August 30, 2012

Keith Hmieleski Named Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Hmieleski KeithThe Neeley School of Business at TCU has named Dr. Keith Hmieleski the Robert and Edith Schumacher Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in honor of his impressive teaching and research in the field of entrepreneurship. Hmieleski joined the Neeley School in 2005 as Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011. He received his PhD from the Lally School of Management & Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York with a concentration in entrepreneurship and organizational behavior.

“Dr. Hmieleski consistently provides a challenging and rewarding educational experience for our students interested in innovative entrepreneurship, and his research is recognized and respected around the world,” said O. Homer Erekson, John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School at TCU.

Named one of the top 10 entrepreneurship educators in the nation by the Acton Foundation, Hmieleski teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on entrepreneurial opportunity recognition and has been honored with the Undergraduate Teaching Award at Neeley. He is the academic coordinator for Neeley’s entrepreneurial management program, which was named the 2011 National Model Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and recently ranked No. 9 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Hmieleski’s research, which focuses on the psychological foundations of entrepreneurship, has appeared in leading journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Research Policy, The Leadership Quarterly, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and Journal of Small Business Management. Hmieleski is on the editorial review board of the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.  He has presented his research findings at conferences around the world.

Hmieleski has twice won the National Federation of Independent Business Award for excellence in entrepreneurship research, been recognized by the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management for publishing exemplar entrepreneurship research in the Academy of Management Journal, and won several best reviewer awards. He recently co-directed the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference at TCU (BCERC) and has co-chaired entrepreneurship doctorial consortia at the BCERC and Academy of Management Conferences.

“This support by the Schumacher family helps further the Neeley School’s status as a global leader in entrepreneurship education and research,” Hmieleski said. “While I did not have the opportunity to meet Mr. Schumacher, I understand that he was a wonderful person and businessman, as well as a strong supporter of TCU. I appreciate that his wife Edith and the rest of his family continue to maintain a connection with the University and have generously endowed this fellowship. I am honored to hold it.”


Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU