Jerry OBrien

Jerry O’Brien

Executive Director
Kohl's Center for Retailing
Office 4285G
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire

–William Butler Yeats

I love interacting with the students each day.  I have the opportunity to work in a school with a wonderful focus on teaching the whole person and preparing them not only for successful careers but to be outstanding citizens.  The School of Human Ecology is a great place for students to learn to use both sides of their brain.  In my role as a lecturer and director of the center I get have the privilege of guiding students to achieve their maximum potential in an industry that I find to be exciting, creative and cutting edge.

Lead Instructor for Consumer Science 250: Retail Leadership Symposium

NRF Foundation Advisory Board Member

World Alliance of Retail Excellence and Standards Board Member