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Matthew R. Marvel Western Kentucky University, USA

Matt Marvel (Ph.D., Human Resource Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) specializes in technology entrepreneurship including opportunity development and innovation. He has made presentations at various conferences and has written articles on entrepreneurship. Prior to coming to the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation within the Western Kentucky University Gordon Ford College of Business, Dr. Marvel was a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois, receiving an Outstanding Teaching Award in 2004. He teaches undergraduate courses in entrepreneurship and small business management and focuses his research on such topics as opportunity recognition, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship education, and corporate entrepreneurship. Outside of academia, he has worked for Nims Associates in Bloomington, Illinois, the Convergent Group in Denver, and was co-founder of CT Consulting and Learning Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.