Four professors named Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows

A grant from the Coleman Foundation will support the fellows' efforts to encourage entrepreneurship at Elon.

The Doherty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership has selected professors Derek Lackaff, James Marchant, Alan Russell and Tony Weaver as Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year.

The Doherty Center received a grant from the Coleman Foundation to name four faculty members to the Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows Program.

The Coleman Foundation aims to encourage non-business professors to incorporate elements of entrepreneurship or entrepreneurial thinking into their courses. Recipients of one-year fellowships engage in projects that strengthen the professor’s efforts to grow entrepreneurship education across campus.

The grant includes a stipend, attendance at a two-day workshop in Chicago where fellows from across the country meet to share best practices, as well as discretionary funds to involve students in projects, competitions and activities throughout the academic year.

The Elon University 2014-15 Coleman Foundation Faculty Entrepreneurship Fellows are:

Derek Lackaff, Assistant Professor of Communications

Lackaff teaches classes related to digital media theory and methods. His research examines sociotechnical communication systems, and explores the relationships among communication processes and the development of sustainable social, economic and media institutions.

James Marchant, Assistant Professor of Arts Administration

Marchant has worked extensively in the nonprofit sector, both within the arts and social justice. He teaches the introductory course in arts administration, approaches to arts administration, legal aspects of arts and entertainment, senior seminar and global studies courses.

Alan Russell, Associate Professor of Mathematics and Associate Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Russell focuses his research on teaching and learning strategies using multiple software applications as well as origami manipulatives in the mathematics and statistics. He serves as the Faculty-in-Residence in the Colonnade Neighborhood.

Tony Weaver, Associate Professor of Sport and Event Management

Weaver served 10 years in Division I college athletic administration. He serves on numerous advisory boards for local, regional and national organizations within the sport and event industry. His research interests relate to college athletics.

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