Alan Kerzner

Alan Kerzner

  • Fox School of Business and Management

    • Management

      • Assistant Professor of Practice


Alan Kerzner is a proven business leader whose focus now surrounds enhancing the performance of students, executives and businesses in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship. Alan currently serves as the Director of the Temple University Entrepreneurship Academy (TUEA).

During a thirty-five year marketing and management career, Alan held positions at Fortune 100 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and launched several successful start-ups. During these experiences, he won numerous awards for outstanding recruiting and training.

Always focused on the development of individuals, teams and organizations during his business career, Mr. Kerzner then took this commitment to the university and executive education areas. He is engaged at/as:

The Wharton School in their Global Consulting Practicum and the Aresty Institute for Executive Education;
Adjunct Professor at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Services;
Visiting instructor in Australia’s leading MBA program
Director of the Temple University Entrepreneurship Academy

As Founder and CEO of the Institute for Global Student Success, Mr. Kerzner developed an innovative program that has been shown to enhance international students’ performance academically, socially and professionally. Nine out of every ten students Alan works with get paid internships and/or jobs in the United States at firms such as Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, the Big 4, Disney, Amazon, Marriott etc. He has conducted training sessions at several leading American universities as well Xiamen University, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Nanjing Audit University and the International Education Institute of Vietnam National University.

Mr. Kerzner received an MBA from the Wharton School with Honors and received a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Rochester where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Highest Distinction in each discipline and Phi Beta Kappa.

Courses Taught




SGM 3503

Lean Startup: Fast and Inexpensive Ways to Test and Launch Your Ideas


SGM 5139

Lean Entrepreneurship / Innovation: Fast & Frugal Methods to Launch Startups & Test Innovative Ideas


Selected Publications


  • Blau, G., Jarrell, S., McCloskey, M., Williams, W., Kerzner, A., & Ford, T. (2018). Further Exploring Differences in Business Undergraduate Perceived Outcomes by Preferred Classroom Learning Environment. Journal of Education and Learning, 7(5), 20. doi: 10.5539/jel.v7n5p20.