Dr. Eric Mota
Dr. Eric Mota joined the Institute in the fall of 2020. His research focuses on the application of theories, concepts, and approaches from entrepreneurship and strategy to ventures that address pressing social challenges such as hunger, poverty, health care, elementary education, and so on. This interest emerges from his experience working for companies, governments, and non-profits, and his desire to understand how public policy and private entrepreneurship can be aligned to foster economic development.
Dr. Mota has been named the co-lead of the Barton School’s strategic planning efforts. The committee has established relationships with more than 40 business leaders (Wichita and abroad) to design a five year plan to guide the school’s direction. This plan is concerned with placing the Barton School at the center of Wichita’s economic development ecosystem.