Ryan S. Coles

Assistant Professor

Management &



  • PhD Cornell U., Organizational Sociology
  • MS Cornell U., Organizational Sociology
  • MS Brigham Young U., Sociology
  • BA Brigham Young U., Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic


  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Environmentally Sustainable Firm Growth
  • Internationalization


Ryan Coles is an Assistant Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship in the Boucher M&E Department as well as the Founder and Chief Scientist at UCONN School of Business’ Daigle Labs. Research from Ryan’s lab explores issues related to entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, and environmentally sustainable new firm growth.

Ryan’s lab has active studies across a variety of national contexts including: the U.S., Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Ghana, China, Nepal, Iraq, Palestine, Ukraine, and the Kingdom of Jordan. Ryan’s quest to understand the social foundations of entrepreneurship has led him to Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring, Latin American communities with a history of drug cartel violence, remote villages in the Himalayas, the Amazon rainforest, and more.

Outside of academia, Ryan is an active member of start-ups in the A.I., fin-tech, recycling, and agriculture sectors. He also serves on the advisory board of Old Silver Venture Capital, known for its early investment in Moderna. Ryan speaks Spanish and Arabic, is an avid wrestler, and an advocate for equality, environmental sustainability, and scientific exploration. For Ryan, his family is the best organization he has ever created. Ryan and his wife Chloe have three kids. 

Contact Information
Mailing Address2100 Hillside Rd., Storrs CT 06269
Office LocationStorrs BUSN 344
Office HoursStudent Office Hours: T 2pm-3pm & TH 5pm-6pm
CoursesBADM/MGMT 2234 "The Entrepreneurial Journey"
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