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Entrepreneurship Faculty & Research

The Buerk Center supports innovative research and curriculum, working closely with faculty to prepare students for the real-life, complex challenges of entrepreneurship. Our interdisciplinary team, elite in their fields, are drawn from across campus and the entrepreneurial community.

The Buerk Center also co-sponsors the West Coast Research Symposium on Technology Entrepreneurship for faculty and PhD researchers.

Buerk Center Faculty and Lecturers

Joel Berman
Lecturer, Management and Organization

Jacob Colker
Lecturer, Management and Organization

Emer Dooley
Lecturer, Management and Organization
Pat Hughes Faculty Fellow

Deb Hagen-Lukens
Lecturer, Marketing and International Business

Ben Hallen
Associate Professor, Management and Organization

Suresh Kotha
Professor, Management and Organization
Douglas E. Olesen/Battelle Excellence Chair in Entrepreneurship
Research Director, Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship

Ed Lazowska
Bill & Melinda Gates Chair, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

Diane Legg
Lecturer, Finance and Business Economics

Alan Leong
Lecturer, Management and Organization

Susannah Malarkey
Lecturer, Finance

Ken Myer
Lecturer, Management and Organization

Dan Olson
Assistant Professor, Management and Organization

Emily Pahnke
Associate Professor, Management and Organization

Betsy Sperry
Lecturer, Marketing and International Business

David Tan
Assistant Professor, Management and Organization

Lance Young
Senior Lecturer, Finance and Business Economics

John Zagula
Lecturer, Management and Organization

Jonathan Z. Zhang
Assistant Professor, Marketing