Mark Geiger , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Contact Information
907 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.6238 Fax: 412.396.4764

An assistant professor in the Entrepreneurship and Management Departments of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, Mark Geiger recently received his PhD in organizational behavior, with a minor in quantitative psychology, from the University of Kansas. His research bridges the organizational behavior and entrepreneurship domains which will complement the strengths of both the entrepreneurship and management departments.

Dr. Geiger’s research and teaching interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. He taught courses in both areas while pursuing his PhD at the University of Kansas. His research stream focuses on entrepreneurs as individuals (e.g., entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurial passion) and small business management (e.g., HR practices in small and new businesses).


  • PhD, Organizational Behavior (minor: Quantitative Psychology), University of Kansas, 2016

  • MBA, Illinois State University, 2011

  • BS, (1) Chemistry; (2) Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Illinois State University, 2007