Trenton (Trent) Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Emerging Enterprises at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. He earned a B.A. in English and philosophy from Brigham Young University, an M.S. from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management and a Ph.D. in entrepreneurship and strategic management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Previously, Trent was a visiting assistant professor at Indiana University. Prior to pursuing a PhD, Trent worked with two start-up ventures before becoming a Management Consultant in the Dallas area with Deloitte Consulting and then PwC Advisory. Trent has lived in Indonesia, several US states, and Paris, France. Trent's research interests are primarily oriented around venture emergence under extreme resource constraint, resourcefulness, resilience, and decision-making. He has taught courses in entrepreneurship; social-entrepreneurship (with a Costa Rica travel component); design thinking and opportunity recognition; and strategic management. In his spare time, Trent enjoys running, mountain biking, skiing, and spending time with his family.
- Venture emergence