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Daniel Kerr

 Daniel Kerr College of Business Stony Brook University

Office: Harriman 301

Dan is a Senior Business Development Executive/Cross Cultural Consultant with TMC/Berlitz.  He partners with clients in a broad variety of industries to develop cross-cultural competence and inclusive workplaces. The customized solutions he develops include cultural assessments, learning and development programs delivered live and/or through the TMC/Berlitz virtual classroom, and cross-cultural consulting.

Prior to joining TMC/Berlitz in 2011, Dan was Director of Cross-Cultural Training and Partner Development at Deloitte.   He was responsible for the design, content and delivery of Deloitte’s global partner development programs, including the Business Perspectives Program at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, the Leadership Development Program at Columbia Business School and IMD, the Global Lead Client Service Partner (LCSP) Development Program, and the Global New Partner Seminar (GNPS). The Working Across Cultures session Dan developed for the Global New Partner Seminar was recognized as a Global Best Practice by the United Nations in their 2009 Doing Business in a Multicultural Worldpublication. Dan also served as Deloitte Global HR Chief of Staff, working closely with senior Deloitte leaders at the global and member firm level, preparing and monitoring the Global HR budget, recruiting, coaching, and evaluating team members, managing several vendor relationships, and serving as Global HR point person for communications to member firm learning and talent leaders. He was the project manager for the development and implementation of Deloitte’s first global competency model (gEm), and developed the Creating New Networks program for Deloitte and Andersen LCSPs at the time of the Andersen transactions.

Prior to joining Deloitte, Dan served as the Director of the Business Program at Long Island University’s Southampton Campus and as Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Long Island chaired by Ambassador Angier Biddle-Duke. Dan began his business career as a practicing accountant and is licensed as a CPA in New York State. He received his BA from Southampton College, an MS from the CW Post School of Accountancy, an Advanced Certificate in Systems Auditing from Pace University, and a Ph.D. in Business Education from New York University.

In addition to his management roles, Dan served on the faculty of the Deloitte Global New Partner Seminar and the Business Perspectives, Leadership Development, and Global Lead Client Service Partner programs. He is also an adjunct graduate faculty member at Stony Brook University’s College of Business where he was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Instructor in 2012 and 2013.  He previously taught at Southampton College, the CW Post School of Accountancy, St. Joseph’s College, and Suffolk County Community College. The Steinhardt School of Education at New York University recognized Dan as their 2009 Business Education Alumni of the Year.

Dan is currently researching the impact of national origin, gender, and function (i.e., Audit, Consulting, Financial Advisory Services, and Tax) on learning styles, cultural variables, and behavior in the workplace at global accounting firms.

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