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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 2016-2017academic year, and now serves as a visiting professor. In 2018 he was a awarded a teaching fellowship at Utrecht University School of Economics (Utrecht, The Netherlands).

Mr. Krushel was founding Chairman and CEO of College Enterprises (CEI), an educational technology and campus-based commerce software developer. When CEI was acquired 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, Television New Zealand 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’s history of board service includes public boards (Hanover Direct) and in the non-profit sector, Chairman of School Year Abroad, and board member of "Parabola”, a quarterly magazine on philosophy, mythology and cultural traditions.

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

Mr. Krushel has written about a variety of topics for numerous publications. His op-ed piece on Hungary in relation to the European Union was published in The International New York Times on September 30, 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 will be published in the “Anthology of Liminality” by the Lutterworth Press (Cambridge, England) February, 2019.

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

Academic Background

Amherst College, graduating with phi beta kappa and magna cum laude honors, with dual degrees in Philosophy and Literature.