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Bruce Kingma is a leading educator and researcher in entrepreneurship, economic development, online education, and the economics of information, library science, and nonprofit management. He is a Professor of Entrepreneurship with joint appointments in the School of Information Studies (iSchool) and Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.  He is the former Associate Provost for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2007-13) and the former Associate Dean of the iSchool (2000-07).  Professor Kingma has held academic appointments at Syracuse University, the University of Texas at El Paso, Victoria University of Wellington, The University of British Columbia, Case Western Reserve University, The University at Albany, and Texas A&M University.


Professor Kingma is the founder of the award winning Syracuse Student Sandbox, an incubator, accelerator, and curriculum that helps students in Upstate New York start ventures. He is founder of the Global Sandbox, an innovative partnership between universities in China, India, Kenya, Ukraine, and Syracuse University that supports students from around the world starting global micro-multinational ventures.


Provost Kingma transformed entrepreneurship education at Syracuse University to focus on helping students, veterans, faculty, and community members start ventures.  He worked with faculty across campus to create experiential, discipline-focused programs in entrepreneurship education.  This Syracuse Model of experiential-focused entrepreneurship education increased annual enrollments in e-courses to over 7,500 students; raised over $30m in funding; resulted in over 100 new student ventures annually; and a top-ten national ranking in entrepreneurship education in Forbes, US News, The Princeton Review, Entrepreneur Magazine, Bloomberg, and Businessweek. 


Provost Kingma led the Syracuse University Scholarship in Action initiatives connecting the campus to the community in economic development.  Scholarship in Action programs raised over $350m in funding for The Near West Side Initiative, The Connective Corridor, and South Side Innovation Center ($100m+) helping residents revitalize disadvantaged neighborhoods; The Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems Innovation ($100m+) stimulating clean startups; The Institute for Veterans and Military Families ($100m+) and its award winning Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans; The Kauffman Campus Initiative ($30m+) supporting student starups; and The JP Morgan Chase Partnership ($30m) innovative research and curriculum in global enterprise technology.


Professor Kingma started The WISE—the first international consortium of universities in online education.  In 2002, Syracuse University and 12 other universities from around the globe came together to share online courses, pedagogy, and training for online education in information science.


Professor Kingma has received numerous awards including


·       The Deshpande Foundation Award for Excellence in Curriculum Innovation in Entrepreneurship

·       The Leavey Award for Excellence in Free Enterprise Education from the Freedoms Foundation

·       The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership

·       The Community Entrepreneurial Leadership Award from Syracuse University

·       The Excellence in Distance Education Award from the American Distance Education Consortium

·       The Excellence in Online Education Award from the Sloan Foundation

·       Academy of Management Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award (finalist).


Nine faculty and staff members that were part of Provost Kingma’s team received The Syracuse University Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence.


Economics, Ph.D., University of Rochester


Economics, B.A., University of Chicago


External positions

Visiting Professor, College of Business Administration, Loya Center for Innovation and Commerce, University of Texas at El Paso


Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship, Victoria University of Wellington


Dodson Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia


Director of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Program in Information Science, SUNY Albany


Interim Director of Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Information Science, SUNY Albany


Associate Professor, School of Information Science and Policy, Department of Economics, SUNY Albany


Visiting Professor and Research Associate, Mandel Center for Nonprofit Management, Case Western Reserve University


Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Texas A & M University


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Projects 2006 2012

Syracuse Campus-Community Entrepreneurship Initiative

Bakke, K., Beffel, A., Cowart, L., Czerniak, J., Davis, J., DeMuth, R., Dischiave, D., Dischiave, S., Dotger, B., Enchautegui-de-Jesus, N., Faiola, N., Heckman, D., Hughto, M., Isik, C., Keller, J., Kingma, B., Lipson, E., McKnight, L. W., Miyasaki, N., Padgett, W., Ray, R., Rezak, D., Robinson, J. A., Rubin, J., Strempel, E., Venkatesh, M. & Winkler, A.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


Project: Research project

Research Output 1989 2017

The Global Sandbox: The International Entrepreneurship Classroom

Kingma, B., Shah, S., Ji, X., Yu, X. & Zhang, C., Jun 2016, ICSB Conference Proceedings.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

13 Citations (Scopus)
willingness to pay
2 Citations (Scopus)
Community engagement
Critical factors
Entrepreneurship education

Religion, Entrepreneurship, Income and Employment

Kingma, B. & Yeung, R., 2014, In : International Journal of Social Sciences and Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 1989 2017

Syracuse University Senate (External organization)

Bruce Kingma (Member)
2017 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

University-wide Entrepreneurship Education

Bruce Kingma (Speaker)
Oct 2017

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

The Global Sandbox: The International Entrepreneurship Classroom

Bruce Kingma (Speaker)
Jun 2016

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

Library and Information Science Advisory Committee (External organization)

Bruce Kingma (Member)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Press and Media


Bruce Kingma


1 item of Media coverage

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Business conference at SUNY Oswego to focus on new strategies

Bruce Kingma


1 item of Media coverage

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