Nathalie Duval-Couetil

Director, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program
Associate Director, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
Professor, Technology, Leadership and Innovation
Courtesy Appointment, Engineering Education Courtesy
Courtesy Appointment, Curriculum and Instruction Courtesy

Prior to academia, Nathalie worked in the field of market research and strategy consulting in Europe and the U.S. with Booz Allen and Hamilton and Data and Strategies Group. She received a BA from UMass Amherst, an MBA from Babson College, and MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University. She serves on the board of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and has held leadership roles in other professional organizations.

She is responsible for the launch and continued directorship of Purdue’s cross-campus Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program involving over 1800 students each year. She has created curriculum focused on entrepreneurship fundamentals, venture development, technology commercialization, and women and leadership.

Nathalie Duval-Couetil

Nathalie’s research focuses on entrepreneurship pedagogy and assessment; entrepreneurship education and STEM; student intellectual property policy; graduate student professional development; and women and entrepreneurship. This work has been funded through grants from the National Science Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, Kern Foundation and VentureWell. She currently serves as Co-PI and Purdue Co-Research Director of the NSF-funded Midwest I-Corps Node (MWIN) and Co-PI and Assessment Director for the NSF-funded Sustainable Food Energy and Water System (SFEWS) Traineeship Program (NRT).

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION: entrepreneurship education, assessment and evaluation, higher education administration, women/diversity and leadership, and market research and strategy