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About Diane M Sullivan

Diane M. Sullivan is an Associate Professor at the University of Dayton. She completed her Ph.D. in 2006 at the University of Central Florida. Her primary research interests include early-stage entrepreneurial phenomena (e.g., entrepreneurial networks, knowledge, and early venture growth), and organizational creativity. She has published research in journals such as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, and Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, among others. She has also published book chapters related to creativity, entrepreneurship, and leadership and her work has regularly appeared at a number of national and international conferences to include the Academy of Management Conference and the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.

- Academy of Management: Entrepreneurship Division, Strategy Division, Research Methods Division
Ad Hoc Reviewer for the following journals:
- Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice
- Entrepreneurship and Regional Development
- Journal of Small Business Management
- Journal of Management Studies
- Journal of Business Research
- Journal of Managerial Psychology
- Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
- The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems
Member. Member Relations Committee, HR Division, 2004 Annual Academy of Management Conference
Member. Member Relations Committee, HR Division, 2003 Annual Academy of Management Conference


2006 - Present Associate Professor, University of Dayton Department of Management and Marketing

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • (2013) University of Dayton STARS Honoree (University research honor).
  • (2009) SBA Summer Research Grant. Recipient of 2009 SBA summer research grant.
  • (2008) Entrepreneurship Division Second Best Reviewer Award (out of 600 reviewers). Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.
  • (2005-2006) $25,000.00 entrepreneurship dissertation research grant from the Florida High Tech Corridor and the UCF Office of Research and Commercialization.
  • (2005) Kauffman Scholarship. Entrepreneurship Division Kauffman scholarship for Academy of Management Conference expenses and Doctoral Consortium Attendance.
  • (2004) Entrepreneurship Division Best Reviewer Award. Academy of Management, New Orleans, LA.
  • (2004) Graduate Student Travel Fellowship Award, University of Central Florida.
  • (2003) Ph.D. Research Award, College of Business Administration, University of Central Florida.
  • (2002) Graduate Student Travel Fellowship Award, University of Central Florida.


  • MBA 682 - New Venture Management
  • MGT 320 - New Venture Creation
  • MGT 490 - Managing the Enterprise
  • MGT 422 - Business Plans for Emerging Firms


2006 PhD, University of Central Florida ‐ Management, Strategy/Entrepreneurship (major), Industrial and Organizational Psychology (minor)
2001 MBA, University of Central Florida ‐ Management
1997 BS, University of Central Florida ‐ Marketing and General Business Administration

Contact Information

Location: Miriam Hall 702
Phone: 937-229-3705


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Women entrepreneurs (2)

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