Entrepreneurship faculty win grants for course help

Eight faculty members are recipients of 2019 Louis H. Zalaznick Teaching Assistantships, receiving funds of $1,500 to $3,000 to help develop or expand courses and add teaching assistants.

The program, administered by Entrepreneurship at Cornell, was established in 1993 by David W. Zalaznick ’76, a Cornell trustee, and his wife, Barbara ’76, to honor David’s father, Louis. The awards allow faculty affiliated with Entrepreneurship at Cornell to extend their capacity to work with students by providing assistants to help with their courses and/or course development.

Zalaznick award winners and their projects:

  • Celia Bigoness, associate clinical professor of law and director of the Entrepreneurship Law Clinic at Cornell Law School, will hire three students to help with a startup law seminar;
  • John Callister, the Harvey Kinzelberg Director of Entrepreneurship in Engineering, will hire an assistant for his Entrepreneurship for Engineers class;
  • Steven Gal, senior lecturer of management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, will hire assistants for his numerous classes across three colleges at Cornell.
  • Brooke Hollis, executive director of the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures and a lecturer in the Sloan Program in Health Administration, will hire assistants to help in the development of two new courses in his programs.
  • Robert Karpman, an adjunct professor in SC Johnson, will use the funds to support assistants in his fall and spring classes: Entrepreneurship Perspectives, Preparing a Business Plan for a New Venture and Business Regulation;
  • Wes Sine, professor of management and organizations at SC Johnson, will use the funds to support teaching assistants, guest speaker expenses and student interactions for two classes: Strategic Management of Innovation and a new course, Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Animal Health;
  • Mike Timmons, professor of biological and environmental engineering, will hire assistants for his Entrepreneurial Management for Engineers class, which is also supported by Engaged Cornell. The class is working with schools in developing countries to create functioning aquaponics systems to produce vegetables and fish; and
  • Chuck Whitehead, professor of business law at Cornell Law School, will hire a research assistant to help with his business law course.

Kathy Hovis is a writer for Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

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