DNEP is led by a group of faculty and staff from across the University of Michigan, and supported by U-M student research assistants (RAs). DNEP faculty teach a course in which students work with Detroit businesses, conduct research on small business development, or have an interest in small businesses or Detroit.

Staff

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Aaron Jackson

Christie Baer

Christie Baer

Supervising Faculty

Amy Angell

Amy Angell

(Marketing/Advertising)

Jill Greene

Jill Greene

(Design/Branding)

Lindred Greer

Lindred Greer

(Start-up Organizations/Team Dynamics)

Kelly Kowatch

Kelly Kowatch

(User Experience)

Chris Mueller

Chris Mueller

(Business Strategy)

Kelly Pfeifer

Kelly Pfeiffer

(Legal Issues)

Tifani Sadek

Tifani Sadek

(Legal Issues)

Hannah Smotrich

Hannah Smotrich

(Design/Branding)

David Tarver

David Tarver

(Community-Based Businesses)

Dana Thompson

Dana Thompson

(Legal Issues)

Research Faculty

Michael Barr

Michael S. Barr

(Law/Public Policy)

Tawanna Dillahunt

Tawanna Dillahunt

(Information)

Jerry Davis

Jerry Davis

(Social Enterprises)

Julie Hui

Julie Hui

(Information)

DNEP Research Assistants

Dolan Dworak

Dolan Dworak,
Ross School of Business

Matt Frazin

Matt Frazin,
Ross School of Business

Joaquin Gomez

Joaquin Gomez,
Ross School of Business

Anna Lopez

Anna Lopez,
Ross School of Business

 

Casey Rheault

Casey Rheault,
Stamps School of Art & Design