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Donna DeCarolis, PhD

Dean and Professor

Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship

Contact:

donna.marie.decarolis@drexel.edu

215.895.1795

DeCarolis is frequently called upon by local and national media for her expertise in small business and new venture creation. She is the founding dean of Drexel's Close School of Entrepreneurship. Previously in the LeBow College of Business, she served as a associate dean for graduate programs, leading all graduate and corporate programs for the college. In her previous role as associate dean for strategic initiatives, DeCarolis was responsible for the oversight and strategic direction of the Centers of Excellence at the LeBow College of Business.

She is also responsible for the development of synergistic programs and initiatives within Drexel and with the business community at large.

DeCarolis has researched, written and lectured extensively on various aspects of entrepreneurship, technology management and technology commercialization. Her areas of expertise are entrepreneurship and new venture creation, technology commercialization, strategic alliances and social capital.

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