Dawn R. DeTienne is Professor of Strategy/Entrepreneurship at Colorado State University. Her teaching, service, and previous work experience are centered around entrepreneurship. Her research, which has been cited over 5,000 times, focuses on entrepreneurial exit, family business, and gender and has appeared in Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE), Journal of Business Venturing (JBV), Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice (ET&P), Group & Organization Management, IEEE Transactions in Management, and Small Business Economics. DeTienne is a 10-year Dean’s Scholar and has won numerous honors and awards, including the Colorado State University College of Business Researcher of the Year in 2009, the Colorado State University Excellence in Teaching Award in 2011, and the Department of Management Reputation Award in 2017. In 2013, DeTienne received the J. William Fulbright Scholarship to Dublin, Ireland. She is an adjunct professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Business at Dublin City University and has been a visiting professor at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and the Jönköping Business School in Sweden.
DeTienne has served in the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management in several leadership roles, including as a representative-at-large, chair of the Communications Committee, and co-chair of the Doctoral Consortium. In 2016, she was elected to the Academy’s five-year leadership track. She served as associate editor of AMLE from 2011-2014 and is a member of the editorial boards of JBV and ET&P. She also served as the faculty director for the College of Business’s Institute for Entrepreneurship for five years and actively promotes entrepreneurship throughout the Colorado State University campus.
She received her MBA from Colorado State University in 1999 and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2002. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., DeTienne co-founded several ventures, one of which she helped to successfully guide through an acquisition exit.