Cornell University

Daniel Cohen : Biography

Dr. Daniel Cohen
Entrepreneur-In-Residence elab


Dan Cohen joined the faculty of the human resource studies department in the ILR School in fall 2007 and teaches courses on entrepreneurship and business strategy.  Dan is excited to be the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence of the newly formed elab, a student-focused new business incubator operating in partnership with student agencies. Please visit the elab website:


Dan earned his doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University where his research focused on trust in long-term sales relationships.  Dan also earned an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Accountancy from George Washington University.


Prior to coming to Cornell University, Dan was an entrepreneur, starting a successful specialized construction firm in 1990 and serving as president of the firm until its sale to a private equity firm in May of 2005. Dan then taught at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business where he was also involved with their Bedell Entrepreneurial Student Incubator.