Faculty Experts

J. Michael Haynie

Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives & Innovation at Syracuse University, Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families and the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Mike Haynie is the Vice Chancellor of Syracuse University, responsible for Veteran and Military Affairs. He also serves as the Founding Executive Director of Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans & Military Families (IVMF), and as the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at SU’s Whitman School of Management.

Dr. Haynie is a sought after advisor and speaker related to business strategy, veterans issues, and entrepreneurship.  His work has been widely featured by the media, to include the ABC Evening News, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, and Fox News, and also in the New York Times, LA Times, INC Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Chronicle of Higher-Education, Fortune, and Entrepreneur Magazine. In 2013, Dr. Haynie’s efforts to empower veterans through entrepreneurship was featured by the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes, in a story titled “Succeeding as Civilians.”

His Academic research is focused on decision-making, competitive strategy, identity, and entrepreneurial thinking.

Professor Haynie has received numerous awards for his community engagement, scholarship, and teaching.  Some include the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Snyder Memorial Award, the Guttag Research Fellowship, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Award for Research Excellence, the Michael Mescon Award for the Best Empirical Research in Entrepreneurship, and the McGraw-Hill/Irwin Award for Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy. In 2012, the editors of INC Magazine named Haynie’s EBV program as one of the 10-Best college-based entrepreneurship training programs in the United States, and Syracuse University has recognized Dr. Haynie’s work with the Oberwager Prize in 2007.