The Doherty Emerging Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership received the Social Entrepreneurship SIG Award for Excellence in Teaching from the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
The U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) recently awarded its 2020 Social Entrepreneurship SIG Award for Excellence in Teaching to Elena Kennedy, Doherty Emerging Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.
Sponsored by the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation, the award recognizes the work of a lecturer, professor or educator of social entrepreneurship, social innovation or related field, who teaches a full course in social entrepreneurship.
The USASBE’s Social Entrepreneurship Social Interest Group honored Kennedy for her work with the course Entrepreneurship for the Greater Good. Kennedy designed the course to provide students with an inside view of how entrepreneurial thinking can be applied in many environments including sustainability, social ventures, nonprofits, social change, and the founding of new ventures.
Kennedy joined Elon in 2016 after earning a doctorate in organizations and social change from University of Massachusetts-Boston. Her research focuses on strategic decision making in social enterprises, entrepreneurial community formation, and entrepreneurship education, and has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Public Management Review, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and Entrepreneurship Education & Pedagogy.