TitleAssociate Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management
Office BuildingHarding Hall
Mailing AddressHarding Hall 137
Brookings, SD 57007
BiographyCraig Silvernagel is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. His experience in higher education includes roles as an academic program director and entrepreneurship department chair. His primary teaching interests include new venture creation, entrepreneurial finance, and innovation. Craig’s scholarly activity focuses on intellectual property & entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, and entrepreneurship program development.
In addition to his work in higher education, Craig co-founded and operated his own venture (Ad Monkeys, Inc., a marketing and commercial art/production firm) for seven years prior to selling his interest. Craig grew up in a family business environment where his parents co-owned and operated a custom plastic injection-molding manufacturing firm in the Minneapolis, Minnesota metro area (Duo Plastics, Inc.) that employed around 100 people. Craig earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from the University of North Dakota.
EducationB.B.A. - Marketing, University of North Dakota (1992)
M.B.A. - University of North Dakota (1995)
Ph.D. - Teaching & Learning, Higher Education Focus, University of North Dakota (2014)
Academic ResponsibilitiesBADM 101: Survey of Business
ENTR 237: Entrepreneurship Development
ENTR 338: New Venture Creation
ENTR 410: Entrepreneurial Finance
ENTR 485: Entrepreneurial Studies Capstone
BADM 485: Business and Financial Decisions in a Global Economy
MGMT 788: Mater's research Problems/Projects
MGMT 792: Graduate Capstone "
GrantsMcKillip, A., Cutler, K., Letcher, T., & Silvernagel, C. (2021). Living and Working in Space – Children’s Museum Traveling Exhibit Design. SD Space Grant Consortium.
McKillip, A., Cutler, K. Letcher, T., Lucchesi, R., Silvernagel, C. (2018). Rich Normality Design Collaborative. South Dakota Community Innovation Grant, Bush Foundation.
Silvernagel, C. & Mettler, C. (2015). NSF Pathways to Innovation.
Professional MembershipsMember of Society for Effectual Entrepreneurship
Area(s) of ResearchEntrepreneurship & Intellectual Property
Applications of ResearchSilvernagel, C. A., Olson, M. R., & Stupnisky, R. H. (2021). Mine, yours, or ours? Perceptions of student-created intellectual property ownership. Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, 4(3), 204-224. (First published August 16, 2019).
Clement, T. & Silvernagel, C. (2019). A conceptual framework of entrepreneurial finance. Journal of Entrepreneurship Education and Pedagogy, 2(4), 308-332.
Silvernagel, C., Langelett, G. & Tande, B. (2018). The new intellectual property race: Run, walk, or sit it out? Entrepreneur perceptions of the America Invents Act. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 7(2), 106-116.
Clement, T., LeMire, S., & Silvernagel, C. (2015). The bias in favor of venture capital finance in US entrepreneurial education: At the expense of trade credit. Journal of Education for Business, 5, 233-240.
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