Dean Robert (Bob) Kennedy

Our Dean: Bob Kennedy

Dean Robert Kennedy

On October 1, 2013, Dean Robert (Bob) Kennedy began his role as the ninth dean of the Ivey Business School. Bob comes to Ivey from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, where for the past 10 years he has led the William Davidson Institute (WDI), a non-profit research and educational institute that focuses on business and policy issues in emerging market economies. During the same time, Bob served as the Director of the Ross School Global Initiative and as the Tom Lantos Professor of Business Administration at Ross, teaching corporate strategy and international business courses in the MBA, EMBA, and Executive Education programs. 

A well-known scholar, speaker, and educator, Bob Kennedy’s research focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing businesses in developing countries.

In the News

Meet Bob Kennedy, Dean of the Ivey school of business at Western University

February 9, 2014

Read a profile on Dean Bob Kennedy in the London Free Press

Dean of Ivey Exits…

September 26, 2013

Watch outgoing Dean Carol Stephenson’s exit interview on BNN

Reflecting on a decade of change: Ivey’s outgoing dean offers perspective on the shifts and complexities in Canadian business

September 25, 2013

Dean Carol Stephenson's Financial Post exit interview after a decade of leadership at Ivey

Carol Stephenson ends her 10-year stint as Ivey business school dean next month 

August 27, 2013

Q&A with Dean Carol Stephenson on her legacy at Ivey and retirement plans in the London Free Press

Global B-schools eye India enrolment

August 3, 2013

Business Standard interviews Darren Meister about Ivey’s increasing India presence through the MSc and MBA/EMBA programs, as well as incoming dean Robert Kennedy

New dean sees a lot of himself in faculty

May 9, 2013

Western News interviews newly appointed Ivey dean Robert Kennedy about his transition to Ivey

Ivey plucks new dean from world of U.S. academia

April 26, 2013

Financial Post story on Ivey’s new dean Dr. Robert Kennedy 

Bob Kennedy named dean of London's Richard Ivey School of Business

April 26, 2013

London Free Press introduces Robert Kennedy as Ivey's next dean

Ivey appoints Robert Kennedy of Michigan Ross as its next dean

April 26, 2013

Financial Times story on Ivey’s announcement of the new dean, Dr. Robert Kennedy, and his previous experience and education

New Ivey dean comes from University of Michigan

April 25, 2013

CTV News coverage of Ivey’s new Dean, Dr. Robert Kenned

Western reaches south for business school dean

April 25, 2013

Globe and Mail story on the announcement of Ivey’s new dean, Dr. Robert Kennedy