Dr. James V. Green leads the education activities of Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) as the Director of Entrepreneurship Education with responsibilities for designing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, leading seed funding programs, and managing residential entrepreneurship programs for students. In 2011, he earned first prize in the 3E Learning Innovative Entrepreneurship Education Competition presented at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) annual conference to recognize college educators who have created new and challenging learning activities that actively involve students in the entrepreneurial experience. He is the author of "The Opportunity Analysis Canvas", an innovative tool for identifying and analyzing entrepreneurial ideas. Prior to the University of Maryland, Dr. Green held founder, executive, and operational roles with multiple startups to include WaveCrest Laboratories (an innovator in next-generation electric and hybrid-electric propulsion and drive systems), Cyveillance (a software startup and world leader in cyber intelligence and intelligence-led security), and NetMentors.Org (the first national online career development eMentoring community). Dr. Green earned a Doctor of Management and an MS in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College, an MBA from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Alyssa Cohen Sherman is the manager for entrepreneurship education at the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) at the University of Maryland. In this role, Alyssa manages a wide range of Mtech educational initiatives, including the Minor in Technology Entrepreneurship and the Hinman CEOs Program. In this role, she helps students to turn their ideas into businesses by connecting them to resources and other entrepreneurial opportunities on and off campus. Alyssa especially enjoys student advising, increasing the online and blended learning opportunities for students, and working with the recruitment and retention of the living-learning program cohorts. Alyssa earned a master of social work degree at the University of Michigan and holds a B.A. from Suffolk University.
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