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Edgar Harrell, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur in Residence

Phone Number:

717-901-5100 x5113


Ph.D. in Economics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
B.Sc. In Chemistry, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, USA.
Certificate Columbia University East Asian Institute Japanese Studies, New York, NY, USA.
Advanced Management Program Harvard University Business School, Boston, MA, USA.


Dr. Edgar C Harrell is a Managing Partner at Harrell Capital Partners LLC. Dr. Harrell is an economist and business leader. He has held senior management positions with a number of private firms and agencies, including the US Department of State, the Agency for International Development and PriceWaterhouse. Dr. Harrell serves as a board member of the Health Care Product Development Corporation, DfR Solutions, Intag Systems Inc. to name a few.

Dr. Harrell served as the chair of the Advisory Board of the Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Baltimore. He served on several other boards and advisory committees, including the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania, The Penn State Research Foundation, Penn Venture Partners, DC Arch Angels, Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, the Board and President of ACOR ( American Center of Oriental Research) and many others.

Dr. Harrell has more than 40 years of experience in managing public and private programs in entrepreneurial training, technology commercialization, investment and capital market development. He serves as a mentor for the Tech Council of Maryland, 1776 DC, Founders Institute Metro DC, and has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University and is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and a Professional in Residence, Shidler School of Business, University of Hawaii.

Teaching & Research Interests:

Dr. Harrell teaches “ how to think like an entrepreneur” to middle and high school students, mentor entrepreneurs at Maryland Tech Council, 1776 DC and Founder Institute and former president of one of the largest archaeological foundations in the Middle East.

Courses Taught at HU:

Commercialization of Technology
Entrepreneurship introduction