El-Java Abdul-Qadir is a
Social Science PhD student with academic and professional experience in urban
entrepreneurship and economic development. In addition to his studies at
Maxwell, El-Java holds a full time position as Director of the South Side Innovation
Center, an entrepreneurial project of the Whitman School of Management at
Syracuse University, where he develops and administers programs for
entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Greater Syracuse Region.
El-Java’s research interests include entrepreneurial motivation and the
socio-political factors that influence business growth and economic
development, particularly amongst marginalized populations.