February 27, 2020

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management: New Faculty and Electives Introduced for the 2019–2020 Academic Year


Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management notes on their website that The Kellogg Purpose is “To educate, equip and inspire brave leaders who build strong organizations and wisely leverage the power of markets to create lasting value.” Let’s take a look at some of the new classes and faculty for 2019-2020.

Several new professors joined the faculty for 2019-2020, including Jennifer Pendergast, Ph.D. in Management, Strategy and Governance from Wharton Business School, who is the new Executive Director of the Kellogg Center for Family Enterprises. She also teaches “Family Enterprises: Issues and Solutions.” Previous to her appointment at Kellogg, she served as the U.S. leader of the Egon Zehnder’s Family Business Advisory. Hatim Rahman received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford GSB and is teaching “Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work.” His research looks at how artificial intelligence is impacting work and employment relationships in organizations and labor markets. Caio Waisman, Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, is teaching “Customer Analytics and AI” and his research interests include online platforms, mechanism design and dynamic decision-making.

Some of the new courses include Cynthia Wang’s “Advanced Negotiations” which seeks to expand the skillsets students learned in “Negotiations Fundamentals” by focusing on specific topics such as maximizing outcomes in multi-party negotiations and analyzing complex real-world negotiations, using negotiation simulations, cases, and a video-based self-assessment.

Nancy Qian promises to use a “fun and hands-on approach” to learning advanced methods for analysing big data for business insights in her new course “Making Decisions with Big Data.”

In Nicole Stephens’ “The Science and Strategy of Bias Reduction,” students learn how bias shapes decision-making in organizations, and strategies to reduce its impact on both an individual level as well as on an organizational level. From confronting bias in interpersonal interactions to creating more effective and fair recruiting, hiring, and promotional processes, students learn to use cutting edge scientific research methods for evaluating an organization’s bias reduction strategy.

Teams of students design a new brand for a new venture in Neal Roese and Jeff Cantalupo’s “Startup Branding.” The course is a blend of lectures, exercises, cross-team collaboration, and ideation sessions focusing on how to turn ideas into brands, the importance of early branding decisions and executing brand design with limited resources. Neal Roese is a globally recognized theorist and expert in the psychology of judgment and decision-making, and Jeff Cantalupo is an entrepreneur and investor whose venture capital firm Listen has invested in over 20 early-stage startup brands.

There are a lot of exciting things happening at Kellogg for 2019-2020!

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