Education is my third career. My first career - 25 years with PepsiCo, was a career of corporate entrepreneurship, spanning corporate, Frito-Lay and Pepsi Cola divisions and including senior executive positions in marketing, bottling operations, mergers and acquisitions, business and systems process re-engineering and general management. My second career included a successful weight loss and longevity startup that I transitioned in 2012. Academia is my third career. I recently defended my doctoral dissertation here at University of North Texas where I enjoy teaching the business capstone course and entrepreneurship as a Clinical Professor. I continue to serve on several corporate and non-profit boards. I am passionate about helping our students prepare for their futures. .
Recipient of the Ken and Shirley Murphy Scholarship for Entrepreneurship.
2017 UNT nominee for the Texas Business Hall of Fame
2018 recipient of UNT Outstanding Teaching Fellowship Award and Scholarship
My research interests center on managing change and entrepreneurship. My dissertation introduced the concept of organizational ambidexterity in multi-business firms. I enjoy engaging all of our graduating business students through the business capstone course. My entrepreneurship research is focused on understanding Millennial entrepreneurship. I serve on the Directors Council of the Kenan Institute at the University of North Carolina as well as the Leadership Council for the Entrepreneurship Center at Kenan Flagler.