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Faculty members in the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA Program come from the Kellogg EMBA Global Network and WHU. Most are active in the business world as expert advisors or on organizational boards. This guarantees excellent education credentials, established experience in executive education and diverse business knowledge.
Nabil Al-Najjar is a Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS) and chair of the MEDS department at Kellogg. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota and joined the Kellogg Faculty in 1995.
Al-Najjar's research focuses on the development of learning-based models of decision making in markets, games and contracts.
Eric T. Anderson is the Hartmarx Professor of Marketing and Director of the Center for Global Marketing Practice at Kellogg. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Science from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Professor Anderson’s research interests include innovation, pricing strategy, new products, retailing and channel management. His recent research has been conducted with various companies around the world and has impacted both management practice and academic theory.
Christian Andres is professor of empirical corporate finance at WHU. He holds a PhD in Finance from the University of Bonn.
Professor Andres has published in leading academic journals and contributed book chapters to a number of international books. His research has been covered in the media and in various specialized publications.
Professor Andres used to work for the tax and audit industry. As an academic, he has also been active in consulting in the areas of Corporate Finance and Corporate Governance for almost 10 years. Professor Andres is also co-founder and academic advisor of a small software company.
Jeanne Brett is professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations and is the Director of the Kellogg School’s Dispute Resolution Research Center.
Professor Brett’s current research investigates culture and negotiation strategy. She is the author of numerous journal articles, negotiations teaching materials, and two award winning books. She initiated Kellogg’s MBA courses in negotiations in 1981 and in cross-cultural negotiations in 1994.
Tim Calkins is clinical professor of marketing at Kellogg. He received his MBA from Harvard. He is co-academic director of Kellogg’s branding program.
Professor Calkins has received numerous teaching awards. The Kellogg Executive MBA Program gave him the Top Professor Award four times.
He is the author of “Defending Your Brand: How Smart Companies Use Defensive Strategy to Deal with Competitive Attacks” and has published more than a dozen Kellogg case studies.
In addition to teaching, Tim works with major corporations around the world on strategy and branding issues.
Greg Carpenter is James Farley/Booz Allen Hamilton Professor of Marketing Strategy at Kellogg. He is also Director of the Center for Market Leadership and Faculty Director of the Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI). He received his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, and M.B.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University.
In addition, Professor Carpenter co-chairs the Marketing Leadership Summit, bringing thought leaders together each fall to explore the future of marketing, and as Academic Director of Kellogg's Chief Marketing Officer Program he helps prepare executives for the challenging role of CMO.
Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Forbes, BusinessWeeek, and National Public Radio have featured his research, and it has been cited in arguments before the United States Supreme Court.
He often speaks and advises firms on marketing strategy. Past and current clients include Bacardi, Carnival Corporation, Coca-Cola, Cunard Lines, Diageo, Dow Chemical, Federal Reserve Bank, Government of Mexico, General Electric, Harley-Davidson, Health Management Academy, Novartis, PepsiCo, Pfizer, SC Johnson, Target, Unilever, and Visa.
A former Academic Trustee of the Marketing Science Institute, he served as a member of the board of advisors of Hamilton Consultants, and a member of the advisory board of Terlato Wine Group. He was named a Chevalier in the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne for his contribution to champagne.
Ming-Jer Chen, Leslie E. Grayson Professor of Business Administration at The Darden School of Business – University of Virgina and visiting professor at the Guanghua- Kellogg EMBA Program. He holds a B.S., from the National Chung-Hsing University in Taipei; a M.Ed. from the National Taiwan Normal University; and an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. He is a leading authority in strategic management and is recognized for his pioneering work in competitive dynamics and ambicultural management.
Ming-Jer's corporate outreach experience includes more than 20 years of executive education teaching at Darden, the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Columbia Business School. His corporate clients include Merck, FedEx, United Technologies, DuPont, AIG, Munich Re, Alcoa,Taiwan Mobile, Rolls-Royce, Dover, Acer, Tencent, and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of China's State Council.
Born and raised in a rural town in Taiwan, Ming-Jer had the opportunity, before leaving for graduate education in the U.S., to study Chinese classics and philosophy with a master who was a cousin of China's last emperor. He now lives with his wife and two sons in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he enjoys being part of Thomas Jefferson's "academical village." On both the professional and personal fronts his focus is on making the world smaller.
Alexander Chernev is a professor of marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He holds a PhD in Psychology from Sofia University and a PhD in Business Administration from Duke University. Alexander's research applies theories and concepts related to consumer behavior and managerial decision making to develop successful marketing strategies. He is an area editor for the Journal of Marketing and serves on the editorial boards of the top research journals. Alexander's research has been published in the leading marketing journals and has been quoted in the business and popular press, including Scientific American, Business Week, Forbes, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. He has written numerous articles focused on corporate planning, marketing strategy, and brand and customer management. He is the author of Strategic Marketing Management, Strategic Brand Management, and The Marketing Plan Handbook
Alexander teaches marketing management, strategic marketing, marketing research, and behavioral decision theory in MBA, PhD, and executive education programs. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the Chairs' Core Course Teaching Award, Kellogg Faculty Impact Award, and the Top Professor Award from the Kellogg Executive MBA Program. In addition to research and teaching, he is an Academic Trustee of the Marketing Science Institute
James Conley serves on the faculty of both the Kellogg School of Management and the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.
Before joining Northwestern in 1994, he spent seven years at the Ryobi Limited Group of companies in Japan with management responsibility in product engineering and product development. In 1994, Professor Conley founded Syndia Corporation.
Professor Conley teaches the “Intellectual Capital Management” Advanced course to the Kellogg-WHU EMBA students at WHU.
Anne Coughlan is Professor of Marketing and holds the Polk Brothers Chair in Retailing at Kellogg. She joined the Kellogg faculty back in 1985. Coughlan received her Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University.
Dr. Coughlan’s main research interests are in the areas of distribution channels, sales force management and compensation, and pricing.
For her excellence in teaching, Dr. Coughlan was the recipient of the school’s Executive Master’s Program Teacher of the Year Award for the best elective course in 1996 and again in 2003, as well as receiving the Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award in 2000-01.
Holger Ernst is the chair and professor of technology and innovation management at WHU. He is also a regular visiting professor at Kellogg. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kiel, Germany.
He has published in leading international journals and received multiple best dissertation and best paper awards.
Professor Ernst has 16 years of experience in executive education. He has taught in various EMBA programs and advises corporations worldwide.
Martin Fassnacht is Professor of Marketing at WHU. He is also strategic advisor for consumer goods manufacturers, retailers and service companies.
He has published in leading national and international journals and contributed both as author and co-author to several books and working papers.
Professor Fassnacht studied business administration at the University of Mannheim and holds a Ph.D. from the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz.
Timothy Feddersen holds a PhD from the University of Rochester and is professor of Managerial Politics as well as the Director of the Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK) Program.
Professor Feddersen teaches the Strategic Crisis Management course at Kellogg-WHU which focuses on the way leaders must anticipate the reaction of stakeholder groups within the firm, in the media, in legislatures, courts and in public opinion broadly.
Professor Franklin is Adjunct Professor of Business Law, Department of Accounting at HKUST. He holds an MBA and JD from Stanford University and is also a CPA.
Professor Franklin has been a consultant to many multinational companies for their Asian business. In 2002, he was Kellogg-HKUST Professor of the Year nominee.
Professor Franklin has been working in Asia and actively involved in the China market since 1981. Until 2002, he was the General Manager-Investments and Head Legal Counsel for Hutchison Whampoa (China) Ltd., responsible for a US$500 million corporate venture capital fund, investing in China and the U.S. From 1989-1998, he was the Deputy Managing Director of the flagship investment banking subsidiary in Asia for the American International Group (AIG), sourcing and structuring investments throughout the Asia Pacific Region. From 1985-1989, he was the China Country Head of The First National Bank of Chicago, responsible for the bank’s worldwide China activities, including offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Chicago and New York.
Boaz Galinson is Adjunct Professor at Tel Aviv University. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance and Financial Management Services from Tel Aviv University.
He has been working in the Market and Credit Risk Management department of Leumi Bank since 1997.
Julie Hennessy is Clinical Professor of Marketing at Kellogg. Professor Hennessy's teaching focuses on the development of marketing strategies to enhance long-term competitive advantage and profitability.
She teaches Marketing courses at both the MBA and Executive level and focuses her writing efforts on producing new cases for class discussion.
What students say about Prof. Hennessy is that she “cares a lot”, “is very approachable”, “funny and energetic” and that she challenges students and teases out the responses that facilitate learning. Not surprisingly, Professor Hennessy has been a regular recipient of many teaching awards at Kellogg.
Christoph Hienerth is professor and Chair of Entrepreneurship and New Business Development at WHU. He holds a PhD from WU Vienna. From 2006 to 2012 he held a tenured position as Associate Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, Department for Innovation and Organizational Economics.
Professor Hienerth’s research and teaching has won several awards. He has gained expertise in corporate entrepreneurship through several industry projects with international companies. He has also advised several governmental institutions in several countries.
Sanjay Khosla is adjunct Professor of Executive Education at Kellogg. He is also Senior Fellow at the Kellogg Markets and Customers Initiative (KMCI) and a Senior Advisor at the Boston Consulting Group. Khosla graduated with honors from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, with a degree in electrical engineering. He also completed Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program.
Sanjay was President, Developing Markets of Kraft Foods (now Mondelez International) from Jan 2007 to March 2013, responsible for 65,000 people in over 60 countries and iconic brands like Cadbury, Oreo, Milka, Trident.
Before joining Kraft Foods, Khosla turned around the $3 Billion consumer business of Fonterra, a global dairy company based in New Zealand. Prior to his tenure at Fonterra, Khosla enjoyed a successful 27-year career with Unilever based in the UK, Europe and India.
Khosla has lectured extensively at Universities in the U.S. and in forums such as the Economist conference in London and Davos.
Khosla authored a book, Fewer Bigger Bolder, with Professor Mohan Sawhney. The book discusses Focus7, a proven framework for achieving sustained profitable growth.
Lakshman Krishnamurthi has been a professor at Kellogg since 1980. He holds a Ph.D. in marketing from Stanford University.
Professor Krishnamurthi teaches Marketing Strategy & Pricing in a variety of programs at Kellogg. He was voted “teacher of the year” for core courses in the Kellogg EMBA Program in 2006 and by the joint Kellogg-HKUST EMBA program in 2000.
In addition to his teaching and research activity, he has consulted and conducted executive education seminars for many big corporations around the world.
Professor Ivan Lansberg is Adjunct Professor of Family Enterprise and Academic Director of the Center for Family Enterprises at Kellogg. He is also organizational psychologist in New Haven, Connecticut and co-founder and a senior partner of Lansberg, Gersick & Associates LLC, a research and consulting firm specializing in family enterprise and family philanthropy. Ivan holds Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees from Columbia University.
Ivan grew up in an entrepreneurial family in Venezuela and as a result has personally experienced many of the issues associated with family business ownership. He has consulted with complex family businesses in the USA, Canada, Asia, Europe and Latin America, and has made significant contributions to the understanding of family business governance and succession. He was one of the founders of the Family Firm Institute (FFI) and the first editor of its professional journal, the Family Business Review.
Ivan is a frequent speaker at family business programs organized by universities and industry groups. Ivan has also helped establish research and executive programs on family business in many colleges and universities, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Qiao Liu currently serves as Professor of Finance and associate Dean in the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. He holds a Ph.D. in financial economics from UCLA (2000), an MA in international finance from the Graduate School of People's Bank of China (1993), and a BS in Economics and Mathematics from the Renmin University of China (1991).
Qiao Liu also worked at McKinsey & Company’s Asia-Pacific Corporate Finance and Strategy Practice from December 2001 to July 2003, where he advised various MNCs and leading Asian companies on issues related to corporate finance and strategies.
Qiao Liu’s primary academic research interests are in corporate finance, empirical asset pricing models, financial markets, and Chinese economy. He has published dozens of articles at leading academic journals. He co-authored a book with Paul Lejot and Douglas Arner entitled "Finance in Asia: Institutions, Regulation, and Policy," which was published in March 2013 by Routledge. It is the first book in the world that systematically examines the loopholes of the current Asian finance and makes an effort to characterize the second generation of Asian finance.
Qiao also writes in Chinese. His new book "Big to Brilliant" explores a puzzle challenging Chinese business people and policy makers --- how come China have so many Fortune 500 companies but very few great companies? Qiao provides very detailed analysis on this puzzle and offers his two cents in this bestselling book.
Niko Matouschek is the Alvin J. Huss Professor of Management and Strategy at Kellogg. Professor Matouschek holds BSc, MSc, and PhD degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics. He has received numerous teaching awards: In 2012 Kellogg MBA students voted him the L.G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year Award.
Professor Matouschek works on the economics of organizations with a particular focus on the optimal design of decision rules and the effect of competition on the organization and performance of firms.
Michael J. Mazzeo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Strategy, and a Faculty Associate at Northwestern University's Institute for Policy Research. He serves on the editorial board of the Review of Industrial Organization.
Mazzeo's research focuses on empirical industrial organization, in particular the role of differentiation and endogenous product choice in firm strategy and market competition. His work has focused on developing new statistical methodologies for examining the role of product differentiation in markets, and quantifying these effects in industry studies. Mazzeo has published papers based on research in the airline, banking, health care, lodging, retail and telecommunications industries. He is also a co-author of the recent book: "Roadside MBA: Backroad Lessons for Entreprenuers, Executives and Small Business Owners"
Mazzeo teaches Kellogg's core class in Business Strategy in Kellogg's MBA and EMBA programs. He is a three-time recipient of the Chairs' Core Course Teaching Award. He is also the academic director of Kellogg's open enrollment executive program in Competitive Strategy. He joined the faculty in 1998 after completing his PhD in economics at Stanford University.
Ron S. McEachern is Adjunct Professor at the HKUST School of Business and Management. His teaching focus is on building powerful consumer brands in China and how executives can maximize their leadership potential. Ron is also guest lecturer at the Said School of Business at Oxford, UK and the Queen’s School of Business in Canada. Ron holds a BA from Queen’s University and an MBA from York University in Canada.
Ron worked for PepsiCo International and North America from 1984 to 2008. His most recent position at PepsiCo was President, Asia – PepsiCo International. Between 1976 and 1984, Ron worked for Procter & Gamble – Canada. Since his retirement from PepsiCo in 2008, Ron has been founding member of the PepsiCo Service Corps, an organization created to harness the capability and enthusiasm of retired PepsiCo executives in order to magnify the impact of donations made by the PepsiCo Foundation and PepsiCo global CSR activity.
In addition, in 2008, he formed a Consulting Company, Strategic Solutions Group – Asia Ltd to consolidate his various activities including Private Equity advisory, board roles, executive coaching and China market entry consulting.
Professor Jochen Menges holds the Chair of Leadership and Human Resource Management at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Düsseldorf in Germany. He received his doctoral degree in management from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, spent a year at the Graduate School of Arts and Science at Yale University in the United States, and completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Jochen is also appointed as a University Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge in the UK.
In his research, teaching and consulting, Jochen has worked with a diverse set of companies and organizations including A.T. Kearney, Ambrosetti, British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Jaguar Land Rover, L'Oreal, Microsoft, Nordea, Rolls-Royce, Waldburg Zeil Hospitals, and The World Bank. He has taught at start-up incubators such as Plug & Play in Silicon Valley and The Venture Café Foundation in Boston.
Jan A. Van Mieghem is Professor of Managerial Economics and Operations Management at Kellogg. He also serves as Academic Director of the Executive MBA program. He received his PhD in Business from Stanford University.
He is the author of over 30 academic articles published in leading journals, and of two textbooks: one on operations management and the other on operations strategy. His paper co-authored with Marty Lariviere received the first MSOM best paper award in 2007.
Theodore Peridis has been Associate Professor of Strategic Management at the Schulich School of Business since 1993. He holds a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
Professor Peridis’ research addresses critical decisions of strategists, whether leading entrepreneurial firms or major corporations. Among his current projects, he has been looking at the integration challenges of mergers and acquisitions, the internationalization efforts of start-ups, and the dynamics of strategy as practice. His recent work has also taken him to the study of team dynamics and the effectiveness of teams.
Professor Persico is currently the John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at Kellogg. He received his PhD in Economics from Northwestern University in 1996. Dr. Persico joined, Kellogg in 2011. He has received a number of honors and fellowships, including several National Science Foundation Grants, and he was an Alfred P. Sloan research fellow from 2002-2004. He served on the editorial board of the International Economic Review, has been associate editor ofEconometrica, of The American Economic Review, and of the Journal of the European Economic Association. He is currently co-editor of Theoretical Economics. Dr. Persico has published in the areas of political economy, law and economics, and labor economics.
Artur Raviv is the Alan E. Peterson Distinguished Professor of Finance. He has been a member of the Kellogg faculty since 1981. He received his Ph.D. in Managerial Economics from Northwestern University in 1975.
Artur has lectured at many universities in the United States and abroad, has been a guest speaker for the American, Western, and European Financial Associations, and serves as a consultant to numerous firms. In 2008 he was elected as the President of the Western Finance Association.
Sergio Rebelo is Professor of Finance and the Tokai Bank Chair in International Finance at Kellogg. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester.
Professor Rebelo has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the European Central Bank, the McKinsey Global Institute, and other organizations.
Jaideep Sengupta is Chinese Estates Professor of Business and Chair Professor at HKUST. He received a PhD in Marketing from UCLA and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management.
Jaideep’s research adopts an information processing perspective to examine the effects of marketing communications, and the mechanisms underlying these effects. His prior work has contributed to an understanding of theoretical issues relating to persuasion and attitude strength; much of his later research continues to build on those themes while examining the efficacy of a variety of communication tactics ranging from flattery to the use of sex in advertising. His recent work also uses information processing insights to obtain an increased understanding of consumer behavior in several other domains, such as impulsivity and self-control, association/dissociation from reference groups, and the antecedents and consequences of optimism. Jaideep’s research has been published in Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, and Journal of Consumer Psychology and serves on all three publications’ Editorial Boards
David Stowell is Clinical Professor of Finance at Kellogg. Prior to joining Kellogg, Professor Stowell worked at JP Morgan as Managing Director and head of Midwest Investment Banking. He also previously worked at UBS Investment Bank as Managing Director and Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets, at Goldman Sachs as Vice President for Corporate Finance and at O'Connor Partners as Managing Director for Equity Derivatives. He holds a teaching affiliation with the Kellogg School’s Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital.
Izhar Shay is lecturer at the Kellogg-Recanati EMBA Program. He has been head of Canaan Partners' Israel office since 2006. He led Canaan's investments in promising Israeli tech start-ups such as N-trig and LiveU, and until recently he was a board member at Prime Sense, which was acquired by Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL).
With more than 20 years of operational experience as a successful entrepreneur, Izhar was previously Chairman and CEO of V-Secure Technologies, which was acquired by Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR) in 2005. Prior to V-Secure, Izhar was CEO and co-founder of Business Layers, which was acquired by Netegrity (Nasdaq: NETE) in 2003.
Izhar holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from the Technion Institute in Haifa, Israel. He was a paratrooper and officer in the Israeli army. Izhar is a member of the board of directors of Ort Israel Sci-Tech, the largest network of science and technology schools in Israel. He also serves as a volunteer on the board of directors of Snunit, a nonprofit organization, which integrates digital technologies into Israel's elementary schools. Izhar writes a weekly column in Globes, Israel's leading financial newspaper and he is the founder of "Start-Up Stadium", the largest on-line community for high-tech entrepreneurs in Israel.
Mohanbir Sawhney is a globally recognized scholar, teacher, consultant and speaker in business innovation, technology marketing and new media. He holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Sawhney has written six books as well as dozens of influential articles. His most recent book “Fewer, Bigger, Bolder: From Mindless Expansion to Focused Growth” will be published in 2014.
He has won several awards for his teaching and research and has been nominated for the Outstanding Professor of the Year at Kellogg in 2008 and 2009.
Professor Sawhney advises and speaks to Global 2000 firms and governments worldwide. He also serves on the boards and advisory boards of several technology companies.
Karl Schmedders is Associate Professor in the Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at Kellogg. He holds a PhD in Operations Research from Stanford University.
Professor Schmedders’ work has been published in several academic journals. He has been named to the Faculty Honor Roll in every quarter he has taught at Kellogg. He has received numerous teaching awards, including the 2002 Lawrence G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year. Professor Schmedders is the only Kellogg faculty member to receive the ‘Ehrenmedaille’ (Honorary Medal) of WHU.
Leigh Thompson is Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations at Kellogg. She is the director of the Kellogg Team and Group Research Center and the Kellogg Leading High Impact Teams Executive program.
Professor Thompson’s research focuses on negotiation skills and strategies, team creativity, and learning. She has published more than 95 research articles and chapters in edited books and has authored 6 books.
Thorsten Truijens has taught at the University of St. Gallen since 1995. He holds an MBA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a PhD from the University of St. Gallen.
He is currently managing partner of a consulting firm specializing in financial management. His previous work experience includes management positions in the automotive industry and extensive consulting work in the pharmaceutical and logistics industry.
Michael Wade is a Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD. He was previously Academic Director of the Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Program and Associate Professor at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada. He still teaches in the Kellogg-Schulich EMBA Program. Professor Wade was nominated for teaching awards in the MBA, International MBA, and Executive MBA programs. He obtained Honours BA, MBA and PhD degrees from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Professor Wade has published works on a variety of topics, including digitization, innovation, information systems strategy, international business, and SME performance. He has more than 50 articles and presentations to his credit in leading academic journals and conferences. Professor Wade has written seven books and more than 20 case studies based on his experience working with organizations.
Professor Wade provides consulting services, executive education, and expert evaluations to several public and private sector organizations, including IBM, LVMH, Google, and Novartis. He has lived and worked in Britain, Canada, Japan, Norway, and Costa Rica.
Professor Adam Waytz is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations. His research uses methods from social psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study the causes and consequences of perceiving mental states in other agents and to investigate processes related to social influence, social connection, meaning-making, and ethics.
Adam's research has been published in leading journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and Psychological Review. In recognition of his work, Adam received the 2008 and 2013 Theoretical Innovation Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the SAGE Foundation Young Scholar Award, and the International Social Cognition Network's Early Career Award.
Adam received his BA in Psychology from Columbia University, his PhD in social psychology from the University of Chicago, and received a National Service Research Award from the National Institute of Health to complete a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University.
Jürgen Weigand is Chair of the Institute for Industrial Organization at WHU. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
Professor Weigand worked as a fulltime senior advisor for the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. He has also advised various international blue-chip companies from various industries.
Professor Weigand is the Academic Director of the WHU Post-Experience Programs. Since 2004 he has also served as a member of the Academic Council of the CEIBS, Shanghai.
Peter Witt holds the Chair of Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Wuppertal. From 2000 to 2006, he was Professor of Entrepreneurship at WHU.
Professor Witt has been running executive education programs with major international corporations for more than 17 years. He has also done consulting work in the fields of strategic management, innovation management and corporate governance.
"The core marketing strategy concepts are broadly applicable but each country presents unique executional issues. This makes the international diversity of the Kellogg-WHU class particularly valuable."
Prof. Timothy Calkins
"Teaching in the Kellogg-WHU EMBA program is always a great learning experience for all of us in the classroom. I never cease to be amazed by the breadth of experience and depth of knowledge among the students."
Prof. Karl Schmedders
"Kellogg-WHU students are consistently great contributors to Kellogg global program courses. They are committed, smart and focused on learning how to win. They always thrive in diverse team environments."
Prof. Julie Hennessy
"Global electives addressing emerging topics such as property facilitate rigorous exploration of management challenges and opportunities that leverage the diverse talents of the Kellogg-WHU EMBA participants."
Prof. James Conley