KCFE News

Our Kellogg Center for Family Enterprises is Growing!

July 1, 2015

Dear Students, Alumni, Colleagues and Friends,

We are excited to announce that Justin Craig has joined Kellogg as full-time Clinical Professor of Family Enterprise and Co-Director of our Center for Family Enterprises (CFE).

"The CFE has come a long way since its formation nearly 17 years ago. As we plan for its continued growth, we are happy to engage new ideas, perspectives and approaches that are both innovative and compatible with our principles, values and goals. Justin has already begun to inspire and initiate just that", shared CFE Founder and Co-Director, Professor Lloyd E. Shefsky.

CFE Co-Director, Professor John L. Ward expressed, "Justin thinks first of providing students with special experiences. In addition he is a true scholar---with tremendous command of the newest research and great imagination on how to synthesize ideas and make them practical. He will lead us in our mission to be thought leaders. He will strengthen us in our mission to serve our family business students and alumni."

Justin joins from Northeastern University in Boston. Prior to that, he was Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Family Business at Bond University in his home country and earlier he was on the faculty at Oregon State University. He is widely published in peer-reviewed academic and practitioner journals. A latecomer to academia (he worked for 15 years with his own and two other families in business before pursuing university studies) he assures that his research is user-inspired and highly relevant.

According to Craig, "I am truly honored to be joining the team at Kellogg's CFE and to work closely with past, present and future Kellogg students from business families across the globe. The commitment and laser-like focus of the CFE to relevant research, teaching, innovation and excellence has contributed to the development of a very special familial-like collaborative learning culture. As a consequence, the CFE is positioned among the leaders in the field of family enterprise graduate and continuing education. I look forward to contributing to and helping develop this proud legacy."

Please join us as we welcome Justin to his new position at our Center.

Lloyd E. Shefsky
Clinical Professor
Founder & Co-Director
John L. Ward
Clinical Professor
Co-Director




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