Nejla Routsong

Visiting Lecturer of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Entrepreneurship, IUB
HH 3100

nroutson@iu.edu

Nejla Routsong is a Lecturer at IU Kelley School of Business in the Management & Entrepreneurship program. She teaches classes in entrepreneurship and international business. In addition to teaching at IU KSOB, Nejla is a sustainable housing developer. She is currently developing rental property called The Canopy, which will be Bloomington's most sustainable multifamily property, featuring net-positive energy status.

Prior to teaching full-time, Nejla worked for 10 years in the corporate and nonprofit spheres in marketing and communications for organizations ranging from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences in Indianapolis to the United Nations Foundation in Washington, DC.

Nejla's global travels to over 75 countries and her two master's degrees- an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Ball State University and an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Kent- have given Routsong keen insight into how sustainable business practices can positively impact societies in any country. Nejla speaks intermediate Turkish and has lived in Istanbul, Turkey, where her mother was born. She also holds a BA from the liberal arts college DePaw University in Philosophy and Mathematics.

Nejla gained the inspiration to become an entrepreneur from her father, Orcie Routsong, who grew up on a small farm and with no formal college education became a sucessful entrepreneur in real estate and finance. Her father taught her that hard work and treating people with kindness will make you successful and happy in any endeavor. Nejla is a Commissioner on the Bloomington Commission for Sustainability, an Ambassador for the International Living Future Institute and a Co-Facilitator for the Bloomington Living Future Collaborative. In her classes at IU  Kelley, Najla strives to prepare her students to lead rich, productive and satisfying lives.