UNCW Faculty Member Part of Collaborative Global Training Initiative

Thursday, May 13, 2021

UNCW is one of several schools participating in NC State’s University Global Training Initiative. Through its Global Education, Academics, and Research Skills Program, academically gifted international students experience campus life and academic research at North Carolina’s universities.

Xaver Neumeyer, assistant professor of entrepreneurship, is a faculty mentor in GTI’s GEARS program. He learned about GEARS through UNCW’s Office of International Programs. “I have always been interested in working with international students, to learn about their interests and gain from their insights,” he said.

The mentoring was virtual because of the COVID pandemic. Neumeyer adapted to the relatively short duration of the program, focusing on the essential parts of the research process and reviewing materials with his mentees through Zoom. They co-authored two papers to be presented at the 2021 IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference in Europe.

A native of Germany, Neumeyer has published in The Journal of Small Business Management, Small Business Economics and The Journal of Technology Transfer, among others.

Click here to learn more about Neumeyer’s work with GEARS.

-- Caroline Cropp