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Leonard M. Jessup, Ph.D.

An expert in entrepreneurship, management, and information systems, Len arrived at Eller from Washington State University. At WSU, he was the director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Markin Endowed Chair in Business Leadership within the university’s College of Business. Len previously served as the institution’s vice president for university development and foundation president for three years. In these roles, he led a transformation of WSU’s fundraising operation to reach record levels in fundraising, donor participation, board member giving, and endowment size.

Len was previously the dean of the College of Business at WSU and the Philip L. Kays Distinguished Professor in Management Information Systems. As dean, he led a complete reengineering of the business program, resulting in the successful AACSB reaccreditation of the college. Len also helped lead an institution-wide innovation initiative driven by the College of Business and its nationally recognized entrepreneurship program. He came to WSU from Indiana University, where he served as coordinator of the MIS program at IU’s Kelley School of Business. Len is a past member of the Academy of Management, and the editorial board for the journal Small Group Research.