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Charles Bamford

Adjunct Professor
Department of Management


1900 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte , NC 28274





Dr. Bamford is a Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship and the Dennis Thompson Chair of Entrepreneurial Leadership at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. He worked in industry for 12 years prior to starting his Ph.D. program at the University of Tennessee. His research has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Strategies, Journal of Technology Transfer, and Journal of Small Business Management among others. Dr. Bamford has co-authored three textbooks: “Entrepreneurship: A Small Business Approach (McGraw-Hill); “Strategic Management: Value Creation, Sustainability & Performance” (South-Western / Cengage), and “Small Business Management: A Framework for Success” (South-Western – No longer in Print). Prior to joining Queens University he held positions as an Associate Professor at Texas Christian University and at the University of Richmond. He has taught Executive MBA courses at The University of Notre Dame, Texas Christian University, Tulane University, and at Queens University of Charlotte. He has won 17 individual teaching excellence awards during his career, including 8 Executive MBA Professor of the Year Awards. At Notre Dame he has won the 2009 and 2011 Leo Burke Outstanding Teacher Award, Executive MBA, Chicago. He is also a National Noble Foundation Fellow in Teaching Excellence.