Associate Professor of Management
Joe Bell earned a Masters in Business Administration in Finance from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and also an adjunct faculty member at the Bowen School of Law. His previous academic programs have received an SBA Vision 2000 Award, a top 10 ranked entrepreneurship program from Entrepreneur Magazine, and the Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado was a 2004 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner. He is nationally recognized in the area of early-stage fundraising and served as COO of “CTech Angels”, a Colorado-based 60-member angel investor network. Recently he published his first book entitled, “Finding an Angel Investor in a Day: Get it Done Right, Get it Done Fast!”. He has been involved with over 1,000 businesses ranging from neighborhood startups to multi-billion dollar ventures. He also assists BioVentures at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ with the commercialization of medical, bioscience, and biotechnology research developed at the medical school. At UALR, he teaches Issues in Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, and Small Business Management. His research covers early-stage fundraising, entrepreneurship course work, issues affecting entrepreneurial businesses, and case writing. His research appears in such publications as Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, the Entrepreneurial Executive, the New England Journal of Entrepreneurship and others. His case writings have appeared in the #1 selling business strategy textbook, and also in the #1 selling entrepreneurship textbook outside the business school which focuses upon entrepreneurship developed in engineering, computer science, physics, biotechnology, nanosciences programs, and others.