UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Lynne Gerber

Lecturer of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

CB 3490
Chapel Hill, NC


Lynne Gerber directed several action-based learning programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler and now serves as a faculty advisor for Student Teams Achieving Results (STAR) and Global Business Projects.

She also is developing a new business, Coast to Coast Sites, with her husband.

Dr. Gerber directed action-based learning at UNC Kenan-Flagler, supporting school-wide development and implementation of opportunities for students to transfer classroom learning to real-world application from 2011-14. She also served as director of STAR and GBP. In 2013, she piloted Global Impact Initiative, an international action-learning project course for Undergraduate Business Students in which student teams worked with small business owners in rural Panama to develop strategies for growth.

Dr. Gerber is lead developer and co-author of the Working Language series (Georgetown University Press), beginning language courses that combine technologically based, self-directed learning with face-to-face teaching and immersion in foreign countries to prepare managers to function effectively in the everyday workplace using the target language. She is a certified trainer of the Intercultural Edge, a cross-cultural tool to help business people communicate and negotiate effectively across cultures.

Before running UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Center for International Business Education and Research from 2002-09, Dr. Gerber ran two 501(c)(3) corporations: the MBA Enterprise Corps and the North Carolina Global Center (NCGC). The MBA Enterprise Corps, essentially a Peace Corps for business graduates, placed MBAs from UNC Kenan-Flagler and 39 other U.S. business programs with companies in the former Soviet Union that desired assistance in developing profitable businesses in a market economy. The NCGC developed programs – often involving language and cross-cultural training – for N.C. businesses and business schools that strengthen global business skills.

She received her EdD in training and development from North Carolina State University, her MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler and her BS in biology from Goucher College.