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Charles (Chuck) Eesley

Associate Professor of Management Science and Engineering
Chuck Eesley is an Associate Professor and W.M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar in the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. As Associate Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, his research focuses on the role of the institutional and university environment in high-growth, engineering-driven entrepreneurship. His research focuses on rethinking how the educational and policy environment shapes the economic and entrepreneurial impact of university engineering students and alumni. His field research spans China, Japan, South Korea, Chile, Bangladesh, Uganda, Ethiopia, Thailand and Silicon Valley and has received awards from the Schulze Foundation, the Technical University of Munich, and the Kauffman Foundation. He is a faculty affiliate at the Stanford Center on China's Economy and Institutions, the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Stanford King Center on Global Development. He is also a member of the Editorial Board for the Strategic Management Journal. His work has been published among other places in Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, and Biological Psychiatry. He has also been an advocate and mentor for immigrants and historically under-represented groups in STEM, academia and the tech sector via programs such as Diversifying Academia, Recognizing Excellence (DARE), AAAS - Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST), and SURF among others. Before coming to Stanford, Prof. Eesley completed his Ph.D. at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He earned a B.S. in neuroscience at Duke University and previously did research in fMRI at the Duke-UNC Brain Imaging and Analysis Center and at the Center for Health Policy at Duke University.


PhD, MIT, Sloan School of Management (2009)
BS, Duke University, Biological Basis of Behavior (2002)