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Business administration educator

William Kurt Holstein, business administration educator.


Holstein, William Kurt was born on November 19, 1936 in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. Son of Kurt Edward and Doris Christiana (Werner) Holstein.


Butyrylcholinesterase, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1958. Master of Science in Industrial Management, Purdue University, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Purdue University, 1964.


Instructor, then assistant professor industrial management Purdue University, 1959-1964. Assistant professor, then associate professor Harvard University Graduate School Business Administration, 1964-1972. Professor State University of New York, Albany, 1972-1999, distinguished service professor, 1991-1999, dean school of business, 1972-1981, 86-87, executive director Institute for Study of Information Science, 1988-1996, professor emeritus, since 1999.

Director Center for Private Enterprise Development, Budapest, Hungary, 1991-1993. D. Hollins Ryan professor business administration College William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1999—2005, adjunct professor, since 2005. Professor Lorange Institute Business Zurich (formerly Graduate School Business Administration), since 1996.

Director executive development programs in Singapore, Taiwan, Argentina, Switzerland, England and Central American, since 1969, consultant to industry and government. Visiting professor International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1983-1985.



Trustee Upsala College, 1969-1972. Member accreditation committee, editorial advisory committee, visitation teams American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business, 1972-1981. Member executive committee Middle Atlantic Association Schools Business Administration, 1976-1981, president, 1980.

Board directors Albany Symphony Orchestra, 1976-1999, Seagle Music Colony, since 1998. Board directors, treasurer, vice president administration Parsons Child and Family Center, Albany, 1977-1994, president, 1989-1992. Chairman Metro 2000 Project, 1979.

Member committee on computer-aided manufacturing National Academy of Sciences, 1980-1983. Member Institute Management Sciences, American Production and Inventory Control Society (honorary), Delta Sigma Pi, Beta Gamma Sigma.


Married Audrey Louise Bedford, August 15, 1959. Children: Kurt Edward II, William Kurt Junior, Catherine Louise.

Kurt Edward Holstein

Doris Christiana (Werner) Holstein

Audrey Louise Bedford

Catherine Louise Holstein

Kurt Edward II Holstein

William Kurt Junior Holstein