Partnerships, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Task Force White Paper

Posted 1-24-11 | 11 pg

Task Force Focus

The following questions are provided as a starting point for task force discussions and are not intended to limit the range of discussions.

  • How can we systematically encourage and support innovation, creativity, and sustainability throughout the university, including teaching, research, service and all operations?
  • How can we encourage and support partnerships with other universities, agencies, and organizations?
  • What is NC State’s role in economic development, and how does it contribute to other university activities?
  • How can we drive economic development through innovation, partnerships, and effective technology transfer?
  • How can we stimulate student entrepreneurship?
  • How do we capitalize on the resources available in the Raleigh community?
  • How can we optimize and evolve our role in extension and engagement?

Task Force Membership

Ted Baker (co-chair)
Associate Professor, Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
College of Management

Blanton Godfrey (co-chair)
College of Textiles

Kenneth Adler
Professor, Molecular Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine

Scott Daugherty
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Executive Director, Small Business and Technology Development Center
Office of Extension, Engagement and Economic Development

David Eggleston
Professor, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
Director, Center for Marine Sciences and Technology
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Denis Gray
Professor, Psychology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Kathy Hart
Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business and University Treasurer
Office of Finance & Business

Mike Harwood
Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Centennial Campus Development
Office of Finance & Business

Percy Hooper
Associate Professor, Industrial Design
College of Design

Billy Houghteling
Director, Office of Technology Transfer
Office of Research and Innovation

Jeffrey Johnson
Senior, Business Administration
College of Management

Irwin Ki
Senior, Civil Engineering
College of Engineering

Todd Klaenhammer
William Neal Reynolds Professor, Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences
Director, Southeast Dairy Foods Research Center
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Tom Miller
Vice Provost for Distance Education and Learning Technology
Director, Entrepreneurship Initiative
Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA)

Rachel Monteverdi
Extension Agent, North Central District – Warren County
Cooperative Extension Service

Behnam Pourdeyhimi
Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension
Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute
College of Textiles

Lewis Sheats
Lecturer, Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
College of Management

Julia Storberg-Walker
Associate Professor, Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education
College of Education

James Zuiches
Vice Chancellor for Extension & Engagement
Office of Extension, Engagement and Economic Development