Thomas W. Zimmerer, PhD

Thomas Zimmerer

Entrepreneurial Scholar
Room: BSN3331

Tom Zimmerer currently serves as the Entrepreneurial Scholar in Residence at the Center for Entrepreneurship. He is the author or co-author of 10 textbooks, 108 articles, and 99 professional papers. In 1984 he was the recipient of the Maurice Holland award. In 2000 he was selected by the Heritage Foundation as an expert in entrepreneurship and free enterprise.

In his career, Zimmerer has served as the dean of business at Saint Leo University, the director of the Breach School of Business at Drury University, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management at Saint Leo University, chairholder, Allen and Ruth Harris Chair of Excellence in Business at East Tennessee State University, co-founder of the Emerging Technology and Marketing Center at Clemson University. He has been a tenured full-professor since 1987.


Zimmerer has taught graduate level courses in 22 specific academic areas in his career. In recent years the focus has been in the academic discipline of entrepreneurship.

Industry Experience, Consulting and Executive Development