Dr. Eric Liguori
RCIE Executive Director / Professor
Dr. Eric Liguori
Dr. Eric Liguori sits at the global forefront of entrepreneurship education. He holds the Rohrer Chair of Entrepreneurship at Rowan University and is the Executive Director of the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In 2019 he became the youngest person ever elected to serve as President of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), the largest academic organization dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship education through bold teaching, scholarship, and practice, and in 2021 he became USASBE's youngest person ever inducted as a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow. For several years he was the Lead Researcher for the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, including overseeing evaluation for their curriculum partnership with Hewlett-Packard's Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs. Liguori presently serves as Managing Editor of the Journal of Small Business Management and Executive Editor of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy. He also serves as a contributing editor for the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development and Journal of the International Council for Small Business. His work has been published in leading outlets including Journal of Management, Small Business Economics, Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, as well as featured in media outlets including USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes.com, and BuzzFeed.