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Dr. Karen L. Hamilton, CPCU, ARM, FRM is the CESB Faculty Director. She was appointed to the position in Fall 2022, when the CESB began operations. She is a certified EMP (Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile) Practitioner and a Lean Stack certified Continuous Innovation Coach. Karen is an entrepreneur at heart and has used her entrepreneurial skills as an intrapreneur to develop programs and new ventures at various academic institutions. She is now applying her skills to develop the CESB into THE hub of support for entrepreneurs and small business owners at BSU and in its surrounding communities!

Please reach out to Karen at You can also visit her in the CESB office.

The CESB Advisory Board guides the CESB Faculty Director on various CESB initiatives. The board includes the following members:

Wollign Bellevue
Business Coach, MASSHIRE GBWB

Shannon Burke
Owner/President, Burke's Hot Sauce

Alexis Conley
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

Jeanean Davis-Street
Dean of the Ricciardi College of Business, Bridgewater State University

Shannon Donovan
Professor of Finance, Bridgewater State University
Owner, Small Biz Drs LLC

Tisha Hood
Founder, Breadcrumbs Creative

Margaret Johnsson
Assistant Professor of Management and Marketing, Bridgewater State University

Stan King
Co-founder and Chief Business Officer, Outer Biosciences
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Third Culture Capital

Derek Leuenberger
Associate Dean of the Ricciardi College of Business, Bridgewater State University

Xiangrong Liu
Professor of Management and
The Center for Sustainability Program Co-coordinator, Bridgewater State University

Robert Monteith
Director of the Think Tank/Makerspace and 
Engineer, Bridgewater State University

Jonathan Pike
Partner, Citrin Cooperman & Company

Jennifer Thibodeau
Director of Programs, Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice

Chen Wen Yu
Professor of Management and Marketing, Coordinator of Internships in Marketing, and China Program Manager