Waverly Ding is an Associate Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Dr. Ding earned her MBA and Ph.D. in business from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the Smith School faculty, she has been an assistant professor at Haas School of Business, the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Ding’s research focuses on high-tech entrepreneurship and strategy, as well as knowledge transfer between universities and industrial firms. In her research, she has explored barriers and facilitators of individuals’ transition to entrepreneurship and career implications of the entrepreneurship experience when individuals move back to wage-labor market. She has also worked on topics related to gender inequity in science and technology. Her work has been published in Science, American Journal of Sociology, Management Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Industrial Economics, and Research Policy.