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Jack Wilson

Jack Wilson
Jack M WilsonPresident Emeritus/Univ. Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Emerging Technologies, & Innovation
  • College
    Manning School of Business
  • Department
    Marketing Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Phone
    (978) 934-2540
  • Office
    Pulichino Tong Business Center - 202c
  • Email
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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 pp. 1
  • Drew Gilpin, F., Wilson, J. (2009) "Keeping Mass. an innovation leader", Boston Globe (1/1/2006 to present) pp. 1
  • French, A.P., Wilson, J. (2008) "Filling UNESCO’s Place", Physics Today 38:5 pp. 144–144
  • Wilson, J. (2008) "The Pride of Physics", Physics Today 39:9 pp. 120–120
  • Wilson, J. (2007) "Resist Simplistic Measures of Success.", Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education 21:4 pp. 25–26
  • Wilson, J. (2002) "More than Digital Content: Long Live Your Course.", Syllabus 15:10 pp. 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 pp. 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: pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 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", Springer pp. 325–332
  • 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 pp. 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: pp. 222-232
  • Wilson, J., Redish, E., McDaniel, C. (1992) "Building a Comprehensive Unified Physics Learning Environment", THE Journal (Technological Horizons In Education) 19:8 pp. S5
  • Wilson, J., Redish, E.F. (1992) "The comprehensive unified physics learning environment: part I. Background and system operation", Computers in Physics 6:2 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 580–581
  • Wilson, J. (1989) "More jerks", The Physics Teacher 27:1 pp. 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 pp. 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 pp. 23–30
  • Wilson, J. (1987) "The AAPT Role in the Solution of Some of the Problems Facing Science Teaching", The Physics Teacher 25:4 pp. 203–204
  • Wilson, J. (1986) "TPT-style football", The Physics Teacher 24:2 pp. 70–70
  • Wilson, J., Ingoldsby, T.C. (1983) "The Crisis in High-School Physics Teaching: Places Where Things Are Right.", Physics Today 36:9 pp. 52
  • Wilson, J., Manka, C. (1977) "Physics: with application to police science", The Physics Teacher 15:2 pp. 107–108

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

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