Dr. Caroline Glackin, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Fayetteville State University

Caroline Glackin, PhD, an Entrepreneurship faculty member at the University of North Carolina - Fayetteville State University, is a "pracademic" who has successfully worked as a microenterprise and small business owner and manager, as an executive director of a community development financial institution, and as an academic in areas of community development finance, entrepreneurship, and management. She has been assisting entrepreneurs in achieving their dreams for over 25 years.

Glackin earned a doctorate from the University of Delaware, where her research emphasis was on microfinance. She received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an A.B. from Bryn Mawr College. Her professional career began with the DuPont Company, American Bell, Bell Atlantic, and American Management Systems. She has consulted for businesses and not-for-profit agencies in turnaround and high-growth scenarios. After exiting a family business, she became the executive director of a community development financial institution serving businesses and not-for-profits.

Dr. Glackin has succeeded in leading change in the practical fields of her research, and has received numerous honors and awards. These include the first Gloeckner Business Plan Award at the Wharton School, the Minority Business Advocate of the Year for Delaware from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the She Knows Where She's Going Award, from Girls Inc. Dr. Glackin co-chaired the Delaware Governor's Task Force for Financial Independence and has participated in the Cornell University Emerging Markets Think Tank Series.