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CPT James Bezjian, Ph. D. (SCSG)

Dr. James Bezjian is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Innovation Lab in the Baker School of Business. Dr. Bezjian teaches Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship at the undergraduate level. He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in international business and a MBA from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles, CA. He received his Masters of Letters in International Business from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and awarded his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Dr. Bezjian joined The Citadel faculty in August of 2017. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Bezjian worked in the start-up/venture capital world. He was responsible for creating business and strategy plans used to acquire various types of funding and resources. He is currently involved in a biotech venture called Robotic Hand Therapy where he sits on the Board of Advisors. Prior to his work in the entrepreneurial world, he worked for a consulting firm conducting corporate development, strategic planning, and venture capital proposals for small and medium sized businesses and organizations across the country.

Dr. Bezjian is also a scenario strategist working with individuals, firms and governments to map out scenarios and unknown variables across industries. These models and guides provide executive leadership with an understanding of how alternate industries and advancement in capabilities can disrupt the status quo of business. Most recently has conducted research within the Hollywood film industry focusing on disruptive strategies and the recalibration of an industry recipe. His work has taken him to the halls of Capitol Hill, the studios of Hollywood, the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, Whitehall in Great Britain and various U.S. embassies. Additionally, Dr. Bezjian is a Captain in the South Carolina State Guard (SCSG) attached to special operations command focusing on critical infrastructure protection and anti-terrorism.

An avid traveler and adventurer, Dr. Bezjian is a lover of global culture. He has backpacked across Israel, scaled the Great Wall of China, gone cliff diving in Portugal, went hiking in the highlands of Scotland, and ran with the bulls in the San Fermín Festival of Pamplona, Spain. He recently spent three weeks in Jordan exploring the historical landscape of the Middle East. He looks forward to continuing his travels and education. 


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Office: Bond 338
Telephone: (843) 953-2405

Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
MLitt, University of St. Andrews
MBA/BS, Azusa Pacific Univeristy

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