Robert Strom directs the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's commissioned research, working with the nation's top scholars to advance knowledge in entrepreneurship. Strom also has served on the collegiate and youth entrepreneurship teams during his tenure at the Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, he was a visiting professor at the Bloch School of Business at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and vice president of the National Council on Economic Education. Strom also has been assistant vice president for public affairs at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, president of the Missouri Council on Economic Education, a professor of economics at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and a member of the economics department at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Strom has written extensively on topics related to entrepreneurship in academic and professional publications. He is co-editor of three books on entrepreneurship and economic growth, and regularly speaks on entrepreneurship to professional and academic audiences. Strom holds a PhD in economics from the University of Cincinnati.