Contact Us

The Schulze School of Entrepreneurship comprises many people and organizations all housed within Schulze Hall on the Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas.

schulzeschool@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4185

Parking:

The 11th Street & Harmon public parking ramp is connected to the campus via skyway. On-street meter parking is also available.

Minneapolis Campus
Schulze Hall, Suite 435
46 South 11th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Business Development Office Tenants
To find entrepreneurs housed in our Business Development Offices, visit the Schulze School reception desk located in Schulze Hall suite 435.

 

Laura Dunham, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

(651) 962-4409
lcdunham@stthomas.edu

Laura Dunham is associate dean of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship.  As associate dean, Laura leads an integrated faculty and staff team to build initiatives for students in entrepreneurial and innovative thinking.  Laura also works with alumni and partners in the business community to engage in the activities of the school. She joined St. Thomas in 2003 from the University of Virginia, where she earned her Ph.D. and M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business. Laura was promoted to associate professor in and 2010 and appointed Department Chair of Entrepreneurship in 2013, a position she holds along with her role as associate dean.

Before her doctoral studies, Laura worked as a management consultant in the strategy division of Renaissance Worldwide, helping clients such as Oracle, IBM, Lucent and GTE identify, evaluate and develop new growth initiatives.

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Laura Dunham, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

(651) 962-4409
lcdunham@stthomas.edu

Laura Dunham is associate dean of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship.  As associate dean, Laura leads an integrated faculty and staff team to build initiatives for students in entrepreneurial and innovative thinking.  Laura also works with alumni and partners in the business community to engage in the activities of the school. She joined St. Thomas in 2003 from the University of Virginia, where she earned her Ph.D. and M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business. Laura was promoted to associate professor in and 2010 and appointed Department Chair of Entrepreneurship in 2013, a position she holds along with her role as associate dean.

Before her doctoral studies, Laura worked as a management consultant in the strategy division of Renaissance Worldwide, helping clients such as Oracle, IBM, Lucent and GTE identify, evaluate and develop new growth initiatives.

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Jessica Cooley

Senior Director

(651) 962-4185
jessica.cooley@stthomas.edu

Jessica Cooley is senior director of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. In partnership with the associate dean, Jessica sets program-level strategies and is responsible for the development and delivery of the co- and extra-curricular programs offered by the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. Jessica engages with external constituents including high school students/teachers/counselors, the business community and alumni as well as students and faculty across the university, to create a diverse range of events, including workshops, venture competitions, and mentoring and internship programs.

Jessica has been a member of the St. Thomas community since 1999. Prior to her role as senior director, Jessica held a variety of positions in the Opus College of Business, and most recently served as director of program development and innovation for executive education. Jessica holds bachelor of art degrees in communications and Spanish (’03), and master of art degrees in leadership in student affairs (’09) and organization development and change (’18) from the University of St. Thomas.

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Jessica Cooley

Senior Director

(651) 962-4185
jessica.cooley@stthomas.edu

Jessica Cooley is senior director of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. In partnership with the associate dean, Jessica sets program-level strategies and is responsible for the development and delivery of the co- and extra-curricular programs offered by the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. Jessica engages with external constituents including high school students/teachers/counselors, the business community and alumni as well as students and faculty across the university, to create a diverse range of events, including workshops, venture competitions, and mentoring and internship programs.

Jessica has been a member of the St. Thomas community since 1999. Prior to her role as senior director, Jessica held a variety of positions in the Opus College of Business, and most recently served as director of program development and innovation for executive education. Jessica holds bachelor of art degrees in communications and Spanish (’03), and master of art degrees in leadership in student affairs (’09) and organization development and change (’18) from the University of St. Thomas.

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Centers & Departments

Entrepreneurship Department Chair

Laura Dunham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 

(651) 962-4409 
lcdunham@stthomas.edu 

Family Business Center

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Jon Keimig, Director
(651) 962-4560
jon.keimig@stthomas.edu

 

 

Small Business Development Center

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Mike Ryan, Director
(651) 962-4500
smallbus@stthomas.edu 

William C. Norris Institute

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Bruce Nordin, Director
NORD4889@stthomas.edu