PULLMAN, Wash. – John Cullen has been named the James D. Huber Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies in the Washington State University College of Business (CB).

He also has been named inaugural director of college Ph.D. programs. Given the increased importance of doctoral education at WSU, the college introduced the new position to focus on increasing quality, size and student placements in Ph.D. programs. 

Cullen is a senior faculty member with expertise in entrepreneurship and innovation. He has built an international reputation based largely on his work in international management, business ethics and organizational design.

He serves as senior editor for the Journal of World Business, is past president of the Western Academy of Management, has more than 2,000 citations from his 10 ten most cited articles, and was a Fulbright scholar. He has been with the CB since 1990. 

“Dr. Cullen’s extensive experience as coordinator of the Ph.D. program in the management department, combined with his vast research experience, is a strong asset to the College of Business,” said Dean Eric Spangenberg.

The CB has provided doctoral education for more than 20 years, with concentrations in all traditional areas of business plus hospitality business management.   

James D. Huber was a founding member of the Business Advisory Committee in the college and a proponent of the entrepreneurial ideals that foster the growth and development of small business. The chair works to expand the interest of students in starting their own businesses and promotes teaching and research programs in areas related to small business.
About the College of Business

The WSU College of Business is accredited at the baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral levels by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The college spans all campuses of WSU, including a thriving online campus and an emerging campus in Everett.

The college conducts scholarly and applied research and offers degree programs in a variety of business disciplines and hospitality business management. It supplements face-to-face offerings through innovative online learning and international programs.

For more information, visit the college’s Web site at www.business.wsu.edu.

Media contact:
Sarah Druffel, WSU College of Business, 509-335-4345, sarah.druffel@wsu.edu