Carson College of Business Faculty Directory

Carson College Directory

Marie Mayes

Director, Entrepreneurship
Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship
University Writing Program


Phone: (509) 335-5628
Office: COMMONS 110B


  • MBA (Washington State University)
  • BA (Washington State University)

Marie Mayes

Marie Mayes serves as Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. Marie teaches Entrepreneurship courses in Carson and teaches collaboratively with Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. In her current role as leader of Carson’s entrepreneurial efforts, Marie oversees the WSU Business Plan Competition, mentors and coaches student entrepreneurs in all phases of business development, encourages student engagement in entrepreneurial activities and clubs and helps student launch ventures. She also assists in cross-campus entrepreneurial activities by supporting the Frank Scholars, and Boeing Scholars programs, facilitating E-Connection and accompanying students on industry site visits to Silicon Valley.


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