Eric Liguori

Eric Liguori

Eric Liguori, Ph.D.
Professor & Rohrer Chair of Entrepreneurship | Executive Director, Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Eric Liguori, Ph.D.

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Business Hall, Room 209E


Dr. Eric Liguori is the Rohrer Chair of Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. His research interests include entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial competency development, and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Liguori has authored or co-authored 4 books and 50 peer reviewed journal articles published in leading outlets including Journal of Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research. Liguori and/or his work have also been featured in major media outlets including Forbes, USA Today, and U.S. News and World Report. Liguori is a Past President and Fellow of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), the largest professional association in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship education through bold teaching, scholarship, and practice. He serves as Managing Editor of Journal of Small Business Management and Executive Editor of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy. In 2017 USASBE awarded him “Special Recognition for Innovative Entrepreneurship Education” and the “Ray Smilor Distinguished Service Award.” 


  • Ph.D., Entrepreneurship, Louisiana State University
  • M.B.A., University of South Florida
  • B.S., Human Resource Management, Florida State University