Faculty and Staff

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Dan Stewart

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

502 E. Boone Ave
AD Box 009
Spokane, WA 99258-0009

Phone: 509-313-3406

Office Location
Jepson 242C

Dan Stewart is a Professor of Entrepreneurship. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from Stanford University. His research appears in leading social science journals such as American Sociological Review, Organization Science, and American Indian Culture and Research Journal. Many of his publications have been focused on Native American entrepreneurship. In addition to his academic activities, Dan is a small business owner and serves as a board member for various commercial ventures and Native American organizations. He is a graduate of the SBA's Emerging Leaders Initiative (e200). In his spare time, he enjoys playing old-time fiddle music and spending time with his friends and family.

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Norm Leatha
Entrepreneur in Residence

502 E Boone Ave.
AD Box 009
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3402

Office Location
Jepson 242E

B.A., University of Washington, 1968; M.B.A., Gonzaga University, 2007.

Mr. Leatha is the Entrepreneur in Residence for the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at Gonzaga University.  He is responsible for the Program’s co-curricular activities including student internships and mentorships, the annual Business Plan Competition, and the New Venture Lab (a student-run idea incubator).  He also teaches a senior business incubation class.  Norm has been a founder, officer, or director of several startup companies in software, system services and biotech over the past 25 years.  He is on the boards of directors for Inland Empire Oilseed, a biodiesel refinery in Odessa, WA, Pacific Research Associates, and the Spokane Angel Alliance.

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Nicole Cooney
Assistant Director

502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 009
Spokane, WA 99258

Phone: (509) 313-3405

Office Location
Jepson 242B

Nicole Cooney is the Assistant Director for the Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at Gonzaga University.  She manages the admissions process, the Annual Business Plan Competition, and manages the day-to-day running of the program, as well as serving as a liaison for Hogan students to the Hogan program faculty and staff and the university at large.  Nicole also serves as the budget officer for the Hogan Program.