Albert Cannella is the Blue Bell Creameries Chair at Texas A&M University. Dr. Cannella’s research is focused on executives, corporate governance, and entrepreneurship. His research has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, and Journal of Financial Economics, among others. He served as Director of the Texas A&M Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship from 2000 to 2004. In 1984, he earned his MBA from the University of Northern Iowa. In 1986, he entered the strategic management Ph.D. program at Columbia University in New York. He joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in 1989, Arizona State in 2004, Tulane University in 2007, and returned to Arizona State in 2012 and to Texas A&M in 2016. Honors and awards include an Association of Former Students Outstanding Teaching Award in 1994, College and Graduate School of Business Outstanding Research Award in 1996, and Fish Camp Namesake in 1997. He was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Management in 2008.