Director Melissa Graebner is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of strategy and entrepreneurship. Her research interests include corporate governance, entrepreneurship, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic decision making. Her work has been recognized by the Academy of Management and has been featured in The Economist, The New York Times, and Forbes. She is also co-editor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, a major outlet for entrepreneurship research. She believes in using fieldwork and case studies to help answer questions that have scholarly importance and also matter to professionals in the business world.

Graebner was hired as part of the inaugural class of the President’s Distinguished Faculty Recruitment Program, an initiative launched by the University of Illinois System to add more world-class faculty and build its global standing as a leader in education and innovation.

Visiting Teaching and Research Specialist

Travis Holmes is a Visiting Teaching and Research Specialist for INQUIRE. He assists with INQUIRE's case writing initiative as well as the coordination of INQUIRE events. He has interests in qualitative research and entrepreneurship.

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