Yael V. Hochberg, Ph.D.

Head of Rice Entrepreneurship Initiatives (Liu Idea Lab, MBA Entrepreneurship Initiative)
Ralph S. O’Connor Professor in Entrepreneurship
Professor of Finance

Jamie Jones, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Liu Idea Lab for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Caitlin Bolanos

Associate Director

Hesam Panahi, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Management – Entrepreneurship

Emily Messenger

Program Manager

Daniel J. Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics and Leadership

Lilie Research Associate

Abby Larson, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Al Danto

Lecturer in Management - Entrepreneurship

Douglas A. Schuler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Business and Public Policy

Farzad Soleimani, M.D.

Lecturer in Management – Entrepreneurship

Danielle Supkis-Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA

Lecturer in Management – Accounting

Kerri Smith

Managing Director – OwlSpark Accelerator

Rafael Alvarez

Lecturer in Management – Entrepreneurship

Blair Garrou

Lecturer in Management – Entrepreneurship & IT

Aziz Gilani

Lecturer in Management – Entrepreneurship & IT

Jack Gill

Professor in the Practice of Entrepreneurship

Atul Varadhachary

Adjunct Professor in Management - Entrepreneurship

Dennis Murphree

Lecturer in Management – Entrepreneurship & IT