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UC Alum Awarded "Best Teaching Case" by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Submitted: 2/23/2010 18:29:44
  • Dr. Mark Schenkel (CoB PhD '05), Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Belmont University, was awarded the "Best Teaching Case" by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) at this year's national USASBE conference.

UC Alum Awarded "Best Teaching Case" by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Mark Schenkel (CoB PhD '05), Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at Belmont University, was awarded the "Best Teaching Case" by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) at this year's national USASBE conference. The case, "Bergen Cathedral Interiors," (with Dr. Beth Woodard and Joseph Ormont), focuses on a venture founded by Stephan Bergen, a Belmont alumnus. This is the third consecutive year that a Belmont faculty-authored case has been recognized with this prestigious national award. Mark is a very talented researcher, writer, and teacher," commented Dr. Charles H. Matthews, Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center. "Both his refereed journal articles and now his teaching cases are top drawer."

Dr. Mark Schenkel earned a B.A.in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, an M.B.A. from Northern Kentucky University, and a Ph.D. in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Cincinnati. While pursuing his doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati, he served as the Assistant Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship Education and Research. In that capacity, he fostered and mentored the entrepreneurial efforts of local businesses in their continued development as a coordinator for the Small Business Institute® program.

About the UC Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research: Founded in the University of Cincinnati College of Business in 1997 by Professor Charles H. Matthews, the Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research vision is to provide a state-of-the-art entrepreneurship curriculum and research based not only for potential student entrepreneurs and scholars, but also for people in the many organizations that interact with small, entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses on a daily basis. Its mission focuses on removing barriers and creating gateways for entrepreneurs, especially student entrepreneurs. The University of Cincinnati has been consistently ranked as one of the top 50 programs for entrepreneurship in the United States by Success magazine and one of the top 100 programs in the United States by Entrepreneur Magazine, and ranked number 21 in the 2008 Princeton Review of top Undergraduate Entrepreneurship programs in the U.S.