Claire Cornell

Clair Cornell

Assistant Director of EntrepreneurshipHelmerich Hall 302-A

As assistant director of entrepreneurship in the Collins College of Business, Claire Cornell works with undergraduate and graduate students interested in innovation and business creation. She serves as faculty mentor for the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup, which is a state-wide business plan competition. She is also the director of the Family-Owned Business Institute, which was formed in 1996 to assist family firms succeed into the next generation, by offering programs and services that address issues unique to family businesses and providing a forum for idea exchange and networking.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Master of Arts, Sociology, University of Rhode Island, 1980
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Rowan University, 1978

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Business in Society- 1013
  • Principles of Management- 3003
  • Entrepreneurship- 4053

Areas of Research Focus

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • Management

Previous Teaching Experience

  • University of Rhode Island, Special Instructor

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Education Specialist, Rhode Island Department of Higher Education, Providence, RI

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)
  • United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE)
  • Entrepreneurs of Tulsa
  • State Chamber of Oklahoma
  • TAG (Turn Around Guidance), Tulsa Economic Development Corporation
  • Mayor’s Entrepreneurial Committee

Awards & Recognition

  • Co-Faculty Advisor, second place team-graduate division with "RedVault" 2008
  • Faculty Advisor, TU SIFE National Finalists in the Financial Literacy Competition 2006
  • Faculty Advisor, Winning Team Undergraduate Division with “Molecuprint” 2007
  • Faculty Advisor, TU SIFE Finalists in the Business Ethics Competition 2006
  • Faculty Advisor, Semi-finalist Undergraduate Team with “NEUfit” National 2007
  • Faculty Advisor, TU SIFE Regional Champions 2008


  • Family Business Succession Intentions: South-Eastern Europe Vs.
    With Stavros, E. and Vozikis, G.S. Indian Journal of Economics and Business, Special Issue (September 2007): 81-88
  • Do’s and Don’ts in a Family Business
    With Vozikis, G.S. Oklahoma Family 3 (6) (1999): 30
  • Racial Composition, Sentencing Reforms and Rates of Incarceration, 1970-1980
    With Carroll, L. Justice Quarterly 2 (4) (1984): 473-490
  • Adolescent to Parent Violence
    With Gelles, R.J. The Urban & Social Change Review 15 (1) (1982): 8-14
  • Elder Abuse: The Status of Current Knowledge
    With Gelles, R.J. Journal of Family Relations 31(July 1982): 457-465