Our Faculty

Eric Kessler

Henry George Scholar

Lubin School of Business

Management and Management Science

  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza W-481


PhD , Rutgers University , Newark, NJ , 1996
Organizational Management

MBA , Rutgers University , Newark, NJ , 1993
General Management

BA , St. Lawrence University , Canton, NY , 1989
Psychology and Economics

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, May 2015 - Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Eastern Academy of Management, May 2015 - Outstanding Theoretical Paper Award
  • Choice Magazine, January 2014
  • Academy of Management, 2009
  • Eastern Academy of Management, 2008
  • Eastern Academy of Management, 2006
  • Eastern Academy of Management, 2004
  • Pace University, 2004
  • Historical Research Award, 2003
  • Eastern Academy of Management, 2002
  • Eastern Academy of Management, 2001
  • Literati Club, MCB Press, 2001
  • Eastern Academy of Management, 1998
  • Eastern Academy of Management, 1998
  • Strategic Management Society, 1998
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, 1997
  • Eastern Academy of Management, 1994
  • Eastern Academy of Management, 1992
  • Delta Sigma Rho - Tau Kappa Alpha, 1988
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, 1988
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1988
  • Psi Chi, 1987


Kessler, E. (2017). THE TRIUMPHANT TRIUMVIRATE: Collaboratively Realizing The Purposes Of A University. Journal Of Management Education.

Kessler, E. Leading for Social Value: Critical Success Factors in Service-Learning and Service Leadership. International Journal of Management Education.

Kessler, E. Why Do Management Theories Say What They Do?. Group And Organization Management.

Kessler, E. (2016, March 2). Being a True VIP: Managing Importance in Yourself and Others. New York, NY, USA: Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.amazon.com/Being-True-VIP-Managing-Importance/dp/1137448040/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Wong-MingJi, D., Kessler, E., Gopalakrishnan, S. & Khilji, S. (2014). Cross Country Perspective: Using Cultural Mythologies to Explore Leadership Patterns in India, Indonesia, Pakistan and the USA. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research. Vol 3 (Issue 1) , pages 79-101.

Kessler, E. & Bartunek, J. (2014, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Designing Management Maps and Apps: Insights for Discovering and Creating Our Management Realities. Academy Of Management Review. Vol 39 (Issue 2) , pages 234-243. http://aom.org/AMR/

Kessler, E. (2013, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Encyclopedia of Management Theory. Sage Publications.


Kessler, E. (2017, May). IPLS: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium. Leadership Strategies For Enhancing Self-Subjective Significant Value. Greece

Kessler, E. (2016, May). Eastern Academy of Management. The Triumphant Triumvirate: Collaboratively Realizing The Purposes Of A University. New Haven, CT

Kessler, E. (2015, June). EAM-International. Doing Well AND Doing Good: Balancing Economic and Social Concerns In Management Education. Lima, Peru

Kessler, E. (2015, June). EAM-International. New Methods And Techniques To Enhance The Classroom Experience Of Old Courses – At The Intersection Of “Old” And “New”. Lima, Peru

Kessler, E. (2015, May). Eastern Academy of Management. Innovative Processes to Teach Innovation Principles. Philadelphia, PA

Kessler, E. & Van de Ven, A. H. (2015, May). Eastern Academy of Management. Toward an Integrative Meta Map of the Management Field. Philadelphia, PA

Kessler, E. (2014, August). The Research Process and Linking Theory to Practice. Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA

Kessler, E. (2013, August). Management M-Theory. Academy of Management, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Kessler, E. (2013, May). Institutional Knowledge Development and Diffusion. Eastern Academy of Management, Baltimore, MD

Abbona, S. & Kessler, E. (2012, May). Sustainability in Practice: Exploring the Triple Bottom Line of the Slow Food Movement.. Eastern Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA

Kessler, E. (2012, May). Technology as a Catalyst for our Changing Organizations. Eastern Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA

Grants, Contracts and Sponsored Research

Kessler, E. (2014). Critical Success Factors for Service Leadership and Service Learning.
Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship , Pace University , $5,000.00 . Funded,


  • Academy of Management 1993
  • Eastern Academy of Management 1991


  • LFC - Academic Standards [Committee Member]
  • Open House - Lubin Panel [Other]
    Desc: Recruitment of new freshmen and transfer students to Lubin
  • LFC - Corporate Education Committee [Committee Member]


  • Pace University - Pace Path [Guest Speaker]
    Desc: Presented several well-received modules at various levels of the Pace Path to UNV students across different schools of the University
  • Wilson Center Faculty Steering Committee [Committee Member]
  • Pace University Coaching/Mentoring Task Force [Committee Member]
  • Henry George Distinguished Speaker Series [Program Organizer]
    Desc: Programmed distinguished speaker lectures series, including business luminaries such as Jeffrey Sachs and Bill Shore
  • Pace Path [Guest Speaker]
    Desc: Effectively Managing Your Time and Stress
  • Pace University Alumni Mentoring Program [Guest Speaker]
    Desc: Featured speaker at program kick-off event.


  • US Department of State (DoS) [National Screening Committee]
    Desc: I was invited for a third time - twice accepted in 2014 and 2015 but this year could not serve due to logistical issues - to the U.S. Fulbright National Screening Committee (specifically, their screening committee for 'Business') coordinated by the Institute for International Education and sponsored by the United States Department of State.
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