Jon Fjeld

Professor of the Practice
Professor of the Practice in the Fuqua School of Business
Professor of the Practice
Director of the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
Interim Director of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative
Professor of the Practice in the Department of Philosophy
Professor of the Practice in the Department of Philosophy
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Core Faculty in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative

Jon Fjeld serves as the Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative at Duke University. The I&E initiative is a university-wide effort to stimulate and teach innovation and entrepreneurship to students, faculty and staff across the university.

He has been teaching entrepreneurship and strategy, and leading the entrepreneurship efforts at Fuqua since 2005.

Before returning to academia, he spent over twenty years in marketing, engineering and general management in start-ups and public companies.

From December, 2000, until July, 2004, he served as vice president of engineering for Align Technology in Santa Clara, CA. Between 1995 and 2000, he served as CEO of two RTP venture backed firms: Geomagic, a 3D software company and NetEdge Systems, a data networking equipment company. Prior to that, Fjeld spent 13 years at IBM, where he served in a number of management and executive positions within the networking and software business units. He began his professional career as an assistant professor in the philosophy department at Duke University.

Fjeld holds a Ph.D. and MA in philosophy from the University of Toronto, an MBA from Duke University, an MS in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA in mathematics and philosophy from Bishop's University.

Education

  • M.B.A., Duke University (1990)
  • M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1983)
  • M.S., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (1983)
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (Canada) (1977)
  • Ph.D., UniversityToronto (1977)
  • M.A., UniversityToronto (1974)
  • M.A., University of Toronto (Canada) (1974)
  • B.A., Bishop's University (Canada) (1973)

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

919-613-1305 

Jul
17
Location: Zoom (register for link)
Time: 11:00 am
Jul
20
Location: Ahmadieh Family Auditorium (Gross Hall 107)
Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am