Faculty & Research

Ellen A. Rudnick

Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship; Executive Director, Michael P. Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship

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Chicago, IL 60637

Ellen A. Rudnick spent 25 years in business management and entrepreneurial activities, primarily in the health care and information services industries, prior to joining the Chicago Booth faculty. During this time, she was president and CEO of Healthcare Knowledge Resources, president of HCIA, chairman of Pacific Biometrics, and corporate vice president of Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

She works with the many start-ups that emerge from Chicago Booth’s entrepreneurship programs. Both her governance activities and start-up interests help her to bridge the gap in the classroom between the theoretical and the real world.

Rudnick has been the recipient of a number of honors, including Today's Chicago Woman 20th Anniversary Hall of Fame and the YWCA Leadership Award. She serves or has served on numerous corporate boards including Liberty Mutual, First Midwest Bank, HMS Holdings, Patterson Companies, Oxford Health Plans, Northshore University Healthcare Research and Development , the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center/1871 and MATTER.

After earning a bachelor's degree from Vassar College in 1972, Rudnick enrolled at the University of Chicago, where she graduated with an MBA the following year.


2015 - 2016 Course Schedule

Number Name Quarter
34104 Special Topics in Entrepreneurship: Developing a New Venture (New Venture Challenge) 2016 (Spring)
34105 Cases in Entrepreneurship Seminar 2015 (Fall)

Other Interests

Yoga, biking, classical music, parenting.