Knighton Named Veale Faculty Fellow

photo of Shanina Knighton

The Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship’s faculty fellowship program launched during the 2022–23 academic year, and continues to expand to meet the growing needs of Case Western Reserve University faculty members.

Designed specifically for faculty members interested in exploring entrepreneurship as a path to market for their research, the Veale Faculty Fellowship initially was open to faculty at the College of Arts and Sciences and Case School of Engineering and offered just three spots.

From the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Shanina Knighton, associate professor, was selected as a member of the latest cohort, which includes 7 other faculty members from across the university. Knighton’s research will focus on self-management, infection prevention and control in older adults.

Peer-learning opportunities were the strongest part of the program, said Mindy Baierl, senior director at the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship. The institute decided to further enrich participants’ experiences by opening the program up to faculty members from more disciplines.

“We want diverse backgrounds, pain points, potential markets and personalities to enrich the peer learning that happens in our cohort and ensure success,” Baierl said.

The Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship selected a cohort of faculty members from a wide spectrum of disciplines after an open application period in spring 2023.

This article was originally published, in part, in the CWRU Daily, and on the Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship’s news page.