Donna Kelley teaches courses at Babson in entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship in Asia. In addition, she has made speeches for executives and taught for top universities in China and Korea.
Donna has conducted research on innovation in startups and established corporations in the U.S. and Korea, and on entrepreneurship education in China. Her research has been published in the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, Journal of Product Innovation Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Human Resource Management, and others. She is a board member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association, the oversight body for the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project. She recently co-authored the 2010 GEM Global Report, and has coauthored the GEM Korea report and a GEM special topic report on education and training.
Donna received her Ph.D. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her early career involved work as a chemist in the graphics and industrial and consumer cleaning products industries. Her entrepreneurship experience involves founding a health fitness business and joining the management team of a computer hardware startup, with responsibility for finance and operations. She was also a founding team member, and a founding board member, of a Chinese immersion public charter school.