Gene Poor, Ph.D.


Gene Poor, Ph.D.

Position: Hamilton Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship
Phone: (419) 372-3835
Address: 289 Business Administration



Ph.D. Educational Administration and Supervision, Bowling Green State University, 1972
Master’s of Education, Industrial Education (Technology),Kent State University, , 1968
B.S. in Industrial Education (Technology), 1966





Hamilton Endowed Professor of Entrepreneurship, College of Business, Bowling Green State University, 2005-Present
Professor, College of Technology, Bowling Green State University, 1992-2005
Associate Professor, BGSU, 1975-1992
Assistant Professor, BGSU, 1972-1975
Doctoral Teaching Fellow, BGSU, 1970-1972
Instructor, School of Technology, Kent State University, 1968-70
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kent State University, summers of 1967 and 1968.



2007 BGSU Student Government Professor of the Year

2006 Visual Communication Professor of the Year

2006 Inducted into the Entrepreneurial & Business Excellence Hall of Fame

2004 Master Teacher Award - highest honor for faculty BGSU.

2004 Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year.


Poor, G. (2007) Stick it up Your Nose. Atlanta, Georgia, Hyperformance Publishing.


Poor, G. and Heiligmann, R. (2005) The Entrepreneur’s Journey–from
dreaming to doing. Atlanta, Georgia, Hyperformance Publishing.


Poor, G. & Heiligmann, R. (2003). Animatronics, A Designers Resource Guide.
Chicago, Illinois: Ian Hunter Publishing.


Poor, G. (2003). It’s Your Dream, I’m Just In It. Chicago, Illinois: Ian Hunter Publishing.


Poor, G. (2003). Everything I Know About VCT So Far, Fits In My Back Pocket. Chicago,
Illinois: Ian Hunter Publishing.


Poor, G. (1998). The Context of Storytelling - A Systems Approach to Implementing
Multi-media. Proceedings of the Danish National Museum Conference, Copenhagen,


Poor, G. (1993). Close Enough is Good Enough for Me. The Journal of Technological
Studies, Winter/Spring.


Poor, G. (1992). Animated Robot Presentations - A Big Draw for Both Large and Small
Attractions. Tourist Attractions and Parks, June.


Poor, G. (1992). Some Animated Predictions. Funworld, July.


Poor, G. (1992). Museum Fatigue Fades as Sophisticated Technology Skyrockets. Exhibit
Builder, September/October.


K. Poor, G. (1991). The Illusion of Life - Lifelike Robotics. San Diego, CA: Creative
Learning Systems.


L. Poor, G. (1991) A Break from Reality. Exhibitor Magazine, March.


Poor, G. & Schwerkolt, E. Playing Tricks on the Senses. Technology, Innovation &
Entrepreneurship for Students, March/April.