Reaching Beyond wvu
We’re not only educating, we’re transforming minds and creating solutions for our community, our state and our world. Our centers offer valuable programs to help students, business leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers across the state, nation and the world.
innovation at chambers
West Virginians know that our home is brimming with tremendous resources and opportunities, but the time has come for West Virginia to think differently about innovation and job creation to move into a future fueled by start-ups and entrepreneurship.
Meet the Change Makers
Research and outreach centers
We support WVU’s outreach mission as a land-grant institution by offering professional development programs to improve organization's management practices and increase their economic viability. We do this through employee and executive-level training, limited consulting, professional education, and speaking engagements, and we accomplish our goals through seminars, workshops, and conferences.Learn More
The Encova Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship promotes entrepreneurial education, community engagement and economic development for our community and state through K-12 programming, higher education initiatives and business partnerships.
Since the 1940s, the BBER’s mission has been to serve the people of West Virginia by providing the state’s business and policymaking communities with reliable data and rigorous applied economic research and analysis that enables the state’s leaders to design better business practices and public policies.Learn More
Fostering close relationships among academia, business, and government in the United States and China.Learn More
Our vision is for West Virginia students, citizens, policymakers, and the business community to understand the roles that the principles and institutions of a free society play in creating widely shared prosperity.Learn More
The Center for Financial Literacy and Education was established in 2015 to promote financial literacy throughout the state. The CFLE created a central mechanism for the outreach, programmatic, and research specific initiatives involving financial literacy and education within the college. Our mission is to bring awareness, resources, programs, and support to constituents across the region that will initiate change agents to promote the economic health and prosperity of the citizens of the State of West Virginia.Learn More
The College of Business and Economics, mostly through collaborations with the WVU Forensic Science Initiative in the Research Office, has created a range of programs that fill previously unmet needs in the forensic community. They fall under two broad concepts: The business of forensics and the forensics of business.Learn More
The West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics is piloting Data Driven WV in partnership with WesBanco. Thanks to WesBanco and their generous donation, they’re supporting the technology infrastructure and resources to provide our students with the opportunity to apply their data analytic skills.Learn More
The latest in innovation and outreach
Chambers College alumni and friends:
Professor of Management Ed Tomlinson and Associate Professor of Accounting Kip Holderness had their research paper, "Adding fuel to the fire: How non-contingent bonuses relate to entitlement and affect pursuit of worker self-interest” accepted for publication in the Journal of Forensic Accounting Research, which is an A-level journal on the Accounting department list. They partnered with Utah Valley Associate Professor of Accounting Kari Olsen on their paper.
I hope that everyone is well and looking forward to a better 2021, with the hardships of the pandemic hopefully receding into the background for you and your families.
I am grateful for the opportunity to lead the Chambers College in my new role of Associate Dean for Outreach, Innovation and Engagement. This opportunity allows me to leverage my passions into one role that will create synergistic relationships across the Chambers College enterprise, while also enabling opportunities for growth among our programmatic and outreach efforts through strategic resource development. I am a mission-driven and student-centered academic who believes wholeheartedly in the value of enabling our faculty, staff and students to study, live, and innovate through activities that serve our state and community.
While spring is the perfect season for a fresh start, we cannot move forward unless we appreciate where we came from.
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