Professor Etienne teaches and develops courses in Entrepreneurship, Global Commerce, Sustainability, and Open Source at the McIntire School of Commerce. His interests and research focus on leveraging innovation and entrepreneurship that will enable underserved communities and developing economies achieve UN Sustainable Developing Goals. He emphasizes the importance of stakeholder engagement and capacity building in promoting sustainability and social entrepreneurship in developing countries and emerging markets.  

He provides advising and consulting services to for-profit and nonprofit organizations on sustainability initiatives and ESG - Materiality Assessment, Circular Economy, and Social Innovation.

Before joining McIntire, Professor Etienne was an Assistant Professor at Penn State University, where he taught and developed entrepreneurship courses in the School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs.

Before his university appointments he founded clean energy startup ventures and also worked as an energy consultant to both private and public-sector clients.