Meet our Leadership


Executive Director

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Innovation Coordinator

Meet our Entrepreneurs in Residence

Our EIRs will provide expertise in social entrepreneurship and technology, respectively, to support the iCenter’s entrepreneurship and innovation programming. They will mentor students, collaborate with faculty, provide thought leadership and best practices, coach start-ups in the Brad D. Smith Business Incubator, and collaborate on programs aimed at creating high-growth and high impact start-ups. 



Founder and CEO of Coalfield Development



Chief Academic Officer and Co-founder of Lumen Learning



Founding Member of Tech 304


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Head of Product Design at Kairos


Meet our Student Assistants

Our student assistants help us with facilitating our Design Thinking programs, marketing and research initiatives, and event coordination. They are a talented group of students who seek to make an impact on Marshall University's campus, community, and state. 


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Maddy Branham

Marketing Coordinator

Class: Junior

Major: Marketing

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Bella Shrader

Research and Programs Coordinator

Class: Junior

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Board of Advisors

Bill Bissett         

Office of U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito


Chris Chavez



Jim Datin



Brandon Dennison

Coalfield Development Corp.


Lee Farabaugh


Alan Letton

MET Inc.


Derick Maggard

Virginia Tech


MacKenzie Morley

CJ Hughes Construction


Phoebe Patton Randolph

Edward Tucker Architects


Audy Perry

Heritage Farms

Jason Quehl



Skye Reymond

Terbium Labs


Isabelle Rogner



Diana Sole Walko


Marshall University Ex Officio Members


Christine Ingersoll

Associate Professor, W. Page Pitt School of Journalism & Mass Communications

Kevin Levine

Adjunct Entrepreneurship Instructor, Lewis College of Business

Dr. Avi Mukherjee

Provost, Marshall University

Bob Plymale

Director, Appalachian Transportation Institute and Center for Business and Economic Research

Jeremy Turner

Adjunct Entrepreneurship Instructor, Lewis College of Business