University of Portland

Robin D. Anderson

Robin D. Anderson

Background Narrative

Robin D. Anderson is the Dean of the Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. School of Business and the Robert W. Franz Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of Portland (1998-present). As the Franz Chair, he has developed the entrepreneurship core in the business school courses, designed and taught the first entrepreneurship course offered at the University for non-business majors and initiated a cutting-edge three-course intensive study program for entrepreneurial students, called Entrepreneur Scholars (E-Scholars). The E-Scholars Program won the 2001 Model Award for Specialty Entrepreneurship Programs from USASBE. He is also the Executive Director of the University of Portland?s Center for Entrepreneurship. Prior to his work at the University of Portland, Robin was the founding Director of the University of Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship, in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1997, he received the National Model Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program Award for the program he developed while at the University of Nebraska (1987-1998). His M.B.A. Entrepreneurship program was listed twice as one of the top 25 by Success magazine. His other awards include the Edwin M. Appel Prize from Price-Babson (1991) and the Leavey Award for Excellence from the Freedoms Foundation (1990). While at UNL, he administered USIA, Eurasia and other grants with partners in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Albania. He has taught entrepreneurship in more than 20 countries.

  • Doctor of Education, U Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, U Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Bachelor of Arts, Univ Nebraska Kearney
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