VIDEO: Creating a culture of innovative thinking

As the College’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Economics Prof. Drew Murphy ’84 is finding ways to cultivate a culture of innovative thinking and effective problem solving across all majors and all class years.


By launching the Entrepreneurial and Social Innovation Initiative (E-SII). This new program is the focal point for entrepreneurship and innovation at Gettysburg College, providing a series of workshops, lectures, hands-on experiences, and curricular connections that transcend academic departments and build on the success of the Entrepreneurial Fellowship.

By challenging students to tackle diverse learning experiences and gain valuable practical experience, E-SII aligns with the College’s strategic plan: preparing students both personally and professionally for lives of innovation in order to address the complex issues of our world.

Learn more about what Murphy brings to this program and why he thinks the skills learned from entrepreneurial thinking are beneficial to all students, regardless of their intended career path.


Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Kasey Varner '14, assistant director of communications, 717.337.6806

Posted: Fri, 9 Feb 2018

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