Johann Ducharme

Title Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship
Office 104 One South Main


Johann Ducharme, Ph.D., teaches and conducts research at the cross-section of entrepreneurship, leadership and intellectual virtues as assistant professor of entrepreneurship in the Department of Business Administration. He also serves as faculty director for the Siegfried Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellows in Horn Entrepreneurship that offers undergraduates from across the University of Delaware academic and extra-curricular opportunities to develop as leaders. Dr. Ducharme also oversees the Entrepreneurial Leadership Certificate, (9-credits) open to all undergraduate students.

Previously, Dr. Ducharme held a postdoctoral fellowship in the Program for Leadership & Character and Center for Entrepreneurship at Wake Forest University and worked as a program manager at the Institute of International Education in Washington, D.C. He taught courses in entrepreneurship as well as leadership theory and practice. As a researcher, he is a trained, grounded theorist interested in generating new, empirical theory on how to foster intellectual humility in entrepreneurs & future organizational leaders.


  • Ph.D., College of William & Mary, 2021
  • M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2012
  • B.A., Gordon College, 2006

Selected Publications

  • Ducharme, J. F. (2023). “I don’t know”: Humanizing academia by modeling intellectual humility. Zeal: A Journal for the Liberal Arts, 2(1), 42-48.
  • Ducharme, J. F. & Allman, K. R. (Accepted, in press Spring 2024). “Fostering intellectual humility among undergraduate students: Integrating the seven strategies of character development.” In J. L. DeVitis and P. A. Sasso (Eds.) Human Flourishing and Higher Education: Critical Social and Cultural Perspectives. Information Age Publishing.
  • Ducharme, J. F. (In Press). Discomfort as an entrepreneurship professor: Modeling empathy and intellectual humility. Entrepreneurship Education & Pedagogy.
  • Ducharme, J. F. (2018). Progress for Low-Income Students. The William & Mary Educational Review, 6(1), 16-23.

Awards & Honors

  • Longenecker Fellows Mentoring Program, 2024
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile Certified Coach, 2022
  • Truist Emerging Leader Certificate, 2022