Dr. Peter H. Hackbert

William and Kay Moore Entrepreneurship and Management Chair;
Director of the Entrepreneurship for the Public Good Program;
Professor of General Studies
At Berea College since 2007

Contact Information

Stephenson Hall, 301E
CPO 2055
Email: hackbertp@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3721
Fax: 859-985-3903

Peter Hackbert

Spring 2022

Office Hours

Mon/Wed/Fri: 10 – 11:50 p.m.
Tues/Thur: Noon – 1:50 p.m.

Email is the best form of communication this semester. The email is linked to my phone, which I have with me throughout the day. You should expect a response within 12 hours if not before. The campus extension is not answered in a timely fashion, thus the recommendation for the use of email.

Class Schedule

  • GSTR 410 D (Tue/Thur: 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.)


  • B.A., University of Cincinnati , 1969
  • M.A., University of Cincinnati , 1970
  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma , 1976


Peter H. Hackbert is currently the William and Kay Moore Chair of Entrepreneurship and Management, endowed in 1999 to Berea College by a gift from William T. Moore Jr., Berea Alumnus from the class of 1945, to provide leadership for the Entrepreneurship for the Public Good Program. Formerly Dr. Hackbert was a visiting scholar within The Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus, and previously to that the Harold Walter Siebens Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurship at Sierra Nevada College from 2001to 2006. Prior to the appointment at Sierra Nevada College, Hackbert was a tenured professor at California State University Monterey Bay teaching marketing,
e-commerce and entrepreneurship from 1996 to 2001.

As a teacher, scholar, public speaker, social and civic entrepreneur and consultant, Dr. Hackbert is a nationally recognized expert in entrepreneurship education. Building upon his research and teaching interests in career pathways, emerging growth companies in high-technology and digital information economy and new product/service he contributes to the infusion of the entrepreneurial mindset for students and entrepreneurs who may have little or no business or management education background.

Known as an innovative teacher, Professor Hackbert has been a pioneer in encouraging students and institutional involvement in service-learning collaboration, creating a faculty culture supportive of experiential learning outcomes, and strengthening partnerships to foster community-based learning.

Dr. Hackbert has been a frequent speaker at numerous academic and industry conferences on creativity, opportunity recognition, value added marketing, guerrilla marketing, principle of special events marketing, online e-learning and “live case” study procedures and entrepreneurial practices.

Recent Publications

Summers, L.A., Lakhan, R., Tataw D., Sharma, M., and Hackbert P.H. “Correlates of COVID-19 Pandemic on Anxiety among Adults in Appalachia, USA.” Journal of Research in Health Science, Published Online 2021. http://jrhs.umsha.ac.ir/index.php/JRHS/article/view/7080

Summers, L.A., Lakhan, R., and Hackbert, P.H. “Correlates of trail usage for physical activities in rural Appalachia, USA.” Journal of Health and Social Science, Published Online May 15, 2020. doi10.19204/2020/crrl5

Summers, L.A., Heggen, S., and Hackbert, P.H. “The Effects of Multiuse Trails on Physical Activity and Health in a Kentucky Trail Town: A Pilot Study.” KAHPERD Journal. 2019; 56(2):25-38.