Meet Kathryn E. Weaver
Visiting Assistant Professor, Management and Entrepreneurship
Phone: (813) 257-3955
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2010, The University of Florida, BS
2011, The University of Tampa, MBA
2020, Florida Atlantic University, PhD
Introduction to Global Business
Introduction to Entrepreneurship/Feasibility
Principles of Management
Creativity and Innovation for Entrepreneurs
Primary research and teaching interests are in strategic leadership, corporate entrepreneurship, family business, and organizational culture. Experience teaching management and entrepreneurship courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Katie Weaver (nee Kloepfer) has published articles in several peer-reviewed journals, in academic books, and in peer-reviewed online publications, such as EIX.org and FamilyBusiness.org. Katie has also participated in multiple academic conferences, including AOM, SMA, USASBE, and FERC, where she presented her research, chaired sessions, and reviewed manuscripts.
Katie’s professional experience includes working as an Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending for a national bank. Before pursuing her doctorate, she was also involved on the University of Tampa Board of Counselors and served as the Vice Chairman of the Board for the Ryan Nece Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower teens to become leaders and impact giving in their communities.
Katie earned her PhD from Florida Atlantic University, her MBA from the University of Tampa, and her BS in Marketing from the University of Florida.
Recent publications include:
Kidwell, R.E., Fuentes-Lombardo, G., Sanchez-Famoso, V., Cano-Rubio, M., & Kloepfer, K.E. (2020). Human resources in the internationalization of family firms. Thunderbird International Business Review, 62(4), 353-369.
Kidwell, R.E., Cox, K.C., & Kloepfer, K. (2019) The diversity of deviance: How it can hurt (and help) families and family firms. In The Palgrave Handbook of Heterogeneity among Family Firms (pp. 643 – 672). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Switzerland.
Williams, E. A., Woods, J., Hertelendy, A., & Kloepfer, K. (2019). Supervisory influence: Subordinate development of crisis leader potential in an extreme context. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 32(3), 320-339.
Kloepfer, K., Kidwell, R., & Cox, K. (2019). 'Champions' make diverse spin-off teams more successful. Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange, EIX.org.
Kidwell, R.E. & Kloepfer, K. (2018). How family business leaders can encourage both devotion and performance. Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange, FamilyBusiness.org.
Kloepfer, K. and Castrogiovanni, G.J. (2018). Entrepreneurship: Venture creation subprocesses, subdomains, and interfaces, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 14: 681 – 696.
Schulze Publication Award, 2019, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange publication recognition for submissions with exceptional merit
Schulze Publication Award, 2018, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Exchange and FamilyBusiness.org publication recognition for submissions with exceptional merit
Best Conceptual Paper Award Winner, 2018, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, Hollywood, CA.
Krusen Fellow Grant Award Winner, 2011, John H. Sykes College of Business, University of Tampa