San Diego State University’s (SDSU) Fowler College of Business announced that Alex DeNoble, Professor of Management, was recognized as a Justin G. Longnecker Fellow by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE). This recognition is the latest of DeNoble’s accolades in his time at SDSU, where he currently serves as the executive director of the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center.
DeNoble now joins the ranks of 79 Longnecker Fellows that have, “made an outstanding contribution to the development, furtherance and benefit of small and medium businesses.” Since joining SDSU in 1983, DeNoble constructed numerous academic programs, including the founding of the annual California Entrepreneurship Educator’s Conference.
USASBE’s executive director, Patrick Snyder, spoke about DeNoble’s recognition as a Longnecker Fellow in a press release, saying that, “For over 30 years, Dr. DeNoble's role in building outstanding academic programs, his research and his unwavering advocacy has led to his expertise in the field of entrepreneurship education. Dr. DeNoble's recognition as a Longenecker Fellow serves as the culmination of the respect and admiration he has earned from his industry peers.”
Since USASBE’s founding in 1981, it has been their goal to advance entrepreneurship education through scholarships, practice, and teaching on a national level. Beyond the classroom, USASBE bolsters entrepreneurship in the classroom with immersion experiences via a network of practitioners and program directors.