The Spears School of Business and the School of Entrepreneurship are proud to announce the appointment of the 2011-2012 group of Riata Faculty Fellows. The Riata Fellows Program is a core component of the university-wide entrepreneurship initiative, where the entrepreneurial mindset and core entrepreneurship concepts are applied to disciplines across the campus.
Launched in December of 2009, the program offers a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial faculty from any discipline or academic area to be jointly appointed in the School of Entrepreneurship. Fellows are typically appointed for 2-3 years to work on research, curriculum development or outreach initiatives that link their home discipline to entrepreneurship. The fellows come together for a major forum each year to share progress and outcomes from the project on which they are working. They also contribute to ongoing discussions regarding cross-disciplinary applications of entrepreneurship, and the development of OSU as an entrepreneurial university.
Seventeen outstanding individuals make up the 2011-2012 Fellows: Nathan Richardson, Liz Roth, Jason Vogel, James Hess, Lin Liu, Melanie Page, Apple Apblett, Lloyd Caldwell, J. Cecil, Julie Croff, Catherine Curtis, Steve Harrist, Derina Holtzhausen, Kaan Kalkan, Dale Maronek, Nick Materer, and Jane Talkington.