Susan Cohen

Susan Cohen

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Management
C205 Benson Hall


  • PhD, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013
  • MBA, Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 1997
  • BA, Mathematics, University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • I study innovation and organizational learning across several contexts - from entrepreneurs in accelerator programs to large corporations making technological transitions.
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture finance and acceleration
  • Industry evolution
  • Corporate strategy


Journal Articles

Awards, Honors, and Recognition

  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 2022 Knowledge Challenge Grant
  • University of Georgia Innovation, Creativity, and Design Thinking Research Community Seed Grant, 2021
  • Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship, The Kauffman Foundation, 2018
  • Robins School MBA Professor of the Year, The University of Richmond’s Robin’s School, 2016
  • Kauffman Foundation Grant, The Kauffman Foundation, 2014
  • Best Paper Award, Academy of Management, Technology & Innovation Management, 2014
  • Batten Fellow, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, 2012
  • Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012


Academy of Management, Technology and Innovation Management Interest Group

  • Representative-at-large (Elected)
  • Member of research committee (Appointed)

Strategic Management Society, Entrepreneurship and Strategy Interest Group

  • Representative-at-large (Elected)