Emily W. Choi, PhD has been a faculty member at The University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management for 11 years where she is an award-winning instructor and researcher. She studies entrepreneurship topics related to new firm strategy and innovation with a focus on ethics, legitimacy and trust. Her research work is published in top tier journals such as Research Policy, Organization Science, and Management Science. Currently she serves as the Academic Director for the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UTD.
Previously she was at the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business where she earned her PhD in management. She also holds an MBA from Arizona State University, a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and a bachelors from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to academia, she worked at IBM as a procurement and process innovation manager in supply chain operations; at Apple as a senior manager of new product operations; and helped to start a supplier sourcing solution company in Hong Kong and to launch E2open in Silicon Valley. She draws on her prior entrepreneurship experience and supply chain management career to ground her research in real world problems and empower students along their entrepreneurial journeys.