Chuck Olsavsky

Assistant Professor
290 Merrill Hall

In college at Youngstown State University, I majored in Management Engineering which was an engineering degree with some coursework in business and economics.  I was an entrepreneur for nine years out of college at a small commercial construction firm.  During the last three plus years of that entrepreneurial experience, I went to night law school.  For the next several years, I was in private practice as a business attorney, becoming partner at a major Cleveland business firm.  In that role, I worked on several matters concerning entrepreneurs.  For the last five years before entering academia, I served as VP/General Counsel in the energy services industry  at an entrepreneurial subsidiary of a public corporation.  While there, I earned an Executive MBA at the University of Michigan and supplemented that training with a Professional Certificate at Columbia University.  In 2019, I earned my PhD in Entrepreneurship at the University of Louisville and started my career at JSU as an Assistant Professor of Management. 

Chuck Olsavsky

Courses Taught

  • Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial
  • Finance History of American Enterprise

Other Responsibilities

Assisting in the growth of entrepreneurship at JSU.