Thomas Sudow

Tom Sudow is the director of Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland University

Thomas Sudow is the director of Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Ashland University. He has spent more than 20 years working with entrepreneurial businesses and start-ups and as part of the entrepreneurial infrastructure in Ohio. As Business Development Director for the Global Cardiovascular Innovation Center (Cleveland Clinic), he helped launch more than 60 businesses that now employ over 1,000 people.

Dr. Elad Granot

Dr. Elad Granot is the Dean of the Dauch College of Business and Economics at Ashland University. Dr. Granot has over 25 years of management, administration and leadership experience in a variety of military, business and academic institutions. He has served as an executive in large multinational organizations in the US, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East, and has spoken extensively to diverse groups of managers, companies, and executives around the globe on various business topics. Dr. Granot has advised numerous companies and non-profits on strategic marketing, branding strategies, qualitative marketing research, customer service, and competitive positioning.

Dr. Granot possesses a wealth of academic and professional experience, including a record of effective and inspiring leadership, proven management and financial skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Elad has a multifaceted skillset, which includes institutional planning, curriculum development, program assessment, policy development, and international educational programs and partnerships. Among his areas of expertise in academic administration and leadership are Organizational Entrepreneurship (Intrapreneurship), AACSB accreditation standards, student performance assessment, Assurance of Learning (AOL), and curriculum development.

Kris Hovsepian

Professor Kristen B. Hovsepian joined Ashland College in 1980 as a part-time instructor. She became full-time in 1981, teaching primarily marketing and management courses. She was granted Assistant Professorship, in 1983, and tenure, in 1987. She created the Ashland University Business internship program in 1985 and managed the Small Business Institute (then a division of the Small Business Administration) from 1982 until 1989, when the SBA eliminated the SBI as being too productive. At the urging of then-Provost, Dr. Lucille Ford, she started the Ashland University Students In Free Enterprise program in 1991. Since then the Ashland University SIFE team has taken first place at the Regional competition nine times and has placed second runner-up at Nationals twice.

Prof. Hovsepian is PhD, ABD at the University of Akron, holds a Masters in International Management from American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird campus), a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies from Bowling Green State University, and was certified in Spanish history and literature at the Universidad de Sevilla.

Dr. Daniel Fox

Daniel E. Fox currently serves as the chair of the marketing, hospitality management, and fashion merchandising department. Dr. Fox is an associate professor of law, teaching both undergraduate and graduate business courses. He is an Ohio Licensed Attorney and Certified Public Accountant. Dr. Fox joined the University in 2004 and has served in various positions including associate dean and director of entrepreneurship for the Dauch College of Business and Economics. He received the degree of jurist doctor from the Ohio Northern School of Law and his bachelor of arts degree in accounting and political science from Ohio Northern University. Prior to joining Ashland University, he consulted for the world's largest oil company, Saudi Aramco, in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Fox also worked for the "Big Eight" accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand and the law firm of Emens, Hurd, Kegler & Ritter, where he practiced business and tax law. He continues to consult with startup and entrepreneurial companies providing legal, accounting, and operational advice.

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