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Lafitte, Bryan

Bryan Laffitte has twenty years experience as an industrial design educator and product development practitioner. Listed last year as one of the "Top 40 Industrial Design Educators in the U.S." by Design Intelligence, Laffitte specializes in the teaching and practice of design drawing and prototype fabrication in the areas of product development, robotics, and medical technology. He has taught at Arizona State University in Tempe, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and is currently Chair of the Industrial Design Department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

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Lambert, Chris

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Lane, Paul

Paul Lane is a professor of marketing in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. He holds a PhD degree from Michigan State University and has previously published articles in The Journal of Consumer Marketing, International Review of Strategic Management, International Marketing Review, and Journal of Consumer Research, among others. Dr. Lanes research interests include entrepreneurship, innovation, new product development, marketing strategy, aging, and China.
Legg, Ryan

Ryan Legg is acting as the senior staff in charge of the implementation of the Business, Engineering & Sustainability initiative at Cornell's Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise.

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Lehman, Michael

Dr. Michael S. Lehman, a native of Lancaster County, PA, received a BS from Juniata College (Huntingdon, PA), an MD from the Penn State College of Medicine (Hershey, PA) and an MBA from the Leeds University Business School (Leeds, England). His work experience includes working at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA and Johnson and Johnson?s orthopedic company, DePuy International in Leeds, England. He has also volunteered at a medical mission in Mozambique, Africa. An assistant vice president at Juniata College, Dr. Lehman leads the team at the Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (JCEL).

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Leman, Gregory

Gregory Leman is a clinical professor in the Hankamer School of Business, serving as director of University Entrepreneurial Initiatives and holds the Curtis Hankamer Chair in Entrepreneurship. He has created new courses at Baylor that center on breakthrough technology-enabled value creation in the 21st century. He directs a highly immersive technology entrepreneurship summer abroad experience in Shanghai, China. Dr. Leman received his BS in chemical engineering Purdue University in 1980. He enrolled at University of Illinois in 1982, where he was awarded his MS in 1983 and PhD in 1985. He served as visiting assistant professor in chemical engineering at the University of Illinois from 1985 until 1988. At Cabot Corporation, his roles included engineering research, R&D management, operations management, and product line management. Dr. Leman served as managing director of Cabot-Hls in Rheinfelden, Germany. At Great Lakes Chemical he was director of technology and business director for Fluorine Chemicals Division.
Liang, Kathleen

Kathleen Liang is an award-winning instructor in entrepreneurship and applied economics. She is an expert on applying interactive pedagogy, creative thinking, and service-learning in a multidisciplinary learning environment. Liang taught in the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University and the University of Nebraska between 1996 and 1998. In 1998, Liang joined the faculty of UVMs Department of Applied Economics and Community Development and became the lead faculty in entrepreneurship education. Liang is well known for her dynamic personality, research diversity, and interactive teaching approach. Dollar Enterprise, Service-Learning in Local Food Programs, and a GIS Mapping and Simulation System are among the award-winning activities Liang has created and implemented at UVM. She is FastTrac and REAL certified, and has created an entrepreneurship major at UVM. She recently started two businesses by integrating multidisciplnary students and faculty at UVM.
Linehan, John H.

John H. Linehan, PhD was appointed professor of biomedical engineering and medicine at Northwestern University in 2007. Since 2005, he has been a consulting professor of bioengineering in Stanford University's Program in Biodesign and the Department of Bioengineering. Linehan was vice president of the Whitaker Foundation from 1998 - 2005. Prior to joining Whitaker in 1998, Linehan was the Bagozzi professor of biomedical engineering and the founding Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University in Wisconsin and adjunct professor of physiology and medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Linehan is a fellow and past-president of the Biomedical Engineering Society, a founding fellow and past-president of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a member of the Science Board of the FDA.

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Getzler-Linn, Lisa

Lisa Getzler-Linn is the associate director of Lehigh University?s Integrated Product Development (IPD) program, a multi-phased program in which business, engineering and arts & sciences students work together to produce and market new products. She serves as director of the Lehigh Entrepreneurs Network and Thalheimer Student Entrepreneurs Competition. Along with guiding students through the venture creation and product development process, her interests and research focus on intellectual property issues for student entrepreneurs, ethics in entrepreneurship, and assessment of student performance in multi-disciplined, team-based courses.

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Loewy, Andy F.

Andy Loewy is an assistant professor of industrial design at University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he presently teaches second year industrial design, materials and processes, 3-D computer modeling and the history of design technology. Loewy received a Masters of Fine Arts in sculpture from University of Memphis and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Prior to joining the ranks of academia, Loewy was a designer of products, and worked in the fields of architecture and sculpture. Presently he is developing a body of work that integrates LED lighting with interior products. Loewy has been in national and regional shows and has had his work collected privately. His work is presently in the collections of the Arkansas Art Center of Little Rock, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis University, and Hampshire College. In recent years Loewy has lectured and written for a variety of national and international venues.

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Lundgren, Carl

Carl Lundgren is a professor of manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Lundgren collaborates with undergraduate entrepreneurs and is currently on the boards of two startups resulting from undergraduate entrepreneurial projects.
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