Dr. Gerald E. Hills

The Turner Chair in Entrepreneurship

Dr. Gerald E. HillsDr. Gerald Hills holds the endowed Turner Chair in Entrepreneurship and is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Bradley University and is a pioneer in the development of the entrepreneurship discipline.

Prior to coming to Bradley, he led the development of an entrepreneurship program at University of Illinois at Chicago that was consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally.  He has written and edited more than 100 entrepreneurship articles and 25 books, was the co-founder and first president of the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and president of the International Council for Small Business. 

In addition to his teaching, he strives to change the lives of students through the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization, an association of thousands of college students on 178 university campuses that he founded and still heads. He chaired an advisory board of the U.S. Small Business Administration under President Reagan, and advanced entrepreneurship in Poland through a congressional commission project.

Dr. Hills earned his bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, his master’s and doctorate from Indiana University.