Michael Roach

Michael Roach

Assistant Professor

Download Vita

Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Theme

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology

Faculty Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Technology Strategy
  • Human Resources Management


Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Cornell Directory Entry


Michael Roach is the J. Thomas and Nancy W. Clark Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Prior to joining Cornell in 2014, he was on the faculty at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School. Professor Roach received his PhD in strategy from Duke University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in decision sciences from Georgia State University. He co-founded an educational software company while in high school and pursued an early career as an entrepreneur for eight years before beginning his undergraduate and doctoral studies. He also founded a mobile medical diagnostic application business related to his undergraduate research and remains deeply passionate about all things technology entrepreneurship.

Selected Publications

Awards and Honors

  • Kauffman Junior Faculty Fellowship in Entrepreneurship Research (2014) Kauffman Foundation
  • NSF Award (SciSIP): "The Initial Career Transitions of Science & Engineering PhDs" (2014) National Science Foundation (NSF-1262270, $285,238)
  • NSF Award (SciSIP): "The Evolving University Research Enterprise" (2013) National Science Foundation (NSF-1158755, $389,698)

Recent Courses

  • AEM 4380 - Entrepreneurial Strategy for Technology Ventures
  • AEM 6385/NBA 6385 - Entrepreneurial Strategy for Technology Ventures
  • AEM 7000 - Individual Study in Applied Economics and Management
  • AEM 4980 - Supervised Teaching Experience
  • AEM 4390 - Technology Strategy
  • AEM 6395 - Technology Strategy
  • AEM 4990 - Undergraduate Research

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D Duke University, 2007
  • BBA Georgia State University, 2000