Dr. Dawn R. DeTienne, Ph.D.

Professor, Management Department
Rockwell Hall, Rm. 207
(970) 491-6446
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Dawn R. DeTienne is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Colorado State University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2002. DeTienne’s research, teaching, service, and previous work experience are all in the area of entrepreneurship. Her research focuses upon 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 (GOM), IEEE Transactions in Management, and Small Business Economics (SBE). Professor DeTienne is a ten-year Dean’s Scholar and in 2009 was awarded the Colorado State University College of Business Researcher of the Year, and in 2011 the Colorado State University Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2013, DeTienne received the J. William Fulbright Scholarship to Dublin, Ireland. 

DeTienne has served in the Entrepreneurship Division in several leadership roles including as a Representative-at-Large, Chair of the Communications Committee, Co-Chair of the Doctoral Consortium, and 5-year Executive Team.  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 Institute for Entrepreneurship for 5 years. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., DeTienne co-founded several ventures, two of which she helped to successfully guide through an acquisition exit.