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Harvey Kahalas Biography

Harvey Kahalas Ph.D.

Harvey Kahalas
Professor Emeritus of Management





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Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Business and Its Environment
M.B.A., University of Michigan, Finance
B.S., Boston University, Business


Harvey Kahalas is Professor Emeritus of Management and Economic Development. 
Prior to joining Illinois Tech, he served as Dean and Professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; The State University of New York at Albany, New York; and the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Dr. Kahalas has received numerous academic appointments, including as a Senior Fulbright Scholar and a Distinguished Professor of Management. He has been a distinguished national and international lecturer on economic development as well as individual, organizational, and industrial competitiveness.
A recognized expert in the areas of executive education and competitiveness, Dr. Kahalas has provided training to leaders of numerous Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, Dr. Kahalas participated in the organization and development of the Young Executive Program at the Aspen Institute. Dr. Kahalas has provided consulting assistance to federal government agencies, and numerous state, county, and local government organizations, looking at issues ranging from the auto industry's role in U.S. manufacturing to ethics in the workplace.

Research Interests: 

Training and executive education
Strategic Competitiveness