Olen York


Olen York is an Instructor in the Department of Marketing, MIS, and Entrepreneurship at the Lewis College of Business. Olen is a co-Founding Director of the Innovating for Impact Center for Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation (iCenter), which provides curriculum and programming for students and the community. Olen teaches topics that focus on the entrepreneurial mindset, team formation, utilization of creativity and design thinking to problem-solve, business model development, collaborative innovation, and the utilization of intellectual property as sustainable competitive advantage. Olen also has a variety of research interests, including entrepreneurial pedagogy, innovation and intellectual property strategy development, and entrepreneurial branding, marketing, and the relationship to intellectual property assets.

LLM, Intellectual Property, University of Akron School of Law, 2005
JD, Intellectual Property, University of Akron School of Law, 2001
BS, Chemistry, Marshall University, 1996
2017-2018 Department Nominee Teaching Award, LCOB, April 2018
Faculty Coach, Innovating for Impact at Marshall University, 2017
ENT 220: Creativity & Innovation
ENT 350: The Startup Experience
ENT 360: Intro. to Entrepreneurship
ENT 467: Strategic Entrepreneurship
ENT 680: Entrepreneurship
LE 366: Entrep. Law & Ethics
MGT 360: Intro. to Entrepreneurship
MGT 461: New Venture Dynamics
MKT 340: MKT Concepts and Applications
MKT 344: Retail Management
McKinney, R. E., Eng, B., & York, O. (2019). Rapid experimentation: The Silicon Valley method of success. Sage Research Methods Cases Part 2.
Entrepreneurial behavior, Entrepreneurship, Family business, Innovation process, and Innovations
Program Organizer, 2019 Women Entrepreneurship Week, October 2019
Program Organizer, 2018 Women Entrepreneurship Week, October 2018