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Kay Molkentin

Professor of Practice of Entrepreneurship, Pamplin School of Business

photo of Kay MolkentinPrior to arriving at UP, Kay Molkentin was the director of the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship at Hiram College in Ohio, where she managed the administrative and co-curricular activities of the center and academic program. She has presented on a variety of topics, published articles, and taught several courses including: Creativity, Innovation, and the Entrepreneurial Mindset; Entrepreneurship and the Studio Arts; Fireside Chat Seminar; Social Entrepreneurship; Enterprise Development; Start Up Communities: A Comparison of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems; and a first-year seminar course. Kay has expertise in idea development, innovation, marketing, social enterprise, entrepreneurial ecosystems, networking, and cross-disciplinary integration of entrepreneurial practice. She served as president for three years with the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium, a regional group of ten universities focused on undergraduate entrepreneurship education. Prior to her work in the entrepreneurship field, Kay spent over 20 years in development and fundraising. She earned a bachelor of science from Cleveland State University, where she majored in biology, and a M.B.A. in marketing from Case Western Reserve University. When not working, Kay enjoys time with her family, cooking, and traveling. She is looking forward to becoming a part of the UP community and the Portland outdoor life style.