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Dr. Fred Kiesner
Honored to be teaching entrepreneurship since 1968!
Proud to be teaching at LMU since 1974!


Curriculum Vitae
Professional Resume

Dr. W. F. (FRED) KIESNER


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  PHD - Claremont Graduate Univ. Double Degree: Management (Entrepreneurship) And Education. Studied under Peter Drucker. Dissertation: Entrepreneurship Education And Training In America. 1984

MBA - Northwestern University, Kellogg School. 1962. Major: Marketing

BSBA - School of Business, U of Minnesota. 1961. Major: Business Administration.

   
BUSINESS EXPERIENCE
 

1974 - PRESENT: PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP, College of Business, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Specialization: Entrepreneurship. Chair-Holder, Conrad Hilton Chair of Entrepreneurship, since 1998.

1991: VISITING SHAW FOUNDATION PROFESSOR, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

1989 - 1990: VISITING ZELL-LURIE CHAIR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Univ. of Michigan

1987 - 1988: VISITING FULBRIGHT RESEARCH/TEACHING SCHOLAR, University of Limerick, Limerick Ireland

1974 - 1989: U.S. Government Small Business Administration (SBA). Managed SBI (Small Business Institute) consulting program at 14 universities. Half time.

1984 - 1986: VISITING PROF. UCLA GSM. Entrepreneurship, 1/2 time. (Also summer 1998)

1973 - 1976: NEWSPAPER EDITOR. Managed and directed a weekly country newspaper, part-time.

1969 - 1973: PARTNER, GENERAL MANAGER, Import business.

1969 – 1975: TAUGHT A NUMBER OF JUNIOR COLLEGE AND COLLEGE COURSES ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS, at schools like CSU Bakersfield (1970-72), Bakersfield College, College of the Canyons, West LA College, etc. Part-time.

1965 - 1969: PRODUCT MANAGER Girdles & Garter Belts, national brand – The Olga Company (now Warnaco) (STOP LAUGHING)

1962 - 1965: COMMERCIAL MANAGER, Pacific Telephone(AT & T). Managed Fresno CA office.

   
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
 

Served two terms (8 years) as an elected member of the El Tejon Union school board.
Chairman, High School Advisory Board.
Member, Parent's Advisory Committee
Member School Site Council.
Founding Board Member, Community Medical Clinic.
Honorary Mayor, Frazier Park.
Sheriff's Search and Rescue Posse.
LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) Civilian Review Board.
Mensa.
Rotary International (Westchester Rotary Club) First joined Rotary in 1966

   
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
 

U.S. ASSOCIATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP (USASBE). NATIONAL PRESIDENT, 1992-93. VP Programs, VP Individual Entrepreneurship Division, Board of Directors. Education Division Board, Newsletter Editor. Founding Member.

ASSOCIATION FOR PRIVATE ENTERPRISE EDUCATION (APEE), NATIONAL PRESIDENT, 1988-89. Executive Committee, 1988 to 1993. Board of Directors, 1984 to 1993. Vice President, Program Chairman, Papers Chairman.

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL - WESTCHESTER ROTARY CLUB, California. Director, International Area. International Scholarship Committee Chair. Ethics & motivational lecturer for the club at area high schools. Named "Paul Harris Fellow", 1993. Received District Outstanding Director award, 1994. Chair, Ambassadorial Scholars program (we have managed to help our club’s local nominees to earn 21 $30,000 international scholarships since 1991).

INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SMALL BUSINESS (ICSB), Board of Directors, 1992-1993. Member since 1974.

SMALL BUSINESS INSTITUTE DIRECTOR'S ASSOCIATION (SBIDA). REGIONAL PRESIDENT, Vice-President, VP of Programs, VP of Training, Newsletter Editor, Secretary Treasurer. Founding, charter member.

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, Singapore, External Examiner for Master's Program in entrepreneurship.

U.C. Berkeley. External examiner, Master's program in entrepreneurship.

Westmont College (Santa Barbara), external examiner, Business Program.

Houghton College (New York), External Examiner, Business Program.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND CHANGE, Editorial Board, USA.

ASIA PACIFIC BUSINESS REVIEW, Editorial Board. Singapore.

JOURNAL OF ENTERPRISING CULTURE Editorial Board, Singapore.

ENTERPRISE & EDUCATION, Editor, 1989-1993, Editorial Board until 2006, USA

JOURNAL OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE EDUCATION, Editorial Board, USA

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, England, Editorial Board

FREEDOMS FOUNDATION AT VALLEY FORGE. Chairman, Advisory Board, Los Angeles, Chairman National Advisory Board for the Leavey Private Enterprise Excellence Awards

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESS (NFIB) Publications Board

ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGIATE ENTREPRENEURS (ACE) Charter, founding member.

CEO – Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. Charter, founding member.

GSEA – GLOBAL STUDENT ENTREPRENEURS AWARD PROGRAM Manage the Western Region (USA) including 8 states. Charter, founding member.

   
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENTS, AWARDS AND HONORS
 

ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE (APRIL 2007) WITH THE PRINCETON REVIEW named our Entrepreneurship program Best on the West Coast and #13 in the nation.

ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE (APRIL 2005) named our Entrepreneurship Program one of the Top 10 Entrepreneur Emphasis programs in America

FORBES MAGAZINE – PRINCETON REVIEW (2005) named our Entrepreneurship Program one of the top 20 Entrepreneurship Programs in America.

RICCI FAMILY ENTREPRENEURSHIP SCHOLARSHIP FUND – an alumni has recently given us $500,000 to endow an entrepreneurship scholarship fund. 2005

BETA GAMMA SIGMA INTERNATIONAL HONORARY BUSINESS SOCIETY – Distinguished Teacher Award, 2005.

PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR – I have received 5 Teacher of the Year awards from the “Order of Omega” top student organization of the fraternities and sororities at LMU. Latest was 2005.

LMU FRITZ BURNS DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD – an award given annually to one faculty member at LMU by the University, and it can only be earned once. Includes a $3000 cash award. 2004.

ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE (April 2003) named me one of the top 5 entrepreneurship educators in America. A most astounding and humbling honor. Wow!

ENTREPRENEURSHIP ADVOCATE AWARD, (May 2003), from the U. S. Government’s Small Business Administration (SBA) for Southern California and the State of California.

SUCCESS MAGAZINE “KILLER B SCHOOL”, Our LMU Entrepreneurship Program was ranked as #15 in the nation on this magazine’s ranking of programs for 2001, tho we are a tiny school.
CASSANOVA DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE AWARD, April, 2001, CLAREMONT GRADUATE UNIVERSITY. I earned my Ph.D. at CGU, and they have honored me with this award, and I was given the opportunity to give the Cassanova Distinguished Graduate Lecture.

ALUMNI HALL OF FAME INDUCTION, Claremont Graduate University, November, 2001.

2001 – Anonymous grant of $25,000 for our entrepreneurship program. This same man has given our entrepreneurship program $25,000 each year since – absolutely wonderful.

1999 NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR IN AMERICA, an honor conferred by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) at their national convention in San Diego, 1999. Unbelievably exciting honor from the top organization in our field. Life has been so very good to me!

FIRST CHAIRHOLDER, CONRAD N. HILTON CHAIR OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Loyola Marymount University. 1998 to present.

Teacher “EDDY” Award. 1999. Chamber of Commerce The teacher’s equivalent of an “Oscar”. Award included citations from the U.S. Congress, The California State Senate and Assembly, and the Los Angeles City Council, etc.

“TIME-PRINCETON REVIEW COLLEGE GUIDE 2000” stated “Future Software Moguls Take Note – LMU Boasts One of the Top Entrepreneurship Programs in the Nation”. A fine honor for our program.
HONORED AS A FELLOW, SMALL BUSINESS INSTITUTE DIRECTOR’S ASSOCIATION (SBIDA), 1997

KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION $75,000 GRANT TO DEVELOP AN ENTREPRENEURIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. 1997. Second grant, $50,000 in 1998. Third grant, $50,000, 2000. Fourth grant of 25,000 in 2000. Fifth grant $35,000 in 2001. Sixth grant of $20,000 in 2002. Seventh grant for 2003, $20,000. Eighth grant for 2004, $20,000.

COLEMAN FOUNDATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT GRANT $25,000, 1996. 2nd grant, $25,000 in 2002.
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE INVENTORS AND INNOVATORS ALLIANCE (NCIIA) LEMULSEN GRANT FOR STUDENT NEW PRODUCT PROJECTS. $5,000, 1996. 2nd grant of $19,500, 2000. Student Level 3 grant of $16,000 in 2001.

DROLLINGER FOUNDATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP GRANT, 1999 $125,000, to establish our community entrepreneur awards program.

KENT-ARONOFF AWARD For outstanding Service, (equivalent of “Fellow” award) U.S. Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) 1992.

HONORED AS A FELLOW, U.S. ASSOCIATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRE-NEURSHIP (USASBE) 1991.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD, "In Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to the Entrepreneurial Spirit of the Nation". Small Business Administration (SBA), March 1991

INVITED OBSERVOR G-7 (GROUP OF 7, NOW G-8) INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS, Tokyo & New York.

1990 DISTINGUISHED ENTREPRENEUR EDUCATOR AWARD, Creative Education Foundation and the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) April, 1990

ZELL LURIE NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD. $26,000 Cash award, and one year as the Chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan. This was a national award for the design of an innovative "ideal" entrepreneurship course. 1989. Used the prize money to develop my entrepreneurship school in Russia.

FULBRIGHT TEACHING-RESEARCH SCHOLAR, IRELAND. University of Limerick, 1987-88.

RECEIVED THE TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD AT LMU, eleven times. Voted by students. This award is voted on by the students. Most satisfying and fulfilling (latest award, 2005)

Received THREE SUMMER RESEARCH GRANTS Loyola Marymount University

HONORARY MEMBER, RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SOCIOLOGY Moscow, Russia.

Received FIVE PROJECT GRANTS to establish and run my entrepreneurship school and incubator on Sakhalin Island, Russia. Soros Foundation (2); Driehaus Foundation; O'Meara Foundation; Rotary Club, totaling over $300,000. 1987-1996

HONORARY PROFESSOR, Sociology Department, State Pedagogical Institute, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia.

SARGENT AMERICANISM PRIVATE ENTERPRISE AWARD, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Award for private enterprise teaching. Included a cash award of $3000. 1987

"SPECIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING EFFORTS TO PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CREATIVITY IN AMERICA". From the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Productivity and Entrepreneurship Council. 1987.

BEST RESEARCH PAPER AWARD. World Congress of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). Montreal, 1985.

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRIVATE ENTERPRISE EDUCATION (THE LEAVEY AWARD, Dorothy and Tom Leavey). Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Award included $7500 cash 1981.

HONORARY MEMBER, Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit version of Phi Beta Kappa

HONORARY MEMBER, Beta Gamma Sigma, National Honorary Business Society.

DANFORTH ASSOCIATE, Danforth Foundation.

SILVER ANVIL NATIONAL AWARD, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), For the "Best Community Relations Program in America by a Non-Profit Organization" (for my entrepreneurship program) 1980.

PRISMS AWARD, Southern California Region of PRSA (ditto above) 1979

BEST CASE AWARDS, U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Small Business Institute (SBI) field consulting program. In 17 years (1974-1991) we won the Southern California District Award 15 times, the West Coast Regional Award 4 Times, and we were National runner-up, once.

"MOST OUTSTANDING CONTINUING PROGRAM IN SUPPORT OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE" Award from the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) National Organization. 1979

TV DOCUMENTARY. My small business student consulting program was the subject of a half-hour KABC-TV documentary in Los Angeles. 1978

NATIONS BUSINESS TODAY, . My small business training program was the subject of a national TV segment of this show. December, 1988.

PRIME TICKET TV. The entrepreneurship course I designed (and taught) for the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Team was featured on a segment of Prime Ticket cable sports TV, February, 1989.

Featured in a NATIONS BUSINESS (U. S. Chamber of Commerce) magazine article about private enterprise and entrepreneurship education. 1983.

LECTURE TOUR, 8 cities, Yugoslavia, speaking on entrepreneurship and private enterprise, for the U.S. Information Agency (USIA) 1988. (Just before the country disintegrated)

VISITING PROFESSOR, Graduate School of Business, University of Paris I (The Sorbonne), Paris, France. Summer, sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency, (USIA) 1988

VISITING PROFESSOR, School of Business, Nanyang Technological Univ. Singapore. Summer, 1990, and numerous other visits over the years since then. Developed a plan for entrepreneurial education for the school.

VISITING LECTURER, at academic, government and business organizations, conferences, and universities in the USSR (15 trips), China (four lecture tours), and in several countries of Europe.

NEW VENTURE PLAN COMPETITIONS – Our student new venture idea business plan entrepreneurship teams, have made it competitively as competitors in several student New Venture Competitions in recent years – 1996: University of Oregon. 1997: San Diego State University, University of Nebraska. 1998: University of Oregon, University of Nebraska, Miami University of Ohio (Won Most Creative Business Plan Award) 1999: Miami University of Ohio (won second place), University of Nebraska (won 4th place). 2000: University of Nebraska (Grad & Undergrad – won 2nd place), Miami University of Ohio (won Most Creative Business Plan Award), University of Oregon, Colorado State University. 2001: University of Nebraska (Grad and Undergrad), University of Oregon, San Diego State University. 2004: University of Nebraska,(Grad – 3rd Place) and Undergrad). 2005: University of Nebraska undergrad – final eight. 2006: Boise State, University of Manitoba. In 2007 we took four separate grad and undergrad teams to competitions, coming back to LMU with 9 awards from the competitions, including two firsts, three bids to Moot Corp, and some $35,000 plus in prize money. It was a good year.

   
MAJOR PRESENTATIONS
  Over 200 major presentations at academic and business organizations in the United States, Southeast Asia, Europe, China, Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union (Now Russia) on the field of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education.
   
PUBLICATIONS
  Over 175 placements of articles in various academic journals, books, magazines, newspapers, TV and other publications in the business, educational and entrepreneurial field, throughout the world.
   
OTHER ACTIVITIES
  Appeared on a number of local, regional and national radio (NPR Marketplace, etc.) and TV shows in the U.S., Ireland, England, France, Russia (the Soviet Union), Canada, Yugoslavia, and Singapore, speaking on entrepreneurship and other business subjects. My teaching activities and work overseas in China and the USSR (Russia) was featured in a number of newspaper articles internationally, including the NEW YORK TIMES and the LOS ANGELES TIMES, and on CNN national and international.

THE SAKHALIN INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT Established and ran a SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR AND TRAINING CENTER in the Russian Far East to help the Russian people learn about business and entrepreneurship. It included programs for business education at the elementary through college levels, and an incubator for actual entrepreneurs starting businesses. It was staffed year around by my graduate students and Russians we had trained. This project also included numerous lectures throughout the Soviet Union, then Russia, the Ukraine, the Baltic States, etc. 1987-1996. Wonderful times. We (my wife and I have done all of these activities together) played a tiny role as a participant in the radical changes in the Soviet Union and then Russia, and as witnesses to history being made.



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