Tom Duening, Ph.D.

UCCS College of Business professor, Tom Duening, Ph.D.

Tom Duening, Ph.D.

Team Lead & Associate Professor, Management; Director, Center for Entrepreneurship; El Pomar Chair of Business and Entrepreneurship

Biographical Information

Dr. Duening  is the Team Lead for Management and the Business and Entrepreneurship program as well as the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. Dr. Duening has more than 10 years experience as a professor in the areas of business and management.


  • B.S., Natural Sciences, UW Stevens Point
  • M.A., Philosophy of Science, University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Minnesota


University of Colorado Colorado Springs

  • El Pomar Chair of Business & Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor, and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship,  2009 - present

Arizona State University

  • Director, Entrepreneurial Programs Office, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

University of Houston- Downton

  • Visiting Assistant Professor and Director of the Entrepreneur & Venture Development Center, College of Business
  • Assistant Dean for Administration & Executive Programs, C.T. Bauer College of Business
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, C.T. Bauer College of Business

University of Minnesota

  • Administrative Fellow

Professional Experience

  • Founding Partner in Kyron Global Accelerator, 2013 - present
  • Founder and Chief Content Officer of Businesses2Lear
  • Founder and Director of Arizona Technology Investor Forum (ATIF)
  • Founder of USuggest, Inc.
  • Founder of INSYTE Business Services Group, 2003 - present
  • Founder of Applied Management Sciences Institute
  • Vice President for Content Development, Edgia, Inc.
  • Founder, U.S. Learning Systems, LLC
  • Principal, Robert S. Banks, Associates, Inc.


  • Member of the Angel Capital Association since July 2007
  • Member of American Society of Engineering Education April 2006- 2009

Volunteer and Service

  • Appointed to the National Entrepreneurship Network, a Wadhani Foundation Initiative, Bangalore, India. 2013.
  • Appointed to Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation team on the Sports/Outdoors economy.2012.
  • Appointed by Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to serve on state Capital Formation Task Force, April 2008-August 2009.
  • Editorial Board Member. International Journal of Innovation Science. Multi-Science Publishing, United Kingdom.(June 2008-present).
  • Founder and Director of the Arizona Technology Investor Forum, an Arizona State University centered angel investor group and member of the Angel Capital Association.(September 2006-August 2009).
  • Mentor and Judge, BITS Pilani (India) Conquest 2007, The International Business Plan Competition.
  • Mentor and Judge, BITS Pilani (India) Conquest 2006, The International Business Plan Competition