401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
Education: 1983 University of Kentucky, B.A.
1989 Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, J.D.
Courses Taught: Business Law and Social Responsibility
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Feasibility
Business Law for Management
Legal Environment of Entrepreneurial Ventures
Career Specialties: Associate Professor Giles Hertz teaches both undergraduate and graduate level classes in business law and entrepreneurship. Outside of the classroom, he serves on the University’s Academic Appeals Committee, the Sykes College of Business Media Committee and the Lowth Entrepreneurship Center’s Advisory Board. Hertz is also the faculty adviser for the UT Student Government Association and the UT Entrepreneurs’ Club, UT’s chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO).
Prior to joining the faculty at UT, Hertz was an assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at Northern Kentucky University (NKU). During his tenure at NKU, Hertz was an integral part of the NKU Entrepreneurship Institute (NKU EI) where he served as a key faculty member and a member of the institute’s advisory board. In 2006 the NKU EI was recognized as one of the top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the U.S. by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine and received the 2007 National Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (NCEC) award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Teaching and Pedagogical Innovation. The NKU EI was also recognized as one of the top 50 MBA programs in the U.S. by Women 3.0 Magazine, and in 2004, the EI received the AACSB Innovation in Leadership of Business Education Award.
Prior to joining the faculty at NKU, Hertz maintained a general civil practice as a partner in the Florence, KY, law firm of Monohan, Hertz & Blankenship, then later as an associate with the Cincinnati law firm of Finney, Stagnaro, Saba & Klusmeier.
Professional and Community Activities: Hertz is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, an affiliate of the International Council for Small Business, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Rotary Club of Tampa, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and the Tampa Sailing Association.
Honors and Awards: In 2013 Hertz was the recipient of the UT Faculty Advisor of the Year Award and the College of Business’ Student Involvement Award.
While at NKU, Hertz received the “Dean’s Citation for Outstanding Teaching” in 2003, the NKU Alumni Association’s “Most Influential Award” in 2008 and the “Sandy Easton Outstanding Faculty Member in the College of Business” award in 2009. In 2000, Hertz received the Experiential Classroom Best Case Teaching Presentation Award at the Thomas C. Page Center for Entrepreneurship at Miami University. In 2004, he and his co-authors received a Distinguished Research Award for their article, "Applying the Stewards of Place Model: Integrating Research Teaching and Service Through Entrepreneurship Education" which appeared in the Journal of Entrepreneurship Education.