Professor Profiles: Julie Hennessy, Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management

Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand, but the educational experience itself is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we focus on Julie Hennessy from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Before students even begin describing the quality of their educational experiences with Julie Hennessy (“Marketing and Marketing Strategy”) to mbaMission, they note that she “cares a lot” and “makes herself available to chat and talk about recruiting.” In addition to teaching MBA students, Hennessy teaches executive education at leading firms, and students told mbaMission that she draws upon such experiences in class, but does not just tell stories. Instead, Hennessy challenges students and teases out the responses that facilitate learning. Students also referred to her as “funny and energetic.” Not surprisingly, then, Hennessy won the school’s 2007 Lavengood Award for Outstanding Professor of the Year—an award voted upon by Kellogg students.

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