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Robert Garrett, PhD

Department Chair and Brown & Williamson Professor of Entrepreneurship, Management & Entrepreneurship
College of Business, Room W212
(502) 852-4790
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Robert Garrett, PhD, is the Brown & Williamson Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Louisville, Chair of Management and Entrepreneurship Department, and the Director of the Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship. He joined the college in 2013 and teaches Corporate Entrepreneurship & Innovation, New Venture Finance, and Introduction to Entrepreneurship. He previously taught at Oregon State University, where he won Family Business Researcher of the Year. He continues to publish regularly in elite academic journals in Entrepreneurship.


  • B.S.Ch.E. (Magna cum laude) University of Mississippi, 2001
  • M.S. (Business Administration) Indiana University, 2006
  • Ph.D. (Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship) Indiana University, 2008

Awards & Honors

John H. Schnatter Center for Free Enterprise Summer Research Grant, 2016

Outstanding Faculty Mentor, U. of Louisville Athletics Department, 2015

Faculty Favorite: Outstanding Professor Nominated by Students, U. of Louisville, 2014

Faculty of the Year, Austin Family Business Program, 2012

Newcomb Associate Award for Outstanding Research, OSU College of Business, 2012

Research & Publications

Curriculum Vita

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