Ryan Scott Coles

Assistant Professor



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


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Innovation
  • Internationalization


Ryan Coles is an Assistant Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship and the Chief Scientist at Daigle Labs: Applied Entrepreneurship Research. Ryan’s research program explores issues related to entrepreneurship, technology commercialization, and new firm growth. Ryan has active studies across a variety of national contexts including: the U.S., Mexico, Peru, Paraguay, Ghana, China, Nepal, and the Kingdom of Jordan. Ryan’s quest to understand the social foundations of entrepreneurship has lead 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 rain-forest, and more.

Outside of academia, Ryan works with start-ups in the fin-tech, medical device, recycling, and agriculture sectors. He also has advised V.C. firms on investments in the ed-tech, biotech, and fitness sectors. Ryan is also a fluent Spanish and Arabic speaker, avid wrestler, and advocate for equality, sustainability, and scientific exploration.

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Contact Information
Mailing Address2100 Hillside Rd., Storrs CT 06269
Office LocationStorrs BUSN 344
CoursesMGMT 2234 "The Entrepreneurial Journey"
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