Dr. Erik K. Winslow
Director, CFEE, Chairman, Management Department, and Professor of Management
Dr. Winslow specializes in entrepreneurship and succession and survival of family enterprises; organizational climate formation; organizational change; management and leadership in technical and professional environments; stimulating creative management strategies; and the development of motivational environments. He has published over 30 articles and chapters, has edited numerous professional publications in the aforementioned areas, and was inducted in 2013 as a distinguished Wilford White Fellow. He is the current chairman of the GWSB Department of Management and Director of CFEE. His education includes a bachelor of science (psychology) from The Pennsylvania State University, and a master of science, psychology, from Case Western Reserve University. At Case Western Reserve University, he worked closely with Frederick I. Herzberg as an assistant professor of psychology and staff associate for Psychological Research Services and the Center for Industrial Mental Health.
In addition to his role as Director of CFEE, Dr. Solomon also serves as editor-in-chief for the Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM) and chair of the Wilford White Fellows for the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). He is the past president of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and ICSB. From 1976 until 2004, Dr. Solomon held various managerial positions at the Small Business Administration (SBA), including director of the Office of Special Initiatives and deputy associate administrator for Business Initiatives Education and Training. Dr. Solomon has published and edited over 130 articles, books of readings, book chapters, reference materials, and proceedings articles in both the areas of entrepreneurship and small business management and organizational behavior and dynamics. Dr. Solomon received his doctorate of business administration from the George Washington University School of Government and Business Administration, with a major in entrepreneurship/small business management and organizational behavior and development. He was the first individual at that time to receive a doctorate in entrepreneurship/small business management from a major accredited school of business. He received his MBA from Suffolk University, BBS from Central Connecticut State University, and AS from Norwalk Community College.
Kevin May is a founding partner of multiple tech startups focused on custom web and mobile application development. These ventures have received recognition such as an American Advertising Federation ADDY Award and a top 25 ranking for digital agencies by the Washington Business Journal. Kevin serves as a doctoral fellow of entrepreneurship at the George Washington University School of Business. In this role, Kevin performs research regarding entrepreneurship and small business and teaches courses on entrepreneurship and the use of new media for business. He is the Assistant Director for the GW Business Plan Competition, of which CFEE is a sponsor, and helps to coordinate the Pitch George Elevator Competition. He is a prior winner of and mentor for the Lean Startup Machine global series of business model competitions and serves as an adviser to many student-run startups.
Graduate Research Assistant, CFEE
Maureen Joudrey supports CFEE as a graduate research assistant while she completes her MBA at GW. Her role with CFEE is to to foster an entrepreneurial community throughout GW and Washington by coordinating events and programs and promoting local partners and research in a variety of diverse topics. Maureen’s main responsibilities include managing the Pitch George Elevator Competition and overseeing the Howard Hoffman Distinguished Lecture Series.
Professor Frey founded the Hot Mommas Project, an initiative that chronicles the equations for success across a spectrum of highly successful women leaders. As an educator at GW, Prof. Frey has a specialty in curriculum development. She co-developed the curriculum for GW’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (WEL) which won the National Excellence in Education Award, Speciality Model Program, from the U.S. Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). Prof. Frey also developed the entrepreneurship curriculum for Visa’s Practical Money Skills site in partnership with the National Federation for Independent Business (NFIB) and its Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Prof. Frey received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from the University of Virginia.
Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy teaches entrepreneurship in the accelerated MBA program and the online GW Healthcare MBA program. Dr. El Tarabishy was awarded Most Outstanding Core and Elective faculty voted by students in 2012 and 2011. He developed the first Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Creativity courses offered to MBA students throughout the school of business. Dr. El Tarabishy is also the executive director of ICSB, the oldest and largest non-profit organization across the globe devoted to advancing small business research and practices. Dr. El Tarabishy created and manages the Global Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference that is hosted at GW, of which ICSB and CFEE partners. The conference connects the latest and most cutting edge of entrepreneurship research to the most pressing and important national and international policy to promote entrepreneurship and SMEs. Dr. El Tarabishy worked at the World Bank in the Corporate Strategy Group and helped develop and manage their technology strategy for the Development Marketplace Program. To date, the Global Development Marketplace competition has disbursed over US $65 million in awards to 400 winning proposals.
Michael Battaglia serves as the operations manager for ICSB, supporting nearly 3,000 members around the world. Michael coordinates management, knowledge sharing, and communication between ICSB’s 14 affiliates and ICSB board members. In this role, he develops the websites for several organizations and affiliates as well as the monthly ICSB Bulletin and webinar series, among many others. In addition, Michael coordinates the annual Global Entrepreneurship Research and Policy Conference and is the Business Manager of ICSB’s Journal of Small Business Management (JSBM). Together with Dr. George Solomon in June 2012, Michael gave a presentation, How to Get Published in a Top Tier Journal: Insights from the Editor of JSBM, at the 57th Annual ICSB World Conference in Wellington, New Zealand. Michael received both his BBA (Marketing), and MBA from GW.