Kellogg Faculty

Delivering new insights. Driving advances in business practice.

Kellogg has assembled a strategically focused, cross-disciplinary faculty—teachers, authors, researchers, consultants and experienced practitioners—to design and lead our executive development programs.

As experts in organizational change, operations management, team building, entrepreneurship and core business disciplines, our faculty members focus their cutting-edge research and thought leadership into practical solutions to real-world challenges, often lending their specialized knowledge as consultants and advisers to the world’s most respected organizations.

Kellogg Executive Education faculty members are among the school’s most accomplished. They are comprised of:

  • A dynamic blend of tenured faculty and seasoned professionals
  • Current and former C-level executives, government and military leaders, practitioners of the disciplines they teach
  • Highly respected consultants for governments and corporations
  • Authors of books, blogs, and award-winning academic papers
  • Global collaborators and directors of major research centers
  • Dedicated teachers, mentors and guides

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Tenured Faculty Profiles

The following are highlighted faculty members from our full roster of expert educators.

Eric Anderson

Professor Anderson’s research on innovation, pricing strategy, new products, retailing and channel management have received wide acclaim. In 2015, he received the prestigious Paul E. Green Award for his Journal of Marketing Research article based on the dynamics of deceptive online product reviews. 

Timothy Feddersen

Timothy Feddersen is widely admired for his research that advances the public good, as proven by his recent election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honor societies and institutions for independent policy research. Feddersen’s programs focus on how leaders must anticipate the reaction of stakeholder groups within and outside organizations.

Victoria Medvec

Professor Medvec’s research focuses on judgment and decision making, with a particular emphasis on how people feel about the decisions they have made. Her work has been published in leading academic journals and highlighted in numerous media outlets, including The Today Show and The New York Times. 

Mitchell Petersen

Professor Petersen is a recipient of the Smith-Breeden Prize for Outstanding Paper in the Journal of Finance and has been published widely for his research in the area of empirical corporate finance. He has served on the editorial boards of several leading finance journals and is a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

Leigh Thompson

Professor Thompson’s research focuses on negotiation skills and strategies, group decision making, creativity, and learning. She has published more than 130 research articles and chapters in edited books and has nine books of her own. In addition, she has recently created three teaching programs and is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and International Journal of Conflict Management.

Brian Uzzi

Brian Uzzi is a globally recognized scientist, teacher, consultant and speaker on leadership, social networks, and big data. He has been awarded 13 teaching prizes and 12 scientific research prizes worldwide. Professor Uzzi’s work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Economist, The New Yorker and Fortune.

Clinical Faculty Profiles

The following are highlighted faculty members from our full roster of expert educators.

Timothy Calkins

Tim Calkins is the co-academic director of Kellogg’s branding program and has authored several books, including "Defending Your Brand: How Smart Companies Use Defensive Strategy to Deal with Competitive Attacks," which Expert Marketer Magazine named the 2013 Marketing Book of the Year. Previously, he led several businesses at Kraft Foods (now Mondelez International) including Miracle Whip, Taco Bell and DiGiorno.

Carter Cast

As President of and later its CEO, Carter Cast led Wal-Mart’s e-commerce division to profitability on its way to becoming the third-highest–volume e-tail site behind eBay and He joined the Kellogg faculty in 2011 and teaches entrepreneurship and marketing. In addition to teaching, Cast is a venture partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital.

Fred Harburg

As an in-demand keynote speaker, executive coach, writer and organizational consultant, Fred Harburg helps executives and organizations accelerate organizational transformation, bolster productive learning cultures and foster effective leadership. Prior to joining Kellogg, he served as the Chief Learning Officer and President of Motorola University.

Sanjay Khosla

Sanjay Khosla is a branding and strategy expert who transformed Kraft Foods (now Mondelez International) from a $5 billion to $12 billion business during his tenure as President, Developing Markets. He currently sits on the boards of Best Buy, Inc., USA; Zoeltis Inc., USA; Del Monte Foods, USA and Niit Ltd, India.

Harry M. Kraemer, Jr.

Professor Kraemer is the author of the bestselling leadership manual "From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership." He is the former chairman and CEO of Baxter International, Inc. and currently sits on the boards of a variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, including Leidos Corporation, Sirona Dental Systems and Northwestern University.

Mohanbir Sawhney

Professor Sawhney is a globally recognized scholar, teacher, consultant and speaker in business innovation, technology marketing and new media. His research and teaching focuses on advanced digital and engagement-marketing principles and innovation. He has authored six books and dozens of influential articles in leading academic journals and managerial publications.

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