As an Associate Professor on the faculty of a well-respected northeastern liberal arts college, I share my passion for starting new ventures with nascent scholars through courses in entrepreneurship, leadership, and strategy. This zeal extends to my scholarly research, where my focus includes investigating the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in the networked world.
The Franciscan and Jesuit traditions of “one student at a time” have shaped my approach to teaching and have led me to continually work to enhance my teaching effectiveness. I am passionate about discovering the most effective ways of igniting intellectual curiosity among my students. As an educator, I am aware that learning is a complex, individual process that is content and context specific. As a result, I adapt my approaches according to the needs and types of learners in the classroom, the subject matter, and the environment.
I am the recipient of a fellowship to investigate novel innovation practices, have won a national award for teaching excellence, and have several other distinguished honors and awards to my credit. More recently, I've been selected as a Visiting Scholar for a major testing preparation corporation, and a Scholar-In-Residence at a major north eastern research university. I've also published research on pioneering innovation practices, and have presented papers at annual conferences of leading academic associations.
I've earned a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Prior to academia, I was a consultant responsible for leading engagements in the development of leading-edge technologies for multinationals in the financial, insurance, telecommunications, and worldwide shipping industries. I now maintain industry relevance by acting as an adviser to companies on the topic of innovation and strategies that lead to sustainable competitive advantage through my own consulting firm.