Professor of Business
Chair, Department of Business

Dr. Kip Kiefer teaches the business department's capstone strategy course. His research examines strategic management and entrepreneurship, especially new venture creation, opportunity recognition, and interactions between firm managers. He is an award-winning teacher and researcher having earned Best Instructor Awards at the Air Force Academy for both core and elective courses and won the Academy of Management's coveted Sumantra Ghoshal Research Award. Dr. Kiefer consults for a number of organizations including small start-up firms such as Paranoid Fan and medium-sized enterprises such as Therapy West Inc.

Prior to joining Rollins, Dr. Kiefer served over 21 years as an Air Force officer conducting Acquisitions Program Management. His assignments included a wide variety of programs ranging from large-scale space launch acquisitions to entrepreneurial emerging technology exploration. In one of his final Air Force assignments, Dr. Kiefer managed several elements of the Air Force's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) research, development and testing programs.


BS, United States Air Force Academy
MBA, University of Arizona
PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder

Areas of Specialization: Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Management, Organizations

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