Business ModelsScaling Social ImpactSocial Entrepreneurship
Debbi D. Brock joined Anderson University as Assistant Professor of Business and Entrepreneurship in 2009. Previously, Brock served as the William and Kay Moore Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management, Assistant Professor in the Economics and Business department and Director of the Entrepreneurship for the Public Good (EPG) program. Brock is a professional trainer and consultant for various organizations focusing on entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and scaling social impact. Her passion is social entrepreneurship and how students can identify and seize new opportunities to become agents of change. In 2003, she created the Social Entrepreneurship Teaching Resources Handbook for faculty interested in understanding and teaching in the field of social entrepreneurship. The 2008 version was published by ASHOKA and includes a compilation of initiatives, courses, cases, business plan competitions, teaching materials and research that can be conducted within this context (download at www.universitynetwork.org/handbook). Brock partnered to develop the Social Entrepreneurship module for the Know About Business curriculum offered in over 35 countries focusing on empowering youth to change the world. Brock’s research includes over 300 courses that address social entrepreneurship with over 140 specific courses in social entrepreneurship in over 30 countries. Brock’s recent publications include “Appalachian by Design: Lessons on Creating Social Value” with co-authors Diane Browning and Barbara Elliott; “Scalability: A Critical yet Neglected Element in Social Entrepreneur Preparation” with Susan Steiner from the University of Tampa.” Brock is a member of the advisory board for the University Network for Social Entrepreneurship. As the former Director of the Entrepreneurial Resource Lab at Miami University in Ohio, Brock was responsible for building the Lab’s experiential learning program. Brock was the former Executive Director of the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs, an international organization dedicated to fulfilling the needs of student entrepreneurs. She has an MBA from Xavier University and a BBA in Small Business Entrepreneurship from Ohio University.