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FINAL ROUND JUDGES: SOCIAL VENTURES TRACK
Community Impact &
Philanthropy, Corporate Affairs,
Booz Allen Hamilton
Dexis Consulting Group
Business Management Q
Dr. George T. Solomon
PROFESSOR OF MANAGEMENT, CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR FOR THE
CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL EXCELLENCE (CFEE)
The Most Influential Faculty Member Award is presented by the GW
Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship to a member of the GW faculty
who provided guidance and inspiration to participating New Venture
Competition teams as they pursued their entrepreneurial ambitions.
MOST INFLUENTIAL FACULTY MEMBER AWARD
Nominations are provided by participating New Venture
Competition teams. The faculty member who receives the most such
acknowledgments is recognized with an award at the Finals of the
Competition. This year's awardee is Dr. George T. Solomon.
On April 16, 2020, Lex McCusker,
Director of Student Entrepreneurship
Programs, presented the award
to the 2020 recipient, Dr. George
T. Solomon, during the first-ever
2020 New Venture Competition
Virtual Award Show. Dr. Solomon is
a Professor of Management and cofounder and Director for the Center
for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE)
at the GW School of Business.
Dr. George T. Solomon is currently a Professor of Management and cofounder and Director for the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE)
at the George Washington University School of Business. He also serves
as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Small Business Management. Dr.
Solomon is the past president of the United States Association for Small
Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and the International Council
for Small Business (ICSB).
From 1976 until 2004, Dr. Solomon held various managerial positions at
the SBA including director of the Office of Special Initiatives and deputy
associate administrator for Business Initiatives Education and Training
where he managed a staff of six to fifteen professionals.
Dr. Solomon has published and edited over 130 articles, books of
readings, book chapters, reference materials and proceedings articles
in both the areas of entrepreneurship/small business management and
organizational behavior & dynamics. He is a colleague of the Creative
Education Foundation, a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow of the United
States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, a fellow of
the Small Business Institute Director’s Association and a Wilford White
Fellow of the ICSB. He currently serves as chair for the Wilford L. White
Fellows and was past chair of the Justin G. Longenecker Fellows. He is
one of only four individuals in the United States to be so honored by all
three organizations. Dr. Solomon was award in 2013 and 2016 the Peter
B. Vaill Award by the GW School of Business for his work with doctoral
Dr. Solomon received his doctorate of business administration (DBA) from
the George Washington University School of Government and Business
Administration, 1982, with a major in entrepreneurship/small business
management and organizational behavior & development. He was the
first individual at that time, to receive a doctorate in entrepreneurship/
small business management from a major accredited school of business.
He received his MBA from Suffolk University in 1972, his BBS from
Central Connecticut State University in 1971, and his AS from Norwalk
Community College in 1969.