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The ability to uncover new and better ways of working and solving problems.

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Dr. Jeff M. Allen

Jeff AllenDr. Jeff M. Allen is an internationally recognized scholar in the area of workforce innovation for the knowledge economy. He serves as a Regents Professor of Information Science and Director of the Center for Knowledge Solutions at the University of North Texas. At the national level, has served Past Editor-in-Chief of Performance Improvement Quarterly, and Past Editor of Career and Technical Education Research. Currently, he serves as President of the Knowledge & Information Professional Association (KIPA). Outside of his scholarship, Dr. Allen is a father, husband, triathlete, ultra-distance runner. 


Dr. Michael G. Luchs

michael-luchs.jpgDr. Michael G. Luchs is a Professor at William & Mary's Raymond A. Mason School of Business, and Director of the Jim and Bobbie Ukrop Innovation & Design Studio. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Dr. Luchs also earned an M.S. in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business, as well as a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University.

His research interests include sustainable consumption and product design.  He has won "best paper" awards from the Journal of Product Innovation Management (2011), the American Marketing Association's 2010 Marketing & Public Policy Conference and the Association for Consumer Research's 2007 conference on Transformative Consumer Research.

Recent Publication: Design Thinking: New Product Development Essentials from the PDMA

Dr. James Olver

James OlverDr. James (Jim) Olver is an Associate Professor of Business at William & Mary. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Virginia and has held visiting professor positions at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. His research has been published in the Harvard Business Review, the Journal of Consumer Marketing, Sloan Management Review, and Marketing Science. He engages in consulting and executive education in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, in industries ranging from health care to information technology. In 2014, he received the Thomas and Teri Dungan BBA Teaching Fellowship Award for his contributions to the undergraduate educational experience.

Recent Publication: A New "Product Development" Process: William and Mary's Experiment in MBA Development

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