Pat Roberson-Saunders


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Dr. Pat Roberson-Saunders is a professor of management and former chair of the Department of Business Administration and Economics at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). She also holds the BB&T Endowed Professorship in Free Enterprise and Capitalism. At JCSU, she has taught courses in small business management, international business, management and organizational behavior. She is also the principal investigator on a United Negro College Fund (UNCF)-sponsored Social Entrepreneurship Program that provides competitive fellowships to interested juniors throughout the university.

Prior to joining JCSU in August 2007, Dr. Saunders was, for more than 20 years, a member of the faculty of the Howard University School of Business. At Howard, she taught the first course in entrepreneurship and served as the first director of the entrepreneurship program. For several years she also developed and managed sponsored programs that provided management training for small business owners. Her research focus over the last 20 years has been in the area of minority and female entrepreneurship and small business management. Since 2004, she has been a fellow of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (the domestic component of the International Council for Small Business).

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