Kathleen Allen

Director / Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship – Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Kathleen Allen PhD is an entrepreneur and professor of entrepreneurship at the USC Marshall School of Business where she is also the founding director of the USC Marshall Center for Technology Commercialization. She is the author of more than 15 books in the fields of entrepreneurship and technology commercialization in which she is considered an expert. Her personal entrepreneurial endeavors include two successful companies in commercial real estate brokerage, development, and investment, two technology-based businesses that commercialized patented technologies, and a non-profit venture that incubated technology and healthcare-related startups in underserved areas in the Midwest. Dr. Allen served as entrepreneur-in-residence to a major aerospace firm, currently serves as advisor to several private companies, is director of an S&P 500 NYSE company, and a visiting scholar to the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate. She was selected as Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year for 2014 by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.