Jack Wilson
Manning School of Business
Marketing Entrepreneurship and Innovation
(978) 934-2540
Pulichino Tong Business Center - 202c
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Research Interests

Entrepreneurship, Physics Education, Higher Education, Cyber-Security

Technological Entrepreneurship, business models for higher education. Physics education


  • Ph D: Physics, (1972), Kent State University - Kent, OH
  • MA: Physics, (1970), Kent State University - Kent, OH
  • BA: Physics and Math, (1967), Thiel College - Greenville, PA


Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies and Innovation. President-Emeritus of the University of Massachusetts

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Boeing Award (2015) - Boeing
  • Hall of Fame (2015) - United States Distance Learning Association
  • Pew Charitable Trust Prize (2015) - Pew Charitable Trust Prize
  • Theodore Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence (2015) - TIAA-CREF
  • Frank Mayadas Leadership Award (2013) - Sloan Consortium
  • Fellow (2012) - American Physical Society

Selected Publications

  • Cross, D.S., Pore, J.L., Andreoiu, C., Ball, G.C., Bender, P., Chester, A.S., Churchman, R., Demand, G.A., Diaz Varela, A., Dunlop, R., Garnsworthy, A.B., Garrett, P.E., Hackman, G., Hadinia, B., Jigmeddorj, B., Laffoley, A.T., Liblong, A., Kanungo, R., Miller, D.T., Noakes, B., Petrache, C.M., Starosta, K., Svensson, C.E., Voss, P., Wang, Z., Wilson, J., Wood, J.L., Yates, S.W. (2017). Conversion-electron spectroscopy and gamma-gamma angular correlation measurements in 116.sup.Sn. The European Physical Journal A - Hadrons and Nuclei, (11) 1.
  • Drew Gilpin, F., Wilson, J. (2009). Keeping Mass. an innovation leader. Boston Globe (1/1/2006 to present), 1.
  • French, A.P., Wilson, J. (2008). Filling UNESCO’s Place. Physics Today, 38(5) 144–144.
  • Wilson, J. (2008). The Pride of Physics. Physics Today, 39(9) 120–120.
  • Wilson, J. (2007). Resist Simplistic Measures of Success. Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, 21(4) 25–26.
  • Wilson, J. (2002). More than Digital Content: Long Live Your Course. Syllabus, 15(10) n10.
  • Wilson, J. (2001). eLearning: Is It Over? On-line] Available: http://www. jackmwilson. com/eLearning/IsItOver. htm
  • Wilson, J. (2001). The technological revolution: Reflections on the proper role of technology in higher education. In Defence of American Higher Education. The Johns Hopkins University Press, London, 202–226.
  • Wilson, J., CEO, U. (2000). eBusiness: The Hope, the Hype, the Power, the Pain.
  • Wilson, J. (2000). Re-engineering the Undergraduate Curriculum. CONTRIBUTIONS IN LIBRARIANSHIP AND INFORMATION SCIENCE, 95 272–282.
  • Wilson, J., Jennings, W.C. (2000). Studio courses: How information technology is changing the way we teach, on campus and off. Proceedings of the IEEE, 88(1) 72–80.
  • Lister, B.C., Danchak, M.M., Scalzo, K.A., Jennings, W.C., Wilson, J. (1999). The Rensselaer 80/20 Model for Interactive Distance Learning.
  • Wilson, J. (1997). Distance Learning for Continuing Education. Educom Review, 32(2) 12–16.
  • Wilson, J. (1997). How computing and communications are changing physics education (399:1 pp. 357–374).
  • Wilson, J. (1997). Studio teaching: When the future becomes the present. UniServe Science News, 7.
  • Pipes, R.B., Wilson, J. (1996). A multimedia model for undergraduate education. Technology in Society, 18(3) 387–401.
  • Wilson, J. (1996). Institution-wide reform of undergraduate education in science, mathematics, engineering and technology (2: pp. 541–544).
  • Wilson, J. (1996). Software: Integration, Collaboration, Standards, Progress (pp. 325–332). Springer
  • Wilson, J., Mosher, D.N. (1994). Interactive Multimedia Distance Learning (IMDL): The Prototype of the Virtual Classroom. ERIC.
  • Redish, E.F., Johnston, I.D., Wilson, J. (1994). The M.U.P.P.E.T. Utilities. American Institute of Physics
  • Wilson, J., Mosher, D.N. (1994). The Prototype of the Virtual Classroom. Journal of Instruction Delivery Systems, 8(3) 28–33.
  • Redish, E.F., Wilson, J. (1993). Student Programming in the Introductory Physics Course: M.U.P.P.E.T. American Journal of Physics, 61 222-232.
  • Wilson, J., Redish, E., McDaniel, C. (1992). Building a Comprehensive Unified Physics Learning Environment. THE Journal (Technological Horizons In Education), 19(8) S5.
  • Wilson, J., Redish, E.F. (1992). The comprehensive unified physics learning environment: part I. Background and system operation. Computers in Physics, 6(2) 202–209.
  • Wilson, J., Redish, E.F., Donnelly, D., others, . (1992). The comprehensive unified physics learning environment: part II. The basis for integrated studies. Computers in Physics, 6(3) 282–286.
  • Redish, E., Wilson, J., McDaniel, C. (1992). The CUPLE Project: A Hyper-and Multi-Media Approach to Restructuring Physics Education. ERIC.
  • Wilson, J. (1991). Computer software has begun to change physics education. Computers in Physics, 5(6) 580–581.
  • Wilson, J. (1989). More jerks. The Physics Teacher, 27(1) 7–7.
  • Wilson, J. (1989). Support for Training Program United States Physics Team for the International Physics Olympiad. DTIC Document
  • Wilson, J., Redish, E.F. (1989). Using computers in teaching physics. Physics today, 42(1) 34–41.
  • Wilson, J. (1988). Changing the introductory Physics Sequence to Prepare the Physics Student of the 1990s.
  • MacDonald, W.M., Redish, E.F., Wilson, J. (1988). The MUPPET manifesto. Computers in Physics, 2(4) 23–30.
  • Wilson, J. (1987). The AAPT Role in the Solution of Some of the Problems Facing Science Teaching. The Physics Teacher, 25(4) 203–204.
  • Wilson, J. (1986). TPT-style football. The Physics Teacher, 24(2) 70–70.
  • Wilson, J., Ingoldsby, T.C. (1983). The Crisis in High-School Physics Teaching: Places Where Things Are Right. Physics Today, 36(9) 52.
  • Wilson, J., Manka, C. (1977). Physics: with application to police science. The Physics Teacher, 15(2) 107–108.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • NSF iCorps Program (2017), Grant - NSF
    Wilson, J.M. (Co-Principal), Saucier, N. (Co-Principal)