling,Private Equity Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling,Private Equity

    Mark Achler

    Adjunct Lecturer of Management & Organizations
    Mark Achler Entrepreneurship

    John Aiello

    Adjunct Lecturer of Marketing
    John Aiello Entrepreneurship

    Katie Arnold

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Katie Arnold Entrepreneurship

    Scott Baker

    Assistant Professor of Finance
    Scott Baker Entrepreneurship,Venture Capital Entrepreneurship,Venture Capital

    William Michael Bennett

    Adjunct Lecturer of Real Estate
    William Michael Bennett Entrepreneurship,Real Estate Entrepreneurship,Real Estate

    Carter Cast

    Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Carter Cast Entrepreneurship

    Jeffrey Cohen

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Jeffrey Cohen Entrepreneurship,Software Development,Startup Programming Entrepreneurship,Software Development,Startup Programming

    James Gerard Conley

    Clinical Professor of Technology
    James Gerard Conley Entrepreneurship,Corporate Innovation Entrepreneurship,Corporate Innovation

    Anne Coughlan

    Polk Bros. Chair in Retailing, Professor of Marketing
    Anne Coughlan Growth and Scaling

    Justin Craig

    Clinical Professor of Family Enterprise
    Co-director, Center for Family Enterprises
    Justin Craig Family Enterprise

    Rick Desai

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Rick Desai Entrepreneurship

    Joe Dwyer

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Joe Dwyer Entrepreneurship

    Paul Earle, Jr.

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Paul Earle Corporate Innovation

    Brian Eng

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Brian Eng Entrepreneurship,Software Development,Startup Programming Entrepreneurship,Software Development,Startup Programming

    Jeff Eschbach

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Jeff Eschbach Entrepreneurship

    Stephanie Farsht

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Stephanie Farsht Entrepreneurship

    Troy Henikoff

    Adjunct Lecturer of Marketing
    Troy Henikoff Startup Marketing

    Julie Hennessey

    Clinical Professor of Marketing
    Julie Hennessey Growth and Scaling,Marketing Growth and Scaling,Marketing

    Jeff Hyman

    Adjunct Lecturer of Management & Organizations
    Jeff Hyman Entrepreneurship,Management and Organizations Entrepreneurship,Management and Organizations

    Sean Johnson

    Adjunct Lecturer of Marketing
    Sean Johnson Startup Marketing

    Ivan Lansberg

    Adjunct Professor of Family Enterprise
    Academic Director, Center for Family Enterprises
    Ivan Lansberg Family Enterprise

    Gregg Latterman

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Program Lead for the Zell Fellows
    Gregg Latterman New Venture

    José Maria Liberti

    Clinical Professor of Finance
    Jose Maria Liberti Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling,Startup Finance Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling,Startup Finance

    Michal Maimaran

    Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing, Research Associate Professor of Marketing
    Michael Maimaran Marketing

    Michael Mazzeo

    Associate Professor of Strategy
    Michael Mazzeo Growth and Scaling,Strategy Growth and Scaling,Strategy

    Mark McCareins

    Clinical Professor of Business Law, Co-Director, JDMBA Program
    Mark McCareins Entrepreneurship,Law Entrepreneurship,Law

    Peter H. McNerney

    Adjunct Lecturer of Finance
    Peter H McNerney Entrepreneurship,Medical Entrepreneurship,Medical

    Brad Morehead

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Brad Morehead Entrepreneurship

    Evan Michael Norton

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Evan Michael Norton Entrepreneurship,Medical Entrepreneurship,Medical

    William Ocasio

    John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Management & Organizations
    William Ocasio Growth and Scaling,Management and Organizations Growth and Scaling,Management and Organizations

    Karin O’Connor

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Karin OConnor Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling

    Mitchell Petersen

    Glen Vasel Professor of Finance
    Director, Heizer Center for Private Equity & Venture Capital
    Mitchell Petersen Growth and Scaling,Venture Capital,Private Equity Growth and Scaling,Venture Capital,Private Equity

    Timothy J. Rivelli

    Adjunct Lecturer of Business Law
    Timothy J Rivelli Entrepreneurship,Law Entrepreneurship,Law

    Alex Schneider

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Program Lead, Zell Fellows Program Acquisition & Ownership Track
    Alex Schneider Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling

    David Stowell

    Clinical Professor of Finance
    David Stowell Growth and Scaling,Private Equity Growth and Scaling,Private Equity

    Gabriel Vehovsky

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Gabriel Vehovsky Entrepreneurship

    John L. Ward

    Clinical Professor of Family Enterprise
    Co-director, Center for Family Enterprises
    John L Ward Family Enterprise

    Robert C. Wolcott

    Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Co-founder & Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation Network
    Robert C Wolcott Entrepreneurship,Corporate Innovation Entrepreneurship,Corporate Innovation

    Mike Xenakis

    Adjunct Lecturer of Finance
    Mike Xenakis Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling

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