Arthur Sherwood

David Cole Professor of Entrepreneurship/Director, WWU’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programs


Dr. Arthur Sherwood is the David Cole Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of Western Washington University’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Academic Programs. As the Cole Professor, he also leads The Entrepreneur-Innovator-Changemaker’s’ Story Projects, a university-wide scholarly initiative that involves academic research, practical application and curricular innovations.The project unites his fascination and love of human flourishing, cross-cultural storytelling, the natural world and of course, entrepreneurship, innovation and changemaking.

Dr. Sherwood is active in the local and global E&I ecosystem as a board member of Recreation Northwest in Bellingham Washington, USA and as an affiliated faculty team member for the Centre for Executive Education at the United Nations Established University for Peace in Costa Rica where he supports and coaches social innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders from around the world. He has served as a WWU Community Engagement as well as Sustainability Fellow and is an affiliated faculty member with the WWU Institute for Energy Studies and the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University. He is an experienced entrepreneur and certified executive coach who is co-founder of Reimagine by Design, LLC and member-owner of Columinate, a cooperatively owned consulting business.