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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business
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Miller, David J.

Academic Unit:Management
Position:Assistant Professor; Executive Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Director, Mason Innovation Lab; and Director, Campus Entrepreneurship
Phone:703-993-1768
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 042
Office Hours:Tues (1 pm 3 pm), Wed (12 am 2 pm) or by appointment
Research Interests:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Higher education
  • Economic history
Teaching Interests:
  • New venture creation
  • Entrepreneurship
Education:
  • PhD candidate, George Mason University
  • MBA - Entrepreneurship, Finance, & Strategic Management, University of Chicago
  • MS - International Politics of Asia, University of London
  • BA - International Relations,University of Michigan
Profile:

David Miller is an instructor of entrepreneurship and the director of the Center for Innnovation and Entrepreneurship. He also serves as the director for entrepreneurship within George Mason’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship. He has worked on numerous entrepreneurship education programs including Startup Mason—a peer-to-peer founders group for Mason community members—and Mason’s Social Innovation Program (SIP).

Miller teaches courses in entrepreneurship and new venture creation. His fields of research include entrepreneurship, higher education, and economic history. He is currently creating a directory, taxonomy, and database of high growth student entrepreneurs, their ventures, their universities, and writing case studies on these universities as the entrepreneurial frontier.

Miller has been part of multiple new ventures throughout the past 15 years, most recently serving as the founder and CEO of FamilyFantasySports.com, an online platform for family-friendly fantasy football. He co-founded the Creative Class Group (CCG), which develops new product service creation and strategy. As the COO of CCG, he oversaw the development and implementation of the Creative Cities Leadership Project, educating and leading more than 200 social innovators and 30 social ventures in various US and world cities.

Research and Awards:

Was nominated for the Career Connection Faculty Award from George Mason University Career Services for faculty who have made a positive impact on students’ career goals, employment plans or graduate school preparation in 2015.