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Matthew R. Marvel, Ph.D.


Coffman Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies and Associate Professor


  • Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • M.B.A., Eastern Illinois University
  • B.S., Marketing, Southern Illinois University

Office# : 113
T: 304.293.3798

Area of Expertise

Matt’s current research interests include how knowledge, motivation, and learning promote entrepreneurial outcomes such as discovery, innovation and venture growth. Matt’s research has been published in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Small Business Management and he is the Editor of the Encyclopedia of New Venture Management by Sage Publishing. Current projects involve entrepreneur gender and learning in high technology ventures.

Matt serves on the Board of the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and he is a recipient of the Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. He has worked in a variety of consulting and leadership roles in the high technology context.