As the endowed professor and founding program director of the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Iona College, Christoph Winkler, Ph.D., has been pushing boundaries and re-envisioning traditional academic practices in higher education.
Dr. Winkler joined Iona College in August 2017 to lead the newly endowed Hynes Institute, which immerses students in an interdisciplinary community of creativity, innovation and personal growth. His work emphasizes the creation of a learning environment that fosters an entrepreneurial mindset through experiential learning opportunities for all students across the College. He recently noted that "the Hynes Institute positions Iona at the cutting edge of interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education, preparing the next generation of ethical leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to move the world."
As a well-respected leader in entrepreneurship education, Dr. Winkler has recently been appointed to vice president of Pedagogy and Learning at The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship® (USASBE), the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. At USASBE, he also serves as the interim executive editor of the journal Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy (EE&P), playing a pivotal role in advancing the field of entrepreneurship education.
Dr. Winkler received his Ph.D. in educational psychology from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and currently holds a joint faculty appointment at Iona College's School of Arts & Science (Psychology) and the LaPenta School of Business (Management). Before joining Iona College, he served on the entrepreneurship faculty at Long Island University (LIU) and Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business. During his time at CUNY, he also served as the associate director of the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise and director for Technology, Innovation and Research at the CUNY Center for Student Entrepreneurship.