Executive Professor, Supply Chain and Information Management

Richard M. Kesner

214 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000

617.373.7288
r.kesner@northeastern.edu


Profile

Education

CLU, ChFC, American College, Pennsylvania
Executive Ed Certification in Not-for-Profit Financial Management, Battell Institute, Ohio
Executive Ed Certification in Strategic Planning, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
PhD History, Stanford University, California
MA, Stanford University, California
BA in History, Oberlin College, Ohio
BM in Musical Performance, Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Kesner's current research focuses on knowledge, identity, and data management within the enterprise and across industries. Through a recent fellowship award, Professor Kesner received funding to study employee expectations concerning the MIS competencies of Northeastern University undergraduates. This research is now complete and has yielded a formal presentation before the ACSSB and a publication in a major scholarly journal.

Industry & Academic Experience

Prior to his Northeastern University assignment, Professor Kesner served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of CELT Corporation, an IT strategy and architecture firm working with K-12 public education systems. He has also served as a senior IT executive for Northeastern University, MetLife, Babson College, Multibank (now part of Bank of America), and the Faxon Company. He consults widely in IT strategy and deployment with both for- and not-for-profit organizations.

Awards & Recognition

Certificate of Excellence in Teaching, Sigma Delta Tau, (2007, 2008).

POE Fellow, NEU Center for Working and Learning. (2006).

Music Advocacy Award, Massachusetts Music Educators Association. (2001).

Publications

Selected Publications

Kesner, R. (2013). The Online University: Building Viable Learning Experiences for Higher Education (pp. xxxvi-552). Common Ground Publishing.

Kesner, R. (2013). Building an Asynchronous Learning Experience: A Practiced Approach to Online Course Development. Journal of the World Universities Forum, 28.

Kesner, R., Dias, M., Zack, M., Russell, B. (2013). An Integrative Framework for the Teaching of Information Management in a Business Context. Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 9(1), 1-28.

Kesner, R. (2013). Building an Asynchronous Learning Experience: A Practiced Approach to Online Course Development (pp. 294-318). Common Ground Publishing.

Kesner, R., Dias, M., Zack, M., Russell, B. (2013). Constructing an Integrated Learning Framework for Online Course Delivery - An Information Management Course Example (pp. 330-341). Common Ground Publishing.

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Kesner, Richard (Presenter & Author), World Universities Forum, "The Use of Simulations and Gaming in Online Courses", Lisbon, Portugal. (January 9, 2014).

Kesner, Richard (Presenter & Author), International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, "Best Practices in Online Course Design and Delivery", Academic Business World International Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (May 23, 2013).

Kesner, Richard (Presenter & Author), World Universities Forum, "Building an Asynchronous Learning Experience: A Practiced Approach to Online Course Development", World Universities Forum, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (January 11, 2013).

Kesner, Richard (Author Only), Dias, Martin (Presenter & Author), Zack, Michael (Author Only), Russell, Bruce (Author Only), International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, "An Integrative Framework for the Teaching of Information Management in a Business Context", International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (May 25, 2012).

Kesner, Richard (Author Only), Dias, Martin (Presenter & Author), Zack, Michael (Author Only), Russell, Bruce (Author Only), JOINT CONFERENCE: Academic Business World International Conference and International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, "An Integrative Framework for the Teaching of Information Management in a Business Context", International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (May 25, 2012).