Faculty Spotlight: Dennis Kessler

Meet Dennis Kessler, Edward J. and Agnes V. Ackley Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, and find out what he introduced to Burger King.

Q. What courses do you teach? Kessler

A. I teach Entrepreneurship 423 also known as the Business Plan course.

Q. How long have you taught at Simon

A. I’ve been at Simon for 9 years.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. What I enjoy most is working with inquisitive and entrepreneurial students about the process of bringing a product or service to the market place. I also enjoy introducing my students to entrepreneurs who are in various stages of their careers who can articulate the joys and challenges of being in the business world.

Q.  Could you please share a fun fact about you?

A. I am an avid motorcycle enthusiast. I am also responsible for introducing the Vegetarian Burger to Burger King and it has been a national menu item for many years. No, I didn’t gain any royalties for this stroke of genius. Take my course to find out why!

Q.  If you could recommend a “unique Rochester experience” to prospective students what would it be?

A. Letchworth State Park 

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