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February Lunch & Learn: The Virtue of Temperance in Entrepreneurship

  • Adele's Nashville 1210 McGavock Street Nashville, TN, 37203 United States (map)

Join us as we welcome Belmont University's Dr. Jeff Cornwall for a lesson on "The Virtue of Temperance in Entrepreneurship: Is Work/Life Balance Possible?". Tickets include admission and a full-course lunch.

Dr. Jeff Cornwall


Dr. Jeff Cornwall is the Jack  C. Massey Chair in Entrepreneurship at Belmont University. He served as the Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship from 2003-2013.  Previously, he was the Sandra Schulze Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Cornwall earned a D.B.A  and a M.B.A . from the University of Kentucky, and a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. In the late 1980s, he left academics to become the Co-founder and President/CEO of Atlantic Behavioral Health Systems, headquartered in Raleigh, NC. His company operated a variety of health care facilities and programs and employed over 300 people. After nine years of rapid growth, and negotiating the sale of most of the corporations' business interests, he returned to academics. Dr. Cornwall advises alumni of the entrepreneurship program on start-up and growth related issues. His current research and teaching interests include business modeling, entrepreneurial finance, and entrepreneurial ethics. Dr. Cornwall advises Collegiate DECA, which serves the interests of entrepreneurs across campus.

In 2006, Dr. Cornwall was named a Fellow of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).  In 2008, Belmont University's Center for Entrepreneurship received the USASBE National Model Undergraduate Program of the Year Award.  He served as President of USASBE in 2010.  In 2013, Dr. Cornwall was named the Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year by USASBE. His blog, The Entrepreneurial Mind, is one of the most popular small business blogs on the web.  It was named by Forbesas a "Best of the Web" and is part of the Forbes blog network.  It is also linked to by Entrepreneur, Inc.The Wall Street Journal, and US News and World Report.