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 teaches courses on digital media strategy; history of the media and entertainment industries; entertainment and media finance; and A.I. and society. He is also a visiting professor at Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP) Strategy and Business MSc program, and Tel Aviv University’s Coller School of Management where he has been cited as the school’s “outstanding teacher” on numerous occasions.

He has previously taught at Corvinus University (Budapest) and The New School Media Management Program (NYC). In 2018 he was awarded a teaching and research fellowship at Utrecht Univ. 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. Following CEI’s acquisition by Blackboard, Inc. he was 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. He 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 was 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.

His analysis of Hungary’s relation to the European Union was published in The International New York Times (September 2016). His has written for Parabola Magazine, including “Refugee Camp Alchemy”, “The Philosophy of Hope”, and "The Desk" (May 2021). Essays on design and cultural influence are available on the professional association for design (AIGA) site, “Design Observer”. His essay on the concept of liminality was published in the “Anthology of Liminality” by Lutterworth Press (Cambridge, England) in 2019.

Mr. Krushel has been a featured speaker at 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.

Selected Publications

Krushel, K. (2022)
Geopolitics in the Era of AI: Upending Assumptions