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David M. Wyman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director, Center for Entrepreneurship

Address: Beatty Center, Room 411
Office Hours: M-W: 9:30 am-12:00 noon; Impact X students by scheduled appointment
Phone: 843.953.5181, (cell) 858.229.9028
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Dr. David M. Wyman is an Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship within the Department of Management and Marketing, and, the Director of the 'Center for Entrepreneurship' at the College of Charleston’s School of Business.  The Center for Entrepreneurship provides experiential activities that assist students in developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Its flagship program is ImpactX – where interdisciplinary teams create impact startups that “make a profit, while making a difference.”

Prior to joining academia, Dave was an entrepreneur and invented over 50 toys and games.  His most successful product sold over 3 million copies.  He has also taught at Colorado State, University of San Diego and was the Associate Director of the Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Clemson University.  His research interests center on entrepreneurship and real estate and he is active on community and business advisory boards.  Dr. Wyman earned his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.


University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Ph.D., Property, 2011

Colorado State University
Project Promise, Teaching Licensure Program, 2000

Cranfield University, England
MBA, Business Administration, 1984

Queens’ College, Cambridge University, England
BA Honors, Economics, 1979

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Real Estate

Contracts, Grants, and Sponsorships 

  • 2017. $100,000. Stuart and Rebecca Williams Impact Entrepreneurship Fund
  • 2016. $5,000. Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs Summit
  • 2015. $50,000. Network Globally, Act Locally (NGAL), (with Marlowe, B., Miler, G. and Starr, C.)
  • 2014. $250,000. Innovation Award, SC Department of Commerce, (with Marlowe, B., Miler, G. and Starr, C.)
  • 2014. $50,000. Tommy Baker Entrepreneurship Fund
  • 2014. $70,000. Network Globally, Act Locally (NGAL), (with Marlowe, B., Miler, G. and Starr, C.)

Courses Taught

  • ImpactX (ICAT)
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • Financing Your Venture
  • Seminar in Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Executive Leadership
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Marketing Research
  • Special Topics

Honors and Awards

  • 2018. Richard U. Ratcliff Award,The Appraisal Journal. (with Mothorpe, C.)
  • 2016. Spatial Analytics/GIS Applications Award, Urban Economics, Inc. (with Mothorpe, C.)
  • 2015. Practitioner Research Award, American Real Estate Society (with Mothorpe, C.)


Wyman, D.M. & Mothorpe, C.C. (2018) The Pricing of Power Lines: A Geospatial Approach to Measuring Residential Property Values. Journal of Real Estate Research, 40(1), 121-153.

Mothorpe, C.C. & Wyman, D.M. (2017) Collapse: The Decline and Fall of Master Planned Golf Course Communities. Journal of Property Investment and Finance, 35(6), 638-651.

Mothorpe, C.C. & Wyman, D.M. (2017) The Appraisal of Residential Water View Properties. The Appraisal Journal, 85(2), 130-141.

Frid, C. J., Wyman, D. M., & Coffey, B. (2016). Effects of Wealth Inequality on Entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics, 47(4), 895-920.

Frid, C. J., Wyman, D. M., Gartner, W. B., & Hechavarria, D. M. (2016). Low-wealth Entrepreneurs and Access to External Financing.  International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 22(4), 531-555.

Wyman, D. M., & Worzala, E. M. (2016). Dockin’ USA: A Spatial Hedonic Valuation of Waterfront Property. Journal of Housing Research, 25(1), 65-80.

Frid, C. J., Wyman, D. M., & Gartner, W. B. (2015). The Influence of Financial 'Skin in the Game' On New Venture Creation.  Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, 21 (2), 1-14.

David Wyman, Norman Hutchison and Piyush Tiwari (2014). "Testing the Waters: A Spatial Econometric Pricing Model of Different Waterfront Views", Journal of Real Estate Research, 36(3), 363-382.

Lori Dickes, David Wyman, and Steven Springs (Winter 2013).  "The Power of Energy: A Spatial Hedonic Model of the Oconee Nuclear Power Station", The Appraisal Journal. 81(1), 34-44.

David Wyman, Maury Seldin and Elaine Worzala (2013).  "Hidden Complexity in the Housing Markets: A Case for Alternative Models and Techniques", International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis. 6 (4), 383-404. 

David Wyman and Elaine Worzala, "A review of HVOTLs studies in North America", (2013).  Chapter 6, 101-114, Towers, Turbines & Transmission Lines: Impact on Property Value. Edited by Sandy Bond, Peter Dent and Sally Sims.  Wiley Publishers.

David Wyman, Peter Dent and Sally Sims, "Methods", (2013).  Chapter 2, 11-24, Towers, Turbines & Transmission Lines: Impact on Property Value. Edited by Sandy Bond, Peter Dent and Sally Sims.  Wiley Publishers.

Jon Wiley and David Wyman (2012).  "Key Factors Affecting the Valuation of Senior Apartments", Journal of Real Estate Research. 34(2): 183-209.

Conference Papers

2018. What the Frack? The Impact of Earthquakes on Residential Property Values (with Mothorpe, C. and Burnett, J.W.)

2017. Generating Creative Universal Solutions: The Why and How? Presented at the Experiential Learning Association/Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, May 3-5. 
Biltmore, MD. (with Desplaces, D.)

2017. Risky Business: The Challenge of Developing a Sustainable Model for Amenity Based Master Planned Communities

2016. The Ultimate View: A Spatial Analysis of Visual Amenities (with Mothorpe, C.)

2015. A Damaged View: The Impact of Power Lines on Residential Property Values (with Mothorpe, C.)

2014. Does Size Matter? The Importance of Entrepreneurial Ventures When Analyzing the Real Estate Lodging Market (with McLeod, B. and Worzala, E.M.)

2013. The Impact of Climate Change on Property Value: A Tale of Two Lakes (with Worzala E.M. and Post, C.)

For a comprehensive list of Dr. Wyman's research, please see his CV.