Dr. Peter Rea
Peter Rea is Director of the Burton D. Morgan Chair for Entrepreneurial Studies and founding director of Baldwin Wallace University's Center for Innovation and Growth. The Center is only one of about 20 institutions in the United States to receive funding by the Kauffman and Burton D. Morgan foundations to create a national model for entrepreneurship. A new Center for Innovation and Growth Building houses programs that support the mission to "infuse entrepreneurship campus wide while contributing to regional development." The Center is built on partnerships that promote economic development and provide undergraduate students from all majors, MBA students and executives with practical experience in creating economic and social value driven by innovation and guided by integrity.
He co-authored Integrity is a Growth Market and Leading with Integrity with Alan Kolp. He co-authored Strategic Planning: A Practical Guide with Dr. Harold Kerzner. Since 2005, Peter has collaborated with Alan Kolp, former Dean at Earlham and currently a Humanities professor at BW and Pierre Everaert, former Chairman of InBev and CEO of five multinationals including Phillips to conduct research on innovation in the BRIC countries. This research resulted in a book entitled Igniting Innovation with Integrity that was published in 2011. The three authors created a leadership model that applies the art (mindset) and science (skill set) of innovation founded on an ancient tradition of the seven classical virtues. This model guides the practice and programs of the Center for Innovation and Growth.