Technology Matters: Dr. James Theroux



Jarice Hanson interviews Dr. James Theroux. James Theroux is the Flavin Family Chair in Entrepreneurship in the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. Theroux came to the University of Massachusetts in 1990 following a successful career as CEO of a cable television company that he started with venture capital. Theroux has been an adviser to numerous startups and has served on the boards of several high-tech companies. He was recognized for the Best New Online Teaching Method in 2003 by the U.S. Distance Learning Association. In 2002, he won an award for the Innovative Pedagogy of the Year from the U.S. Small Business and Entrepreneur- ship Association. He was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Online Teaching in 2003 from the Sloan World-Wide Consortium and a Top Ten Entrepreneurship Educator, a national award of the Ewing Marian Kauffman Foundation and Ernst & Young, in 1998. Theroux has received funding from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation for support of entrepreneurial activities at UMass, as well as support from the Kauffman Foundation for development of his real-time case study. He holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, an M.B.A. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts.