Theodore L. Waldron, Ph.D.
Office Hours: By appointment
Office Number: E350
Education: B.S., Villanova University; M.B.A., Villanova University; Ph.D., The University of Georgia
Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Competitive Dynamics, Social Movements, Institutional Change
Theodore L. Waldron (Ted) is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Area of Management. He earned his B.S. and M.B.A. from Villanova University and his Ph.D. from The University of Georgia. In addition to his academic career, Dr. Waldron has worked in hospital administration and management consulting.
Dr. Waldron's research examines entrepreneurial actors' efforts to create social and economic value—namely, activists' efforts to facilitate the adoption of sustainable industry practices and founders' efforts to ensure the survival and growth of their ventures. His work has been published in various management and entrepreneurship journals, including the Academy of Management Review (AMR), Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Venturing (JBV), and Journal of Management Studies (JMS), among others. Additionally, he has served on the editorial boards of AMR, JBV, and JMS.
Dr. Waldron has taught strategic management, management consulting, and innovation and change, among other courses. He applies experiential models to enable students to become more effective critical thinkers, problem solvers, leaders, communicators, and colleagues. These experiences typically involve real consulting projects where students develop meaningful professional skills as they help client firms to make important decisions, such as selecting business models, crafting strategic plans, and making operational enhancements.