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Farley Center Welcomes Diverse Faculty Expertise in Winter Quarter

The Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to introduce five accomplished individuals joining its faculty in Winter Quarter. These additions bring a wealth of experience, expertise, and a commitment to fostering innovation within Northwestern’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Joyce Anderson 

Anderson is a cofounder and COO of Honest Game, a comprehensive system empowering school staff and families to navigate college athletics. Anderson has also been active in Chicago’s entrepreneurship community, participating in 1871 programs such as the Pyros Launch Cohort and WiSTEM c10, a 12-week cohort for female entrepreneurs to build and develop their tech startups. With a background in securities litigation at Sidley Austin, Anderson's legal insights add an additional dimension for budding entrepreneurs eager to learn how to protect their ideas. She has a BA from Columbia University and a JD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 


Jeffrey Eschbach 

Eschbach is an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship for the Kellogg Entrepreneurship Program. As the founder and CEO of Page Vault Inc., a company specializing in capturing web-based content for legal use, Eschbach’s focus includes technological innovation. His role as the outreach lead for the Kellogg School of Management entrepreneurship program at Northwestern also demonstrates his commitment to bridging academia and industry. He has a BS and MS from Purdue University and an MBA from Northwestern. 

Aneta Gola 

Gola is a senior manager at Evoqua Water Technologies and contributes her expertise in strategic sales and product management to the Farley Center. With a background as a sales strategy manager at Emerson Automation Solutions and a strong interest in innovative technologies, marketing, and software development, Gola brings a wealth of practical knowledge to the Farley classroom. She has a BS from Devry University and an MBA from Northwestern. 

Kate Jackson 

Jackson is the founder of the Girl Gonna Launch Foundation, a nonprofit building girls’ confidence and economic empowerment through entrepreneurship workshops and camps. Jackson is also the cofounder of WM Retreats, a health services initiative dedicated to helping women thrive through menopause and midlife. Jackson's previous roles include entrepreneurship lecturer, pitch competition lead, and director of entrepreneurship and innovation at Lake Forest College as well as change strategist at Accenture and Deloitte. Her background provides students with a unique lens into managing through uncertainty, engaging diverse stakeholders, building strong teams, and applying classroom learnings to an entrepreneurship, non-profit, or a corporate setting. A Silicon Valley native, she holds a BA and an MA from University of Chicago as well as an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. 

Jennifer Tackett 

Tackett is a professor of psychology and former director of clinical training at Northwestern’s Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology. She is the director of Northwestern’s Personality Across Development (PAD) lab, which seeks to answer questions about how young people grow and mature. Tackett’s research also includes projects related to entrepreneurial personality and youth leadership. She is the editor-in-chief of Clinical Psychological Science. She has a BS from Texas A&M University and an MA and PhD from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 

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