Thursday, February 5, 2015

Professor Steven Rogers - February 1st Black History Month Speaker

Steven Rogers is a Senior Lecturer in General Management at Harvard University and teaches the Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development (FIELD) course in the MBA program and Entrepreneurial Finance in several Executive programs. A 1985 graduate of Harvard, Professor Rogers also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College. Prior to teaching at HBS, Professor Rogers taught in the MBA program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwerstern fro 17 years. He was the Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Center. He is one of two professors in the school's history to have been selected Professor of the Year twice. He also taught Kellogg executive programs in the U.S., Toronto, Germany, and Hong Kong, including the Northwestern University PhD program. He received the Outstanding Professor award for the Executive Program an unprecedented 26 times.

Before joining the Kellogg faculty, he owned and operated two manufacturing firms and one retail operation. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Professor Rogers worked at Bain and Company Consulting firm, Cummins Engine Company and UNC Ventures, a venture capital firm.

In 2000, he received the 'Bicentennial Medal for Distinguished Achievement' by an alum from Williams College. In 2005, he received the 'Bert King Award for Service' from the African American Student Union at Harvard Business School. In 2006, he was selected as one of the "100 Men Impacting Supplier Diversity." In 2009, Ebony Magazine named him one of the top 150 influential people in America. in 2011, he joined Chicago Mayor Emmauel's Supplier Diveristy Task Force.

He has often been quoted in many publications, including Black Enterprise, Crain's Business Journal, Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Fortune, Monarch and Business Week, NPR, and the Tom Joyner Show. In 2002 Professor Rogers published his first book, The Entrepreneur's Guide to Finance and Business. The second edition was published in 2008.

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