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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

Rob Adams
Lecturer, Management and Organization

Justin Blaney
Lecturer, Marketing

Will Canestero
Lecturer, Management and Organization

Marty Collins
Lecturer, Management and Organization

Emer Dooley
Lecturer, Management and Organization
Charlene M. and Arthur W. Buerk Endowed Faculty Fellow

Alicia DeSantola
Assistant Professor, Management & Organization

Deb Hagen-Lukens
Lecturer, Marketing and International Business

Ben Hallen
Associate Professor, Management and Organization
Longbrake Endowed Professor in Innovation

John Hansen
Lecturer, Finance and Business Economics

Alex Harris
Lecturer, 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

Vivienne Long
Lecturer, Marketing

Michael Megalli
Lecturer, Management and Organization

Chris Metcalfe
Lecturer, Management and Organization

James Newell
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

Valerie Trask
Lecturer, Management and Organization

Lance Young
Principal Lecturer, Finance and Business Economics

John Zagula
Lecturer, Management and Organization

Tiona Zuzul
Assistant Professor, Management and Organization