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Named Justin G. Longenecker Fellow of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Cleveland, OH (Jan. 23, 2023) - Boler College of Business Professor, Dr. Doan Winkel, has been named a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow, the highest honor given by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) to entrepreneurship educators. 

This award honors individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development, furtherance, and benefit of entrepreneurs and small and medium businesses. The USASBE Fellows Award recognizes the achievements of those men and women whose passion and desire for small business and entrepreneurship is reflected in their teaching, writing, research, training, and public service. Since 1986, 87 distinguished educators, researchers, government officials, small business advocates and trade association leaders have been selected as USASBE Fellows. 

"It is an honor to join this distinguished group of educators who inspired me since I began my academic journey,” said Dr. Winkel. “What excites me most about this honor is being able to inspire the next generation of educators looking to innovate and disrupt how we deliver and research entrepreneurship education."

Dr. Winkel was nominated by Longenecker Fellow Dr. Eric Liguori. "Doan is an engaged member of USASBE, an award-winning teacher, an accomplished scholar, and an entrepreneur. For 10 years he served USASBE on the Board of Directors, holding a variety of senior leadership roles,” Dr. Liguori said. “Those newer to the field likely know Doan for his work developing dynamic, engaging, and highly experiential learning tools for the contemporary classroom. And, those of us who have been around longer, know him not just for these things, but also his fearlessness in pushing boundaries, his signature Brooks Brothers button downs and what might soon become the world-record holding collection of novelty cufflinks.”

“We are incredibly proud of Dr. Winkel and this achievement. Doan is a distinguished member of our Boler faculty, and has made an indelible impact on John Carroll University,” said Dr. Elad Granot, Dean of the Boler College of Business. Dr. Winkel’s work reflects Boler’s commitment to providing experiential learning opportunities and quality graduate programs, two important parts of the “Boler Effect”. The Boler Effect encapsulates cutting-edge initiatives to innovate the higher education space while offering the highest quality education.



ABOUT BOLER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS John Carroll University’s Boler College of Business ( is widely recognized as one of the top business schools in the region. The goal of the Boler graduate programs is to blend our core Jesuit principles with a non-traditional experiential learning program to help you get more out of your career.

ABOUT DOAN WINKEL Doan is the Founding Director of the Bill and Sue Donnelly School of Leadership and Social Innovation, the John J. Kahl, Sr. Chair in Entrepreneurship, and the Director of the Edward M. Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship at John Carroll University.

ABOUT THE UNITED STATES ASSOCIATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP Founded in 1981, USASBE is an inclusive community of educators, researchers, and entrepreneurs advancing entrepreneurship education through bold teaching, scholarship, and practice. Membership is open to all, as is attendance at USASBE’s hallmark annual conference. USASBE also publishes a peer-reviewed academic journal, Entrepreneurship Education & Pedagogy, and develops a variety of helpful resources and professional development opportunities for entrepreneurship educators as they create a positive impact.