Conducted extensive analysis of USDA data to benchmark the agricultural research enterprise at Oklahoma State University against those of seven peer-competitor universities.
List of my consulting engagements, in inverse chronological order. You can filter further by the type of engagement from the Experience tab above.
Conducted extensive local stakeholder interviews and benchmarked Syracuse against five regions with similar strategies for in the energy and environmental cluster, as part of a broader project for the Metropolitan Development Alliance of Syracuse and Central New York (now CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity) resulting in creation of the “Greencore” strategy.
Conducted benchmark interviews with leaders of 10 world-leading research parks, as part of a first-of-its-kind study for the Association of University Research Parks.
Benchmarked strategies in all 50 states for development of alternative energy sectors as part of an Internal Research & Development (IR&D) project at Battelle.
Advisor to New York University’s College of Nursing Office of the Dean; and to the College’s John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing; and to the Institute’s Nurse Competency for Aging project funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies.
As part of planning for physical development of the University of Southern California (USC) Health Sciences Campus, benchmarked six other urban research parks.
Executive Director (founding), Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc.
Benchmarked the commercialization strategies of six university-based programs in a project for the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Center for Crops Utilization Research.
Benchmarked eight regional strategies for economic development based on advanced logistics as part of a strategy project for CompeteColumbus.
Benchmarked eight centers supported through the NSF’s Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program as part of a broader project for Maricopa County Community Colleges to strengthen curricula in sectors targeted for economic development in Arizona’s advanced-manufacturing roadmap.
Conducted extensive stakeholder interviews as part of a broader project for the Ben Franklin Technology PArtners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, intended to provide strategic vision to its Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Alliance (MANA) funded under a U.S. EDA award.
Benchmarked multiple state strategies to promote the formation of bioscience-focused university research parks in a project for the Georgia Research Alliance. Followed on a general bioscience strategy survey four years earlier.
Benchmarked for Black Hills (South Dakota) Vision three consortial R&D efforts in multiscale materials science and three more in bioproducts/bioprocessing.
Benchmarked seven biomedically oriented university research parks in a project for Georgetown University/MedStar to envision a Bio-Tech Research and Development Park at the Washington Hospital Center.
Project staff for for the Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC) in conducting a review of business incubators in NYS, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and NYSTAR.
Benchmarked six regions around the nation with bioscience development strategies as part of a broader strategy project for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce.
Benchmarked seven university-based translational-research initiatives for the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission.
Project staff for Center for Economic and Environmental Partnership Inc. (CEEP) in managing a Network of Economic Development Officers in NYC Knowledge-Based Institutions, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and sponsored by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR).
At the request of the Technology Alliance in Washington State, benchmarked the way private foundations in six other regions were contributing to state-level initiatives for biomedical research.
Benchmarked for Georgia State University six university research parks with economic-development facilities, as part of a project to plan a bio-incubator in Georga State’s own science park.
Benchmarked civic leadership-development programs in six regions for the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix), as part of a project to reposition its statewide grant-making in this area. Overall project resulted in creation of the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership.
Benchmarked 13 university-based programs nationally in fields being considered as “platforms” by the state bioscience-development programs of the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix).
Benchmarked five regional arts and culture strategies for the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix), as part of a project to re-orient the foundation’s arts & culture programming so it could better support regional strategy.
Benchmarked six state-government-backed sustainability-sector initiatives as part of a larger design project for the Arizona Department of Commerce.
Benchmarked university research parks in six regions as part of a state-sponsored strategy project for East Baltimore Development Incorporated, resulting in strategy for a research park adjacent to The Johns Hopkins University medical campus.
Benchmarked six research parks based on agricultural research, as part of a broader strategy project for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (the OSU agricultural science campus at Wooster) to develop what has become the BioHio Research Park.
Conducted extensive in-field stakeholder interviews as part of a bioscience cluster strategy for the Bio Economic Technology Alliance (BETA) hosted by the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts.
Conducted extensive interviews with the board and stakeholders of the Flinn Foundation (Phoenix), over a multiyear period, to assess prospects for re-aligning the Foundation’s investment program to support its programmatic efforts in bioscience development.
Benchmarked leading national programs in genetic epidemiology as part of a project to assist MetroHealth system in Cleveland (a teaching affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine) in expanding its capacity for translational research.
Benchmarked the solutions used by 10 universities to connect split campuses, in a project for the Portland Development Commission, ultimately informing plans for the Portland Aerial Tram.
Benchmarked six state strategies for science and technology-based economic development in a project for the (former) Ohio Department of Development that was designed to indicate a statewide strategy for Ohio.
Benchmarked seven state bioscience strategies (and their relationship to the largest cities in each state) and nine “captive” university technology-commercialization funds, as part of a statewide strategy for biosciences developed for the State of Missouri and commissioned by the Danforth and Kauffman Foundations.
Facilitated a focus-group session convened by the Metropolitan Development Alliance (MDA) of Syracuse and Central New York (since reorganized into the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity) to assess potential strategies for a business incubator in environmental technology.
Benchmarked for Butler University (Indianapolis) three peer institutions in the areas of programming for undergraduate research, centers for technology entrepreneurship, and professional master’s and joint degrees.
Benchmarked state-university-system policies on intellectual-property ownership and management in 10 pairs of state/public universities, in a project for the Idaho State Board of Education.
Conducted an in-depth benchmarking of 15 private foundations around the nation and their approaches to regional strategies for economic development, as part of a broader project for the (former) Danforth Foundation. This work underpinned the Danforth Foundation’s sponsorship of the St. Louis region’s strategy for leadership in the plant and life sciences.
Conducted extensive benchmarking of competitive state and univeristy initiatives in both information technology (2000) and nanotechnology (2005) for the Connecticut Office of Workforce Competitiveness.
Conducted stakeholder interviews and other research for the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), in a project conducted jointly by Battelle and Hammer, Siler, George Associates to identify the best location for a South Jersey research park.