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Dr. Edward G. Rogoff Named 2010 Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year

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Ed RogoffProfessor Edward Rogoff, Chair of the Management Department at Baruch College, was recently named the 2010 Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year by The United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). Since its foundation in 1957, the USASBE has become the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. Their Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year award recognizes an individual who has provided distinguished leadership over a number of years within the field of entrepreneurship education.

"Dr. Rogoff has really been very successful in looking at the experiences of Baruch’s diverse population to bring the management program to a level that’s a lot more relevant to students. Few people [in his role] have been actual entrepreneurs — the fact that he has been gives a lot of credibility to our program. He knows what you need to be a successful entrepreneur and he’s very supportive in letting faculty explore different concepts and ideas, creating an entrepreneurial culture within the major itself," said Allison Lehr, Field Mentor and a lecturer in the Zicklin School of Business.

"Ed has been a major mastermind behind the curriculum development of the entrepreneurship programs at Baruch College," added Ramona Zachary, Academic Director of the Field Center for Entrepreneurship and the Jonas Chair of Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management. "We started 15 years ago with a single course and now have 12-14 courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level."

Not only has Dr. Rogoff taught and developed a wide spectrum of undergraduate and graduate courses on entrepreneurship at Baruch College, he remains an active researcher in the field of entrepreneurial activity and has published articles on the subject in The Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, The New York Times, Forbes, and others.

Said Rogoff of the honor, "This is, of course, a recognition of the programs that we have built at Baruch, and therefore, everyone who has been a part of this deserves to share in the credit."