Ph.D. University of Illinois, Chicago, IL USA, Marketing, 2011
B.M.E. University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, Mechanical Engineering, 2000
Assistant professor of entrepreneurship at DePaul University in Chicago. His research interests mainly focuses on entrepreneurial opportunity recognition and creativity but has overlapped into the areas of social entrepreneurship ecopreneurship, innovation, team creativity and disasters recovery. His research has been presented in various research conferences including the Babson Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research Conference, the Ethics and Entrepreneurship Research Conference, the Academy of Management Conference and the Allied Sciences Research Conference. His research can be found in scholarly journals such as the Journal of Small Business Management, the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Journal of Enterprising Culture, Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, among others. Javier also is a past editor and reviewer for the Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research Conference and the Global Marketing and Entrepreneurship Research Conference.