Gregory Van Kirk
Adjunct Associate Professor of Policy
Gregory Van Kirk is the Social Entrepreneur in Residence at AshokaU where he serves as the Senior Advisor for strategy, university, and social entrepreneur engagement. Mr. Van Kirk is also the Co-Founder and President of New Development Solutions Group, a development leadership and consulting corporation comprised of New Development Solutions Co., Community Enterprise Solutions, and New Development Experience; organizations dedicated to developing and executing business models to benefit development organizations, local entrepreneurs, and low income families in rural communities. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Van Kirk worked as a Small Business Development Volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps in Nebaj, Guatemala. There, he advised the local Chamber of Commerce and managed the operations of the first internet center opened in the region. Prior to his social entrepreneurial work, Mr. Van Kirk worked in the financial services sector for six years. Mr. Van Kirk holds a B.S. in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, OH. He also studied International Economics, French, Russian, and German History at the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg.