Doug Milbauer Announced as Director of the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi announces Doug Milbauer as the new Director of the Coastal Bend Business Innovation Center and Assistant Professional Professor in the Management and Marketing Department in the College of Business. Mr. Milbauer comes from Stephen F. Austin State University, where he has been a Lecturer. Mr. Milbauer has also taught in the Management and Marketing Departments at The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Christian University, and University of North Texas. 

Prior to his pivot to academia, Mr. Milbauer was a serial entrepreneur with ten startups in multiple industries and two intrapreneurial ventures, including one NYSE-traded company. A non-traditional first-generation student, Mr. Milbauer studied at Purdue University and completed his undergraduate degree in Marketing at the University of Texas’s McCombs College of Business. His graduate work was completed at the Jindal School at UT Dallas in Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Entrepreneurship. 

“All of the members of the search committee and I are thrilled to have Doug spearhead innovation and entrepreneurship across the campus and throughout the Coastal Bend,” said Dr. Brian Tietje, Dean of the College of Business. 

“The Island University has a strong commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship. We are excited for the leadership that Doug Milbauer will bring, helping us to advance further in both areas,” said Dr. Kelly Miller, President.

Please join us in welcoming Doug Milbauer to the Island University. He can be reached at