Lindi Roelofse

Program Manager




Education

Ph.D. (Management Studies) Newcastle University (UK); M.B.A. (Strategic Management) University of Iowa; B.A. (Psychology) University of Iowa


Teaching Interests

Entrepreneurial Fundamentals, Entrepreneurial Strategy, Entrepreneurship


Research Interests

Strategy, Innovation, Collaboration, Decision-Making under Uncertainty, Wicked Societal Challenges,
Entrepreneurship Education


Responsibilities

Lindi is the Academic Program Manager at the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.


Professional Accomplishments

Lindi has presented original research at several international conferences in the areas of Management and Marketing. She is also the lead author on several government research publications. She actively contributes consulting functions in new product development, re-positioning ventures, and facilitating collaborative partnerships.

She also taught undergrad, graduate and executives at several AACSB accredited universities including: University of Iowa (US-IA), Drake University (US-IA), Groningen University (NL), and Newcastle University (UK).

Lindi's students often engage in real-world, client-centered consulting projects for businesses, organizations and governments. Her students have completed work on dozens of initiatives in the Cedar Valley. Beyond the Cedar Valley of Iowa, research and consulting student projects have involved clients in Silicon Valley, Utah, Greece, Wales, Sweden, Ireland, Nepal, England, China, Taiwan, South Africa, and beyond.

Prior to Lindi’s present position, she served as a government and nonprofit executive and supported 800+ Iowa (or prospective) organizations, startup, expand and/or reorganize. Her project management responsibilities included a pipeline that built up and fluctuated around $700 million of new capital investment into the State of Iowa.

Lindi is a professional member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and US Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.


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