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Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship & Business Ethics

» Who We Are

The Leadership Team is responsible for hosting the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship classes, events, programs, and competitions. If you have any questions about any of these, don't hesitate to reach out and contact us.

Leadership Team

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Matthew E. Hanson, PhD, MBA
Director - Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics
Clinical Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Dr. Hanson helped create and launch profitable, distinctive products - including the GPS navigation system, the Stealth Bomber, advanced medical technologies and cloud-based clinical apps - as an entrepreneur in a high-tech start-up as well as large companies. His experience is backed by a doctorate in aerospace engineering from USC, an MBA from Chapman University, a certificate in marketing from UCLA, and he is a certified Scrum Master (The Scrum Alliance).
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Karen Akiyama
Administrative Assistant for the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, The Schmid Center for International Business and The Hoag Center for Real Estate
Beckman Hall 307
(714) 744-7870
Responsible for: Providing administrative support to the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, the Schmid Center for International Business and the Hoag Center for Real Estate Chapman University 2011-Present
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Enoch Wong
Graduate Student Worker, Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics
Enoch Wong graduated from University of California, Riverside and received a B.A. in Economics / Administration Studies. Currently, he is a 2nd-year graduate student at Chapman University pursuing a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree. Before attending the MBA program at Chapman University, Enoch had an experience working for a Venture Capital firm in Santa Clara, which emphasizes in the Technology Sector on SaaS and hardware innovations.

Connect With Us

For general information or to learn more about the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, please contact:

Karen Akiyama
kmu@chapman.edu