Jodie Trana

Associate Professor of Business

Business Program
DB 301F

As an entrepreneur educator/curriculum designer since 1995, Jodie creates and delivers successful programs to encourage and develop existing and aspiring entrepreneurs. Her content specialties include start-up planning, financial analysis, analysis and strategy, business planning, cash flow analysis, and funding request analysis. Her background includes business management and accounting in consulting, construction, non-profit, healthcare, and retail industries.

As a professor in the Business and Computer Science Division at Union College, Jodie teaches in order to create and inspire in students the ability and desire to follow their dreams. She currently leads the learning for Business Finance, Small Business Management, Dynamics of Business, and Principles of Accounting.

Much of Jodie's experience comes from her involvement in the following areas:
Independent Entrepreneur Education Curriculum Design for Adult Education
Curriculum designer, writer, and facilitator for business adult education programs to help non-financial managers understand financial management strategies.

Curriculum Design Leader for Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneur Education
Content editor, author, and manager for Kauffman Foundation's successful entrepreneur education programs. Developer of financial templates and case studies. Author of strategic and financial modules. Leader of content development teams working with technology teams to design student materials and instructor's guide and user interface experience for traditional, online, and blended-learning delivery.

Business Systems Analyst for Online Entrepreneur Resources
Business system analysis consultant and content management and editing to develop streamlined web site processes.