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Entrepreneurship Expert is Appointed Dean of LIU Brooklyn’s School of Business, Effective Jan. 1, 2013


Alka Gupta,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Ken ColwellBrooklyn, N.Y. - After a nationwide search, a Long Island University search committee, under the leadership of President David J. Steinberg, Vice President for Academic Affairs Jeffrey Kane and LIU Brooklyn Provost Gale Stevens Haynes, has selected Ken Colwell as dean of the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences at LIU Brooklyn.

Dr. Colwell, director of Entrepreneurship Programs at the University of Miami School of Business Administration in Coral Gables, Fla., will assume his new position effective Jan. 1, 2013. He now teaches strategic management, entrepreneurship and new venture planning at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. He has extensive experience working with student business plan teams. Previously, he taught at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.

Dr. Colwell holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University and a B.Sc. from McGill University.

“We look to Dr. Colwell to use his strong professional, teaching and research background to lead the School in this transformative era,” Dr. Kane said.

Dr. Colwell’s research interests include university technology transfer; the strategic factors that lead to success for startup technology firms; regional economic clusters and the role of individual action in the emergence and evolution of organizational fields; and the development of firm capabilities. His research has appeared in Organization Science, British Journal of Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing and Futures.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Colwell worked in the financial services industry, most recently as a director at Charles Schwab & Co. He is the founder of Colwell Enterprises, which helps entrepreneurial firms reach their full potential.

“I am both thrilled and humbled by the confidence shown in me by the search committee and the faculty of the School,” said Dr. Colwell. “I am looking forward to joining them and leading the School toward the implementation of our shared vision - providing excellent higher education that is accessible, experiential and student-focused.”

The School offers undergraduate level degrees in accounting, management, marketing, finance and computer science and, in addition to the M.B.A. program, graduate degrees in accounting, computer science, public administration, health administration, human resources management and taxation.

LIU Brooklyn is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 09/24/2012

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