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Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean

Kathleen Hagerty named interim dean

Senior associate dean to lead business school as search for permanent dean continues


7/12/2018 - EVANSTON, Ill. --- Kathleen M. Hagerty, senior associate dean of faculty and research, has been named interim dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, effective Sept. 1, Provost Jonathan Holloway announced today (July 12).

The search for a permanent dean to succeed Dean Sally Blount ’92, who is stepping down as dean Aug. 31, is ongoing.

Hagerty, who joined Kellogg more than 30 years ago, holds the First Chicago Professorship in Finance. She has earned a reputation as an accomplished scholar and respected faculty leader, who has vast experience attracting and retaining world-class faculty in an increasingly competitive market for academic talent.

Hagerty has held numerous leadership positions within Kellogg, including serving two terms as senior associate dean of faculty and research, two terms as chair of the finance department and two years as faculty director of Kellogg’s Ph.D. programs. She also is responsible for the development of several successful academic programs that foster partnerships across the University.

Hagerty’s research has focused on the micro-structure of securities markets, disclosure regulation, insider trading regulation and the effectiveness of self-regulatory organizations.

“I am confident that Kathleen will provide a seamless transition when Dean Blount steps down later this summer and until we conclude our search,” said Provost Holloway. “We remain committed to finding the best leadership fit and a world-class dean to build on Kellogg’s strong foundation.”

Hagerty said she is looking forward to building on the momentum Kellogg gained under Dean Blount’s leadership.

“I’m honored to assume this role and add to the myriad accomplishments of the Kellogg team under Dean Blount’s leadership,” said Hagerty. “I look forward to partnering with faculty colleagues, as well as our staff, students, alumni and broader community, to create knowledge and educate the next generation of business leaders.”

Dean Blount said Hagerty is an excellent choice to serve as interim dean.

“As a long-time member of the Kellogg faculty, no one knows the school better or has a stronger commitment to our mission than Kathleen,” said Dean Blount. “She is a deep believer in business education and a highly effective leader. I’m confident that she will maintain Kellogg’s upward trajectory and ensure continuity of everything we love about Kellogg.”

At the conclusion of Hagerty’s tenure as interim dean of Kellogg, she will transition into the Northwestern University Office of the Provost to serve as associate provost for faculty, a critical role responsible for supporting approximately 3,700 faculty members and developing and executing the strategic vision for faculty.

Hagerty is married to William Rogerson, the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Economics at Northwestern University, with whom she has three children.