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Darla Moore School of Business


Joel Wooten

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Management Science
Darla Moore School of Business
Phone: 803-777-2303
Office: Darla Moore School of Business, Room 401H
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
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Joel Wooten is an associate professor of management science at the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business. His research focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship, and his classroom experience includes courses in innovation and design, web-based products and services, business analytics, and statistics. He holds doctoral and master's degrees from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from Georgia Tech. 
His recent projects include work with innovation tournaments and recommendation systems as well as research partnerships with XPRIZE and Merck. With a history of entrepreneurial involvement, he has helped companies ranging from Fortune 500 firms to a local barbecue restaurant chain. Prior to returning to academia, he spent three years as a strategy consultant for Bain & Company.


Ph.D., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2013
MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
B.S., Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000

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