IECE Faculty Fellows

Supporting Entrepreneurship Campuswide

The IECE Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows Program is an initiative that seeks to support faculty from across the University who are interested in integrating an entrepreneurial mindset and related approaches into their specific discipline through curriculum development, teaching, research, commercialization of research or outreach activities. The program is open to full-time faculty members from all academic areas on campus.

Fellows are appointed to work on activities that link their specific discipline to entrepreneurship or are focused on commercializing emerging research. Fellows will receive initial grounding in the discipline of entrepreneurship, learning about the nature of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial behavior, the fundamental components of the entrepreneurial process, and academic entrepreneurship. Subsequently, the Fellows will participate in informal meetings that include discussions regarding cross-disciplinary applications of entrepreneurship and allow for the interchange of experience and ideas, with an ongoing guidance and support from IECE entrepreneurship faculty. The Fellows will also participate in an annual meeting to share progress and outcomes of the project they are working on and highlight their accomplishments.

Becoming a Fellow

Applications are accepted through May 13, 2019 with initial appointments beginning in June 2019. Up to six (6) fellows will be accepted. Applicants must propose a professional initiative that reflects the interface between their own academic discipline and entrepreneurship. Funding of up to $5,000 is available to support the projects.

Faculty Fellows 2019-20 Application

PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be submitted electronically – upon clicking the application link above, you may see an initial screen that states "Please wait", from there download this PDF to your local drive, complete and submit with the document file naming unaltered. This PDF application must be downloaded and completed in Adobe Acrobat and not within your web browser. Please reach out to us directly if you are experiencing any technical difficulties.

The potential for interdisciplinary projects is vast, and can include (but is not limited to):

  • The Entrepreneurial Educator
  • Gender & Minority Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship & Social Change
  • Entrepreneurial Communities
  • The Entrepreneurial Artist
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Media & Performing Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Anthropology of Entrepreneurship
  • Historical Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare Entrepreneurship
  • Neglect
  • Entrepreneurship & The Criminal Justice System
  • The Psychology of Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity & Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics & Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability & Green Entrepreneurship
  • Government Innovation
  • Evolutionary Economics & Creative Destruction
  • Information Security Entrepreneurship
  • Commercialization of Emerging Research

More Information

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Mike Stull, Director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) and Professor of Entrepreneurship, at or 909/ 537-3708.

Current and Past Faculty Fellows

  • Lucy Lewis - Arts and Letters - Music
  • Arianne Schulz - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Anthropology
  • Mihaela Popescu - Arts and Letters - Communication Studies
  • Anthony Silard - JHBC - Public Administration
  • Marissa Congdon - Education - Special Education, Rehabilitation, and Counseling
  • Kimberley Cousins - Natural Sciences - Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Johanna Smith - Arts and Letters - Theater Arts (appointment extended)
  • Michael Edwards - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Social Work (appointment extended)
  • Guillermo Escalante - Natural Sciences - Kinesiology (appointment extended)

  • 2017-18
  • Johanna Smith - Arts and Letters - Theater Arts
  • Michael Edwards - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Social Work
  • Guillermo Escalante - Natural Sciences - Kinesiology
  • Kelly Campbell - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Psychology
  • Andrew Oakes - Arts and Letters - Art
  • Amy Van Schagen - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Psychology

  • 2016-17
  • Bradford Owen - Arts and Letters - Communication Studies
  • Brandy Hadley - JHBC - Accounting and Finance
  • Joe Scarcella - Education - Educational Leadership and Technology
  • Tim Usher - Natural Sciences - Physics
  • Ismael Diaz - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Psychology