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Meet the Team

Faculty Advisors

  • Valerie Kijewski, Ph.D.

    Valerie Kijewski, Ph.D.

    Emeritus Assistant Professor

    Strategy formulation and implementation

  • Steven F. Tello, Ed.D.

    Steven F. Tello, Ed.D.

    Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development

  • Jack Wilson, Ph.D.

    Jack Wilson, Ph.D.

    President Emeritus/Univ. Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, & Innovation

    Technological Entrepreneurship; Innovation; Research Commercialization; Governance, Structure & Finance of the Research Univ. Educational Innovation


  • Nancy Saucier

    Nancy Saucier

    Director, New Venture Development

    Innovation community and program management, startup marketing, research and communications, operations management, startup fundraising, venture capital

  • Ruth Dubey2

    Ruth Dubey2



  • Gary Ainsworth

    Gary Ainsworth

    Principal Consultant, UMass Lowell New Venture Fellow

    Goal-Oriented Visionary, Emerging Technology Commercialization Techniques, New Product Introduction, Operations, and Product Development Turn Around, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Testability (DFT), and Outsourcing (DFX), Shainin Statical Engineering, Traditional SPC, and Design of Experiments (DOE), Organizational Development

  • Anshuman Chadda, M.D., M.P.H.

    Anshuman Chadda, M.D., M.P.H.

    Global Entrepreneur in Residence

    Health Technology Entrepreneurship