Bart Sharp

Mike and Kristina McGrath Professor of Entrepreneurship




  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • M.B.A., Middle Tennessee State University
  • B.S., Purdue University, Aerospace Engineering


Bart Sharp, the Mike and Kristina McGrath Professor of Entrepreneurship, earned his Ph.D. in strategic management from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University (2009). Bart comes to academics by way of a background in aerospace engineering, which has informed his research interests in innovation, organizational learning and entrepreneurship. His work has appeared in the Journal of Management, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Organizational Research Methods and Strategic Organization, among others. He has been recognized with a Great Professor Award from the University Honors Program at NIU and has also received an Undergraduate Outstanding Teaching Award from the Management Department Student Advisory Board.

Teaching Areas

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Management

Selected Publications


Vita (PDF)

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NIU College of Business
Barsema Hall
740 Garden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

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