Elias Carayyanis, M.B.A, Ph.D.
Dr. Elias G. Carayannis is Full Professor of Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as co-Founder and co-Director of the Global and Entrepreneurial Finance Research Institute (GEFRI) and Director of Research on Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, European Union Research Center, (EURC) at the School of Business of the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Carayannis’ teaching and research activities focus on the areas of strategic Government – University-Industry R&D partnerships, technology road-mapping, technology transfer and commercialization, technology policy, and technological entrepreneurship.
Tim Fort, J.D., Ph.D.
Timothy Fort holds the Everleigh Chair in Business Ethics at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He previously held the Lindner-Gambal Chair in Business Ethics at the George Washington University School of Business from 2005-2013. There, he founded and served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility and was Academic Director for the STAR EMBA Program.
Rick Torres, M.B.A.
Rick Torres is President of the National Student Clearinghouse, an organization that managed national data about student enrollment in colleges and universities. Torres has an MBA in International Finance from Georgetown University. He currently serves as treasurer and a board member of the John Tyler Community College Foundation and is on the board of Cohesive Knowledge Solutions.
Yong Zhao, Ph.D.
Presidential Chair and Associate Dean for Global Education University of Oregon College of Education. Dr. Zhao is an internationally known scholar, author, and speaker. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning, and founded research and development institutions to explore innovative education models. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books.