Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5429 USA
John Mueller is an assistant professor of management at Western Michigan University, where he teaches entrepreneurship. His research interests include entrepreneurial finance as it relates to how new, young and small firms handle their financial and accounting activities; technology entrepreneurship; and sport entrepreneurship. He has presented his research at various conferences, won awards for reviewing scholarly articles and received research grants from various organizations, including the Kauffman Foundation. Prior to joining WMU in 2012, he taught at the University of Louisville where he received the best doctoral student teaching award while completing his Ph.D. in entrepreneurship.
Prior to starting his Ph.D., he started and ran several businesses throughout a 10-year period in the software industry. Before entering the entrepreneurial ranks, he worked at the executive level as well as in the operational rankings, including programming and testing software applications. His work experiences have allowed him to live and work in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including serving as a United States Agency for International Development representative to South African companies in the capacity of advisor and consultant on business linkages, partnering and financing for small and medium businesses. Mueller holds an MBA from the University of Illinois and a B.B.A. in management information sciences from Southern Methodist University.