Emeritus Director for 2010-2011, Donald L. Wilson Professor Enterprise and Leadership
Emeritus Director for 2010-2011, Donald L. Wilson Professor Enterprise and LeadershipCaulkins, during his directorship the past five years invited alumni to participate in two of his courses, Organizational Cultures: Working in Businesses and NGOs, and Enterprise and Innovation, which used Leslie Berlin's new biography of Grinnell's Robert Noyce '49, The Man Behind the Microchip, featured in Winter issue of The Grinnell Magazine, as one of several case studies. Noyce's innovations, both technological and organizational, helped create Silicon Valley. "Many of our alumni are out there doing other great things in a variety of fields, and I would like to add their ideas to our courses, either through class visits or through videoconferencing," Caulkins said. Professor Caulkins has published extensively on the role of small business entrepreneurs in regional development as well as on non-profit, voluntary, non-governmental organizations. He also served in 1983 as a faculty intern with a federal agency, the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. Professor Caulkins, who began his academic career in anthropology at Grinnell College in 1970, earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University and has received several research grants from the National Science Foundation. Caulkins was named the Earl D. Strong Professor of Social Studies in 2000, and Donald L. Wilson Professor of Enterprise and Leadership in 2005. For Professor Caulkins' research interests in enterprise and leadership. Professor Caulkins' complete CV can be found on the Anthropology website. "Entrepreneurship isn't about making money - it is about making a difference," says Douglas Caulkins, emeritis Donald L. Wilson Professor of Enterprise and Leadership. "Entrepreneurs are innovators, and the business, government, and nonprofit sectors all need innovations to address important local and global problems."Grinnell graduates have both the foundation and the passion for making those contributions." The Wilson Program in Enterprise and Leadership aims to expand students' ideas of successful career possibilities. "Often students assume that the only way to address these issues is through the nonprofit sector," Caulkins says. "All of these issues should be addressed by the business and governmental sectors as well, and many Grinnell alumni have devoted their careers to making a difference in those sectors."
Grinnell College Challenges Microsoft's lack of Biodiversity in XP Opening Screen
Everyday millions of people begin their working day at their computers with Microsofts' opening screen, named "Bliss", an award-winning iconic picture of a smooth green hillside and blue sky. Not at Grinnell College, Grinnell Iowa, where the college has adopted an opening screen on its computers depicting local native prairie and, more importantly, biodiversity. June 2008 "Diversified Bliss" Story.doc. Diversified Bliss image to your Desktop!