Leslie Flynn

Clinical Associate Professor Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship

Flynn is a founder of STEM Innovator, a national professional development program for teachers to infuse innovation and entrepreneurship into K-12 classrooms through community partnerships. The national program provides curriculum, instruction, and assessment tools to take student teams from startup idea to commercialization opportunities. Flynn’s research focuses on measuring student competencies in critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication as students design solutions to complex problems. Flynn brings more than 30 years of STEM and education experience to the Jacobson Institute as a high school and college chemistry instructor, pre-service and in-service teacher educator, business owner, and professor of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Leslie Flynn
PhD, science education, University of Minnesota, 2013
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