Both work in Louisville
LOUISVILLE (July 1, 2016) — Bellarmine University’s School of Business has appointed Dr. Sharon Kerrick assistant dean and Dr. Keith Richardson endowed chair in accounting.
Kerrick comes to Bellarmine from the University of Louisville, where she was associate director of the Forcht Entrepreneurship Center, taught in the entrepreneurship MBA program and led the undergraduate entrepreneurship minor, which she created in 2008.
Kerrick has lectured on a number of business issues, including entrepreneurship, in several countries, such as Russia, the Czech Republic and Greece. She has published research in leading journals in the areas of entrepreneurship, e-learning and financial literacy, and her research has been referenced by Forbes.
Prior to joining UofL in 2002, she was one of the founders of a technology firm that grew to more than 300 employees during a 20-year span. She is an Enterprise Angels Fund investor and created the VetStart entrepreneurship startup program for military veterans. VetStart has helped launch more than 50 veteran-owned companies since 2012.
In 2014, Kentucky’s Small Business Administration named Kerrick the Kentucky Veteran’s Small Business Advocate of the Year. She emceed the 2016 Alltech business plan competition and was voted as Outstanding Entrepreneurship Faculty for 2016 by the UofL College of Business student council.
Kerrick is currently chair-elect of the region’s Better Business Bureau, and serves on Louisville’s National Association for Women Business Owners Foundation and the Louisville Water Company’s board.
Richardson led Bellarmine’s accounting recruitment and placement, and has been the named the Fr. Raymond J. Treece Endowed Accounting Chair.
He currently serves as a professor of accounting at Bellarmine, and has previously taught at Indiana State University, Central Washington University and St. Martin’s College. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, an MBA from Pacific Lutheran University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound.