Christopher “Chris” Speicher
Dr. Christopher “Chris” Speicher, Ph.D. is the Director of Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Director of Graduate and Professional Studies at Marywood University, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He has been a full-time faculty member since 2007, where he has been responsible for forming the School of Business and Global Innovation (SBGI), expanding both the faculty and the students who call the SBGI home. Speicher has worked in various roles at Marywood as an assistant to its new President including from strategic planning, to rebuilding career development and international affairs. He was named Professor of the Year in both 2015 and 2016 by TecBridge, a business entity support organization funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the 14 universities located in Northeast Pennsylvania, for successfully leading student entrepreneur teams from concept to full operations. His favorite title is Entrepreneur, where Speicher has been successfully involved with over 30 start-ups over the past 30 years, including the internationally recognized DartDrones, who appeared on Shark Tank in February 2017. His involvement has varied from investor, advisor, senior management and marketing director in entities that have included real estate, agriculture, natural gas extraction, health care and environmental technology companies. He writes and presents often on Business Incubators, Start-Ups, and student engagement.