Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen
people / faculty

Daniel Cohen

Senior Lecturer, ILR Human Resource Studies
and Director, eLab Incubator
Human Resource Studies


Dan Cohen joined the faculty of the human resource studies department in the ILR School in fall 2007 and teaches courses on entrepreneurship and business strategy. Dan is excited to be the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence of the newly formed elab, a student-focused new business incubator operating in partnership with student agencies.

an earned his doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve University where his research focused on trust in long-term sales relationships. Dan also earned an MBA from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Accountancy from George Washington University.

Prior to coming to Cornell University, Dan was an entrepreneur, starting a successful specialized construction firm in 1990 and serving as president of the firm until its sale to a private equity firm in May of 2005. Dan then taught at the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business where he was also involved with their Bedell Entrepreneurial Student Incubator.


Journal Articles

  • B E Liedl, D M Lawson, K K White, J A Shapiro, Daniel Cohen, W G Carson, J T Trumble, Martha Ann Mutschler. 1995. Acylglucoses of the wild tomato Lycopersicon pennellii alters settling and reduces oviposition of Bemisia argentifolii, Journal of Economic Entomology. 88:742-748.

Professional Activities

  • eLab: how we meet the needs of our student startups and accelerate their progress. Presented to Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY. 2012.

Honors and Awards

  • Robert N. Stern Mentoring Award, School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
  • Commencement Speaker, Montgomery Blair High School. 2009
Daniel Cohen


Ives Hall, Room 163