Ed Harrell, Ph.D. Entrepreneur in Residence
Harrell knows a thing or two about making things happen. Along with his three sons, Ed runs Harrell Capital Partners, a company that invests in early stage companies. An active investor and leader in entrepreneurial talent development, he serves as a board member of multiple organizations, including the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, is Entrepreneur in Residence at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, and Professional in Residence at the Shidler School of Business, University of Hawaii. He has more than 40 years of experience managing private and public programs in the areas of entrepreneurial training, technology commercialization, investment and capital market development in the US, Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East. He is co-founder and board member of INTAG, an organization that identifies, develops, and promotes biological solutions that help reduce the environmental impacts of food and agriculture while increasing yields for farmers. He has also served as the chair of the Advisory Board of the Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Baltimore, and as a board or committee member at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania, The Penn State Research Foundation, Penn Venture Partners, Washington DC ArchAngels, Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, the DC chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, and as the Board and President of American Center of Oriental Research. He has held senior managerial positions with Rohm & Haas Co., E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., the State Department, the Agency for International Development and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has lived and worked in India, Japan, Thailand, and Jordan.
PhD, Economics, Columbia University
Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School
BS, Chemistry, Dickinson College