Associate Teaching Professor, Director of the University of Missouri’s Entrepreneurship Alliance, and Director of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities. He currently teaches Experiential Entrepreneurship for the University of Missouri’s Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. Dr. Bier is a U.S. Army veteran and completed his military service that began in 1985 with an assignment as an Operations Officer for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 2004. He has worked on numerous projects involving operational, business, and project planning. He has served in a variety of engineering, management, and academic positions for the University of Missouri, Stephens College, Missouri University of Science and Technology, the U.S. Army Engineer School, and the Missouri Department of Corrections. He was a resident “intrapreneur” for the Army’s Engineer School where he conducted several feasibility studies and plans aimed at broadening the scope of training and service of the United States Department of Defense. He was the founding Director of the United States Humanitarian Demining Training Center and the United States Army Engineer School’s Countermine Training Center. He has conducted complex feasibility studies for speculative, multi-disciplinary products requiring external funding. He has taught both business and engineering students at the undergraduate and graduate level through both resident and non-traditional formats. Professor Bier is a member of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization. Dr. Bier serves on several committees in academic and professional settings. He has served on the Stephens College Strategic Planning Committee and has chaired the Stephens College Planning and Budget Committee. He has served as a Reviewer/Editor for the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He has served on the State of Missouri’s Board of Examiners for the Missouri Quality Award. He has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Adjustment as well as the Industrial Development Authority for Boone County, Missouri. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the University of Missouri’s Collaboration Leadership in Missouri Business and the Advisory Board for the Small Business Development Technology Center. Dr. Bier is the owner of the Eagle Cliff Company, LLC and was a partner in Entrepreneur MO, LLC. He is an active angel investor with both Funders Club and Centennial Investors.
B.S. Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1986; M.S. Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1995; Ph.D. Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1997;