Academic Program - Faculty 

Kevin Aspegren

Kevin Aspegren:

Mr. Aspegren has held a position at Ohio University's Voinovich School since September 2002, as Director of the Appalachian Regional Entrepreneurship Group (AREG) and is a Charles Copeland Executive in Residence with OU's College of Business. AREG is a non-profit organization that educates students and impacts communities by assisting businesses and entrepreneurs in the Appalachian Region of Ohio obtain funding and grow viable, sustainable, scalable businesses that create or retain jobs. Over the past five years, he has created business assistance and entrepreneurship centers, based on the premise of educating students and economic development, at six universities in the US and Internationally. In addition, Mr.Aspegren continues with his co-founder role of Chastain Holdings, a Private Equity firm focused on franchising opportunities.

Justin Davis

Dr. Justin Davis:

Dr. Davis is an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship in Ohio University's College of Business. His teaching focuses on organizational strategy and business planning. His research interests are in the areas of corporate entrepreneurship, social capital, organizational status anxiety, venture capital, and social entrepreneurship. He has been with Ohio University for five years.




patrick kreiser

Dr. Patrick Kreiser:

Dr. Patrick Kreiser is an Associate Professor of Management Systems at Ohio University, where he has served as a full-time faculty member since 2003. He received his PhD in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Alabama. During his academic career, he has taught courses in Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, International Business, and Strategic Leadership.

Dr. Kreiser's research has appeared in several of the most recognized journals in the field of Entrepreneurship. His papers have been published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, the Journal of Small Business Management, the Journal of Small Business Strategy, the Journal of Business Research, and numerous other outlets. He has had over twenty papers published and/or accepted for publication in peer-reviewed outlets, three book chapters published or accepted for publication, three published conference proceedings, four case studies that have been published in a top-selling business text book, three published book reviews, numerous other papers that are currently under review or will be submitted shortly to top journals, and over twenty conference presentations.

Dr. Kreiser received the Excellence in Intellectual Contributions Award in 2009 and the Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award in 2010. These two awards are given annually to the top researcher and teacher in the College of Business (COB) at Ohio University. His research has also been recognized through the receipt of two major international entrepreneurship-related awards: The Michael H. Mescon Award for Best Empirical Paper, Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management and the Stevens Institute of Technology Wesley J. Howe Award for Excellence on the Topic of Corporate Entrepreneurship, Babson Entrepreneurship Research Conference.

William Lamb

Dr. William Lamb:

Dr. William Lamb is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management in the College of Business, and a Faculty Fellow in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He also serves as Chair of the Department of Management Systems. He has previously served as director of Ohio University's MBA Program, and of the College of Business's Integrative Cluster Program. At Virginia Tech, he served as the Director of the Small Business Institute. His research interests include knowledge management, technology management, as well as the birth and growth of emerging technology industries. His research has appeared in such outlets as Business & Society, Industry & Innovation, Organizational Analysis, and the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship. He has won teaching awards at three universities, and has extensive experience in curricular development and assessment. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Virginia Tech. He has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Virginia.

Luke Pittaway

Dr. Luke Pittaway:

Dr. Luke Pittaway is a tenured full professor and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Ohio University (Athens, OH) where he leads the academic programs in the College of Business and is leading enhancements to University-wide programs. He was formerly the William A. Freeman Distinguished Chair in Free Enterprise and the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Learning and Leadership at Georgia Southern University where he managed programs in entrepreneurship until May 2013. 

Dr. Pittaway has previously worked at the University of Sheffield (UK), Lancaster University (UK), and the University of Surrey (UK). He has been a Research and Education Fellow with the National Council of Graduate Entrepreneurship and an Advanced Institute of Management Research Scholar. He is on a number of editorial boards including: International Small Business Journal; International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research; and, the Service Industries Journal. Dr. Pittaway's research focuses on entrepreneurship education and learning and he has a range of other interests including: entrepreneurial behavior; networking; entrepreneurial failure; business growth; and, corporate venturing.

jason Stoner

Dr. Jason Stoner:

Dr. Jason Stoner joined the College of Business in fall 2007 coming to Ohio University from Florida State University where he completed his Ph.D. in organizational behavior and human resource management. Both his M.B.A. and undergraduate degrees were earned at Bradley University. Dr. Stoner's teaching experience includes the areas of leadership, negotiation and conflict management, organizational behavior and general management. While at Florida State University, Jason was awarded the Doctoral Teaching Award in recognition of teaching excellence. During his time at Ohio University, Jason has taught organizational behavior in the Integrated MBA, Professional MBA, and undergraduate programs, as well as general management in the Cluster.