Dr. Solomon is currently the director and co-founder for the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) and a professor of management at the George Washington University School of Business. Dr. Solomon serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Small Business Management. Dr. Solomon is the past president of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and the International Council for Small Business (ICSB).
From 1976 until 2004, Dr. Solomon held various managerial positions at the SBA including director of the Office of Special Initiatives and deputy associate administrator for Business Initiatives Education and Training where he managed a staff of six to fifteen professionals.
Dr. Solomon has published and edited over 130 articles, books of readings, book chapters, reference materials and proceedings articles in both the areas of entrepreneurship/small business management and organizational behavior & dynamics. He is a colleague of the Creative Education Foundation, a Justin G. Longenecker Fellow of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, a fellow of the Small Business Institute Director’s Association and a Wilford White Fellow of the ICSB. He currently serves as chair for the Wilford L. White and was past chair of the Justin G. Longenecker Fellows. He is one of only four individuals in the United States to be selected as a fellow by all three organizations.
In 2019, he received the Ray Smilor Volunteer of the Year Award, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and he was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Global Leader Award from the International Council for Small Business,
In 2011, he received the Max Wortman Lifetime Achievement Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship for his work in entrepreneurship education. In 2009, he received the “Innovative Teaching Pedagogy Award from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship ant the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Award for Innovation in Free Enterprise Education from the Freedom Foundation. Also, in 2009, he was recognized for his genuinely outstanding leadership by the Academy of Management for his three-year tenure from 2007-2009 as Best Paper Proceedings editor and was recognized by the Emerald Literati Network as an Outstanding Paper author for the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development.
In 2008, the Acton Foundation honored him as one of 28 outstanding entrepreneurship educators and the Emerald Literati Network designated his article “An Examination of Entrepreneurship education in the United States” for its Highly Commended Award. Dr. Solomon serves as the Academy of Management’s Best Paper Proceedings editor from 2007-2009.
In 1984, he was one of five federal employees worldwide to receive the Arthur S. Flemming award for excellence in government management making him only one of four people to receive this award in the history of the U.S. Small Business Administration. In 1986 and 1993, he received the George Washington Freedom Medal in Economic Education from the Freedom Foundation.
Dr. Solomon has been elected to Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Mu Delta, National Business Honor Societies and Omicron Delta Kappa, National Honor Leadership Society.
He was awarded the Small Business Institute Director’s Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1988. In 1997, the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship selected Dr. Solomon as the “Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.”
In 1996, Dr. Solomon and two colleagues were awarded the Best Graduate Entrepreneurship Program in the United States from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Since 1974, Dr. Solomon has worked with, advised and consulted with over 200 small business owner mangers and entrepreneurs on a variety of topics ranging from marketing to cash flow analysis. Dr. Solomon has delivered major speeches and workshops worldwide and has worked with some well-known national and international organizations on developing strategies to assist small and medium entrepreneurial enterprises.
Dr. Solomon received his doctorate of business administration (DBA) from the George Washington University School of Government and Business Administration, 1982, with a major in entrepreneurship/small business management and organizational behavior & development. He was the first individual at that time, to receive a doctorate in entrepreneurship/small business management from a major accredited school of business. He received his MBA from Suffolk University in 1972, his BBS from Central Connecticut State University in 1971, and his AS from Norwalk Community College in 1969.