Business and Leadership
Lynnette Claire is a specialist in entrepreneurship and teaches courses on principles of management, business and social entrepreneurship, and strategic consulting. Specifically she focuses on how to teach people to be better at recognizing opportunities, and how to improve entrepreneurial culture. A former entrepreneur and consultant, Claire developed and leads the Tacoma Entrepreneur Network (TEN), in conjunction with nearby colleges, which aims to help Tacoma become more entrepreneurial. Through competitions, field trips, talks, and seminars, the network teaches students research methods and nonprofit development; connects them with government, nonprofit, and business entities; and provides opportunities for the development of social networks for internships, career positions, and civic engagement. She is also developing an “Entrepreneurship in the Arts” course. Book chapters by Claire include “Lights, camera, action: advancing liberal arts values ... entrepreneurially,” in Handbook of University-wide Entrepreneurship Education (2009). Her articles include: “Nascent Entrepreneurs’ Priorities on Growth: The Surprising Similarity of Women and Men,” in Management Online Review.
B.A., B.S., University of California-Davis, 1989; M.S., Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2001, 2005