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Amelia Wilcox BA ’81 named acting academic director of the Center for Entrepreneurship

September 28, 2015

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Catherine Gunther Kodat announced today that Amelia Wilcox BA ’81, assistant professor with term in the psychology department, will serve as the acting academic director of the Center for Entrepreneurship for the next year.

“As part of the Entrepreneurship Committee since its inception, I’ve enjoyed working with a dedicated group of colleagues to craft an innovative collaboration between the liberal arts and entrepreneurial thought in its many forms,” said Wilcox. “I am excited to help further the development of our Center for Entrepreneurship. Watch for great things to come: for example, next semester there will be a range of interdisciplinary classes taught by Kellar Autumn, Steve Goebel, Michael Olich, and Bryan Sebok.”

Well known in the Lewis & Clark community, Amelia has served several terms on the College of Arts and Sciences Board of Alumni since 1982, including as president from 2009 to 2011, and has also served as an alumni representative to the Board of Trustees. Her efforts to reach out and connect brought a new era of alumni reengagement and participation.

Amelia holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and previously was an assistant professor in the School of Medicine at UCSF and taught on the clinical faculty at San Francisco General Hospital.  

Over the past two years, the Center for Entrepreneurship has become a dynamic educational component of Lewis & Clark. This fall Methods of Entrepreneurship is being team-taught by Director of Business Law Programs Steve Goebel and local entrepreneur Bill Newman, and the annual Winterim will be offered before the start of the spring semester.

For co-curricular initiatives and activities, the Center for Entrepreneurship is now partnering with the newly expanded Career Center, led by Rocky Campbell BA ’00.