Prominent professor in entrepreneurship appointed to Syracuse University School of Management’s Witting Chair
Prominent professor in entrepreneurship appointed to Syracuse University School of Management’s Witting ChairJune 28, 2002Cynthia J. Moritzcjmoritz@syr.edu
Michael H. Morris has been appointed to the Witting Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship in Syracuse University’s School of Management.
“Michael is a true innovator in the field of entrepreneurship,” notes David Wilemon, the Earl and Josephine Snyder Professor of Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship in the School of Management. “He has an outstanding record in program development, teaching and outreach and has broad research interests.”
Morris comes to Syracuse from the University of Hawaii, where he holds the Noborikawa Chair in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. In addition to program development work, he will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and oversee an active research agenda at SU.
“Syracuse is an excellent university with an outstanding national reputation. The leadership of the school and University are committed to making entrepreneurship a cornerstone of the institution,” Morris says. “My joy is in program building and with the foundation that’s already been established and such strong administrative support, I believe Syracuse can quickly become a global leader in entrepreneurship education. I see our mission as fostering a spirit of innovation, risk-taking and proactive behavior on the campus, in the community, nationally and beyond.”
During his 25-year career, Morris has held faculty appointments at several universities, including named chairs or professorships in entrepreneurship at Miami University of Ohio; the University of Cape Town in South Africa; and the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. He is editor of the Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship and consults widely with companies ranging from the Fortune 100 to entrepreneurial growth firms.
Morris received the Edwin M. and Gloria W. Appel Prize for contributions to the field of entrepreneurship from Babson College in 2001. A former Fulbright Scholar, he earned a Ph.D. in marketing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va.
The Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship was established with a gift from Chris Witting, longtime CEO of the Crouse-Hinds Corporation.
The School of Management at Syracuse University educates students to become successful leaders in a rapidly changing global economy. With a strong foundation in the liberal arts, students become well grounded in the issues and challenges of today’s business environment as well as the core principles of management. The school’s 53 full-time faculty include internationally known scholars and researchers, along with successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.
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