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The Howard University & PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship announces the 

Academic Year 2022-2023 Faculty Fellowship Program, which provides HBCU faculty members the opportunity to contribute to the Center’s mission of empowering Black entrepreneurship, including through research and scholarship. This fellowship supports faculty to conduct research, produce books, monographs, peer-reviewed articles, e-books, digital materials, and other content which advances knowledge related to Black entrepreneurship. During their fellowship, each faculty fellow works on a specific research project and is required to present their project at the Center’s annual conference in June. Fellows are awarded a $10,000 stipend. 


Inaugural Faculty Fellows

Dr. Golshan Javadian

Associate Professor of Management, Morgan State University
Project Title: “Standing Still: Examining the Impact of Relative Deprivation on Growth Intentions of Black Entrepreneurs”


Dr. Tracy Harrell Dunn

Dean Benedict College School of Business
Project Title: “An Examination of Entrepreneurship Education at SC HBCUs”


Dr. Vaneesha Dutra,

Associate Professor Finance and International Business, Howard University

Dr. Mercedes Ebanks

Associate Professor School of Education, Howard University  
Project Title: “The Impact of Trauma & Risk Perceptions on Black Entrepreneur Outcomes”


Dr. Michael N. Ogbolu, Associate Professor of Management Howard University
Project Title: “Consumer Perceptions of Ethnic Entrepreneurs and Neighborhood Type: Impact on Black-owned Businesses”


Charlisa Holloway Edelin, JD

Chair, Mass Communications, Visual and Performing Arts Delaware State University
Project Title: “Eradicating hurdles facing Black-Women Entrepreneurs by Analyzing The Success of The BOW Collective, Black Women Entrepreneurs with Million Dollar Businesses”

Dr. Ikenna Uzuegbunam

Associate Professor of Management, Howard University
Project Title: “Effects of Racial Differences in Policing on Entrepreneurship”


Dr. Wendy M. Edmonds

Assistant Professor Of Management, Bowie State University
Project Title: “Developing a Human Resource Development Intervention to Support Black Entrepreneurs in Scaling Their Business”


Dr. Dayo Oyeleye

Assistant Professor of Management, Bowie State University
Project Title:“Exploring the Utilization of An Enhanced Instructional System Design Method to Develop an Entrepreneurship Education Pedagogy at Historical Black College Universities”

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