Robert Strom directs the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation's commissioned research, working with the nation's top scholars to advance knowledge in entrepreneurship. Strom also has served on the collegiate and youth entrepreneurship teams during his tenure at the Foundation. Strom has written extensively on topics related to entrepreneurship in academic and professional publications. He is co-editor of three books on entrepreneurship and economic growth, and regularly speaks on entrepreneurship to professional and academic audiences. Strom holds a PhD in economics from the University of Cincinnati.