Donna Kelley

Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College

Donna Kelley is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Babson College, and holds the Frederic C. Hamilton Chair of Free Enterprise. She is a frequent presenter on the topic of global entrepreneurship for executive, policy and academic audiences around the world. Prof. Kelley is a board member of the Global Entrepreneurship Research Association (GERA), the oversight board of GEM, and leader of the GEM U.S. team. She has co-authored GEM reports on global entrepreneurship, women’s entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education and training, and entrepreneurship in the U.S., Korea, and Africa.

She received her Ph.D. in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her early career involved work as a chemist and in entrepreneurship ventures in the health/fitness, computer hardware and education fields.