Bloomsburg University to host international author/educator for lecture on entrepreneurial leadership

For Immediate Release

Date: Feb 11, 2020

Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Communications

Bloomsburg University to host international author/educator for lecture on entrepreneurial leadership

BLOOMSBURG-- Karise Hutchinson, professor of Leadership at Ulster University in Northern Ireland and Provost of the Coleraine campus, will speak to “The Power of Storytelling and Entrepreneurial Leadership, ” on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the McCormick Center, room 1303. Hutchinson will focus on her Lead2Grow model for small businesses and her recent work in the creative industries. The event, sponsored by the Zeigler College of Business and the Zeigler Institute for Professional Development, is free and open to the public.

Hutchinson joined Ulster University in 2004 and was awarded a Ph.D. in Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) international management in 2006. Her research has been presented at international conferences and published in a wide range of high-quality international journals. The extensive impact of her research has been recognized by the British Academy of Management Education Practice award in 2016 and the Chartered Management Institute’s Top Industry Article award in 2013.

She is the author of “Leadership Development for Small Business: The Power of Storytelling,” published by Palgrave Macmillan. She received the British Academy of Management Practice award in 2016 and Outstanding Contribution to the Chartered Management Institute award in 2018 in recognition of her work in leadership development and education. Hutchinson uses her passion and experience of developing business leaders to support the growth of the SME sector in Northern Ireland.

The Zeigler Institute for Professional Development is a comprehensive educational experience designed to build the personal and professional capacities necessary for career success. Students gain a competitive edge in the job market or acceptance in graduate/professional school via knowledge, demonstrated professional skills, and networking experiences.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,200 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in five distinct colleges: College of Education, Zeigler College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, and new Honors College.