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John Mueller, Assistant Professor of Management

PhD: University of Louisville 
MBA: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
BBA: Southern Methodist University (Texas)

Office: 3381 Schneider Hall
Phone: (269) 387-6056
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John M. Mueller is an assistant professor at WMU where he teaches entrepreneurship. His research interests include entrepreneurial finance (how new, young, and small firms handle their financial and accounting activities), technology entrepreneurship, and sport entrepreneurship. He has presented his research at various conferences, won awards for reviewing scholarly articles, and received research grants from various organizations, including the Kauffman Foundation. Prior to joining WMU in 2012, he taught at the University of Louisville where he received the best doctoral student teaching award while completing his PhD in Entrepreneurship. Prior to starting his PhD, he started and ran several businesses over a 10 year period in the software industry. Before entering the entrepreneurial ranks, he worked at the executive level as well as in the operational rankings, including programming and testing software applications. His work experiences have allowed him to live and work in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including serving as a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) representative to South African companies in the capacity of advisor and consultant on business linkages, partnering and financing for small and medium businesses. John holds an MBA from the University of Illinois and a BBA in Management Information Sciences from Southern Methodist University.