Teaching leaders Featured

8:00pm EDT June 25, 2007

Adistinguished teacher and scholar, Dipak Jain has been dean of the Kellogg School of Management at NWU since July 2001. He brings more than 20 years of experience in management and education to his position at the school’s helm.

Jain’s areas of research include the marketing of high-tech products, market segmentation and competitive market structure analysis, cross-cultural issues in global product diffusion, new product diffusion, and forecasting models. He has had more than 50 articles published in leading academic journals.

He teaches courses on marketing research, new products and services, and statistical models in marketing. In 2003, he was appointed as a foreign affairs adviser for the prime minister of Thailand. He has served as a consultant to Microsoft, Novartis, American Express, Sony, Nissan, Motorola, Eli Lilly, Phillips and Hyatt International. He also serves on the board of directors of Hartmarx Corp., Deere & Co., Northern Trust Corp., and Peoples Energy. He is also a former director of United Airlines.

Jain has served as departmental editor for the journal, Management Science, area editor for Marketing Science and associate editor for the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. He is also a former member of the editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Research.

Jain travels the world building the Kellogg brand and puts every minute to use. It’s often on long flights that he finds he is best able to contemplate management decisions, design strategy or revise a lesson plan or lecture, since he can momentarily escape e-mail and cell phones.

HOW TO REACH: Kellogg School of Management, (847) 491-2840 or www.kellogg.northwestern.edu