Program Leadership


Executive Academic Director, Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership, Professor of Engineering and Medical Sciences, Former Co-director, Center of Biomedical Engineering, Brown University

EMSTL Role: Anubhav Tripathi ensures the quality and relevance of the EMSTL program for a transformative experience for the students. He guides the faculty, oversees student selection and the Critical Challenge Projects, and directs program evaluation and continuous improvement. Career: At Brown, Tripathi’s research group develops new pathogen diagnostic platforms by integrating biological and engineerimore

Program Director, Executive Master in Science & Technology Leadership
Adjunct Lecturer in Engineering, Brown University

Mike Donohue leverages his substantial industry experience to engage relevant stakeholders and continuously evaluate the market need and audience for the program.  He executes the EMSTL program’s admission strategy and oversees student experiences through the life-cycle of the program. Mike Donohue is the Program Director for the Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership Program. The programmore
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Faculty Members


Adjunct Professor of Engineering, Brown University
Principal, Allio Associates

EMSTL Role: Robert Allio brings a wealth of leadership experience developed over a career as a senior executive, management consultant, author, and professor and dean of a business school. Allio helps students forge a personal model of leadership based on principles and practice revealed through contemporary management theory, history, literature, politics, and psychology. His students learn how leadersmore

Associate Professor of Economics, Brown University

EMSTL Role: Geoffroy de Clippel introduces students to the way economists model individual decisions and strategic thinking. His students learn to use these analytical frameworks to set objectives and to assess constraints and market forces in a competitive landscape. Career: de Clippel is an economic theorist who uses laboratory experiments to test the empirical validity of decision making models. His more

Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, Brown University

EMSTL Role: Joachim Krueger applies psychology to complex situations that leaders face, focusing on interpersonal trust, intergroup perception and relations, negotiation, behavior in social dilemmas, social power, and self-perception. His students gain an understanding of the cognitive and motivational factors underlying judgement and decision making. They examine the heuristics and biases in judgement more

Lead Teaching Associate and Communication Coach

Jennifer Madden received her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies from Brown University where she serves as public speaking consultant for the summer Leadership Institute and the Executive Master programs in Health Leadership and Cyber Security. Professor Madden is a faculty member of Providence College’s Theatre, Dance and Film department and at Wheaton College in Massachusetts, teaching courses inmore

Lead Teaching Associate- Writing

Nancy Newman is an entrepreneurial leader who brings over 30 years of executive leadership in major technology media sectors including: Digital, Social, Mobile, and Search, with the vision to leverage current and future market conditions to develop effective sales, marketing, and communication strategies. She has extensive experience in social, mobile, display, and search advertising and expertise in samore
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Director of Writing Studies at SPS and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the English Department at Brown University

M.T. Nezam-Mafi is the Director of Writing Studies at SPS and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the English Department at Brown.  He has a Masters in Creative Writing from Brown and a Ph.D. in English literature from Boston University. He has taught expository writing at Harvard, and expository writing and creative nonfiction at Brown and Becker College. At Becker, he served on the Interim President’s Advisorymore
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Visiting Associate Professor of Sociology, Brown University
Faculty, The Jonathan M. Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship, Brown University
Associate Professor of Management, University of Massachusetts

EMSTL Role: Banu Ozkazanc-Pan examines the intersections inclusion, technology and entrepreneurship. She focuses on how entrepreneurial mindsets and leadership can foster innovation ecosystems and support creative thinking to address the challenges of tomorrow. In her class, she asks her students to consider how building and fostering entrepreneurial thinking across the organization can support the devemore
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Associate Professor of the Practice of Leadership
School of Professional Studies

EMSTL Role: Robin Rose is an expert facilitator, leader and coach who helps professionals transform their careers by strengthening their interpersonal skills for managing difficult conversations and their abilities to coach and lead others. Career: Rose has worked at Brown University for 35 years in senior level administrative positions, overseeing critical divisions at Brown. Throughout her career she more

Chief Innovation Officer and Technology Fellow, IGT Global Solutions

Donald L. Stanford is a founding member of GTECH Corporation (renamed IGT Global Solutions) and currently serves as its Chief Innovation Officer and Technology Fellow. Don began working for GTECH’s startup founders in 1979 as Manager of Software Development. Over thirty nine years, he has held every technical leadership position, including Vice President of Advanced Development and Chief Technologmore

Dean’s Professor of China Studies, Professor of Political Science, Brown University Howard R. Swearer Director of the Thomas J. Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

EMSTL Role: Ed Steinfeld is an expert on global innovation and how firms mobilize worldwide knowledge to create commercial value and promote technological leadership. By examining what firms achieve in different national settings, his students consider how contemporary technological advances such as data analytics, cognitive computing, and automation have influenced cross-border learning and innovation.more

Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University

EMSTL Role: Barbara Tannenbaum helps to transform the lives and careers of her students who develop their skills in public speaking and persuasive communication. Her students master the art of using visual and vocal communication that is audience-centered and goal-focused. Career: Tannenbaum has designed and delivered communication programs for global corporations and senior political leaders on six conmore

Ford Foundation Professor of Economics, Brown University

EMSTL Role: Rajiv Vohra’s work straddles game theory and the economics of resource allocation. He introduces students to game theoretic analysis of coalitions in various contexts, such as the formation of cartels and cooperative agreements, and the efficient allocation of resources through regulation. His students develop strategic thinking skills as they apply these analytical approaches. Career: Vohramore

Chair and Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, Brown University

EMSTL Role: An expert in Korean studies, Hye-Sook Wang leads the EMSTL experiential session in South Korea. She introduces students to the Korean culture and the rise of Korea as a global technology leader. Her students gain a nuanced understanding of the societal and cultural context for innovation and the growth of technology-driven organizations, and develop a comparative framework for assessing innomore
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