Carson College of Business Faculty Directory

Carson College Directory

Marie Mayes

Management, Information Systems, and Entrepreneurship


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. In her current role as a leader of WSU’s entrepreneurial efforts, Marie promotes entrepreneurial engagement, scholarship and dialogue across the University. She manages CES staff, oversees the WSU Business Plan Competition, mentors and coaches student entrepreneurs in all phases of business development and encourages student engagement in entrepreneurial activities and clubs. She assists in cross-campus entrepreneurial activities by serving on the NSF I-Corps Site teaching team, Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors, and Entrepreneurship Working Group. She interacts with the Frank Scholars, facilitates freshman/sophomore initiatives such as E-Connection and accompanies students on industry site visits to Silicon Valley. Marie teaches Launching New Ventures and New Venture Planning courses.

Teaching Interests

start-up companies
strategic management


  • Howard Davis, Marie Mayes Lean Startup Exercise in a Compressed Time