Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans & Military Families, Syracuse University
Dr. Mike Haynie is the Executive Director of Institute for Veterans & Military Families at Syracuse University, and also the Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.
Mike completed his doctoral degree in the field of Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy at the Leeds College of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder. His academic research is focused on decision-making, identity, and entrepreneurial thinking, and has been published in many of the leading entrepreneurship and business journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Business Venturing, the Journal of Management Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Small Business Economics. He also serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Business Venturing and the Journal of Management Studies.
Before beginning his academic career, Dr. Haynie served for 14 years as an officer in the United States Air Force. Trained in logistics and acquisition, Mike was stationed throughout the United States and the
world in both operational and staff assignments. Prior to joining the faculty at Syracuse University, Dr. Haynie was assigned as a Professor of Management at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
Shortly after arriving at the Whitman School of Management, Dr. Haynie founded the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), an initiative designed to offer world-class training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans disabled as a result of their military service. More than 500 veterans have received the EBV training since 2007, and the program is now being offered by a network of eight world-class business schools across the U.S.
In 2009, the EBV was recognized as a ‘National Best Practice’ by the Secretary of the Army for serving soldiers and their families, and in 2011 the editors of Inc Magazine selected the EBV as one of the ‘10-
Best’ college-based entrepreneurship training programs in the United States.
Dr. Haynie is a sought after advisor and speaker on issues related to business, veterans, and entrepreneurship. His work empowering veterans through business ownership has been featured
nationally on the ABC Evening News with Diane Sawyer, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, and Fox News, and also in the New York Times, LA Times, INC Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He currently serves on the external advisory committee of the Center for Integrated Healthcare at the Syracuse Regional Veterans Medical Center, U.S. Senator Kirstin Gillibrand’s veterans’ advisory working-group, and is an appointed member of the U.S. Secretary of
Labor’s Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training, and Employer Outreach.
Professor Haynie has received numerous awards for his community engagement, scholarship, and teaching. Some include the U.S. Air Force Academy’s prestigious Snyder Memorial Award (2004), the
Guttag Research Fellowship (2007-2009), the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Award for Excellence in Research in Entrepreneurship (2007), the Michael Mescon Award for the Best
Empirical Research in Entrepreneurship from the Academy of Management (2007), and the McGraw-Hill/Irwin Award for Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy (2009). Syracuse University honored
Dr. Haynie with the Oberwager Prize (2007) for his efforts to make a difference in the lives of young people outside the classroom, and also the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence Award for Engaging the