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Faculty Profiles

Close School faculty

Donna De Carolis

Donna Marie De Carolis, Ph.D., is the Founding Dean of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship and the Silverman Family Professor of Entrepreneurial Leadership. As an educator, Donna has researched, written and lectured extensively on various aspects of entrepreneurship, technology management and technology commercialization. She is certified in Emotional Intelligence coaching and integrates her expertise in this area into her technology leadership curriculum. She is the recipient of the prestigious Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching (2003) and the Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award from Executive MBA’s. Her research has appeared in journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, The Journal of Management, Journal of Business Venturing and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Prior to coming to Drexel, she was a strategy consultant and lobbyist. She earned her doctoral degree in strategic management from Temple University, and holds an MBA from Villanova University. More...

Roy Carriker

Roy Carriker is a Teaching Professor and Director of Technology Entrepreneurship in the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship. He is also a School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems senior executive in residence. Carriker serves as a trustee of the National Arts Program Foundation, is a director of The SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management at the Wharton School, and is an advising director of Glenthorne Capital. More...

Troy Carter

Renowned Entrepreneur / Investor, Troy Carter, the Dean's Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship, is the Founder and CEO of Atom Factory, a pioneering media and music management company. Carter has established the careers of numerous recording artists, including multi-platinum Grammy-Award winner Lady Gaga. Carter began his career in Philadelphia working for Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment, and joined Bad Boy Entertainment in 1995 where he worked with groundbreaking artists such as Notorious B.I.G. In 1999, Carter formed the boutique talent management company, Erving Wonder. More...

Jonathan Corle

Jonathan S. Corle (Jon) is the founder of Corle Enterprises, LLC, a consulting firm he started in 2011 after a 42 year career as a business leader and financial advisor. His previous employment was as president of the Tycor Companies, which he founded in 1980. More...

Ozlem Ogutveren-Gonul

Ozlem Ogutveren-Gonul is an Assistant Teaching Professor and Curriculum Development Coordinator at the Close School of Entrepreneurship. She taught a wide spectrum of courses such as Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, International Management, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, Organizational Development and Organizational Design, Business Communications both at the graduate and undergraduate programs for over sixteen years at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. More...

Damian Salas

Damian Salas is an Assistant Teaching Professor and the Director of the Entrepreneurship Living-Learning Community at the Close School of Entrepreneurship. He is a seasoned manager with over 20 years leading successful nonprofit ventures. His success in establishing and implementing innovative operational and financial strategies for Horizon House, Inc. contributed greatly to the growth of the organization from $20M to $90M over 10 years. More...