Faith Knutsen

Director, Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Faith Knutsen is Director of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.  Faith’s team brings venture development services and impact measurement methodologies to social enterprises and impact investors in rural southeast Ohio and contiguous states.  She lectures in entrepreneurial ecosystem development, venture development toolkits, and grant writing. 

Faith started her career with the Peace Corps in Central Africa and segued to consulting before her 12-year executive administration role at engineering startup Sunpower, Inc. She joined Ohio University in 2008 and was one of the university’s three “Outstanding Administrator” awardees in 2018.  Faith has an Oberlin College Bachelor of Arts, an Ohio University Master of Arts, and is a member of four social enterprise boards.