Tom Clement


Confer Professor of Entrepreneurship and Visiting Assistant Professor in Economics and Management

Tom Clement, PhD - I was born and raised in Grand Forks, ND, the son of a self-made, small business owner. My father co-owned a contracting company and working for him growing up would pay personal dividends later in life. I graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1995 with a bachelor of science in industrial technology. Soon after, I started my first company, a franchise power sports dealership. I began as a Yamaha dealer and eventually added Kawasaki and Polaris. In 2002 I had the opportunity to sell the store and I went back to UND to pursue an MBA. UND asked me to teach an entrepreneurial finance class and I experienced intense joy and satisfaction being in the classroom; cementing my second major career choice. I spent 14 years at UND and have taught almost every business discipline, but my primary areas are accounting and entrepreneurship. I earned my PhD in 2013 and have published papers in entrepreneurship and business journals. Tapping into my contracting background, I built my first home in 1998 and have since built or remodeled four more, tackling a majority of the tasks myself. My wife and I recently bought a house to remodel and resell in Mankato and that will be my summer 2019 project. My wife, Jeanie, and I have four children and one grandchild that we are very proud of. My other hobbies include, motorcycling, watching sports (especially college basketball), woodworking, and pretty much anything involving tools.


BS 1995, MBA 2006; and PhD 2013 from the University of North Dakota

Courses Taught

E/M-265 (Business Law) and E/M-267 (Entrepreneurship I)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
E/M-265 Business Law 8 2020/FA, 2020/SP, 2019/FA, 2019/SP, and 2018/FA
E/M-267 Entrepreneurship I 3 2020/FA, 2019/FA, and 2018/FA
E/M-367 Entrepreneurship 2 2020/SP and 2019/SP
E/M-103 Business Modeling 1 2019/JN