Rajshree Agarwal is the Rudolph P. Lamone Chair and Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business and Director of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. Rajshree is passionate about upward mobility, within and integrating across the intellectual, psychological and economic realms. Rajshree’s research interests focus on the implications of entrepreneurship and innovation for industry and firm evolution. Her recent projects examine enterprising individuals and teams as the fountainhead of firm, industry and economic growth. She links knowledge diffusion among firms, industries, and regions to the underlying mechanisms of individual entrepreneurship and mobility. Rajshree has taught a wide range of courses in strategic management, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, industrial organization and microeconomics. Consistent with her interests in innovation, she strives to incorporate the latest pedagogical technologies in her teaching. She believes in empowering lifelong enterprise by providing strategic leadership frameworks and skills. Rajshree has won many awards for both research and teaching excellence. Salient among these are the Davis Productivity Award from the State of Florida, the University Scholar Award from the University of Illinois, the Graduate Mentor of the Year, and the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award from the University of Maryland.