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Thomas J. Dean is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Enterprise in the College of Business at Colorado State University. His research and teaching passions are at the intersection of entrepreneurship and sustainability and the economic opportunities inherent in the transition to a sustainable economy. He previously taught at the University of Colorado, where he served as Faculty Director of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship and founded the Cleantech Venture Challenge business plan competition, Sustainable Opportunities Summit, and Sustainable Venturing Initiative. Professor Dean began teaching sustainable venturing courses in 2001 and has developed new conceptual links between the fields of environmental economics and entrepreneurship. He also co-founded one of the first environmental management programs at the University of Tennessee, where he served as Faculty Associate at the Energy, Environment, and Resources Center. He is currently writing a textbook on sustainable venturing and pursuing further research on the topic. Professor Dean has consulted with a number of leading organizations on strategic and environmental issues and worked with universities in the U.S., United Kingdom, Eastern Europe, and Asia to develop curricular programs in entrepreneurship, environmental management, and energy.