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E. Erin Powell

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Nelson Hall 1308


E. Erin Powell is an associate professor in the Department of Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship at North Carolina State University. Prior to rejoining N.C. State, where she completed her Ph.D., she was a visiting assistant professor at Brown University and an assistant professor at Clemson University. She has taught a variety of entrepreneurship courses to undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. students as well as to local entrepreneurs in rural communities. Erin’s research focuses on founder identity, heterogeneity of motivations among entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial resourcefulness. Her work has been published in leading academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies and Small Business Economics. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Business Venturing.


Ph.D. Technology Management North Carolina State University 2011

Master of Science Textile Technology; Minor in Business Administration North Carolina State University 2004

Bachelor of Science Textile Technology North Carolina State University 2002