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John Altman

Adjunct Professor

Entrepreneurship


Profile

Academic Background

  • Owner/President Management Program, Harvard University, Graduate School of Business, 3 yr. certificate program, 1990-1992
  • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics,  Miami University, 1960

Honorary Degrees

  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Sierra Nevada College, 2007
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Phillips Graduate Institute, 2002
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Miami University, 1990

Academic & Professional Experience

  • 2013-Present: National Board of Trustees, Miami University
  • 2013-Present: Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, Farmer School of Business, Miami University
  • 2008-Present: Board of Visitors, Farmer School of Business, Miami University
  • 2007-2009: GoPicnic.com, Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • 2003-2010: Co-Founder, BlackRock Systems, LLC
  • 2005-2007: Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Sierra Nevada College
  • 2005 (summer): Richard A. Forsythe Visiting Professor in Entrepreneurship, Farmer School of Business, Miami University Luxembourg Campus
  • 2003-2005: Visiting Professor, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, Haas School of Business, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley/Columbia Executive MBA
  • 2000-2003: Vice President of Strategic Futures, Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City
  • 1999-Present: Chairman and CEO, John W. Altman Charitable Foundation, Reno, Nevada
  • 1999-2001: Visiting Professor, Department of Organizational Behavior, Phillips Graduate Institute
  • 1998-2003: First Robert E. Weissman Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Babson College
  • 1994-1998: First Richard A. Forsythe Professor in Entrepreneurship, Farmer School of Business, Miami University
  • 1994-1998: First Director, Thomas C. Page Center for Entrepreneurship, Farmer School of Business, Miami University
  • 1992-1994: Herbert E. Markley Visiting Executive Professor of Business, Farmer School of Business, Miami University
  • 1960 1992: Owner, founder and/or partner in six businesses, two of which were harvested to USI and ICI. Senior manager of two multi-national corporations, Rohm & Haas and ICI from 1960-1967 and 1990-1992, respectively.

Teaching Awards and Formal Recognition

  • 1999 Effective Educator of the Year Nomination from the Miami University Alumni Association
  • 1999 Golden Key National Honor Society, Honorary Member, Babson College
  • 1998 Effective Educator of the Year Nomination from the Miami University Alumni Association
  • 1997 Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award from the Interfraternity Council, Pan Hellenic Association and the Office of Greek Affairs, nominated by Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
  • 1994 Outstanding Teacher Award from the Associated Student Government, Miami University

Additional Awards

  • 2008 Alumni Achievement Award, Delta Tau Delta, National Karnea
  • 2001 First Inductee, Miami University Academy of Entrepreneurs
  • 1998 Edwin W. Appel Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Academia, Babson College
  • 1998 USASBE/Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Undergraduate Program in Entrepreneurship Education, Clearwater, FL
  • 1997 USASBE/Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Undergraduate Program in Entrepreneurship Education, San Francisco
  • 1997 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Supporter of the Year, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky District
  • 1993 John E. Dolibois Alumni Award, Miami University

Research, Creative, and Other Scholarly Activities

  • “Creating Entrepreneurial Societies: The Role and Challenge for Entrepreneurship Education,” Joseph A. Kayne and John W. Altman, Journal for Asia Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, July 2005
  • "An Integrative Model for Corporate Venturing,” John W. Altman and Andrew Zacharakis, The Journal of Private Equity, 2003
  • “Entrepreneurs as Philanthropists: Ewing Marion Kauffman and Mario Morino Case Study Series,” John W. Altman and Marilyn L. Taylor, 2003
  • “Polartec (A), (B) & (C): A Series of Entrepreneurial Ethics Cases,” John W. Altman and Margaret C. DePalma, Babson College, 2003
  • “Collecting Well: Whose Money Is It Anyway?” John W. Altman and Leonard C. Green, EntreWorld, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2003
  • “Mario Morino: The Dilemmas of a Not-For-Profit Entrepreneur,” John W. Altman and Marilyn L. Taylor, NACRA, 2002
  • “American Formula for Growth: Federal Policy and the Entrepreneurial Economy, 1958-1998,” A Virtuous Cycle of Wealth Creation and Reinvestment, National Commission on Entrepreneurship, Washington, DC, 2001

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