David M. Wyman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Director, The Center for Entrepreneurship
Associate Chair of Management and Marketing

Address: Beatty Center, Room 327
Office Hours: Contact for appointment via email
Phone: (c) 858.229.9028
E-mail: wymandm@cofc.edu
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Dr. David M. Wyman is an Associate 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 Impact X – 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, 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

  • Impact X (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.)


Hansen, David J., and Wyman, D.M. (2021) “Beyond Making a Profit: Using the UNSDGs in Entrepreneurship Programs to Help Nurture Sustainable Entrepreneur.” Accepted for publication at the Journal of the International Council for Small Business. 2 (2), pp. 125-133. The paper is based on two case studies of students that have started businesses from our classes. DOI:  10.1080/26437015.2021.1881931

May, C.P., Desplaces, D. & Wyman, D.M. (2021). Universal Design: A Problem-Based Exercise in a Fast-Paced Competitive Environment. Management Teaching Review. Forthcoming. DOI: 10.1177/2379298121995177   

Wofford, L., Wyman, D.M. & Starr, C. (2021). Innovation and the Ambidextrous Mindset in Commercial Real Estate: A Paradox Management Approach. Journal of Property Investment and Finance, 39 (2), 144-156.

Wyman, D.M., Mothorpe, C.C. & McLeod, C. (2020).  Airbnb and VRBO: The Impact of Short-Term Tourist Rentals on Residential Property Pricing, Current Issues of Tourism.  https://DOI:10.1080/13683500.2019.1711027    

Wofford, L., Wyman, D.M. & Starr, C. (2020). Do You Have a Naive Forecasting Model of the Future? Journal of Property Investment and Finance. forthcoming.

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.

Conference Papers

American Real Estate Society

2019. Home on the Beach: The Impact of the Sharing Economy on Residential Property Pricing (with Mothorpe, C.) 

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.)


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