By: J.D. Ross
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An internationally recognized leader in entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth, Carl Schramm, University Professor, will teach a seminar course at the School of Information Studies this semester.

IST 400/600 – Building Real Companies: The New Entrepreneurship will be offered on Thursdays from 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM. Schramm’s goal for the course is to provide students with a practical understanding of the entrepreneurial process, both from the policy perspective, and from the practical perspective of starting a new business.

The course, a late addition to the class schedule list, is now available for registration. More information is available on the iSchool website. Other schools and colleges at the University may have the class cross-listed. Students should consult with their advisors if there are questions about which section to register for.

Following a decade as president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Schramm came to Syracuse University this summer. Under his leadership, the Kauffman Foundation grew into a global institution, becoming the largest private funder of economic research related to growth and innovation. While at the Foundation, he spearheaded the Kauffman Campus Program at 17 universities and established the first charter school in the United States to be owned by a grant-making foundation.

Schramm holds a doctorate in labor economics and industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin, where he was both a Ford Foundation doctoral fellow and a New York State Regents Graduate fellow. He also holds a law degree from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Le Moyne College. His new book, Better Capitalism: Renewing the Entrepreneurial Strength of the American Economy, co-authored with Robert E. Litan, former vice president for research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation, releases in September.