Professor Bala Balachandran is the J.L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Systems and Decision Sciences.  Professor Balachandran teaches Advanced Managerial Accounting, Accounting for Management Decision Making, M-Lab, Linear Programming, Business Process Reengineering, Efficient Consumer Response, and Strategic Cost Management as well as executive education at the James L. Allen Center.  He has received numerous teaching awards, including the 1989 Ernst & Young Research Fellow and the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Executive Master’s Program class. 847-491-2678.

Michele Rogers is Assistant Dean of Experiential Learning & Integrated Programs. Michele has experience in consulting, owning a small business, labor relations at Cummins Engine Co., human resources for a start-up in North Carolina, and admissions, financial aid and student affairs in graduate business and journalism programs. As part of the M-LAB team, she works with project clients from solicitation of proposals in January through final student presentations in May. Organizations interested in M-Lab may contact Michele at 847-491-8689 or

Hal Sullivan is lead investor and chairman of the board of Insignis, Inc., a privately held start up firm that provides a hosted data service that aggregates and presents investment data for institutional investors and their advisors.  Mr. Sullivan is also lead investor and managing director of inSORS Integrated Communications, Inc., a privately held start up firm that sells software and related integrated hardware solution that support voice, video, and data collaboration using IP networks.  Previously Mr. Sullivan served as vice president of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, responsible for European manufacturing and multi national accounts.



Kellogg faculty actively supports M-Lab projects. Faculty mentorship/advising can be arranged directly by student teams with faculty from the appropriate department, or through the course leaders/instructors.



To arrange for a mentor, please contact the course leaders or instructors.