Dr. Ron Cook earned a Ph.D. in Business from Syracuse University. As a director of Rider’s Small Business Institute®, he has supervised more than 200 consulting projects, which his students have assisted small businesses and not-for-profit organizations in New Jersey. Many of these projects have won national awards for their value to both the clients and to the students. Cook has published more than 30 scholarly articles, which have appeared in the Journal of Small Business Strategy, Journal of Small Business Management, Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, Small Business Institute® Journal, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, as well as the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. He is co-recipient of the 2011 Emerald Research Grant.