College of Business > About > Centers & Institutes > Kellstadt Marketing Center > About


During 1984, The Kellstadt Marketing Center was made possible through the generosity of Charles H. Kellstadt, former CEO and Chairman of Sears Roebuck & Co. The Center is a model of service for the academic and business communities, and is a focal point of DePaul's effort to provide premium marketing education. The objective is to foster a practical partnership by addressing business marketing needs in the U.S. and abroad, utilizing faculty skills and developing outstanding marketing professionals.

The DePaul Kellstadt Marketing Center is the major marketing education provider in Chicago.

The Center offers a wide range of continuing education courses — from certificate programs to seminars — to help professionals improve their direct, interactive, integrated, internet and word of mouth marketing skills. Specialty areas in advertising, marketing research, marketing planning and marketing communications are also enhanced. Our instructors, drawn from the academic and business communities, are experts in their fields. Our education and training programs can be customized and delivered on-site to meet the needs of organizations.

Steve Koernig, PhD, and J. Steven Kelly, DBA, are co-directors of the Kellstadt Marketing Center. Dr. Koernig is also the chair of the Department of Marketing. We receive significant input from our advisory board that is comprised of forward-looking executives and leaders in the area.

Jurate Murray is the Associate Director of the Kellstadt Marketing Center and can be contacted with any questions about our programs either by phone at (312) 362-5913 or by email at ​