CUEED PII Leadership


Jeffrey A. Robinson, Ph.D.

Academic Director, CUEED

Jeffrey  is an award winning business school professor, international speaker and entrepreneur.  Since 2008, he has been a leading faculty member at Rutgers Business School where he is an assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship and the founding Assistant Director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED).  The Center is a unique interdisciplinary venue for innovative thinking and research on entrepreneurial activity and economic development in urban environments.


Lyneir Richardson

Executive Director, CUEED

Lyneir is the Executive Director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CUEED), a research and practitioner oriented center at Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ. He oversees the implementation of CUEED programs and manages partnerships, staff, affiliated faculty and fellows.  Lyneir also teaches an MBA course in Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and serves as faculty advisor to students consulting with small business owners on strategic projects.


Jasmine Cordero

Managing Director

Jasmine is the Managing Director of The Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (CUEED).  Jasmine combines her commitment to urban renewal and the socio-economic development of urban communities with the experience and training gleaned from work in corporate leadership development to the training and development of entrepreneurs. Jasmine manages the Entrepreneurship Pioneers Initiative (EPI). Under her leadership, EPI has helped over 170 entrepreneurs to sustain and grow their businesses.


Gene Slowinski

Director, Rutgers University Technical Assistance Program (RUTAP)

Gene has held management positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Bellcore, and Novartis Corporation. Dr. Slowinski has conducted research on the economic development opportunities of strategic alliances, demanufacturing, and the Internet. An author and lecturer, Gene has presented his work to The Conference Board, The Licensing Executives Society, The Industrial Research Institute, and The American Electronics Association. His articles can be found in Economic Development Quarterly, Business Horizons, Research and Technology Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, les NouvellesCooperative Strategies in International BusinessThe Journal of Advanced Management, and Managing the High Technology Firm.


Roger Debo

Director, The Collaborative for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (CTEC)

Professor Roger Debo is the CTEC Director at Rutgers. From 2000 – 2015 he served as the Director for the Entrepreneurship Collaborative at NC State University. During his tenure, he was an advisor/consultant for 10 companies, the interim CEO or Board member for 5 startups and is currently the Board Chair for Xanofi, a NC State spin out.

In 2008, Roger was a cofounder of TECnet, an international network of entrepreneurship educators, which received an EU-US grant to foster international collaboration for education and commercialization of university technologies.