The Columbia College Steve and Barbara Fishman Center for Entrepreneurship has announced the inaugural class of Fishman Faculty Fellow Entrepreneurs. The appointments are for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years. With the degree in entrepreneurship as one of the newest and fastest growing degree programs at Columbia College, Dr. David Starrett, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, is pleased to have such strong interest from faculty members across the nation.

“The Fishman Faculty Fellows will work closely with the center and our advisory board members in expanding our entrepreneurship ecosystem and will serve as resources to our students,” Starrett said. “The faculty fellowship program is very important to the center. The program will provide resources and tools to faculty that will help them advance a well-rounded academic program in entrepreneurship.”

The faculty fellows include:

  • Danielle Langdon (Art department, main campus)
  • Brandi Herrman (Business department, main campus)
    • Co-proposal: Creation of an on-campus marketing agency to serve student entrepreneurs
  • George Thompson (Crystal Lake and Elgin, Illinois, campuses)
    • Proposal: Flipped classroom
  • Jamie Currier (St. Louis, Missouri, campus)
    • Proposal: Focus groups

The application process consisted of the faculty members submitting a program along with curriculum vitae that the faculty will develop along with a recommendation from their supervisor. After that, an interview was conducted with each faculty member and a follow-up discussion with their supervisors to see what kind of impact their proposals could make on the overall entrepreneurial environment at Columbia College. Visit www.ccis.edu/fishman-center for more information on the Fishman Center for Entrepreneurship.

Danielle Langdon

Danielle Langdon

George Thompson

George Thompson

Brandi Herrman

Brandi Herrman

Jamie Currie

Jamie Currier