Hmieleski Keith

Keith Hmieleski Named the Robert and Edith Schumacher Executive Faculty Fellow in Innovation and Technology

In addition to his new executive fellowship, Hmieleski, one of the leading entrepreneurship professors in the country, will serve as the academic director for the TCU Neeley entrepreneurship program. 

January 05,  2018

By Elaine Cole

Keith Hmieleski, highly regarded for his innovative teaching and research in entrepreneurship, has been named an executive faculty fellow and will lead TCU Neeley’s highly ranked entrepreneurship academic program. 

Hmieleski joined TCU Neeley in 2005, and in 2012 was awarded the Robert and Edith Schumacher Faculty Fellow in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He now becomes the Schumacher Executive Faculty Fellow and academic director of the TCU Neeley entrepreneurship program. 

Hmieleski will work with the chair of the department of management, entrepreneurship and leadership, Hettie Richardson, to oversee entrepreneurship curricular and co-curricular programs. This will include academic curriculum for degree and non-degree entrepreneurship programs, research leadership in entrepreneurship, and strategic guidance for the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center. 

“Dr. Hmieleski is an expert in opportunity recognition and then turning those ideas into startup ventures, so in this leadership role he will help TCU Neeley identify opportunities to expand the entrepreneurship across campus and foster entrepreneurship opportunities for all TCU students,” said O. Homer Erekson, the John V. Roach Dean of the TCU Neeley School of Business. “He also will help envision collaboration between the entrepreneurship program and business partners in the DFW Metroplex and across the nation.” 

Hmieleski has won numerous award for teaching, including the Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence Award as one of the top 10 entrepreneurship educators in the nation for 2007, and the TCU Neeley Teaching Award for best undergraduate course in 2011. 

For excellence in entrepreneurship research, he has twice won the National Federation of Independent Business Award, been recognized by the entrepreneurship division of the Academy of Management for publishing exemplary research in the Academy of Management Journal, and won several best reviewer awards. 

He is associate editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and is on the editorial boards for Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. He is a member of the Academy of Management, U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management Society. He was co-director of the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference held at TCU Neeley in 2012, co-chair of the Academy of Management entrepreneurship doctoral consortium in 2012 and 2013. 

Hmieleski’s professional entrepreneurial experience includes co-founder of Interactive Online Training and Assessment Solutions.

He holds a BS in psychology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and MS in industrial and organizational psychology and PhD in entrepreneurship from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.