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Rowan University Leader Focuses Passion For Good On Entrepreneurship
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Dr. Eric Liguori, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Rowan University is passionate about doing good in the world.
Under Liguori’s leadership, Rowan University will be hosting crowdfunding training for nonprofits, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson’s CaringCrowd with me as the trainer on September 24, 2019. Register here.
Liguori is a remarkable educator. Named educator of the year by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, he was later chosen as the youngest president ever elected to lead the organization.
He thinks of entrepreneurship as a tool for solving social problems. A kind, family-focused person by nature, he’s seen his students create solutions to homelessness and environmental problems and the impact they have.
Preliminary Interview with Eric Liguori, the Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Co-Director, Center for Responsible Leadership of Rowan University.
The following is a brief pre-interview that provides context for the recorded interview you may watch or listen to at the top of this article.
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Eric Liguori is the Executive Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Co-Director, Center for Responsible Leadership of Rowan University.
Eric Liguori. Photo credit: Rowan University
Eric Liguori’s bio:
Dr. Eric Liguori sits at the global forefront of entrepreneurship education. In 2019 he became the youngest person ever elected to serve as President of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, the largest academic organization dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship education through bold teaching, scholarship, and practice. He holds the Rohrer Chair of Entrepreneurship at Rowan University and is the Executive Director of the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Liguori sits on the Direct Selling Education Foundation’s National Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of the International Council for Small Business. For several years he was the Lead Researcher for the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, including overseeing evaluation for their curriculum partnership with Hewlett-Packard’s Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs.
In 2016 Liguori was recognized as the ASBE’s Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year. His work has been published in leading outlets including Journal of Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research. He is the lead author of The Startup Student: Practical Advice on how to Succeed as a Student Entrepreneur, Co-Editor of the Annals of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, Executive Editor of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, and Associate Editor at Journal of Small Business Management. His work has been featured in media outlets including USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes.com, and BuzzFeed.
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