Graduate Communications

Mark Kennedy


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MBA, D’Amore-McKim Graduate School of Business Administration, Executive MBA Program Northeastern University, 2013

BA, Political Science, Minor in History, Tufts University, 1975


Mark has worked in the area of long-term business strategy development in the US and around the world for over 20 years. Formerly with IdeaScope Associates, including 6 years as a board member, managing principal and co-owner, then as co-owner and managing principal of Strategic Innovation Partnerships LLC, Mark has sold, designed and led strategic innovation initiatives, incorporating growth strategy development, primary and secondary research, and comprehensive qualitative analysis, for several major companies; some of which include Fortune Brands, Procter & Gamble, 3M, Moen, Eastman Kodak, Hewlett-Packard, IBM Research, and many more. Mark has also worked in this capacity for many non US-based companies, including Schott Glas, Carl Zeiss, Hewlett-Packard Cardiology Products Division, Siemens, and more, and has extensive experience with strategic innovation throughout Western Europe and Asia.

Having refocused to a career in healthcare, Mark currently serves as the executive director of the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition.

Based on business experience, Mark has lectured on strategic innovation in several forums, and has taught cross-cultural communications for over 14 years. Mark taught ‘Communicating Across Cultures’ in the Master's of Communications Management Programs at Simmons College and Stonehill College as an adjunct professor from 2000 - 2011, and has taught CO-601 ‘Intercultural Communications in the Workplace’ in the MS in Organizational and Professional Communication Program at Regis College since 2001. Mark also has taught extensively in healthcare since 2001. He co-developed the evidence-based educational protocol for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that is still used to inform men about prostate cancer screening, and has designed, developed and taught prostate cancer modules for several programs supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Mark was the designated health educator for Men’s Health Programs for Dana-Farber’s Community Benefits Office, and has designed, developed and taught cancer clinical trial modules in certificate programs for community health workers and healthcare patient navigators.


Allen J.D., Kennedy M., Wilson-Glover A., Gilligan T.D. 2007. "African-American Men’s Perceptions about Prostate Cancer.  Implications for Designing Educational Interventions." Social Science in Medicine 2007; 64:2189-2200.

Selected Presentations

Gilligan T.D., Kennedy M., Wilson-Glover A., Allen J.D. "Prostate-Cancer Screening Decision Aid Designed to Enhance Shared Decision-Making Among African American men."  American Society of Clinical Oncology, Annual Meeting, December 13, 2006.

Schott Glas: Optics for Devices Business Unit, Shanghai, China. Expert Panel: ‘Technology Roadmap II for Optical Devices’, 2006.

Schott Glas: Optics for Devices Business Unit, Hong Kong, China, Expert Panel: ‘Technology Roadmap for Optical Devices’, 2002.

Visiting Lecturer, Masters in Communications Management Program, American University of Rome/Simmons College, Rome, Italy, 2002.

The Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft, Technology and Innovation Working Group, “Increasing the Effectiveness and Impact of R&D”, MERCK KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, 2000.

Schott Glas: Board of Management, Mainz, Germany, Organizational Development: ‘Vision 2010’, 2000.

5th Annual Top Leaders Workshop, “Creativity & Innovation for Process Improvement” Vitro Corporation, Monterey, Mexico, 1999.

Hewlett Packard: Cardiology Products Division, Tokyo, Japan, 1998.

2nd and 4th Annual International Conferences on Creativity and Innovation in Business, South Africa, 1996 and 1998.

North American Innovation Workshop, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Durham, NC, 1997.

3M Technology Forum, Minneapolis, MN, 1996.

Visiting Lecturer, Innovation in Business Curriculum, Babson College, Boston, MA, 1995.

Selected Awards

Community Service Award, Mattapan Community Health Center, 2014.

Leadership by Example Award, Unity First Magazine, 2009.

Excellence in Advocacy Award, American Cancer Society Cancer, Action Network, 2008.

Partners in Excellence Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2005, 2008.

Ernst Abbe 100 Year Commemorative Medal from Schott Glas for consulting leading to the creation of Schott’s New Business Development Division, the first new division for the company since inception.  When awarded, Mark was the first non-Schott recipient of this medal, and one of less than 10 recipients aside from Schott’s Board of Management, 1997.

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