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Center Faculty & Staff

Lisa Gundry, PhD
Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship 
Director, Center for Innovation​

Lisa Gundry's Bio

Lisa Gundry is professor of management and entrepreneurship and director of the Center for Innovation in the Richard H. Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University. She teaches courses in creativity and innovation in business, and creativity and entrepreneurship in the graduate, undergraduate and professional education programs. She conducts research, consults and is a frequent speaker to executive leaders, teams and organizations on issues related to innovation in business, including building innovative and collaborative teams, design thinking for innovation and entrepreneurial growth strategies. She has co-authored five books, including Breakthrough Teams for Breakneck Times: Unlocking the Genius of Creative Collaboration, and Entrepreneurship Strategy: Changing Patterns in New Venture Creation, Growth, and Reinvention. She has also published more than 60 articles and chapters in academic and business publications.  She received the Innovation in Business Education Award from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International (accrediting agency for business schools), two best paper awards for journal publications, and the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award and Spirit of Inquiry Award for scholarship. Her work has been featured in media including Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Businessweek, Crain’s Chicago Business, NBC News, and ABC News. She received her PhD from Northwestern University.​


Javier Monllor, PhD
Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

Javier Monllor's Bio

Javier Monllor is an assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Driehaus College of Business. His research interests focus on entrepreneurial opportunity recognition and creativity, including social entrepreneurship, ecopreneurship, innovation, team creativity and disaster recovery. His research has been presented at various research conferences, including the Babson Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research Conference, the Ethics and Entrepreneurship Research Conference, the Academy of Management Conference and the Allied Sciences Research Conference. His research can be found in scholarly journals​​ such as the Journal of Small Business Management, the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Journal of Enterprising Culture, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, among others. Monllor is also a past editor and reviewer for the Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research Conference and the Global Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research Conference.


Emily Doyle
Program Coordinator

David Price
Project Coordinator​