Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Lynn Metcalf

Professor of Entrepreneurship & CIE Faculty Fellows Director

Dr. Metcalf joined the marketing faculty at Cal Poly in 1986.

In 1995, Dr. Metcalf began her journey supporting innovation and entrepreneurship during a five-year appointment at a Philips incubator in Silicon Valley. She returned to Cal Poly in 2000 and worked with the marketing faculty to focus the marketing curriculum on innovation and data-driven decision making. As a marketing chair, she was an early supporter of CIE.

Dr. Metcalf was named a CIE Faculty Fellow in 2013, a program which she now directs. She joined the entrepreneurship faculty in 2016.

Dr. Metcalf is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina Moore School of Business.