Technology Leadership and Innovation Directory
Nathalie Duval-Couetil MBA, PhD
Campus: West Lafayette
Department: Technology Leadership & Innovation
Office: YOUNG 439 and MRGN 220E
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Nathalie Duval-Couetil is the Director of the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, Associate Director of the Burton D. Morgan Center, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation at Purdue University. She is responsible for the launch and development of the university’s multidisciplinary undergraduate entrepreneurship program, which has involved over 5000 students from all majors since 2005. As part of the program, she has established entrepreneurship capstone, global entrepreneurship, and women and leadership courses and initiatives. Prior to her work in academia, Nathalie spent several years in the field of market research and business strategy consulting in Europe and the United States with Booz Allen and Hamilton and Data and Strategies Group. She received a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an MBA from Babson College, and MS and PhD degrees from Purdue University. She currently serves on the board of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship in the role of Vice President for Research.
- Multidisciplinary entrepreneurship education
- Entrepreneurship within engineering education
- Environments and conditions that foster entrepreneurial activity among students
- Student intellectual property policy and practice
- Program evaluation and assessment
- Women and leadership
- Market and technology assessment
Relevant Publications and Presentations
- Duval-Couetil, N., Pilcher, J., Hart-Wells, E., Weilerstein, P. & Gotch, C. (in press). Undergraduate involvement in intellectual property protection at universities: Views from technology transfer professionals. International Journal of Engineering Education.
- Duval-Couetil, N. (in press). Assessing entrepreneurship education programs: Challenges and approaches. Journal of Small Business Management.
- Duval-Couetil, N. & Dyrenfurth, M. (2012, September) Teaching Students to be Innovators: Examining Competencies and Approaches Across Disciplines. International Journal of Innovation Science. Volume 4(3), 143-154.
- Duval-Couetil, N., Reed-Rhoads, T. & Haghighi, S.† (2012). Engineering students and entrepreneurship education: Involvement, attitudes and outcomes. International Journal of Engineering Education 28(2), 425-435.
- Duval-Couetil, N. & Dohrman, R. (2011). Development of a Women and Leadership Course to Increase Awareness of and Involvement by Women in Entrepreneurship Education. Labyrinth Paths: Women's Leadership Development and Communicative Praxis in the Twenty-first Century. Lexington Books.
- Duval-Couetil, N., Reed-Rhoads, T. & Haghighi, S.† (2011, December). The Engineering Entrepreneurship Survey: An assessment instrument to examine engineering student involvement in entrepreneurship education. Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship. 2(2), 35-56.
- Duval-Couetil, N. & Mikulecky, L. (2011, March). Immigrants, English, and the workplace: Evaluating employer demand for language education in manufacturing companies. Journal of Workplace Learning. 23(3), 209-223.
SELECT CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS
- Wheadon, J. & Duval-Couetil, N. (June, 2013). Analyzing the expected learning outcomes of entrepreneurship business plan development activities using Bloom’s Taxonomy. Proceedings of the American Association of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.
- Duval-Couetil, N., Barrett, B. (2012, October). Differentiating undergraduates from graduate student and faculty inventors. Paper presented at ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Seattle, WA.
- Dohrman, R., Buzzanel, P. & Duval-Couetil, N. (October, 2012). The Material Reality of the Contemporary Archetypal Entrepreneur: Connections between Feminism and Entrepreneurialism in the Role of Bodies at Work, Proceedings of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender Conference, Tacoma, WA.
- Duval-Couetil, N. (2012, January). Characteristics and Attitudes of Students Participating in a Multidisciplinary Entrepreneurship Program. United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Conference, New Orleans, LA.
- Duval-Couetil, N., Barrett, B. (2011, October) Work in Progress: Undergraduates and Intellectual Property: Trends, Policies, and Practices. ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Rapid City, SD.
- Duval-Couetil, N., Reed-Rhoads, T., Haghighi, S. (2011, October). Work in Progress: Entrepreneurship Literacy for Engineering Students. ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Rapid City, SD.
- Duval-Couetil, N., Reed-Rhoads, T., Haghighi, S. (2011, May). Engineering Students and Entrepreneurship Education: Involvement, Attitudes and Outcomes. Design Education: Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Harvey Mudd College Design Workshop VIII, Claremont, CA.
- Duval-Couetil, N., Reed-Rhoads, T., Haghighi, S. (2011, March). Investigating the Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Engineering Students. National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Conference, Washington, DC.
- Duval-Couetil, N., Reed-Rhoads, T., Haghighi, S. (2011, March). Investigating the Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Engineering Students. National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Conference, Washington, DC. http://nciia.org/network/conference/2011/papers
- Duval-Couetil, N., The Assessment of Entrepreneurship Education: A Status Report. (January, 2011). United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Conference, Hilton Head.
- Duval-Couetil, N., Reed-Rhoads, T., Haghighi, S. (2010, October). Developing an Assessment to Examine Multiple Outcomes of Entrepreneurship Education on Engineering Students ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Washington, DC.
- Duval-Couetil, N., & Goonewardene, J. (2009, September). Innovate/Create: Building Business from University Research. International Entrepreneurship Forum, Istanbul, Turkey.