I received my Ph.D. in Management and Entrepreneurship from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. My dissertation work at CU focused on the emergence of social/sustainable enterprise and the Benefit Corporation in the United States.
My research and teaching focus on how entrepreneurial action can contribute to solving social and environmental problems and the ways in which social enterprises are changing the role of business and organizations in society.
My expertise lies in the areas of hybrid organizations, social and environmental entrepreneurship, social movements and collective action, public/private partnerships, social and institutional change, identity, values, ethics, and the role of business in society.
Prior to entering academia, I worked for 12 years as a software engineer, business analyst, project manger, and director in the consulting, insurance, investment banking, medical supply, and software industries. He also co-founded two technology startups and has served on the board of several non-profit organizations.
I grew up in the woods and on the lakes of Northern Wisconsin and now live in Oxford, OH with my wife, Kim, our children, Katie and Andy, and our dog, Rosie.
I spend most of my free time being tackled by my kids, reading, swimming, and watching football. I love music and choral singing. I enjoy cooking and discovering new craft beer. I would always prefer to be on the water, especially in a sailboat.