My Story

I grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs, and knew I would be filling in their shoes one day. However, my life took a turn when I got the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant at Tribhuvan University. I fell in love with teaching, and after completing my MBA, I embarked on my teaching journey. Meanwhile, I also co-founded a venture that facilitated the growth of small businesses. However, I wanted to do more in the area that intersected teaching and entrepreneurship — which led me to pursue a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After completing my Ph.D., I joined Warren Wilson College, where I teach and conduct entrepreneurship research and work closely with the local entrepreneurial community.


  • Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship and Innovation University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • MBA (Human Resource Management) Visvesvaraya Technological University
  • BBA (Management and Marketing) Tribhuvan University

Research Interests

  • Creativity and Innovation

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Green Entrepreneurship (BA 2030)
  • New Venture Business Plan Development (BA 3050)
  • Strategic Marketing (BA 3205)

Crews and Other Activities

  • Academy of Management
  • Midwest Academy of Management

Contact Dr. Shah

(825) 771-5818
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