Entrepreneurship faculty win grants for course development

Twelve faculty members are recipients of 2022 Louis H. Zalaznick Teaching Assistantships, receiving funds of $ 1,500 to $ 3,000 to help develop or expand courses and add teaching assistants.

The program, administered by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, was established in 1993 by David W. Zalaznick ’76, a Cornell trustee, and his wife, Barbara ’76, to honor David’s father, Louis. The awards allow faculty affiliated with Entrepreneurship at Cornell to extend their capacity to work with students by providing assistants to help with their courses and / or course development.

Zalaznick award winners and their projects:

  • Celia Bigoness, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at Cornell Law School, will use the funding to hire an adjunct professor to assist in the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic;
  • John Callister, the Harvey Kinzelberg Director of Entrepreneurship in Engineering, will hire an assistant for his Entrepreneurship for Engineers class;
  • Jorge Colon, senior lecturer at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, will use the funding to support his course, Agile Innovation, as well as other entrepreneurship courses on his roster;
  • Brooke Hollis, executive director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures and a lecturer in the Sloan Program in Health Administration, will hire teaching assistants for two courses;
  • Robert Karpman, an adjunct professor in Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, will use the funds to support assistants in his fall and spring classes;
  • Matt Marx, faculty director of Entrepreneurship at Cornell, will use the funding to support two entrepreneurship classes focused on dilemmas in founding new ventures, one for MBA students and one for undergraduates;
  • Greg Ray, visiting lecturer at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, will use the funds to support his bioentrepreneurship practicum course;
  • Wes Sine, professor of management and organizations at SC Johnson, will use the funds to support teaching assistants in two classes;
  • Brad Treat and Ken Rother, lecturers for eLab, the student business accelerator, will use the funds to support a teaching assistant;
  • Daniel Van Der Vliet, director of the Smith Family Business Institute, will use the funding to create the first Cornell Case Competition for Family Ownership and fund a teaching assistant for his course, Leaders in Family Enterprise;
  • Chuck Whitehead, professor of business law at Cornell Law School, will hire a teaching assistant to work on a securities regulation casebook.

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