February 22, 2010

Former Kellogg dean to give Carey Business School lecture

Dipak C. Jain

Dipak C. Jain

Dipak C. Jain, former dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, will speak in the Carey Business School’s Dean’s Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 25. His talk will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Mason Hall on the Homewood campus.

Jain is currently the Sandy and Morton Goldman Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies and a professor of marketing at the Kellogg School, where he joined the marketing faculty in 1986. In 1992, he received the Sidney Levy Award for Excellence in Teaching, and four years later was appointed associate dean for academic affairs, helping set the agenda for the school’s global MBA strategy, curriculum, faculty and research activities.

Appointed as a foreign affairs adviser for the prime minister of Thailand, he oversaw a branding study designed to bolster that country’s economic profile through tourism, and in 2007, he was asked by Henry Paulson, then secretary of the Department of the Treasury, to develop a strategy on the global expansion of U.S. universities.

A former director at United Airlines and Peoples Energy, Jain has acted as a consultant for top global companies, including American Express, Microsoft, Hyatt International and Motorola. He now serves on the boards of of Hartmarx Corp., Deere & Co. and Northern Trust Corp.

Jain has published more than 50 articles on topics as diverse as marketing of high-tech products and cross-cultural issues in global product diffusion. In 1991, he received the John D.C. Little Best Paper Award from Marketing Science for his work on the timing decisions of household purchases. He has held a variety of editorial positions with top journals, culminating in his role as associate editor, from 1990 to 1995, of the renowned academic business publication Management Science.

Jain earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and statistics, with honors, and master’s degrees in mathematical statistics and management science from India’s Guwahati University. He received a doctorate in operations research from the University of Texas, Dallas.

The Dean’s Lecture Series is intended to enrich the intellectual and academic life of the Carey Business School and to engage the larger Johns Hopkins community in a discussion of the latest thinking about business school education, the opportunities and challenges business schools face and how they will need to respond to the future needs of society. Respected academics from business schools around the world are featured.

To register for the lecture, go to carey.jhu .edu/deanslectures. For more information, e-mail carey.lectureseries@jhu.edu.