Dr. Monica A. Zimmerman

Monica A. Zimmerman


Monica Zimmerman, Ph.D., CPA teaches entrepreneurship, business policy/strategic management at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Dr. Zimmerman also serves as the Executive Director of the Cottrell Entrepreneurship Center at West Chester University. The Cottrell Center fosters entrepreneurship across West Chester University and throughout Chester County by preparing students to contribute to the entrepreneurship ecosystem, providing access to a rich network of entrepreneurship resources and enhancing the startup and growth of new ventures to develop a strong WCU entrepreneurship culture and a vibrant Chester County entrepreneurship ecosystem. Dr. Zimmerman has published and presented many studies addressing the management teams, legitimacy, and initial public offerings (IPOs) of early stage companies. Her research has been published in top academic journals including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Small Business Management, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice.


  • B.S., Messiah College
  • M.B.A., The Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D., Temple University
  • CPA, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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