Dr. Chuck Bamford is Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Dennis Thompson Chair of Entrepreneurial Studies at Queens University of Charlotte. He earned his A.S. degree at Northern Virginia Community College, a B.S. degree at the University of Virginia, an MBA at Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the University of Tennessee. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, he was head of the Business Analysis Department (Mergers & Acquisitions, Dispositions, and Small Business Consulting) for Dominion Bankshares Corporation (now Wells Fargo).
His research has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Strategies, Journal of Technology Transfer as well as the Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research. His specific areas of interest are New Venture Formation and Growth, Strategy Development and Implementation, Measurement of Firm Performance, and Strategic Change. Chuck is the co-author of three top selling textbooks on small business management, entrepreneurship and strategy.
Chuck has taught courses in Strategic Management and New Venture Management at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. His teaching experience includes courses at Universities in Scotland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. Prior to joining Queens he held positions as an Associate Professor at Texas Christian University and at the University of Richmond. He has taught numerous executive courses at Texas Christian University, Tulane University, The University of Notre Dame and Queens University of Charlotte.
Chuck is an active consultant whose clients have included numerous small business start-ups as well as large regional and international businesses (e.g. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF), EnPro Industries; GGB, Lockheed-Martin, Inc.; XFactory, Inc.; Italian Market and Grill; Texas-New Mexico Power Company; The Fort Worth Symphony; Jubilee Theater; United Cities Gas Company; Delta Thermal Systems, Inc.)
Chuck has won fifteen individual teaching excellence awards during his career including seven Executive MBA Teacher of the Year Awards. He is a National Noble Foundation Fellow in Teaching Excellence.