ALAN L. CARSRUD, PH.D. (Toronto, CA Area) holds the Loretta Rogers Chair in Entrepreneurship Research and is Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy in the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He is also Docent at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. He was formally Professor and founding Executive Director of the Eugenio Pino & Family Global Entrepreneurship Center at Florida International University. Prior to that, he was Senior Lecturer and Academic Coordinator of the Price Center at the Anderson School at UCLA and Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at UCLA. He founded the UCLA Venture Development and Global Access Programs, which help create new, technology-based ventures in Australia, Chile, Finland, France, Italy, Mexico and the United States. In addition, he created the Family and Closely-Held Business Program at UCLA. Carsrud was on the start-up team at People Express Airlines, and served as Founding Director of CytoSignal, a biotech firm in Irvine, California. He is currently on the Board of Directors of United Enterprise Fund (UEF) in New York City.