Faculty & Staff

Dr. Clay Dibrell

Executive Director

Dr. Clay Dibrell is the Co-Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The University of Mississippi, a Professor of Management, Chair of Entrepreneurial Excellence, 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 Business.  Areas of research interest include […]

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Dr. Rich Gentry

Director

Richard J. Gentry is the Founders Chair of Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor of Management and Co-Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship 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 […]

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Tong Meng

Director of Student and Alumni Programs

Tong Meng joined the University of Mississippi in April 2018 as the Director of Student and Alumni Programs at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). She earned her MBA from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2013. Before joining CIE, Tong worked for Duke University and its campus in China for the […]

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Owens Alexander

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Owens Alexander serves as an 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 of […]

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Dr. John Berns

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Dr. John P. Berns is an Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. His research interests include entrepreneurship, venture financing, and corporate governance.

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Dr. Walter Davis

Associate Professor of Management and Faculty Director of MBA Programs at The University of Mississippi

Walter D. Davis (Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology) is an Associate Professor of Management, Wm. W. Gresham Entrepreneurial Lecturer, and Faculty Director of MBA Programs at The University of Mississippi. He teaches MBA and Professional MBA courses in organizational behavior, doctoral courses in human resource management, and undergraduate courses in entrepreneurial leadership, strategic management, and advanced […]

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Dr. Maria Gondo

Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Maria Gondo is an Associate 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 […]

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Dr. Paul Johnson

Chair, Department of Management | Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Paul Johnson is the Chair of the Department of Management, Thomas Colbert Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, and an Associate 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 […]

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Dr. Robert Robinson

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 […]

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Dr. Jeremy Schoen

Assistant Professor of Management

Jeremy Schoen is an Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the School of Business Administration at the University of Mississippi. He received his PhD from the Scheller College of Business at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He specializes in the measurement and use of implicit aspects of personality to predict workplace performance. His work […]

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