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College of Business to welcome thought leader in residence

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Siri Terjesen

Siri Terjesen is set to visit NDSU’s College of Business Oct. 11-14 as the inaugural CeCe Morken Thought Leader in Residence.

Terjesen is the Phil Smith professor of entrepreneurship and associate dean of research and external relations at Florida Atlantic University and professor at the Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. She is a nationally recognized expert in strategic entrepreneurship, higher education, corporate governance and gender in management.

As a thought leader in residence, Terjesen will engage with students and faculty across campus to lead lectures, meet with student organizations, collaborate on programs and provide research mentorship.

“I cannot think of a more ideal inaugural thought leader than Siri Terjesen. She is a highly accomplished scholar in the areas of entrepreneurship, corporate governance and diversity who will bring tremendous energy to our college and university,” said Scott Beaulier, Ronald and Kaye Olson Dean of Business at NDSU. “The Thought Leader in Residence program elevates the experience for faculty and students at NDSU. We are incredibly grateful to philanthropy and CeCe Morken for launching this program."

Terjesen is scheduled to give a public talk for the Conversations in Business Ethics Series on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 11:30 a.m. in the Louise S. Barry Auditorium. The series features a conversational style that delves into issues of ethics and leadership.

The CeCe Morken Thought Leader in Residency program facilitates visits by renowned scholars, executives and thought leaders to energize the NDSU community. The program is made possible by the generous gift of NDSU alumnae CeCe Morken, BS ’79, economics and sociology, president and CEO of Headspace Inc.

Terjesen has received several awards for her teaching at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. She serves as an advisor to the World Bank, Kauffman Foundation and a variety of think tanks.

She has published over 80 articles in leading journals such as Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Production and Operations Management and Journal of Operations Management.

She is an associate editor of Small Business Economics, Journal of Risk and Financial Management and Industry and Innovation.

Terjesen received her undergraduate education at the University of Richmond, her master’s degree at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration in Bergen, Norway, as a Fulbright Scholar and doctorate at Cranfield University in the U.K. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Queensland University of Technology, in Brisbane, Australia.

She was a competitive marathon and ultradistance runner, representing the U.S., England and Queensland in international competitions.

Terjesen’s residency at NDSU is set to continue with a second visit in the spring semester.

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