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Sher Gibbs

Dr. Sher Gibbs

Associate Professor


Dr. Sher Gibbs is Interim Director for the School of Management. Her research and teaching focuses on entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, minority and women entrepreneurs, and integrating social psychological perspectives and variables into the entrepreneurship domain. She was previously Interim Associate Dean for Analytics and Accreditation. Dr. Gibbs is a faculty fellow for the Direct Selling Education Foundation, currently serves as Senior VP Membership for the United States Association for Small Business, and Entrepreneurship, and is Associate Editor of Management Decision.

  • PHD - Jackson State University (2009)
  • MBA - Winona State University (2001)
  • BS - Grambling State University (1994)

Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Organizational Behavior
New Venture Creation
Management Foundations (graduate level)

  • The role of networking, entrepreneurial environments, and support systems in the creation, survival and success of ventures founded by minority, women, and immigrant entrepreneurs, New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 2018
  • Making the case for diversity as a strategic business tool in small firm survival and success, Journal of Small Business Strategy, 2018
  • Opportunity recognition and firm success: a study of novice and experienced ethnic minority entrepreneurs, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Conference, 2017
  • Propensity score analysis: a secondary data analysis of work-life policy and performance outcomes, Advances in Developing Human Resources, 2015, 10.1177/1523422314559809
  • Factors contributing to women's venture success in developing countries: an exploratory analysis, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 2016
  • Opportunity recognition processes of black entrepreneurs, Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 2014,
  • The bitter truth: a comparative analysis of black male and black female entrepreneurs, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 2014,
  • Quality Matters Level 1
  • Exporting
  • Technology Transfer and Commercialization
  • Activity Insight Administrator
  • United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Academy of Management
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Spanish (Limited Working)
  • French (Limited Working)

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Areas of Expertise

Entrepreneurship, Management, Leadership