Faculty & Staff

  • Dr. Clay Dibrell
  • Dr. Rich Gentry
  • Cobie
  • Owens Alexander
  • Dr. Robert Robinson
  • Dr. Maria Gondo
  • Dr. Vishal Gupta
  • Dr. Paul Johnson
  • Ashley Graves
  • Cameron Purton
  • Charlie Walker
  • Eddie Johnson
  • Ellen Lambert
  • Haley Matchette
  • Emily Boyd
  • Georgia Norfleet
  • Gus Miller
  • Hileri Patel
  • Jane Kat Norman
  • Jeffery Noland
  • Jennie Jesuit
  • Kathleen Drummond
  • Nikki Park
  • Pontus Andersson
  • Reese Davis
  • Sam Allen-Kawa
  • Terrye Davis
  • Trent O'Malley
  • Trevor Lieske
  • Yuki Pan
  • Dr. Clay Dibrell

    Executive Director

    Dr. Clay Dibrell is the Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Mississippi, a Professor of Management, holder of the William W. Gresham, Jr. Entrepreneurial Professorship, and a US Fulbright Scholar. He earned his Ph.D. from The University of Memphis where he majored in Strategic Management and minored in International […]

    Dr. Rich Gentry

    Director

    Richard J. Gentry is an Associate Professor in the Management Department at the University of Mississippi.  Rich earned his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2006, focusing on corporate strategy and entrepreneurship.  Rich also holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering (With honors) from the University of Florida. Before abandoning industry, […]

    Cobie

    Director of Student and Alumni Programs

        Cobie Watkins joined the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) as the Director of Student and Alumni Programs in September 2015. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs and having worked in the family business, Cobie has taken the lessons learned from them and applied them to developing student entrepreneurship programs which embrace matching creativity […]

    Owens Alexander

    Entrepreneur-in-Residence

    Owens Alexander serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Management in the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration and as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Ole Miss. Alexander has had a long career as an entrepreneur and corporate executive.  Most recently he was the Co-Founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer […]

    Dr. Robert Robinson

    Chair, Department of Management | Michael S. Starnes Professor of Management   

    Robert K. Robinson is the Michael S. Starnes Professor of Management in the School of Business Administration at The University of Mississippi where he has been on the faculty since 1990. He earned his Ph.D. in Personnel Administration and Industrial Relations (Human Resource Management) from the University of North Texas in 1988. Professor Robinson is […]

    Dr. Maria Gondo

    Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

    Dr. Maria Gondo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Mississippi.  She received her Ph.D. from the University of Memphis.  Her areas of research interest include strategy implementation, organizational and institutional change, and entrepreneurship. Her research has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Health Care […]

    Dr. Vishal Gupta

    Associate Professor

    Vishal Gupta (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is an associate professor at The University of Mississippi, where he teaches courses in strategic management. He has previously taught at University of Nebraska and Binghamton University. His research interests include entrepreneurial orientation, gender issues in management, and corporate entrepreneurship. His work has been published in journals as Academy […]

    Dr. Paul Johnson

    Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

    Dr. Paul Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Mississippi. He earned his Ph.D. in Management from Oklahoma State University, and he subsequently spent five years at Western Carolina University. Paul’s work focuses on motivation, creativity, and innovation processes, and has had his work published in the Journal of Management, Journal […]

    Ashley Graves

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Marketing  Hometown: Sumrall, MS    

    Cameron Purton

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Graduate Student Major:  MBA-Finance Hometown: Tampa, FL

    Charlie Walker

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Management and Marketing Hometown: Carmel, IN

    Eddie Johnson

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Management Information Systems Hometown: Meridian, MS

    Ellen Lambert

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Graduate Student Major:  MBA Hometown: Lexington, KY

    Haley Matchette

    Student Media Coordinator

    Dual Major: Marketing & Spanish Minor: Entrepreneurship Year: Freshman  

    Emily Boyd

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Finance Hometown: Dalton, GA

    Georgia Norfleet

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Marketing Hometown: Chicago, IL

    Gus Miller

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Managerial Finance Hometown: Louisville, KY

    Hileri Patel

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Accounting Hometown: Nashville, MS

    Jane Kat Norman

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Marketing Hometown: Madison, MS

    Jeffery Noland

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Junior Major:  Accounting Hometown: Collierville, TN

    Jennie Jesuit

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Junior Major:  Accounting Hometown: Weldon Spring, MO

    Kathleen Drummond

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Graduate Student Major:  MBA Hometown: Nashville, TN

    Nikki Park

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Junior Major:  Accounting Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

    Pontus Andersson

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Management Information System Hometown: Madison, MS

    Reese Davis

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Graduate Student Major:  MBA Hometown: Sandersville, MS

    Sam Allen-Kawa

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Accounting/Public Policy Hometown: Louisville, KY

    Terrye Davis

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Junior Major:  Management Hometown: Greenwood, MS

    Trent O'Malley

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Finance/RMI Hometown: Montgomery, AL

    Trevor Lieske

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Finance Hometown: Memphis, TN

    Yuki Pan

    Student Business Consultant

    Class: Senior Major:  Accounting Hometown: Madison, MS

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