© 2022 Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University
2023 Distinguished Fellow
Florida Atlantic University
Dr. Siri A. Terjesen is Associate Dean, Research & External Relations, founding Executive Director of the Madden Center for Value Creation, and Phil Smith Professor of Entrepreneurship at FAU, and Professor .2 at the Norwegian School of Economics (Norges Handelshøyskole: NHH) in Bergen, Norway. Dr. Terjesen is an internationally recognized expert in higher education, strategic management, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy with over 80 articles, 2 books, many white papers, and manuscripts (e.g., for Kauffman Foundation, World Bank, and U.S. Small Business Administration). She ranks in the world’s top 2% most cited scholars with over 16,500 citations. Dr. Terjesen is currently an associate editor of Academy of Management Perspectives, Small Business Economics, Industry & Innovation, and Beta, and an editorial review member of many other journals. Her research is published in the world’s leading journals (e.g., Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Operations Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Leadership Quarterly, and Strategic Management Journal) and has been featured in international media including Bloomberg, U.S. News & World Report, the Times, and CNBC. She has been PI or co-PI on $7m in research grants and gifts over her career.
Dr. Terjesen has received outstanding teaching awards at undergraduate, graduate, and executive education levels including FAU College of Business’s most outstanding teacher, American University’s OFSL most outstanding faculty member, Indiana University’s Sauvain Undergraduate Professor of the Year, and Alpha Kappa Psi’s student-selected favorite professor awards.
Dr. Terjesen serves as a reviewer for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 project and the Swedish and Norwegian governments’ higher education agencies, and also an advisor to the World Bank, Kauffman Foundation, and a variety of think tanks and philanthropic foundations. Dr. Terjesen is an affiliated researcher with Catalyst (New York), Indiana University’s Institute for Development Strategies, and the Ratio Institute (Stockholm), and serves on the board of Strata. She was appointed by the U.S. President to serve as one of 15 voting directors to the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES) which advises the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Sciences.
Dr. Terjesen received her undergraduate education at the University of Richmond, her Masters at NHH in Norway as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, PhD at Cranfield University in the UK, and post-doc at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to academia, Dr. Terjesen was a management consultant with Accenture in the U.S. and Germany.
Dr. Terjesen also competed internationally at marathon and ultramarathon distances, including as a member of the United States team to several World Championships. During her PhD and post-doc, Siri also ran for and captained England and Queensland teams. She won over 40 marathons and ultramarathons around the world, including bronze at the World 50K Championships (2006).