Faculty Directory

Jon Kerbs

Senior Lecturer

Assistant Department Chair

Department

Marketing

Profile

Jon Kerbs's areas of expertise include branding, product management, sales promotion, advertising, marketing strategy, business development, digital marketing, public relations, retail marketing, and product development. In addition to teaching, he consults with organizations seeking to solve key strategic marketing issues, principally around branding, positioning, and go-to-market planning.

Before joining Boston College, Professor Kerbs served as an adjunct professor at Babson College for eight years (2004-2011), teaching Brand Management and Business Development in the M.B.A. program.

In addition to his teaching experience, Professor Kerbs spent over 25 years in industry. Most recently serving as Director of Product Marketing for Harvard Business Publishing. He has held several senior leadership positions in the packaged goods, retail, higher education, and learning technology sectors. His career spanned assignments from Procter & Gamble and Lens Crafters to entrepreneurial startups. Before his business career, Professor Kerbs spent seven years on active duty in the United States Army serving in key command and staff positions. 

Selected Appointments and Awards

  • Carroll School Coughlin Distinguished Teaching Award, 2019
  • CSOM Teaching Star: Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016, and Fall 2015

Professional Activities

Professor Kerbs is the Assistant Department Chair for the Marketing Department. He also leads the department’s Adjunct Mentoring Program. He is actively involved with the M.B.A. program, working closely with full-time students and advising the M.B.A. Case Competition Teams. He is the faculty advisor for the M.B.A. Marketing Club, M.B.A. Veterans Club, and M.B.A. Entrepreneurship Club.