Edwin Knox

Associate Professor, Online Business Programs


Phone: (212) 652-2059

Edwin L. Knox, PhD, has over twenty-five years as an accomplished Educator, Administrator, Business Practitioner, and Entrepreneur. As an educator, he taught courses on both the undergraduate and graduate levels. For fourteen years, he taught business courses at Medgar Evers College, CUNY where he facilitated courses in marketing and entrepreneurship. He also taught similar courses at SUNY New Paltz as well as the same courses on the graduate level at New York Institute of Technology and Long Island University. In addition, he has held sundry administrative positions at educational institutions—Senior Vice President/Chief Academic Office; Dean of Engineering, Technology and Workforce; Dean, School of Business; Chair, Business Department; Executive Director, Enrollment Management; Director of Contracts and Marketing; and Coordinator of Admission and Recruitment. As a business practitioner, Edwin served as an Area Service Manager of the Medical Systems Division for General Electric. Furthermore, he served for ten years as a Logistic Officer, and obtained the rank of Captain in the US Marine Corps. As an entrepreneur, he founded ELK Productions, a Special Events Management and Marketing Company and The Harlem Renaissance Preservation Corporation, a nonprofit. Currently, he’s the principal and founder of ELK Consulting, a management and marketing consultancy company that focuses on entrepreneurial start-ups and small business development.

Edwin has published research in the areas of nascent entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, social network, market and entrepreneurship orientation; and has several publications in progress. He has presented papers to professional organizations and conferences, holds membership in several professional and academic organizations, and is deeply involved in community activities. As a consequence, he has received numerous academic and professional honors. He holds a BS in Business Management from Florida A&M University; an MTA in Tourism Administration/Sport and Event Management; an MBA in Business Administration /Marketing from The George Washington University, and a PhD in Business Management—Entrepreneurship from Morgan State University.

Recent News

MELO members Nina Medrano, Daisy Reguero

Business Club Offers Students Engaging Discussions and Experiential Learning

February 08, 2023

The Management and Entrepreneur Leadership Organization (MELO) had a productive and event-filled calendar during the Fall ’22 semester.

Dr. Ed Knox, director of CUNY SPS online business programs

Entrepreneurs Share Tips and Inspiration at All-Day Business Conference

May 10, 2022

Sponsored by the CUNY SPS online business programs, the forum offered a chance for attendees to discuss the importance and impact of entrepreneurship.


CUNY SPS Introduces Bachelor of Professional Studies in Applied Management and Entrepreneurship Degree Program

April 05, 2022

This unique online program will enable community college graduates to transfer their credits towards a bachelor’s in management and entrepreneurship.

US News 2022 Ranking Badges for Undergrad Business and Psychology Programs

Undergrad Psychology and Business Earn High Marks from U.S. News

January 26, 2022

In its 2022 lists, the publisher ranked CUNY SPS's BA in Psychology #2 in the nation and its BS in Business #30 in the nation.