Ph.D. in Business Administration,
Kenan-Flagler Business School (2011)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MBA, Tuck School of Business (1998)
MS in Engineering Sciences, Thayer School of Engineering (1997)
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Highest Honor (1992)
Georgia Institute of Technology
I am an Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at
Oregon State University's College of Business.
- FOCUS: I research how inventors create and commercialize new products and technologies and manage innovation globally.
- EXPERIENCE: I learned about innovation management over a 13-year career as an engineer and executive in venture capital-funded startups and high-growth public companies in the telecommunications, electronics, software, and semiconductor industries. I co-founded BeVocal, a speech recognition software startup (acquired by Nuance Communications) and served as the company’s VP of Sales & Marketing from 1999-2003.
- GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: I am fluent in Japanese and have managed R&D alliances with firms in Japan, India, Singapore, and the U.S. During 2009-2010, I helped train over 50 teams of scientists in Austria and Denmark on the best practices for spinning-off and launching new ventures from university and government research labs. During 2012-2013, I taught Executive MBA courses on Business Policy & Strategy to senior executives in Vietnam.