Idalene Kesner
Indiana University

Idalene (Idie) Kesner is the Associate Dean for Faculty & Research and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management at Indiana University’s (IU’s) Kelley School of Business. Prior to this, she held positions as Chairperson of the Management & Entrepreneurship Department, Chairperson of the Kelley School’s MBA Program, and Co-Director of the Consulting Academy. She received UNC’s 1989 MBA teaching award and executive education teaching awards in 1990 and 1993. In 1997 she won the Max O. Barney Award – IU’s executive education teaching award. She also won MBA teaching awards from IU’s Kelley School every year from 1997-2006. She won 3 Teaching Excellence Recognition Awards (TERAs) from 1997-1999 and 4 Trustee Teaching Awards (2001, 2002, 2004, 2009). Idie teaches a variety of strategy and management courses in the School’s MBA and executive programs. Idie Kesner has published articles in numerous journals including Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Harvard Business Review among others. Her research is focused primarily in the areas of CEO succession and corporate boards of directors. She has served on numerous corporate boards including her current position as director for Sun Life Financial, where she is a member of the board’s Risk Review Committee and Governance Committee. In addition to co-chairing the teaching initiative for SMS, Idie Kesner has also held numerous positions in the Academy of Management Business Policy and Strategy Division ranging from Chair of the Division to her current position on the Teaching Committee.