The Council serves as an integral part of the Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program at UNCG and represents all 8 areas of the program: Creative Industries Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Education, Family Business Entrepreneurship, Franchising Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Entrepreneurship, International Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship, and Science, Technology, and Innovation Entrepreneurship.

Faculty appointed to and serving on the ECDP Coordinating Council perform activities that may include but is not limited to:

  • assisting the Director by making recommendations in all matters related to cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship curricula and policy,
  • serving on ECDP committees or task forces,
  • regularly teaching entrepreneurship cross-disciplinary courses,
  • supervising students’ research or internships,
  • serving as active liaisons to relevant campus and community programs and entities,
  • actively advising and mentoring entrepreneurship majors and minors, and
  • engaging in outreach and public relations activities for entrepreneurship cross-disciplinary programs.

The ECDP Coordinating Council Faculty consists of all Coleman Entrepreneurship Faculty Fellows in addition to those teaching entrepreneurship across campus or involved in entrepreneurship projects.

Members include:



Dianne H.B. Welsh,       Director & Hayes Distinguished Professor
Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism,Entrepreneurship Cross-Disciplinary Program

Dianne H.B. Welsh is the Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship, Coleman Fellows Director, and Founding Director of the Entrepreneurship Programs at The University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is the 2015 Fulbright-Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship for Central Europe. Her newest books are Creative Cross-Disciplinary Entrepreneurship, published by Palgrave-Macmillan, and the 2nd edition of Global Entrepreneurship and Case Studies in Global Entrepreneurship.

Diana Brandt
Administrative Assistant, MEHT & ECDP

Diana Brandt is the Administrative Support Associate for the ECDP and the Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism Dept.

Stoel Burrowes
Interior Architecture

Stoel Burrowes is Assistant Professor, Academic Professional, in the Department of Interior Architecture and a Coleman Veteran Fellow. In Fall 2015 semester Professor Burrowes teachs a course cross listed in Interior Architecture and Entrepreneurship entitled Design Thinking/Entrepreneurial Thinking, IAR/ENT 321-01.

Duane Cyrus
Duane Cyrus

Duane Cyrus is an Associate Professor of Dance in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. In addition to teaching performance related courses in technique, choreography, and repertory he teaches ENT cross-listed courses to connect performing arts majors to useful entrepreneurship skills. DCE/ENT 455: Career Strategies for Artists is one of those courses. Mr. Cyrus is a North Carolina Arts Council Choreography Fellowship recipient and a Coleman Entrepreneurship Fellow.

Donna Duffy
Donna Duffy


Donna M.Duffy is a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at UNCG. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Donna is the Program Director for the Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity, which is housed in the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at UNCG. Donna completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Kinesiology at UNCG in 2007. Prior to coming to UNCG, Donna completed her B.S. and M.Ed. at Boston University in Curriculum and Instruction.

David Battigelli

David obtained his PhD in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and currently teaches microbiology to UNCG biology majors.  He also supervises the team of lab managers who support the department’s laboratory-based coursework.  His interest in entrepreneurship is rooted in companies he co-founded that focus on applied microbiology research and development with SBIR phase I and II funds from the USDA and USEPA.

David Holley


David Holley has been the Director of Opera at UNCG since 1992 and was appointed as the Artistic Director of Greensboro Opera in June, 2013.  Mr. Holley is also the founder and Artistic Director of Greensboro Light Opera and Song (GLOS), which completed a highly successful fourth season last June with performances of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe and will embark on a collaboration this summer with Varna International, producing Lehar’s The Merry Widow in Greensboro and Bulgaria, along with a concert version of Les Misérables in Bulgaria.

Jim Boles
Jim Boles

Chair, Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism

James Boles is Professor and Department Head of MEHT. He is also the Director of the North Carolina Sales Institute. He teaches, among other courses, MKT/ENT427 Sales Internship. In 2014, he received the AMA Sales Special Interest Group Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pat Levitin
Pat Levitin

UNCG in 3 Program

Pat Levitin has a BA (Hofstra University) and MA (University of Pennsylvania) in Economics and a BFA in Metal Sculpture (UNCG). She is an entrepreneur and has her own marketing, Latino speaking and professional calligraphy business. In addition she has helped her entrepreneurial son The Apple Juice Kid in his business. He teaches Beat Making Labs throughout the world and is a Hip Hop Music Producer. Pat is on staff at UNCG and uses her entrepreneurial spirit as Assistant Director to market and recruit students for UNCG in 3 and special projects for DCL. Pat Levitin participated in the bedroll project for the homeless.

William Johnson

Life Planning & Personal Development, School of HHS

Bill Johnson serves as the Student Success Navigator, Life Design Coach, and Instructor in the School of Health and Human Sciences; he also facilitates UNCG’s Design Your Life/Success Navigator Certification Train-the-Trainer program.  He teaches the ENT/HHS250: Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurship course, as well as the HHS125 and HHS135 Design Your Life courses and the HHS130: Meditation for Life course.

Terry Kennedy

Terry L. Kennedy is the Associate Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program and Editor of the online journal storySouth. He teaches courses in poetry writing and Entrepreneurship and Independent Press Publishing.

Megan Delph
Megan Delph

Health and Human Sciences

Megan Delph is a Student Success Navigator and Instructor in the School of Health and Human Sciences with a passion for helping others find their path through mentoring and leadership experiences. She teaches life coaching and professional development courses as well as personal leadership courses. She will be offering HHS/ENT 275 – Entrepreneurial Personal Branding for the first time in spring 2017.

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J. Scott Young

Counseling and Educational Development

J. Scott Young is Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling and Educational Development. He teaches CED 616 Entrepreneurship in Clinical Settings which is designed to help counselors and related helping professionals develop a plan for launching a successful clinical practice.

Bonnie Yarbrough


Bonnie Thames Yarbrough, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, is a Lecturer in the Department of English at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and teaches Writing for Professionals and Entrepreneurs. She has served as a Fellow in the University Teaching and Learning Commons for Communication Across the Curriculum, was an i3UNC Fellow in Instructional Technology Innovation, and is author of Leading Groups and Teams.

Sheryl Oring


Sheryl Oring’s work examines critical social issues through projects that incorporate old and new media to tell stories, examine public opinion and foster open exchange. She has also presented work at Art in Odd Places in New York; the Art Prospect festival in St. Petersburg, Russia; and Encuentro in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Oring, who received her MFA from UC San Diego and who works as an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is presently working on a public art commission at the San Diego airport.

Cedric Pearce

Chemistry, Synthetix, Inc.

Cedric Pearce – Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Southampton in the UK, followed by 12 years in academia teaching chemistry and pharmacy, and then a decade working for large and small pharmaceutical and biotech companies. As one of the original Coleman Entrepreneurship fellows at UNCG, developed and taught Entrepreneurship for the Sciences (Chem 615) a total of three times.

Noah Reynolds

Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism

Mr. Reynolds holds a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University (1997), a B.S. in Accounting from UNC-Charlotte (2002), and an MBA from Wake Forest University (2007) with a dual concentration in Entrepreneurship and Finance. Mr. Reynolds is a licensed CPA in NC. He has taught Family Business and Feasibility Analysis at UNCG.

Entrepreneur in Residence Noah Reynolds

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Cathy Hamilton
Cathy Hamilton

Office of Leadership & Service-Learning

Dr. Cathy H. Hamilton serves as the director for the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning at UNC Greensboro.  She teaches entrepreneurship with a focus on the overlapping competencies found within leadership  and innovative thinking required for social enterprise to benefit individuals and the communities in which they live.

Steve Cramer
Steve Cramer

Associate Director, Library

Steve is the UNCG Business Librarian and winner of the PrivCo Prize for Excellence in Business Librarianship in 2015. He teaches ENT/GEO/LIS/MKT 530: Researching Opportunities in Entrepreneurship & Economic Development in the spring semester. This is an active-learning, hands-on class that meets in a computer classroom.

Christopher Thomas


Christopher Thomas is an artist who makes paintings, drawings and artist books.  His work has been exhibited nationally at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Les Yeux du Monde Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and at Chicago’s A.R.C. Gallery.  Thomas received his MA and MFA from the University of Iowa and his BFA from Arcadia University.  Additionally, he studied at the Glasgow School of Art in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is a Fellow at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts in Rabun Gap, Georgia, having been an artist-in-residence there three times.

Janice Wassel

Gerontology, The Dual Degree MS in Gerontology-MBA Program

Dr. Janice Wassel is a social demographer whose focus in gerontology has directed her research to the longevity economy, silver industries (businesses), financial gerontology, and retirement issues of the older worker. She is especially interested in South Korea’s aging and entrepreneurship and in the developing products and services that encourage active lifestyles for older adults.

David L. Wyrick

Public Health Education, Prevention Strategies, LLC

Presently an Associate Professor of Public Health Education, he has received more than a dozen NIH funded grants and was recently awarded funding from UNCG through the BELL initiative to develop a new graduate course in Public Health Education titled “Promoting and Protecting Health through Entrepreneurship.” Dr. Wyrick is also the founder and President of Prevention Strategies, LLC, an official affiliate of UNCG.

James Milanese
Accounting and Finance

James Milanese is a Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance, specializing in corporate finance, financial markets and investment strategies.  James has been a faculty member at UNCG since 1999; and is the 2007 recipient of the Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics Teaching Excellence award.

Keith Debbage

Keith Debbage is a Professor of Geography with research interests in urban economic development. He is the author of more than 60 research publications including a book, book chapters, contracted reports and various academic journals. His principal research interests include airline networks and regional economies, and the economic impact of tourism. He will be offering GEO/ENT 502 Urban Planning for the first time in fall 2016.

Bonnie Canziani
Bonnie Canziani
Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism;
Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality

Dr. Bonnie Canziani holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University in Hotel Administration. She is a faculty member at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Bryan School of Business and Economics, specializing in the management of customer service relationships and business profitability in various sectors including hospitality, tourism, wine, and transportation.

Sharon Morrison
Sharon Morrison
Public Health Education

Sharon D. Morrison is an Associate Professor on the Department of Public Health Education at University of North Carolina Greensboro. She teaches HEA/ENT 307: Global Health in which she features entrepreneurial strategies used to address global health disparities.

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Allison Bramwell

Political Science

Allison Bramwell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She teaches courses in urban politics, public policy and administration, and community economic development in both the undergraduate and MPA programs. Her current research focuses on collaborative urban governance and the political economy of restructuring with an emphasis on economic transformation in mid-sized cities. Other recent work includes local labour market planning and workforce development, the role of colleges and universities in regional economic development, and the social dynamics of economic performance in urban regions.

Stan Faeth, Head and Professor, Biology, on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (Chris English/UNCG Photo)

Stanley Faeth

Biology and College of Arts and Sciences

Stanley H. Faeth is the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNCG and a professor of Biology. He has developed and taught numerous undergraduate andd grauate level courses. He has also mentored more than 75 undergraduate students in independent and Honor’s research projects and has served as supervisory professor for 7 doctoral, 14 Master’s and 11 postdoctoral scholars. Stan’s research focuses on the ecology and evolution of plant-herbivore-microbial interactions and the ecology of cities and their human and non-human inhabitants.