Diverse Conversations: How Academic Entrepreneurs Supplement Their Income - Higher Education: More and more academics are recognizing the potential to supplement their income from higher education positions with out-of-the-box projects and schemes. To try and get to grips with the so-called academic entrepreneur, I met with Shonell Bacon, instructor of mass communication at McNeese State University.
The goal of this discussion is to help other academics understand the relationship between academic standing and entrepreneurship and how you can marry the two concepts together to generate supplementary income.
Q: So, the first question is about characterization — how would you characterize the academic entrepreneur in today’s world? Who are these people and what is it that they are doing, what makes them unique? What, too, are the benefits of being an academic entrepreneur in terms of how it benefits the individual and one’s career in academia?