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Michael R. Hernandez

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  • Instructor
  • Department of Marketing
  • (312) 362-6783
  • 1 E. Jackson Blvd.
    DePaul Center 7100
    Chicago, IL 60604

Academic Degrees

  • EdD, Educational Leadership, University of St. Francis, 2017
  • MBA, Marketing, DePaul University, 1993
  • BS, Marketing and Business Administration, DePaul University, 1988


Hernandez is an active practitioner of marketing by day and an active marketing instructor by night. He has created countless award-winning TV/internet ads, sales collateral, value-added events, websites, paid search programs and inbound content-based marketing programs for lead generation.

Hernandez started his career in a sales role for NCR Corporation and eventually began working in media sales and marketing at the Tribune Media, Dow Jones and He continued a career in SaaS marketing at Applied Systems, started a marketing consulting company that worked with several midsized organizations that included Macy's, which awarded his company as their "most resilient business partner." He then went on to work for another one of his customers, InsureSoft, where he created a marketing team from the ground up.

At DePaul, Hernandez teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in marketing, consumer behavior and advanced marketing management. In 2015, the Driehaus College of Business awarded him the Daniel Seiden Distinguished Adjunct Teaching Award. Following his passion for higher education, Hernandez led enrollment marketing and creative efforts at Joliet Junior College for eight years and is now the director of marketing strategies at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL and Glendale, AZ.