Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy and holds the Loretta Rogers Chair in Entrepreneurship Research in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto. He is Honorary Doctor (Econ. & Bus.Adm.) at Åbo Akademi University School of Business. He also is Docent in Entrepreneurship at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland.
He holds a B.A. (honors) with majors in Psychology and Sociology and minors in History and Anthropology from Texas Christian University (1968). His graduate degrees are a M.A. (1972) and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology (1974) from the University of New Hampshire. He completed post-doctoral work at The University of Texas at Austin in Applied Industrial Psychology.
He has received numerous grants from national foundations and governmental agencies in the United States. He has received awards from the International Council for Small Business, the Family Firm Institute, the Family Enterprise Research Conference, Durham University (UK), Anahuac University (MEX), the Government of the Republic of Palau, The Society of the Sigma Xi (Scientific Research), Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology), and Psi Chi (Psychology). He is a Certified Director by the UCLA/NASDAQ Director Institute.