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Kenneth Krushel

Kenneth Krushel

Joined Stern 2018

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 900
New York, NY 10012



Kenneth Krushel has taught courses in media finance; digital media strategy; history of media; entertainment, media and technology; entrepreneurial ecosystems; and digital media and civil society at NYU Stern School of Business, The New School graduate Media Management program, Corvinus University Business School (Budapest) and Tel Aviv University’s Coller School of Management, where he was voted outstanding lecturer for the 2016-2017 academic year, and now serves as a visiting professor. In 2018 he was awarded a teaching fellowship at Utrecht University School of Economics (Utrecht, The Netherlands), and in 2019 was a visiting lecturer at ESCP’s Paris and Berlin MSc program.

Mr. Krushel was founding Chairman and CEO of College Enterprises (CEI), an educational technology and campus-based commerce software developer. Following CEI’s acquisition by Blackboard, Inc. he served as the company’s Executive Vice President for Business Development and Strategic Planning.

He has held senior executive strategic planning positions with several entertainment and telecommunication companies, including NBC, USA Networks, and American Cablesystems, and was a media strategy and investment advisor for Louis Dreyfus Corporation, Paramount Communications, MGM, and Sega Corporation. Mr. Krushel also served as CEO of Proteus, the North American subsidiary of Norway based Telitas AS, a software applications developer for mobile technology. He was the founder of CTZN, Inc., an international professional video journalist cooperative, modeled after Magnum Photos.

Mr. Krushel served as a board member of Hanover Direct, Chairman of School Year Abroad, and board member of "Parabola”, a quarterly magazine on philosophy, mythology and cultural traditions.

Mr. Krushel was a Fellow of The Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), working as project director for developing sentiment analytics in relation to polling and political research.

Mr. Krushel’s analysis of Hungary’s relation to the European Union was published in The International New York Times on September, 2016. His has written for Parabola Magazine, including “Refugee Camp Alchemy” (November, 2017), and “The Philosophy of Hope” (November, 2018). Essays on design and cultural influence are available on the professional association for design (AIGA) site, “Design Observer”. His writing about the concept of liminality was published in the “Anthology of Liminality” by the Lutterworth Press (Cambridge, England) in February, 2019.

Mr. Krushel has been a featured speaker at international media conferences in New York, Los Angeles, London, Hong Kong, Warsaw, Amsterdam and Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Academic Background

Amherst College: dual degrees in Philosophy and Literature.