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J. Gregory Dees

Greg Dees, a leading educator in social entrepreneurship, will be at the University of Illinois on Tuesday, March 1st, 2005. He will be speaking on social entrepreneurship at 2:30pm in the Levis Faculty Center. This lecture will be open to both the campus and the human services community in Urbana-Champaign. Dees will also participate in an informal luncheon (by invitation) for faculty interested in discussing the teaching of social entrepreneurship.

J. Gregory Dees has been Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Nonprofit Management at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business since 2001. He teaches an MBA course on Social Entrepreneurship and explores opportunities for Duke to expand its offerings in social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, and philanthropy, primarily in his role as faculty director of Duke's Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE).

Dees was previously the Miriam and Peter Haas Centennial Professor in Public Service at Stanford University and co-director of the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He also served as an entrepreneur-in-residence with the Kauffman Foundation's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Through his research and teaching, he has been instrumental in developing the field of social entrepreneurship. Before joining Stanford, Dees taught at the Harvard School of Business, where he helped launch the Initiative on Social Enterprise. He previously taught at the Yale School of Management and worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Dees earned a PhD and MA in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University, and a Masters in Public and Private Management from Yale University.

His many publications include two edited books: Enterprising Nonprofits: A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs, and Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs: Enhancing the Performance of Your Enterprising Nonprofit. His vita is available online. More information about the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship is available online.