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Oklahoma State University

Administrators

Vance Fried serves as the Institute’s Director and as President of the TEL Foundation (telfoundation.us). His research focuses on public policy and entrepreneurship, education entrepreneurship and policy, and venture capital. Fried is an Emeritus Professor of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. ...

Steve Trost serves as the Institute's Associate Director.  Having owned and operated an R&D business for 17+ years, he is an accomplished inventor, with 12 granted U.S. patents and multiple international patents.  His broad entrepreneurship research interests include how entrepreneurs manage Knightian uncertainty, the effects of income and consumption inequality on entrepreneurship, the...

Per Bylund is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Records-Johnston Professor of Free Enterprise in the School of Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University. His research focuses on issues in entrepreneurship, strategic management, and organizational economics – especially where they overlap and intersect with regulation and policy issues. He was previously in the Department...

Byron Schlomach serves as the Institute's Scholar in Residence and also serves as Director of the 1889 Institute (1889institute.org). He has researched and written broadly on public policy in areas as diverse as economic development, transportation, public education, welfare, health care, government transparency, regulation and licensing. ...

Baylee Butler currently serves as an academic advisor for the Honor's College and advisor for the student-led Free Enterprise Society.  She formerly served as Program Manager and Research Associate for the Institute.  ...