Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellows

The Kauffman Foundation established the Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research in 2008 to recognize tenured or tenure-track junior faculty members at accredited U.S. universities who are beginning to establish a record of scholarship and exhibit the potential to make significant contributions to the body of research in the field of entrepreneurship.

This initiative helped launch world-class scholars into a young and exciting field of research, thus laying a foundation for future scientific advancement. The body of work produced by these fellows has helped establish entrepreneurship as a legitimate field of academic study. The output of this initiative will be translated into knowledge with significant applications for policymakers, educators, service providers, and entrepreneurs, as well as high-quality academic research.

The Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship was part of a group of academic recognition programs established by the Kauffman Foundation that were consolidated into the Kauffman Knowledge Challenge starting in 2018.


*Also a Kauffman Dissertation Fellow
^Also a Kauffman Prize Medal recipient

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  2018
Name Fellowship Title Fellowship Institution
Susan Cohen Assistant Professor of Management
University of Georgia
Lin William Cong Assistant Professor of Finance
University of Chicago
Francesco D'Acunto Assistant Professor
Boston College
Beth Redbird Assistant Professor of Sociology
Northwestern University
Ariel D. Stern Assistant Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School
Laurina Zhang Assistant Professor of Strategy and Innovation
Georgia Institute of Technology
  2017
Name Fellowship Title Fellowship Institution
Seth Carnahan* Assistant Professor of Strategy
University of Michigan
Christian Catalini Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship, Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bo Cowgill* Assistant Professor
Columbia Business School
Sabrina T. Howell Assistant Professor of Finance
New York University
Benjamin Wild Pugsley* Assistant Professor of Economics
University of Notre Dame
Dan J. Wang* Assistant Professor of Management and (by courtesy) Sociology
Columbia University, Graduate School of Business
Tiantian Yang* Assistant Professor, Sociology Duke University
  2016
Name Fellowship Title Fellowship Institution
Erik Gilje* Assistant Professor of Finance University of Pennsylvania
Laura Huang Assistant Professor of Management
University of Pennsylvania
Amol M. Joshi* Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Oregon State University
Elena Kulchina Assistant Professor, Strategy
Duke University
Elizabeth Lyons Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
University of California, San Diego
Mahka Moeen* Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Richard R. Townsend Assistant Professor of Business Administration University of California, San Diego
  2015
Name Fellowship Title Fellowship Institution
Manuel Adelino Assistant Professor of Finance Duke University
Jean-Noël Barrot Assistant Professor of Finance
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jason Greenberg* Assistant Professor of Management
New York University
Kyle Handley Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy
University of Michigan
Shon R. Hiatt* Assistant Professor of Management and Organization
University of Southern California
Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato* Assistant Professor of Economics Duke University
Sarah Thébaud* Assistant Professor, Sociology University of California, Santa Barbara
  2014
Name Fellowship Title Fellowship Institution
Ufuk Akcigit Assistant Professor of Economics University of Pennsylvania
Shai Bernstein* Assistant Professor of Finance Stanford University
Nathan R. Furr Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Brigham Young University
Rory M. McDonald* Assistant Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School
Benjamin Moll Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs Princeton University
Alexander Oettl Assistant Professor of Strategic Management Georgia Institute of Technology
Heidi L. Williams Assistant Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  2013
Name Fellowship Title Fellowship Institution
Michael Ewens Assistant Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship Carnegie Mellon University
Cesare Fracassi Assistant Professor of Finance University of Texas at Austin
Aleksandra (Olenka) Kacperczyk
Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Matt Marx* Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ethan Mollick*
Assistant Professor of Management University of Pennsylvania
Henry Sauermann* Assistant Professor, Strategic Management Georgia Institute of Technology
Robert Seamans Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations New York University
  2012
Name Fellowship Title Fellowship Institution
Natarajan Balasubramanian Assistant Professor of Management Syracuse University
Martin Ganco* Assistant Professor University of Minnesota
Deepak Hegde*
Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations New York University
Chris Rider* Assistant Professor Emory University
Michael Roach
Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Raffaella Sadun Assistant Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School
E. Glen Weyl Assistant Professor University of Chicago
  2010
Name Fellowship Title Fellowship Institution
Francisco Buera Assistant Professor of Economics University of California, Los Angeles
Brett Anitra Gilbert* Assistant Professor of Management Texas A&M University
Jeremy A. Greene
Assistant Professor of the History of Science Harvard University
William Kerr^ Assistant Professor Harvard Business School
Ramana Nanda*^
Assistant Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School
  2009
Name Fellowship Title Fellowship Institution
Aaron K. Chatterji*^ Assistant Professor of Strategy Duke University
Waverly W. Ding* Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations University of California, Berkeley
Gary Dushnitsky Associate Professor of Management University of Pennsylvania
Jon Eckhardt Assistant Professor of Management University of Wisconsin - Madison
Andrew J. Nelson Assistant Professor of Management University of Oregon

University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame