Jamie N. Jones is an adjunct professor in Kellogg's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative where she leads the Zell Fellows // Emerging Market track. She works with students who are committed to launching and growing business ventures in an emerging market. 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.
Jamie has worked as an Innovation Advisor at RTI International where she led Market Insights & Business Planning for the Sanitation Technology Platform (STeP), a Gates Foundation funded effort to address the global sanitation crisis. Jamie was responsible for driving activities related to understanding the market landscape and commercial opportunity to introduce decentralized sanitation management and wastewater treatment systems in emerging and developing countries. This included conducting user-centered research to understand and define the market opportunity, elucidating key insights, and communicating insights and actionable recommendations back to technical and commercial partners to advance product development.
Previously at Kellogg, Jamie launched the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable 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 Impact course.
Jamie is also the co-founder of Impact Engine, a Chicago-based impact venture fund.
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.
Areas of Expertise
Business Model Design
Emerging Market Strategy
Human Centered Design