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Dr. J. Mark Phillips

Dr. J. Mark PhillipsDr. J. Mark Phillips

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship 

E-mail: Dr. Mark Phillips


  • Ph.D. - George Washington University
  • J.D. - New York University Law School
  • M.B.A. - New York University, Stern School of Business
  • B.A. - Johns Hopkins University, Political Science



  • Assistant Professor, Belmont University
  • Instructor, George Washington University School of Business
  • Adjunct Faculty, Mount St. Mary's University School of Business, Emmitsburg, MD,  and Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD
  • Associate Attorney, McKenna, Long &Aldridge, LLP; Miles & Stockbridge, PC; Schute, Roth & Zabel, LLP



  • Phillips, J. Mark. Entrepreneurial Esquires in a New Economy:  Why Every Lawyer Should Learn About Entrepreneurship in Law School. Pepperdine Journal of Law, Business & Entrepreneurship, Fall 2014.
  • Phillips, J. Mark, Messersmith, Jake. 2013.  Entrepreneurship in Professional Service Firms:  Corporate entrepreneurship as a mode of innovation in PSFs. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship. 24, (2) (Spring): 79-96.
  • Wark, John & Phillips, J. Mark. 2013. Pacific Marketing International:  A case study on building a start-up based upon trans-pacific entrepreneurial relationships. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship. 24, (2) (Spring): 97-125.
  • Phillips, J. Mark, May, Kevin & Bailey, James. “Engaged Scholarship”: In Encyclopedia of Management Theory, edited by Eric H. Kessler, 58-61. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., 2013.
  • Phillips, J. Mark, May, Kevin & Bailey. "Bad Theories." In Encyclopedia of Management Theory, edited by Eric H. Kessler, 58-61. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc., 2013.
  • Phillips, J. M. 2012. The Entrepreneurial Esquire: Entrepreneurial Climate as a Mediator between Transformational Leadership and Performance in Law Firms. Ph.D. dissertation, The George Washington University School of Business.


  • Best Paper Finalist, International Council for Small Business, 2010
  • Institute of Corporate Responsibility Research  Grant, George Washington University
  • Graduate Fellowship, 2008-2011, George Washington University
  • Accepted to Doctoral Consortiums at the 2009 Academy of Management Conference and 2010 United States Association or Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference



Mark Phillips has been affiliated with law firms in New York, Maryland and Washington, D.C. He has sales and marketing experience with Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland and management experience at the Urban Assistance Corporation in New York City. He has taught a variety of organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, negotiation and legal courses as an adjunct professor, guest lecturer and instructor at the MBA and undergraduate levels. He also worked with the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence to develop its 3E Entrepreneurship Education program.

Phillips' article entitled “What Drives Attorney Performance in Large Law Firms? A Theoretical Framework Examining Attorney Performance” was published in the refereed proceedings of the 2009 Conference of the Southern Management Association. His work was also a finalist for the Best Paper Award for a paper entitled “The Impact of an Entrepreneur of Small Business Owner’s Education on Knowledge Acquisition" in 2010.

Dr. Phillips received a George Washington University Graduate Fellowship Award, the John Hopkins University Provost’s Award for Academic Research and Excellence, and the ICR Research Grant of The Institute of Corporate Responsibility at George Washington University.