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Steven Tello

Steven Tello
Steven F TelloSenior Associate Vice Chancellor for Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, Associate Professor, Manning School of Business

Research Interests

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Open Innovation Technology Commercialization Experiential Learning

Professor Tello's research interests include technology entrepreneurship and commercialization, managing organizational change, educational leadership and technology-facilitated management education.

Education

  • MBA: Master of Business Administration, (2008), University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management
  • EDD: Leadership in Schooling Program, (2002), University of Massachusetts, Lowell - Lowell, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: An Analysis of the Relationship between Instructional Interaction and Student Persistence in Online Education
  • Other: Management and Administration, (1989), Cambridge College - Cambridge, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Strategies for Retaining Direct Care Staff in Human Service Organizations
  • BA: Sociology, (1980), University of Massachusetts, Lowell - Lowell, MA

Awards and Honors

  • Omicron Delta Kappa (2013), Leadership - National Leadership Honor Society
  • Leveraging Online social networks to support creative ventures (2011) - umass lowell
  • Exceeding Expectations Teaching Excellence Award (Nominated) (2010), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Olympus Emerging Educational Leader Award (Semi-finalist) (2010), Leadership - Olympus imaging and technology company
  • online social networks and nascent entrepreneur success (2010) - umass lowell
  • Exceeding Expectations Teaching Excellence Award (Nominated) (2009), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Internation Honor Society (2008) - International Honor Society of the AACSB
  • Exceeding Expectations Teaching Excellence Award (Recipient) (2008) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Exceeding Expectations Teaching Excellence Award (Nominated) (2006) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching Award (Recipient) (2005), Teaching

Publications

  • Latham, S.F., Tello, S.F. (2016) "Examining entrepreneurs’ presentation effectiveness ingenerating stakeholder interest: Observations from the medical device industry.," Journal of Small Business Management 54:1 pp. 85 - 101
  • Mumi, A., Yang, Y., Tello, S.F. (2016) "Social Media Interaction and Venture Performances through the Effectuation Lens: An Empirical Evidence from Creative Economy," pp. HS1
  • Balasubramanian, S., Yang, Y., Tello, S.F. (2015) "Impact of Entrepreneurial Orientation on University Performance and Regional Economic Development," 2015:1 pp. 15642
  • Tello, S.F., Latham, S., Kijewski, V. (2010) "Individual choice or institutional practice: Which guides the technology transfer decision-making process?," Management Decision 48:8 pp. 1261-1281
  • Tello, S.F., Motiwalla, L. (2010) "Using a Learning Management System to Facilitate Learning Outcomes Assessment," Learning Management System Technologies and Software Solutions for Online Teaching: Tools and Applications
  • Yoon, E., Tello, S.F. (2009) "Corporate Social Responsibility as a Driver of Sustainable Innovation: Greening Initiatives of Leading Global Brands," Competition Forum 7:2 pp. 290
  • Tello, S.F., Yoon, E. (2008) "Examining Drivers of Sustainable Innovation," Journal of International Business Strategy 8:3 pp. 164
  • Tello, S.F. (2007) "An analysis of student persistence in online education," International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education (IJICTE) 3:3 pp. 47-62
  • Moloney, J., Tello, S.F. (2005) "Transformative assessment of online education," Elements of Quality Online Education: Engaging Communities: Wisdom from the Sloan Consortium. Needham, MA: Sloan-C pp. 15-29
  • Freedman, S.C., Tello, S.F., Lewis, D. (2003) "Strategies for improving instructor student communication in online education," Virtual education: Cases in learning & teaching technologies pp. 156-168
  • Motiwalla, L., Tello, S.F. (2000) "Distance Learning on the Internet: An Exploratory Study," Internet and Higher Education 2:1 pp. 253-264
  • Motiwalla, L.F., Tello, S.F. (2000) "Short communication: From the trenches: Distance Learning on the Internet: An Exploratory Study.," The Internet and Higher Education 2: pp. 253 - 264
  • Scollin, P.A., Tello, S.F. (1999) "Implementing Distance Learning: Frameworks for Change," Internet and Higher Education 2:1 pp. 11-20

Presentations

  • Difference Maker: Developing Entrepreneurial Thinking Across Campus - Umass Academic Innovation Conference , April 2017 - Boston
  • Social Media Interaction and Venture Performances through the Effectuation Lens: An Empirical Evidence from Creative Economy - Conference Proceedings, 2016
  • Pathways Partners: Entrepreneurial Change Across Campus - Venture Well OPEN Conference, March 2015 - Washington D.C
  • Innovative University: Culture and Ecosystems - VentureWell OPEN Conference, March 2015 - Washington, DC
  • A Public Institution for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. - Invited Conference and Seminar Speaker, November 2014 - Shrewsbury, MA
  • Community Development & Entrepreneurship. - Invited Conference and Seminar Speaker, November 2014 - Orlando,Florida
  • Engaging Community & Campus to Support an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem - Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education, June 2014 - Lowell, MA
  • Pathways to Innovation: Connecting the Campus with the Regional Innovation Ecosystem - Deshpande Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education, June 2014 - Lowell, MA
  • Examining Driving Forces of Sustainable Innovation ., April 2014 - Lowell, MA
  • Innovation and Experiential Leadership Workshop. - Seminar Speaker, March 2014 - Boston, MA
  • Engaging Community & Campus to Support an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem - National Collegiate Inventor & Innovators Association Annual OPEN Conference, March 2014 - San Jose, CA
  • CSR Reporting and Corporate Commitment to Sustainable Inovation - International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference, March 2014 - Orlando, FL
  • Changing Campus Culture: DifferenceMakers at UMass Lowell - National Collegiate Inventor & Innovators Association Annual Conference, March 2013 - Washington, DC
  • Strategies for Integrating Innovation & Entrepreneurship across the Curriculum. - Seminar Speaker, October 2012 - Belfast, Ireland.
  • Networks, Resources and Nascent Entrepreneurs: Using Grounded Theory to Examine the Resource Gathering Process. - Eastern Academy of Management, 49th Annual Meeting, May 2012 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Learning by Doing: Student and Faculty Perspective on Experimental Learning - National Collegiate Inventor & Innovators Association Annual Conference, March 2012 - San Francisco, CA
  • Leveraging online social networks to support creative ventures- poster presentations at UMass Lowell Faculty research Symposium on Oct 6 in 2011 was done by Tello S., Yang, Y., and Chen, G. - Professional Meetings, October 2011
  • Do First Impressions Matter? Examining Information Visualization in Early Stage Entrepreneurial Venture Presentations - Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2011 - Syracuse University, New York
  • Examining Corporate Commitment to Sustainable Innovation through an Analysis of CSR Reporting - Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, May 2011 - Boston, MA
  • How Nascent Entrepreneurs Leverage Networks and Resources in a University Incubator - Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2010 - Montreal, Canada
  • Relationships and Resources: How Nascent Entrepreneurs Develop and Leverage Networks in the Incubation Process - Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, June 2010 - Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Integrating an Institutional and Rational Choice Model In Technology Transfer Officer Decision Making - Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, May 2010 - Portland, ME
  • Bridging the Academic Industry Divide - International Technology, Education and Development Conference, March 2010 - Valencia, Spain
  • Corporate Social Responsibility as a Driver of Sustainable Innovation: Greening Initiatives of Leading Global Brands - 20th Annual American Society for Competitiveness, October 2009 - Tysons Corner, VA
  • Technology Transfer Officer application of Commercialization Success Factors - Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2009 - Chicago, IL
  • Initiating Qualitative Research: Report on an Experiment with a Cluster of Powerful Tools - Autoethnography, Art-based Research, Qualitative Data Analysis Software - 5th International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry,, May 2009 - University of Illinois-Champagne Urbana
  • Examining Drivers of Sustainable Innovation - International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference , October 2008 - Las Vegas, NV
  • The eOutcomes Project: Evaluating Achievement of Learning Outcomes in e-Learning Environments - Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, May 2008 - Baltimore, MD
  • Using Wikis, Podcast & Video Files to Enchance the Learning Experience - Northeast Decision Sciences Institute 2008 Annual Meeting, March 2008 - Brooklyn, NY
  • Linking Outcomes Assessment with Online Course Management Systems - Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2007 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Examining Instructional Interaction and Student Persistence in Online Education - Information Resource Management Association International Conference, May 2007 - Vancouver, BC
  • E outcomes Assessment: Technology Linking Assessment &Learning - Professional Meetings, March 2007 - Worcester,MA
  • Outcome Assessment of Learning Objectives: A Case of for using e-Learning Software - Americas Conference on Information Systems, August 2006 - Acapulco, Mexico
  • Online Education as a Technology Innovation in Higher Education - Information Resource Management Association International Conference, May 2006 - Washington, DC

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Innovation Hub Advanced Manufacturing Project (2014), Grant - Advanced Manufacturing Futures Fund, Mass Development
    Tello, S.F.
  • M2D2 Big Company Little Company InnovationHub (2014), Grant - Massachusetts Life Science Center Capital Program
    Tello, S.F., McCarthy, S.P.
  • Umass Lowell Innovation Hub (2014), Grant - Mass Development
    Tello, S.F.
  • A Consortium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education (2014), -
    Tello, S.F. (Principal)
  • The Merrimack Valley Idea Hub: Connecting Ideas, Entrepreneurs and Communities (2012), Grant - U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Economic Development Agency
    Tello, S.F.
  • Vision Project Performance Incentive Grant Program (2012), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
    Tello, S.F., Mandell, C., Toof, R.
  • Leveraging Online Social Networks to Support Creative Ventures (2011), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Chen, G. (Co-Principal), Yang, Y. (Principal), Tello, S.F.
  • Proposal to Develop External funding Streams for UMass (2011), Grant - Center for High Rate Nanomanufacturing
    Tello, S.F.
  • Nanomanufacturing Center For Excellence (2011), -
    Tello, S.F. (Principal)
  • Supporting Small Business Growth in the Greater Lowell to Worchester Corridor- A Medical Device Regional Innovation Cluster (2010), Grant - U.S. Small Business Administration
    Tello, S.F.
  • Online Social Networks and Nascent Entrepreneur Success (2010), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Chen, G. (Co-Principal), Yang, Y. (Principal), Tello, S.F.
  • Market Analysis (2010), -
    Tello, S.F. (Principal)
  • Examining Social Networks and New Venture Success in a Technology Incubator (2009), Grant - UMass Lowell Provost's Office
    Tello, S.F., Yang, Y.
  • Proposal for a New Business Formation Catalyst Project by the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (2008), Grant - Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
    Tello, S.F.
  • Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (2007), Grant - Massachusetts Technology Collaborative
    Tello, S.F.
  • Using Web 2.0 Tools to Deepen Student Engagement (2008), Grant -
    Tello, S.F.
  • Technology Commercialization: Building a Sustainable Ecosystem (2007), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Tello, S.F.
  • Using an Electronic Learner Management System for Outcomes Assessment across Academic Disciplines (2006), Grant - Davis Educational Foundation
    Tello, S.F., Carter, K., Motiwalla, L.F.
  • Faculty Training & Development Component/Science Education Online (2004), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Tello, S.F.
  • Introduction to Nano-Engineering: A Web-based Approach to Expand Nanotechnology Horizons (2004), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Tello, S.F., Barry, C.M.
  • Faculty Development Project (2003), Grant - Roxbury Community College
    Tello, S.F.
  • EZReg Course Registration Middleware (2002), Grant -
    Tello, S.F.
  • Web-based Instruction Project II (2000), Grant - University of Massachusetts President's Office
    Tello, S.F.,
  • Course Builder (1999), Grant - UMass Instructional Technology Council
    Tello, S.F., Stone, G.
  • Web-based Instruction Project (1999), Grant - University of Massachusetts President's Office
    Tello, S.F.
  • Corporate Partnerships Online (1998), Grant - UMass Instructional Technology Council
    Tello, S.F.