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
    Faculty Director of 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

    Mark Achler

    Adjunct Lecturer of Management & Organizations
    Mark Achler 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

    Eric Berggren

    Adjunct Lecturer of Marketing
    Eric Berggren Marketing

    Benjamin Block

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Benjamin Block Entrepreneurship

    Jeff Cantalupo

    Adjunct Lecturer of Marketing
    Jeff Cantalupo Marketing

    Carter Cast

    Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Carter Cast Entrepreneurship

    James Gerard Conley

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

    Dean DeBiase

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Dean DeBiase Corporate Innovation,New Venture

    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

    James Herbison

    Associate Professor of Strategy
    James Herbison Strategy

    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

    Megan Kashner

    Clinical Assistant Professor within Kellogg’s Public-Private Interface Initiative (KPPI)
    Director of Social Impact
    Megan Kashner Public Private Interface Social Impact

    Gregg Latterman

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

    Scott Levy

    Adjunct Lecturer of Marketing
    Scott Levy Marketing

    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

    Samir Mayekar

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
    Samir Mayekar Entrepreneurship

    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

    Suzanne Muchin

    Clinical Associate Professor of Communications
    Suzanne Muchin Architectures Collaboration Communications

    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
    Executive Director, Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital
    Karin OConnor Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling Entrepreneurship,Growth and Scaling

    Adam Robert Pah

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations
    Adam Robert Pah Management and Organizations

    Jennifer Pendergast

    Jennifer Pendergast
    John L. Ward Clinical Professor of Family Enterprise and Executive Director of the Center for Family Enterprises
    Jennifer Pendergast Family Enterprise

    Neal Roese

    SC Johnson Chair in Global Marketing
    Professor of Marketing
    Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)
    Neal Roese Marketing

    Paul Scanlan

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
    Paul Scanlan Entrepreneurship

    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

    Birju Shah

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
    Birju Shah Entrepreneurship

    Pavel Sokolovsky

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
    Pavel Sokolovsky Entrepreneurship

    Andrew W. Sykes

    Adjunct Lecturer of Innovation & Entrepreneurship 
    Andrew W. Sykes Entrepreneurship

    Craig Wortmann

    Clinical Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    Executive Director of the Kellogg Sales Institute 
    Craig Wortmann Entrepreneurship

    Mike Xenakis

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

    Elizabeth (Betsy) Ziegler

    Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    Elizabeth (Betsy) Ziegler Entrepreneurship

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