Professor of the Practice
Jon Fjeld teaches courses in the area of innovation and entrepreneurship both at Fuqua and for the broader Duke community. He served as the Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative at Duke University from 2018 to 2022 and as Executive Director of Fuqua’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation from 2005 to 2019. He has been teaching entrepreneurship and strategy at the Fuqua School of Business since 2005.
Before returning to academia, he spent over twenty years in marketing, engineering and general management in start-ups and public companies. He served as the first vice president of engineering for Align Technology in Santa Clara, CA. He served as CEO of two RTP venture backed firms: Geomagic, a 3D software company and NetEdge Systems, a data networking equipment company. Fjeld also spent 13 years at IBM, where he served in a number of management and executive positions within the networking and software business units. He began his professional career as an assistant professor in the philosophy department at Duke University.
Fjeld holds a Ph.D. and MA in philosophy from the University of Toronto, an MBA from Duke University, an MS in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BA in mathematics and philosophy from Bishop’s University.