Editorial Team

Doan Winkel – Illinois State University (founding editor)

Doan is an entrepreneur and an educator. Doan creates entrepreneurship experiences for students at Illinois State University through Teaching Lean, and practices entrepreneurship through internrocket, Legacy Out Loud and That Ain’t Normal.

Doan has two main goals:

1. To fix our broken education system by giving students a voice and control.

2. Motivate younger generations to tackle their dreams and create their own careers.

Tweet about #startup #leanstartup #entrepreneurship #education: @Trep_Ed.

Keep the conversation going at: dwinkel2@gmail.com.

Dr. Eric Liguori – University of Tampa

Eric is an experiential entrepreneurship educator in a constant struggle to answer two tough questions: What makes entrepreneurs excel at what they do? How can we train the next generation to be entrepreneurial? Eric thinks we need to be MUCH more experiential in how we “teach” entrepreneurship, and that we need to start teaching entrepreneurial skills to kids day 1. Keep the conversation going at: eliguori@ut.edu.

Dr. Jeff Vanevenhoven – University of Wisconsin – Whitewater 

Jeff Vanevenhoven, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor in Management and the coordinator of the entrepreneurship major at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Jeff brings in real world entrepreneurship to his teaching and research, and has conceived, started, (un)successfully run (and then sold) his own businesses.  Possibly more importantly, he has some spectacular failures to share while providing extensive entrepreneurial mentoring through his role as co-director of the LaunchPad in the Whitewater student incubation program.  He also hates writing in the third person.

His research and teaching focus on the intersection of entrepreneurship, strategic management, and organizational theory.  He has won prestigious awards for his teaching, and has published 17 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Small Business Management, International Journal of Management Technology.

Keep the conversation going at: vanevenj@uww.edu.

Dr. Heidi Neck – Babson College

Heidi Neck is the Jeffry A. Timmons Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College.  She is Faculty Director of Babson’s Symposia for Entrepreneurship Educators – programs designed to further develop faculty in teaching entrepreneurship. Neck is the co-author of Teaching Entrepreneurship: A Practice-Based Approach written to help educators teach in more experiential and engaging ways.  Keep the conversation going at: hneck@babson.edu.

Dr. Diana Hechavarria – University of South Florida

Diana M. Hechavarria is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of South Florida.  In particular, Diana explores the various dynamics confronted in the different stages of launching a new firm. Her other research interests include topics in gender and family business in the context of new firms, and identifying differences among social, environmental and economic start-ups.  Diana’s research has been featured at various conferences and symposiums, such as the Academy of Management, the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics Symposium, the International Council for Small Business, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the NYU Stern Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, and the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference. Additionally, her research has been published in journals such as Small Business Economics, Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, and International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal. Diana has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH, USA), a M.A. in Liberal Studies from Florida International University (Miami, FL, USA), and a B.A. in Sociology from University of Florida (Gainesville, FL, USA). Keep the conversation going at: dianah@usf.edu.

Andrew Lambert – Ivy Tech Community College

Andrew is one of the rare faculty members still making his students a top priority.  His community engagement courses are highly sought both by students and other colleges looking to implement a “real world” experience and has landed him numerous teaching awards. Outside of teaching, he runs his own marketing company and currently lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Three reasons to remember Andrew: (1) He plays the drums; (2) He does stand up comedy; and (3) He helped to raise a herd of Alpacas.   Keep the conversation going at: alambert20@ivytech.edu.

Dr. Christoph Winkler – City University of New York – Baruch College

Christoph is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship at Baruch College and Associate Director of the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise. Educational psychologist by training and educational entrepreneur by heart. Successful builder of global entrepreneurship education programs, communities and associated tech since 2002. Awards by CUNY, IBM, NACCE, NSF. Tweet about #eship #tech #education: @VEentreship. Keep the conversation going at: Christoph.Winkler@baruch.cuny.edu

Editorial Board

Nigel Adams

Geoff Archer

Priscilla Bahaw

Josh Bendickson

Bryan Bourdeau

Chikodi Chima

Lisa Jones Christensen

Alain Fayolle

Paul Ferri

Kevin Gadd

James Hart

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