Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship
Wed & Thu 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
PhD (candidate), Virginia Tech (expected 2019)
JD, University of Maryland School of Law, 1989
MAS, Johns Hopkins University, 1986
B.S., Miami University, 1983
Mark’s teaching focuses on entrepreneurship. He works closely with Virginia Tech’s Apex Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship to help students build and exercise an entrepreneurial mindset. He is currently finishing his PhD in Business at Virginia Tech and his research interests relate to the intersection of entrepreneurship, law and economics and how blockchain technologies are influencing early stage business models and investments. Prior to joining Virginia Tech in the fall of 2017, Mark was a Teaching Associate Professor and the Director of the Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.
Prior to his career change into academe, Mark was a Partner in a Silicon Valley based intellectual property law and strategy firm working with U.S. and Asia based companies, and the Managing Director of an innovation and product development consultancy. He has held various senior executive and legal positions in the medical and electronics industries, including the companies Healthetech, Guidant Corporation and Eli Lilly & Co. Mark started his career as an engineer in the defense electronics systems business of Westinghouse.
Mark is also a registered Patent Attorney, a Certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP), and a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP ®). He initiated his passion for teaching as an adjunct instructor for the University of California, Berkeley.
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