Biography

Dr. Thomas Edwards is an Associate Professor of Instruction in Engineering Management and the Interim Director of the newly established Department of Engineering, Technology and Management. Dr. Edwards pursues organizational innovation from the three perspectives of research, practical application, and teaching. His many years of practical experience include driving innovation from the top management team of a NYSE-listed company. This practical experience is augmented by doctoral research into the processes of organizational innovation. Edwards weaves together the insights of a research scholar and a practical leader to lead graduate students to understand how to utilize innovation in the pursuit of their organizational missions.

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

EMGT 5633

Management Principles for Innovators, Engineers and Technologists

Graduate

EMGT 5637

Marketing Technological Products and Services

Graduate

EMGT 8110

Special Topics in Engineering Management

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Crawmer, J., Chen, C.H., Richard, B.M., Pearlman, H.G., Edwards, T.V., & Ronney, P.D. (2018). An innovative volatile organic compound incinerator. IT3/HWC 2018 - 36th International Conference on Thermal Treatment Technologies and Hazardous Waste Combustors, 2018-March.

  • Crawmer, J., Chen, C.H., Richard, B., Pearlman, H., Ronney, P., & Edwards, T. (2018). A "scale-up" swiss-roll combustor and its application in waste gas incineration. 2018 Spring Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, ESSCI 2018, 2018-March.

  • Edwards, T.V. (2017). SME turnaround Strategy: A case study. 2017 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management, ASEM 2017.

  • Edwards, T.V. (2017). Application of agile methodology to electromechanical design: A case study. 2017 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management, ASEM 2017.

  • Edwards, T.V. (2017). SME Innovation: A case study. 2017 International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management, ASEM 2017.

  • Edwards, T.V. (2015). The protection of valuable tacit knowledge in a learning alliance: A case study in interorganizational learning. International Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2015, ASEM 2015, pp. 647-655.