Professor Richard Donnelly was the founding chair of the Department of Information Systems and Technology Management of the George Washington University School of Business. He was co-director of the GW Institute for Knowledge and Innovation and was also co-founder and co-director of GW’s Master’s Program in Molecular Biotechnology. Earlier, he was founding director and for ten years led the GW Executive Master of Business Administration program. His interests are technology innovation and technology entrepreneurship and he teaches in MBA and other business, engineering and policy programs. His publications span management and technical topics. Dr. Donnelly has represented GW as a Member of the Board of the Washington DC Technology Council, an organization representing Washington-area technology corporations, service providers and non-profits. He has advised the U.S. Dept of Commerce, U.S. Dept of Energy, National ScienceFoundation and The World Bank and has taught R&D management for several federal technology centers. He has also consulted in technology management areas in the private sector. Prior to joining the faculty at GW Dr. Donnelly was for 10 years a corporate technical executive, directing new product development in worldwidebusiness areas. He also was co-founder and Member of the Board of a University of California R&D collaborative. He began his academic career as an engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he was associate professor. He received his BSE from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his PhD from MIT.
Dr. Richard G. Donnelly Chair, Department of Information Systems and Technology Management, School of Business, The George Washington University