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PACE UNIVERSITY EXPERT ON MANAGING INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
ELECTED HEAD OF EASTERN ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT
New York, NY, May 24, 2004 — Eric H. Kessler, Ph.D., an expert on corporate innovation and technology and an Associate Professor of Management at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, has been elected President of the Eastern Academy of Management (EAM). The EAM is the northeastern U.S. regional affiliate of the Academy of Management, the leading professional association for scholars in over 80 countries dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management and organizations.
Kessler’s current research focuses on decision making in organizations, particularly in the management of innovation and emerging technology. His scholarship has been widely published in leading journals and book series and he has won several awards for outstanding scholarly papers.
He also directs the Lubin Leaders and Scholars Program, which provides outstanding BBA students with an enhanced academic experience to prepare them for careers of global leadership in business. In recent years he has brought to campus such luminaries as legendary HP technologist Joel Birnbaum, Academy of Management President Rosalie Tung, and the world-renowned music ensemble, The Shanghai Quartet. This year he will lead a group of Lubin Leaders students to Japan to study comparative leadership paradigms.
Kessler also is a contributor to the National Security Education Program, which seeks to improve the country’s ways of educating United States citizens to understand foreign cultures as a means to strengthening U.S. economic competitiveness and enhancing international cooperation and security. He earned his BA from St. Lawrence University and his MBA and Ph.D. from Rutgers.
The EAM’s membership includes management professors from over 110 institutions including Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, Wharton and Cornell as well as Pace. Kessler will remain President-Elect until May 2005 and formally serve as President thereafter until May 2006. He will continue to have a major role in strategic visioning as well as planning the EAM’s annual conferences, which feature research papers, symposia, experiential exercises, cases, distinguished speakers, professional workshops and developmental consortia.
Pace is a comprehensive, independent university committed to opportunity, teaching and learning, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. It has seven campuses, including downtown and midtown New York City, Pleasantville, Briarcliff, White Plains (a graduate center and law school), and a Hudson Valley Center at Stewart International Airport near Newburgh, N.Y. More than 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, Lienhard School of Nursing and Pace Law School. www.pace.edu