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Jon Eckhardt

Jonathan Eckhardt
Professor | Management and Human Resources
Pyle Bascom Professor in Business Leadership
3108 Grainger Hall


Jon Eckhardt holds appointments at the Wisconsin School of Business and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID). Prior to becoming a professor, he analyzed fixed-income securities at Legg Mason Capital Management and Legg Mason Funds Advisor (now Franklin Templeton), and worked in economic consulting.

Areas of Study

Translational/Applied Activities
co-founder of gener8tor, one of the top business accelerators in the United States according to the independent seed accelerators ranking project.

Funders (selected)
National Science Foundation, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, American Family Insurance, U.S. Small Business Administration.

Awards (selected)
Best Reviewer, Academy of Management Perspectives (2022, 2023)
Erwin A. Gaumnitz Distinguished Faculty Award for Service (2022)
Erwin Gaumnitz Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award (2020)
Schulze Award for Outstanding Theory and Research Publications
Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Distinguished Professorship (2016, renewed 2020)
Wisconsin Naming Gift Distinguished Service Award (2014)
Madison Magazine M-List Who’s Who in Entrepreneurship and Technology (2013)
Mabel W. Chipman Oustanding Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010)
Kauffman Faculty Fellow for research (2008)

Google scholar page (Link)
EIX Publications (Link) and the EIX Homepage (Link)

Lab Page
For more information, see Prof. Eckhardt’s lab page at

National Service
Three years of active duty in the United States Army