Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation May Early-Stage Researcher Professional Development Series


Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
May Early-Stage Researcher Professional Development Series

The next virtual Early-Stage Research Professional Development session will take place 1 p.m. CST May 21 with mentors Ted Zoller (University of North Carolina) and M. Diane Burton (Cornell University).

Ted Zoller is the T.W. Lewis Clinical Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Zoller has helped develop entrepreneurs and the firms and ventures they initiated in his classes. His research focuses on developing high-performance entrepreneurial and investor networks and ecosystems and strategies that enhance the founding and growth performance of entrepreneurial firms. Dr. Zoller serves as a liaison for the Business School to the University of North Carolina Innovate@Carolina initiative and the Research Triangle entrepreneurial community. He specializes in private equity and venture capital deal-making syndication and networks.

M. Diane Burton is a professor at Cornell University, Industry and Labor relationships (ILR) School and is the chair of the Depart of Human Research studies focusing on behavior and sociology. Dr Burton started her academic career at the Harvard Business School teaching leadership and organizational behavior, earning her Ph.D. in sociology at Stanford University and serving as a lecturer and researcher in organizational behavior and human resources management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dr. Burton is an organizational sociologist interested in innovation and entrepreneurship and studies how management systems affect firms and individuals. Currently her focus is on job creation and job quality in entrepreneurial firms. More recently she has been studying R&D teams as well as leadership in the non-profit sector and employment practices in law firms.

This series is open to 18 early-stage researchers to connect with research mentors to discuss research approaches, professional development and the research career trajectory.

REGISTRATION: Register for the Professional Development Series: https://form.jotform.com/210825952560153