William Jackson

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Joseph C. Prince Entrepreneurship Program

Dr. William Jackson most recently held the position of director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg which was recognized as the "Emerging Entrepreneurship Program Award Winner" in the nation in 2013. In addition, Dr. Jackson was selected for the "Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year" in 2015 by the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). Prior to that position, Dr. Jackson held two endowed chair positions--the Dalton State College Foundation Endowed Chair in Management and the University of Texas Permian Basin Pinkie Roden Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship. He earned his doctorate in Strategic Management from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis).

Dr. Jackson is the current managing editor of the Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship and the executive director of the Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ASBE). He served on the executive board of USASBE for five years, lastly as the senior vice president of finance, and served in all officer roles, including twice as president for the ASBE. His primary research interests include entrepreneurial pedagogy, strategy and scalability. Dr. Jackson has over 100 referred articles in journals such as the Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Small Business Strategy, Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship and Academy of Entrepreneurship to name a few.


  • D.B.A., strategic management, Memphis State University
  • M.S., business administration, Troy State University
  • B.S., psychology, English, University of Alabama

Course Topics

  • All courses related to Entrepreneurship Fall 2016 -- Prince Seminar in Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurial types
  • Entrepreneurial strategies
  • Entrepreneurial pedagogy


  • Jackson, W.T., M.J. Jackson, and E. Liguori (Forthcoming). Credentialing entrepreneurship faculty: Ensuring legitimacy for the discipline. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal. Jackson, W.T., D.J. Scott, and N. Schwagler (2015).
  • Using the business model canvas as a methods approach to teaching entrepreneurship. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, 18(2), 99-111. Jackson, M.J. and W.T. Jackson (2014).
  • The misuse of student evaluations of teaching: Implications, suggestions and alternatives. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal, 2 (2), 152-163. Jackson, W.T., Gao, L., Krug, J.A., Ma, R., and Wright, P. (2014).
  • Determinants of interfirm rivalry or cooperation: Implications for management. Academy of Strategic Management Journal, 13(1), 113-127. Jackson, W.T. & M. J. Jackson (2014).
  • Social enterprises and social entrepreneurship: One size does not fit all, Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, 20(2), 152-162. Jackson, W. T., E. Detelin, B. Davis, & P. Wright (2012).
  • Psychological contracts in enterprises. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communication and Conflict, 16 (1), 133-154. Jackson, M. J., Helms, M. J., Jackson, W. T. & Gum, J. R. (2011).
  • Student expectations of technology-enhanced pedagogy: A ten year comparison, Journal of Education for Business, 86, 294-301. Assouad, A., Jackson, W. T. & Fellows, J. A. (2011).
  • HSN, Inc.: Weathering the retail storm. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 17 (1), 121-130. Assouad, A., Jackson, W. T. & Fellows, J. A. (2011).
  • HSN, Inc.: Weathering the retail storm--Instructors' Notes. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies Instructors' Notes, 17 (2), 105-119. Robinson, R. K., Jackson, W. T., Franklin, G. M. & Clayton, R. W. (2010).
  • The changing legal environment for employers: Implications for small businesses. Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, 22 (1).


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