Dean Shepherd is the Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame University. His research and teaching are in the field of entrepreneurship; he investigates the decision making involved in leveraging cognitive and other resources to act on opportunities, responding with resilience to adversity, and learning from experimentation (including failure). Dean is a fellow of the Academy of Management. He has been awarded three honorary doctorates (Jonkoping University [Sweden], Technical University of Munich [Germany], and Lulea University of Technology [Sweden]). From the Entrepreneurs Division of the Academy of Management, Dean has been awarded the “Dedication to Entrepreneurship award”, the “Mentor Award”, and the “Foundational Paper Award” (twice). He is the past editor-in-chief of the Journal Business Venturing. He has authored over 20 books and 180 publications in top management and entrepreneurship journals with over 75,000 Google cites.