Entrepreneurship faculty win grants for course development


Twelve faculty members will receive Louis H. Zalaznick Teaching Assistantships in 2022 and will receive funding ranging from $1,500 to $3,000 to support course development or expansion and add teaching assistants.

The program, administered by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, was established in 1993 by David W. Zalaznick ’76, a Cornell trustee, and his wife, Barbara ’76, to honor David’s father, Louis. The awards enable faculty associated with Entrepreneurship at Cornell to expand their ability to collaborate with students by providing assistants to help them with their courses and/or course development.

Zalaznick Prize winners and their projects:

  • Celia Bigoness, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at Cornell Law School, will use the funding to hire an associate professor to assist at the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic;
  • John Callister, the Harvey Kinzelberg Director of Entrepreneurship in Engineering, will hire an assistant for his Entrepreneurship for Engineers class;
  • Jorge Colon, Senior Lecturer at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, will use the funding to support his Agile Innovation course as well as other entrepreneurship courses on his list;
  • Brooke Hollis, executive director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures and instructor in the Sloan program in health administration, will hire teaching assistants for two courses;
  • Robert Karpman, associate professor at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, will use the funds to support assistants in his fall and spring classes;
  • Matt Marx, faculty director of entrepreneurship at Cornell University, will use the funding to support two entrepreneurship courses that focus on dilemmas of starting new businesses, one for MBA students and one for undergraduates;
  • Greg Ray, visiting professor at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, will use the funds to support his bioentrepreneurship internship course;
  • Wes Sine, professor of management and organizations at SC Johnson, will use the funds to support teaching assistants in two classes;
  • Brad Treat and Ken Rother, faculty members for eLab, the student business accelerator, will use the funds to support a teaching assistant;
  • Daniel Van Der Vliet, director of the Smith Family Business Institute, will use the funds to launch the first Cornell Case Competition for Family Ownership and to fund a teaching assistant for his Leaders in Family Enterprise course;
  • Chuck Whitehead, a professor of business law at Cornell Law School, will hire a teaching assistant to work on a securities regulation casebook.
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