University of Tennessee

David Gras

Department: Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness, Management and Entrepreneurship

Title: Assistant Professor


2013 Syracuse University, Ph.D. Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

2008 Clemson University, M.S. Marketing

2005 Texas A&M University, B.S. Management

417 Stokely Management Center

Dr. David Gras holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship from Syracuse University, an MS in Marketing from Clemson University, and a BA in Management from Texas A&M University. His research focuses on the antecedents of business performance and competitive advantage. Within these areas, Dr. Gras explores the financial impacts of corporate social responsibility, new venture diversification, strategic decisions, and entrepreneurial characteristics. Dr. Gras has taught numerous classes in entrepreneurship (e.g. introduction to entrepreneurship; opportunity recognition; values-centered entrepreneurship) and strategic management at the University of Connecticut, Syracuse University, and Texas Christian University.

In the Media


2015 Insight Development Grant

2015 Kimbell Art Museum Education

2015 EGOS Best Paper Finalist

2014 Concordia University Research Grant

2013 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Syracuse University