Dr. Terjesen Receives 2023 Distinguished Researcher Award

By Denise Gravatt | 10/19/2023

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Siri Terjesen- Research Park Award

Congratulations to Dr. Siri Terjesen, the College of Business Associate Dean for Research & External Relations, for being honored with the 2023 Distinguished Researcher Award by FAU Research Park at the Awards & Celebration of Entrepreneurship on October 18, 2023, at Boca West Country Club. The annual awards recognize distinguished contributions to the Research Park’s mission of promoting research and fostering economic development. This accolade recognizes her role in promoting synergies between Research Park and Global Ventures companies and Florida Atlantic and her research helping innovate companies’ strategies.

With extensive work in entrepreneurship, corporate governance, and strategy, Dr. Terjesen has a remarkable portfolio of over 90 articles, three books, white papers, and manuscripts for organizations such as the Kauffman Foundation, the World Bank, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Dr. Terjesen is globally recognized as one of the top 2% most cited scholars, according to Clarivate, with over 17,000 Google Scholar citations. Her research publications are in the world’s top journals, and she has been featured in international media including Bloomberg along with U.S. News & World Report, and CNBC.

She also plays a critical role in shaping both national and international education policies. She was appointed by the President of the United States as one of the 15 voting directors on the National Board for Education Sciences (NBES), an advising board for the U.S. Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences. She also advises the European Commission and several European countries’ higher education agencies’ research expenditures, as well as several large private philanthropic foundations.

"We are proud to have Dr. Terjesen as part of our faculty, and the 2023 Distinguished Researcher Award from FAU Research Park is a well-deserved recognition of her profound impact on the worlds of academia, business, and public policy," said Daniel Gropper, Ph.D., dean of FAU’s College of Business.“Congratulations to the entire group of honorees: Bob Swindell (Distinguished Service) Robert Colton (Distinguished Entrepreneur), and in Memoriam Distinguished Leader, Michael Allison. I have been honored to work with Bob Swindell on several projects, and Dr Colton is a remarkable entrepreneur. Michael Allison was a wonderful mentor in our Executive Education Professional Development leadership programs.”

For her remarkable contributions and the impact of her research, Dr. Terjesen has received several awards this past year. She won best article for her co-authored paper in the Academy of Management Perspectives, a leading management policy journal. Winning papers are chosen for originality and contribution to the field of management. She was also chosen as one of the twelve recipients of the Heritage Foundation’s inaugural Freedom and Opportunity Academic Prize, and one of two recipients of  Institute for Humane Studies’ Distinguished Fellow.

In addition, Dr. Terjesen serves in leadership roles at two of the three FAU College of Business centers recognized as Oases of Excellence by The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). She is Executive Director of the Madden Center for Value Creation and Professor of Entrepreneurship for the Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise.

The Research Park at FAU, along with friends and stakeholders—approximately 200 leaders from the business, academic and governmental fields—gather annually to celebrate the achievements of the entrepreneurs and innovators who strengthen the Research Park community relationships and share ideas for the future.