The Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State has announced that four faculty members have been named “e-baristas” by the Coleman Foundation.
E-baristas are leaders of microcommunities of Coleman Fellows Program participants across the nation building collaborative educational efforts around entrepreneurship. There are over 200 Coleman fellows representing virtually all academic disciplines.
Fresno State faculty e-baristas are:
- Dr. Andrew Hansz, a professor of finance and business law and director of the Gazarian Real Estate Center in the Craig School of Business.
- Betsy Hays, an associate professor of mass communication and journalism in the College of Arts and Humanities.
- Dr. Klaus Tenbergen, an assistant professor of food sciences and nutrition and director of the Culinology® program, and Dr. Lizhu Davis, an assistant professor of fashion merchandising, both within the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.
The four are among 18 Coleman fellows at Fresno State – the largest number on any university campus in the United States.
Hansz, Tenbergen and Davis also received financial support to attend the Experiential Classroom Clinic Sept. 20-23 at Oklahoma State University campuses in Tulsa and Stillwater so they can share their experiences in the Coleman Fellows Program with others.
The Coleman program expands self-employment education as faculty fellows, guided by an entrepreneurship educator, develop courses with entrepreneurial components in their academic discipline. After their fellows year, faculty members join a cohort of colleagues who spread entrepreneurship education across campus and throughout their discipline.
The Coleman Fellows Program was created by the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State in 2005. In 2010, the Coleman Foundation adopted the program nationally with over 50 colleges and universities participating.