John Laurie

Program Director, Student Business Incubator - Entrepreneurship
Clinical Professor - Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-6629
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98011
Waco, TX  76798-98011
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation 210.36

Educational Background

  • PHD - Economic Development, Univ New Orleans
  • MS - Urban and Regional Studies, Univ New Orleans
  • BA - History, Flagler College
  • BA - Psychology, Flagler College

Awards and Honors

  • National Outstanding Faculty Advisor, Society for Advancement of Management (April 3, 2017)

Professional Memberships

  • U.S. Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (January 1, 2016 - Present)
  • Society for Advancement of Management (November 1, 2015 - Present)


Prior to joining Baylor, Dr. Laurie was an Assistant Professor of Business at Nevada State College in Las Vegas, where he started the entrepreneurship program as well as the college’s business internship program. In addition, he advised NSC’s Society for Advancement of Management Club chapter and was awarded the organization’s National Outstanding Faculty Advisor in 2017.

Before entering academia, Dr. Laurie was a Senior Business Consultant with the Kauffman Foundation's UEP-Gulf Coast Initiative for five years, consulting with over 200 companies, ranging from start-ups to enterprise-level firms. During this time, he served as a mentor to companies in business accelerators and as a guest speaker and conference panelist on topics including venture investment, business feasibility and management consulting.

An entrepreneur for over a decade, Dr. Laurie has owned manpower, retail and online companies.


Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"The Entrepreneur Interview," Experiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 16-22.
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