Jamey A. Darnell

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Clinical Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Assistant Clinical Professor

Department Management and Organization
Office Address 417 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-0740
Email Address jad961@psu.edu

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Jamey Darnell is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Management and Organization Department in Smeal. He has twenty years collegiate teaching experience including (but not limited to) Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, International Management, Ethics, and Organizational Behavior. In addition, he has more than five years collegiate administrative experience.

Expertise

Entrepreneurship Pedagogy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics

Education

DBA, University of Florida, 2017

MBA, International Management, Thunderbird, 1999

BS, International Business (Italian), Pepperdine University, 1998

Courses Taught

ENGR 425 – New Venture (3)
Via problem-based learning, students define new business ventures to meet current market needs, develop business models, and present to various stakeholders. The goal of New Venture Creation is to better prepare undergraduate students to be leaders in adaptive, globally-minded, technology-savvy organizations. The course is structured so students develop skills that are of high value in any workplace: leadership skills, self-efficacy, creativity and the ability to deal with ambiguity. Upon course completion, students will have a working knowledge of traditional and non-traditional ways for identifying a new product or business opportunity, quantifying the potential, understanding the key competitive factors, researching the audience, and producing a convincing plan for financing and launch. Students who want to augment the skills and knowledge from their major with the ability to develop a new product/service/process, will find New Venture Creation a valuable course. This is a novel problem-based learning (PBL) course, where the learning is student-centered, with faculty acting primarily in the role of facilitators. Active/Experiential learning happens in this course because students develop ownership of their venture concepts and are fully responsible for the genesis of ideas.

IST 425 – New Venture (3)
Via problem-based learning, students define new business ventures to meet current market needs, develop business models, and present to various stakeholders. The goal of New Venture Creation is to better prepare undergraduate students to be leaders in adaptive, globally-minded, technology-savvy organizations. The course is structured so students develop skills that are of high value in any workplace: leadership skills, self-efficacy, creativity and the ability to deal with ambiguity. Upon course completion, students will have a working knowledge of traditional and non-traditional ways for identifying a new product or business opportunity, quantifying the potential, understanding the key competitive factors, researching the audience, and producing a convincing plan for financing and launch. Students who want to augment the skills and knowledge from their major with the ability to develop a new product/service/process, will find New Venture Creation a valuable course. This is a novel problem-based learning (PBL) course, where the learning is student-centered, with faculty acting primarily in the role of facilitators. Active/Experiential learning happens in this course because students develop ownership of their venture concepts and are fully responsible for the genesis of ideas.

MGMT 215 – Entr Mindset (3)
This course provides the opportunity to learn to think like an entrepreneur in the broader context of social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, creative problem solving, opportunity recognition, and innovation. MGMT 215 Entrepreneurial Mindset (3) An entrepreneurial mindset can be applied to different situations such as social entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, creative problem solving, opportunity recognition, technology management, innovation and career development, etc. The skills and attributes of an entrepreneurial mindset can be used to expand career options and career paths for students in any major. Students will develop self-efficacy, leadership, recognition of new opportunities, resourcefulness, creativity and comfort with ambiguity. Further, this course will help students develop an appreciation for mistakes and failure as valuable learning opportunities. Through experiential exercises and problem based learning the student will be afforded the opportunity to study, apply and absorb an entrepreneurial mindset as an approach to viewing the world, to recognizing opportunities and to developing novel solutions. After taking this course the student, regardless of a student's major or college, will have a greater understanding of how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to problems and adopt entrepreneurial solutions to those problems to transform them from problems into opportunities.

MGMT 425 – New Venture (3)
Via problem-based learning, students define new business ventures to meet current market needs, develop business models, and present to various stakeholders. The goal of New Venture Creation is to better prepare undergraduate students to be leaders in adaptive, globally-minded, technology-savvy organizations. The course is structured so students develop skills that are of high value in any workplace: leadership skills, self-efficacy, creativity and the ability to deal with ambiguity. Upon course completion, students will have a working knowledge of traditional and non-traditional ways for identifying a new product or business opportunity, quantifying the potential, understanding the key competitive factors, researching the audience, and producing a convincing plan for financing and launch. Students who want to augment the skills and knowledge from their major with the ability to develop a new product/service/process, will find New Venture Creation a valuable course. This is a novel problem-based learning (PBL) course, where the learning is student-centered, with faculty acting primarily in the role of facilitators. Active/Experiential learning happens in this course because students develop ownership of their venture concepts and are fully responsible for the genesis of ideas.

Selected Publications

Darnell J. A., Darnell M. R., "Drivers of National Differences on Corporate Social Responsibility: the role of dominant ethical thought.." International Journal of Business and Social Science, vol. 11, no. 10
Darnell J. A., Jacobs K., "YADA, YADA, YADA…SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS! USING SEINFELD CLIPS TO TEACH BUSINESS MODEL EVALUATION." Journal of Entrepreneurship Education, vol. 22, no. 2

Research Impact and Media Mentions

"Penn State senior gains entrepreneurial experience with 'Shark Tank' startup", news.psu.edu/story/651675/2021/03/19/academics/penn-state-senior-gains-entrepreneurial-experience-shark-tank
"Top Talent: How Penn State is Developing its Students into Future Entrepreneurs", Happy Valley Industry, happyvalleyindustry.com/top-talent-the-myriad-ways-penn-state-is-developing-its-students-into-future-entrepreneurs/
"Two Penn State teams reach finals in international business idea competition", news.psu.edu/story/626324/2020/07/21/academics/two-penn-state-teams-reach-finals-international-business-idea
"Students invited to compete in international business idea competition", PSU News, Internet, news.psu.edu/story/620432/2020/05/18/academics/students-invited-compete-international-business-idea-competition
"Entrepreneurship and innovation minor graduates record number of students", Penn State News, Internet, news.psu.edu/story/618943/2020/05/07/academics/entrepreneurship-and-innovation-minor-graduates-record-number
"Forbes Under 30 Summit ‘memorable,’ ‘extraordinary’ experience", Penn State News, Internet, news.psu.edu/story/601494/2019/12/10/academics/forbes-under-30-summit-%E2%80%98memorable%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98extraordinary%E2%80%99-experience
"Penn State senior organizes virtual popup art gallery", Penn State News, Internet, news.psu.edu/story/617558/2020/04/28/academics/penn-state-senior-organizes-virtual-popup-art-gallery
"What Aspiring Entrepreneurs Can Learn From 'Seinfeld'", The Wall Street Journal, Newspaper, www.wsj.com/articles/what-aspiring-entrepreneurs-can-learn-from-seinfeld-11588946535?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=4