S. Thomas Emerson


Distinguished Career Professor of Entrepreneurship

Education:
  • M.I.T. - S.B. - 1963
  • Rice University - M.A. - 1966
  • Rice University - Ph.D. - 1968
Areas of Expertise:
  • Entrepreneurship
Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Entrepreneurship, technology-based ventures, venture financing, business incubation, economic development, technology transfer, international entrepreneurship education, and wealth creation.
Published Papers: 
  • An Integrated Model of University Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Education
    Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth 16, 2005; 241-274.
    (with: Arthur Boni)

Publications: 
  • Creating a Successful Business Plan, (2002).

Awards:
  • Technology Leadership Award, AzSoft.net - 2000
  • Arizona's Entrepreneur of the Year - 1990
  • Arizona's High-Tech Entrepreneur of the Year - 1989
  • Entrepreneurial Fellow of the University of Arizona - 1986
  • Named Inventor of the Year by the U.S. Patent Office - 1973
Boards:
  • Director, Innovation Works
  • Director, Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority
  • Director, RedZone Robotics
  • Director, MIT Enterprise Forum of Pittsburgh
  • Director, Entrepreneuring Youth, Inc.
Consulting:
  • Significant consulting practice in corporate governance, patent and intellectual property issues, technology commercialization and international entrepreneurship education
Other Professional Activities:
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Physical Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Society of Sigma Xi