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Department of Entrepreneurship and Management

Dr. Jeffrey S. Hornsby

Henry W. Bloch/Missouri Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship
Director, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Phone: 816-235-2205
Fax: 816-235-6529

The Department of Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management develops, delivers and administers entrepreneurship programs that prepare you to distinguish yourself within an existing organization or pursue your own entrepreneurial dream.

The entrepreneurship emphasis provides a business education focused on both starting new businesses and creating value through innovation in existing businesses. You will develop an entrepreneurial perspective and the ability to achieve objectives regardless of the resources at hand. That capability is a valuable skill anywhere. We welcome students from across the UMKC campus to come and explore entrepreneurship as well as the Kansas City community.

Brian Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Erin Blocher, M.A., University of Kansas
Assistant Teaching Professor, Business Communication

Bryan C. Boots, MBA, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Assistant Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship
Managing Director for Venture Creation, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Chuck Connely, IV, CCIM, CFP®, CPM®, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Associate Teaching Professor, Finance and Real Estate
Director, Lewis White Real Estate Center

Jim DeLisle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Real Estate
Academic Director, Lewis White Real Estate Center

Phillip Gonsher, Associate Teaching Professor of Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Assistant Director of Mentor Programs
Entrepreneurship Curriculum Coordinator

Andy Heise, MBA
Assistant Director, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Assistant Teaching Professor, Global Entrepreneurship

Bryan Hong, Ph.D., University of California-Berkeley
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management

David Jarret, Ed.D., The George Washington University
Visiting Assistant Professor, Management

Jae C. Jung, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
Associate Professor, International Business

David Kenner, J.D., Columbia University
Instructor, Business Law and Management

Karen Landay, Ph.D., University of Alabama
Assistant Professor of Management

Alex Krause Matlack, MBA, New York University
Instructor, Entrepreneurship and Management

Robyn Martin, M.B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Assistant Teaching Professor, Management Information Systems

Anthony Mendes Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Managing Director, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Charles Y. Murnieks, Ph.D., University of Colorado
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management
A. Gottlieb Chair of Strategic Management

Gary O’Bannon, M.A., Webster University
Instructor, Management

Mark Parry, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Academic Programs
Professor of Marketing
Ewing M. Kauffman/Missouri Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Roozmehr Safi, Ph.D., Texas Tech University
Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems

Sidne Ward, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Associate Dean
Associate Professor, Management Information Systems
Director, Bloch Global Management Education Initiatives

Pat Welsh, MBA, St. Louis University
Assistant Teaching Professor, Entrepreneurship & Finance

Ben Williams, JD, MBA
Managing Director, Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Enactus Advisor
Assistant Teaching Professor, Entrepreneurship

Michael Wizniak, M.B.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Assistant Teaching Professor, International Business and Management Information Systems

Instructors

Chad Coffman, PhD Candidate, Entrepreneurship
Puspa Shah, PhD Candidate, Entrepreneurship
Nischal Thapa, PhD Candidate, Entrepreneurship

Emeriti Faculty

Lee Bolman
Nancy E Day
Roger Alan Pick
Leon Robertson
Joe Singer
Marilyn Taylor

Adjunct Faculty

Tiffany Castleman
Brian Daly
Megan Darnell
Don Dagenais
Justin Clay Dulgarian
Linda Gollub
Daniel Kann
Colleen Kelly
Dave Mihanovic
David Patrick
Haley Vellinga