Entrepreneurship Education at UW Gains New Expert

Monday, February 25, 2019

The University of Wyoming’s entrepreneurship efforts have received a boost with the hiring of Patrick Kreiser as the new Rile Chair of Entrepreneurship and Leadership in the College of Business.

In conjunction with the launch of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE), Kreiser is part of a cluster hire focused on entrepreneurship.

Kreiser comes to UW from Iowa State University, where he most recently served as the Bob and Kay Smith Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship. He earned a doctorate and an MBA from the University of Alabama and a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University. His past appointments include serving as the Robert H. Freeman Professor of Entrepreneurship and director of academic programs and research at Ohio University, and visiting scholar of entrepreneurship at Indiana University.

Kreiser’s research has been published in leading entrepreneurship journals, and he currently serves on the boards of Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.

Kreiser says he was drawn to the new position at UW because of the strong support for entrepreneurship from both the state and across the university.

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