Coleman Fellows

The Coleman Fellows Program builds self-employment education in departments across the campuses of colleges and universities. Faculty Fellows, guided by an entrepreneurship educator, develop courses in their academic discipline which advance self-employment. After their Fellows year, faculty join a cohort of colleagues who spread entrepreneurship education across campus and throughout their discipline. Faculty fellows belong to a cohort of faculty members from across the US and enjoy resources such as monthly webinars, a syllabus exchange, access to articles and white papers, and a forum blog. The Coleman Fellows program is sponsored by the Coleman Foundation.

Frank Hoy, PhD

Frank Hoy, PhD

Contact Information

50 Prescott Street, 1319
Phone: +1-508-831-4998
Fax: +1-508-831-5668
fhoy@wpi.edu

Frank Hoy, PhD

  • Professor
  • Director, Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Dr. Hoy’s research concentrations are family business, entrepreneurship and economic development, franchising, and technology entrepreneurship. His most recently co-authored books are Entrepreneurial Family Firms and Small Business Management. Learn more...

Terri A. Camesano, PhD

Terri A. Camesano, PhD

Contact Information

Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 4002
Phone: +1-508-831-5380
Fax: +1-508-831-5853
terric@wpi.edu

Terri A. Camesano, PhD

  • Associate Professor

For someone who professes not to be all that entrepreneurial, Terri Camesano seems to be doing a pretty good job at becoming one. A professor of chemical engineering researching bacterial adhesion antimicrobials, she had a hunch that her work and the research being done in her graduate program might have commercialization potential, so she thought it would be a good idea to introduce her students to the concepts of entrepreneurship.  

“My background is a little different than some of the other Fellows,” said Camesano. “I don’t have my own company and I am not an active entrepreneur on my own, but I wanted to learn about it.” Learn more...

L. Ramdas Ram-Mohan

L. Ramdas Ram-Mohan

Contact Information

Olin Hall, 224
Phone: +1-508-831-5339
Fax: +1-508-831-5886
llram@wpi.edu

L. Ramdas Ram-Mohan

  • Professor

Early in his career as a theoretical physicist, L. Ramdas Ram-Mohan pondered how he could bring the power of such an esoteric branch of science to bear on the down-to-earth challenges we face in our daily lives. Quickly realizing that this work was best done by computer modeling, Ram-Mohan started to develop software to do just that in the late 1980s. Surprisingly, he got a mixed reception from industry giants such as IBM, so he decided to start his own company, Quantum Semiconductor Algorithms, Inc. Learn more...

Dr. Tanja Dominko

Dr. Tanja Dominko

Contact Information

Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 3004
Phone: +1-508-831-4108
tdominko@wpi.edu

Dr. Tanja Dominko

  • Associate Professor

A prime example of how academic research and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand, Tanja Dominko, WPI associate professor of biology and biotechnology (and a 2011 Coleman Fellow), sees entrepreneurship as the result of innovation–not the other way around.  Learn more...

Oleg V. Pavlov PhD

Oleg V. Pavlov PhD

Contact Information

Salisbury Laboratories, 310A
Phone: +1-508-831-5234
Fax: +1-508-831-5896
opavlov@wpi.edu

Oleg V. Pavlov PhD

  • Associate Professor

Professor Oleg Pavlov saw the Coleman fellowship as an opportunity to do something new and exciting in the classroom. So he changed the format of his classes, forming teams and encouraging students to work together. “Entrepreneurship is a team activity and they needed to learn to work with others...” Learn more...

Christopher Lambert, PhD

Christopher Lambert, PhD

Contact Information

Life Science and Bioengineering Center
Phone: +1-508-831-5443
Fax: +1-508-831-5933
clambert@wpi.edu

Christopher Lambert, PhD

  • Associate Research Professor

According to Chris Lambert, the definition of entrepreneur has changed over the past 20 years to become a very positive thing. "Today, people look at one guy and say 'he’s a businessman', and look at another and say 'oh, but he’s an entrepreneur!'". Learn more...

Stephen J. Bitar

Stephen J. Bitar

Contact Information

Atwater Kent Laboratories, 312
Phone: +1-508-831-5501
sjbitar@wpi.edu

Stephen J. Bitar

  • Adjunct Instructor

Dr. Stephen Bitar takes entrepreneurship very seriously. So much so, that he incorporates entrepreneurial aspects into the design course he teaches. Students are given a challenge at the beginning of the course to design something, define its market and features, and determine a profitable price.  Learn more...

Glenn Gaudette, PhD

Glenn Gaudette, PhD

Contact Information

Life Science and Bioengineering Center, 4012
Phone: +1-508-831-6086
gaudette@wpi.edu

Glenn Gaudette, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Glenn Gaudette, associate professor of biomedical engineering, is a big believer in translational science, an avenue of research that lends itself to entrepreneurship. Gaudette is in the early stages of starting a company with BME colleague George Pins. Learn more...

 
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