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Jeffrey A. Kappen

Assistant Professor of International Business

Dr. Jeffrey A. Kappen is an assistant professor of International Business at Drake University. He holds a bachelor’s degree cum laude from Beloit College in International Relations and Modern Languages, an MBA in International Business and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD in Organization Studies from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. His current research projects look at integration efforts among emerging markets such as the BRICS, transnational institutions and networks, and the role of language in multinational firms. Before returning to academia, Dr. Kappen spent ten years working with companies from start-ups to the Fortune 100, which included over three years working and studying in Europe and South America.

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-4095
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber 344


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration: University of Massachusetts
  • M.B.A., Business Administration: University of Wisconsin
  • B.A., International Relations, French, and Russian: Beloit College

Areas of Expertise

  • International Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • Transnational Networks
  • Governance and Power in Business, Government and Society Relations
February 22, 2018
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Drake University for an additional 10 years.