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Charlene Nicholls-Nixon

Charlene is an associate professor of entrepreneurship and strategy at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. Over the past 20 years, she has held faculty appointments in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Charlene began her career helping launch a biotech startup, which piqued her interest in learning more about managing innovation and growth. Subsequently, her research and case writing have taken her into the domains of natural sciences, engineering, health sciences and services (among others) where she has engaged with CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs to explore issues related to entrepreneurship and innovation. Charlene’s research has been presented at major international research conferences and her work has been published in top journals in entrepreneurship and management. At Ryerson University, she teaches the experiential capstone courses in entrepreneurship. In addition to undergraduate and graduate teaching, she has also participated in numerous international executive education programs.