Sally Blount has served as dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University since July, 2010. She is an expert in the fields of negotiation and behavioral decision-making, and has more than 20 years of experience in higher education. She received her Ph.D. in management and organizations from Kellogg in 1992 after earning a joint bachelor’s degree from Princeton University’s engineering and Woodrow Wilson schools in 1983.
From 1992 to 2001, Dean Blount was on the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Earlier in her career, she worked as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. In 2001, Dean Blount joined New York University’s Stern School of Business, where from 2004 to 2010 she served as the dean of its undergraduate college and vice dean of the school. At NYU, she was the Abraham L. Gitlow Professor of Management and Organizations and also held an affiliated appointment at the Wagner School of Public Service. In 2007, she was appointed by NYU’s president and provost as their special adviser for global academic integration.
How far women decide to go in business will in part be determined by the structure of the American family and how we decide to allocate our resources.