Bill Kline is Professor of Engineering Management at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Bill teaches courses in systems engineering, manufacturing systems, and quality management.
He has previously served as Associate Dean for the Rose-Hulman Ventures program and is currently serving as Dean of Innovation and Engagement.
Prior to joining Rose-Hulman, he worked in entrepreneurial and technical management roles in a machine monitoring company.
Cory earned his B.S. in Engineering Science from Penn State University in 2007, graduating with honors. He is currently a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and is pursuing a Masters in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Ph.D. in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. Cory has experience as both a professional engineer and high school educator. It is this combination of experience that led him to Virginia Tech to pursue a doctoral degree in Engineering Education. His professional and research interests are understanding the interaction between engineering/education pedagogy and entrepreneurship, engineering faculty motivation, and institutional policies that influence both engineering education and entrepreneurship.
Tom Mason is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Engineering Management at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where he has been teaching since 1972. He was founding Head of the Engineering Management Department and its M.S. degree program and founding Vice President for Entrepreneurship & Business Planning of Rose-Hulman Ventures and has also served Rose-Hulman as Head of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vice-President for Administration and Finance, Head of Engineering Management, and Interim Vice President for Development. While on a three-year leave from Rose-Hulman, Tom served as CFO and CEO of a 140-person network management systems business. In 2007-08, he used his sabbatical to study entrepreneurship in Indiana and assist start-ups as Educator/Entrepreneur in Residence at Indiana Venture Center. He has been advisor/director for several high tech firms and has been involved in national efforts to integrate entrepreneurship and engineering education. Since his retirement from full time teaching, Tom has co-authored an updated edition of Forecasting and Management of Technology, teaches part-time, continues his research and writing on innovation and entrepreneurship and works in an advisory capacity with several emerging firms.
Dr. Mason received his PhD in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and his BA in economics from Geneva College.
Dr. Brackin is a professor in mechanical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She has over 30 years of experience teaching capstone design and significant industrial experience.
Kay C Dee is a Professor of Applied BIology and Biomedical Engineering, and the Associate Dean for Learning and Technology at Rose-Hulman. She teaches junior and senior-level biomedical engineering design.