Author/Presenter by Alphabet: B

Baker, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Baker is an assistant professor at VMI, with research interests in technology adoption of management information systems in organizations and new venture development in entrepreneurship. Baker joined the VMI Economics and Business faculty in 2006, from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she completed her PhD in business. She teaches introductory classes in management information systems in organizations, as well as introductory and advanced entrepreneurship courses. Baker also supervises independent undergraduate research projects.
Baker, James

Jim Baker is currently the director of technology and economic development at Michigan Technological University. Jim's responsibilities include handling university inventions from disclosure to patenting and ultimately licensing. He also works on negotiating terms for sponsored research contracts, non-disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, and other related agreements with industrial partners and interacts regularly with the MTEC SmartZone on regional economic development initiatives.

Jim is a registered Patent Agent and holds a BS in environmental engineering, an MS in civil engineering and a PhD in environmental engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Banks, McCrae

McCrae C. Banks is a professor of entrepreneurship and department head at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is director of WPIís Collaborative for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Education. Banks received a B.A. from Virginia Tech in1972, an M.A. from Northwestern University in 1973, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in1987. His areas of interest include entrepreneurial teams, rural entrepreneurship, economic development and entrepreneurship, strategic planning in small and entrepreneurial companies, and entrepreneurship in technological organizations.

Barnes, William

William Barnes, PhD, is an associate professor of economics and environmental studies at the University of Portland. His research and teaching interests include green entrepreneurship and environmental economics. His current interests are in clean energy and technology promotion in the energy and the steel industries.

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Barreiro, Terri

Terri Barreiro is the first director of the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship at Saint Johnís University and the College of Saint Benedict in Central Minnesota. Opened in 2004, the center provides services to students, faculty, alumni and local community leaders with entrepreneurial interests. She brings to this job over thirty years of experience working in the nonprofit and philanthropic communities in the Twin Cities, including leadership of the Minneapolis and Greater Twin Cities United Ways and the Dayton Hudson Corporate Foundation. In addition to her work at the McNeely Center, Terri sits on the Board of the Cargill Foundation. She also serves as a consultant to United Ways in Canada, associations of nonprofits and local nonprofits helping with strategic planning and organizational improvement projects. Barreiro received her BA in psychology, a BA cum laude in Spanish and an MBA from the University of Minnesota.

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Basu, Anuradha

Anuradha Basu is a professor in the Department of Organization & Management, College of Business, San Jose State University and Director of the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship. She has a PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge, England, an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a BA (honors) in economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, India. Her entrepreneurship research has focused on ethnic minority immigrant entrepreneurs, culture and entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial growth.

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Blalock, Glenn

Glenn Blalock teaches technical and professional writing at Baylor University. His research focuses on developing more effective means of helping students learn to write in their disciplinary field of study. As part of that research, he studies how students acquire the skills and knowledge to be effective writers in their disciplinary community of practice.

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Borchers, Andrew

Andrew Borchers, DBA, serves as an associate professor of information systems at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. Prior to teaching full-time, Dr. Borchers spent twenty-one years working as an IT manager for General Motors and Electronic Data Systems. His professional and academic interests include information technology, entrepreneurship, and environmental sustainability. Dr. Borchers holds academic degrees from Kettering, Vanderbilt, and Nova Southeastern Universities and several certifications. He serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Cases in Information Technology and serves on the editorial board of Information Resources Management Journal and the board of the ICCP Education Foundation.

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Boult, Terrance

Terrance Boult has published over 150 Papers and holds six patents with nine pending. He is the El Pomar Endowed Professor of Innovation and Security at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS). Before joining UCCS in 2003, Boult was an endowed professor and founding chairman of Lehigh University's CSE Department. He received his BS, MS and PhD at Columbia University where he served on the faculty for eight years. Boult's Vision and Security Technology (VAST) lab at UCCS is supported by over $2m in largely DoD funding. Dr. Boult not only teaches innovation, he is living it. He is in his third startup, all of which are still in business. Securics, his current company, has won five SBIR/STTRs in the past two years. Since joining UCCS his efforts in SBIR/STTRs have yielded more than a dozen successful projects, all of which included undergraduate student teams. These efforts brought nearly $6.5m for partners and the university.
Bradley, Walter

Walter L. Bradley has been a distinguished professor of mechanical engineering at Baylor University since 2002. He previously was a professor of mechanical engineering (1976-2000) at Texas A&M University where he also served as department head and as director of the Polymer Technology Center. He is an elected Fellow of the American Society for Materials and the American Scientific Affiliation. He has received over $5m in research funding from government agencies such as NSF, AFOSR, and NASA and from major companies such as DuPont, Dow Chemical, and 3M, resulting in the publication of over 150 articles in refereed journals, books, and conference proceedings. Bradley has initiated an emphasis on appropriate and sustainable technology for developing countries into the BS and Master's engineering programs at Baylor University and is partnering with the School of Business (Center for Entrepreneurship) to commercialize this technology.

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Browne, Scott

Scott Browne and Rich Harms have been researching, teaching, and consulting in the areas of entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and private equity since 1995.
Buckenmeyer, Dan

Dan Buckenmeyer joined the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurial Studies as associate director in 2006. A seasoned entrepreneur, Buckenmeyer has launched and participated in several startups in technology, consulting and non-profit areas. He holds a BA from DePaul University, an MBA from The University of Chicago and a MIBE from Katholieke University, Belgium.

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