Matthew Karlesky

Assistant Professor of Management

Behavioral Sciences (BES) 125


  • Ph.D. Management, University of Michigan
  • M.A. International Science and Technology Policy, The George Washington University
  • B.A. Business, Organizations, and Society, Franklin & Marshall College

Professional activities

Professor Karlesky specializes in management and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Eckerd College, Professor Karlesky taught at the
University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business and at Suffolk University in Boston.  He has taught undergraduate and graduate
courses on strategic and international management, negotiations and conflict resolution, technology entrepreneurship, and organizational

Much of his research explores the social and psychological foundations of innovation and opportunity identification.  His work
has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Harvard Business Review, and the Oxford Handbook of Creativity, Innovation,
and Entrepreneurship, among other outlets.  Professor Karlesky is an active member of the Academy of Management.