McRae C. Banks

Vice Chair-Chair Elect

Margaret & Harrell Hill Distinguished Professor and Dean, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

McRae BanksMcRae C. Banks is dean of the Bryan School of Business and Economics and the Margaret and Harrell Hill Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Previously, Banks served in a dean-equivalent position for 15 years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), where he also founded the Collaborative for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Prior to WPI, Banks held academic appointments at Mississippi State University (1987-95), where he was co-founder of both the Agribusiness Institute and the Furniture Manufacturing Management program, and Radford University (1982-87), where he founded the Radford University Management Center and the Small Business Institute.

In addition to his academic interest in entrepreneurship, Banks founded two small businesses in the service sector and held managerial positions in two other small businesses. He has also held elected senior leadership positions in three different professional societies: the Academy of Management, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the Society for Advancement of Management.

Banks holds BA and PhD degrees from Virginia Tech and an MA degree from Northwestern University.


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