My Story

I was drawn to Warren Wilson because of the distinctive nature of its educational program. I embrace the concept of the classroom as a “living laboratory,” that is, an environment that fuels inquisitiveness, critical thinking, experimentation, and the effective application of course material. I encourage students to bring their work, community engagement, other applied learning and educational experiences into the classroom. Their lived-experiences are often the best examples of the theories and concepts we are studying. A growing area of research for me is social entrepreneurship. It is exciting to work with motivated students to better understand the social challenges we are facing; co-creating solutions with the community and students, building resilient business plans around these products and services with the aim of maximizing social impact.


  • B.A. in Biology and Sociology/Anthropology, Earlham College
  • M.B.A. in Marketing, Old Dominion University

Research Interests

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Business
  • Conscious Capitalism

Courses Taught

  • BA 2111: Principles and Practices of Contemporary Management
  • BA 3150: Art and Science of Managing People
  • Social Entrepreneurship: Leading Change

Crews and Other Activities

  • Supervisor of the Business Program Crew
  • Sullivan Foundation Fellow
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Diversity Fellow

Contact Wendy Seligmann

(828) 771-3033
Boone 207
CPO 6328
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815
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