University of Colorado Colorado Springs: College of Business


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Duening is the El Pomar Chair of Business and Entrepreneurship and Director of the UCCS Center for Entrepreneurship. He earned an MA in Philosophy of Science and a PhD in Higher Education Administration and his from the University of Minnesota. Duening's interests and professional experience include entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education, political economy and macro-economics, personal investing and travel. Duening co-founded his first company at age 26 and has written 12 books. He is the founder of seven companies, including InfoLabs India, Pvt., Ltd., Businesses2Learn, LLC, and INSYTE Business Services, LLC.


Schwartz is the Associate Dean of the UCCS School of Public Affairs. She earned an MEd from the University of North Carolina and an MPA and PhD in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. Her teaching and professional interests include Nonprofit and Public Management, Program Evaluation, Interorganizational Networks and Collaboration, Social Policy, and Group Dynamics. Schwartz has held senior and executive positions in nonprofit organizations, and owned and was principal in a consulting and evaluation firm. She has conducted evaluations for multiple public and nonprofit organizations, including projects funded by the National Institute of Justice, U. S. Health Resources and Services Administration, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Colorado Department of Education. Schwartz also sponsors an annual leadership training event for the public sector, attracting up to 150 enrollees from the Colorado Springs area. In 2001, Schwartz was awarded the Thomas Jefferson Award, one of the highest honors given at the university. The award recognizes faculty, staff and students who advance the ideals of the third U.S. president and a Founding Father whose legacy extends to the arts, sciences, education and public affairs.

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