Essentials Course Planning Committee

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The Essentials of Academic Technology Transfer Course Planning Committee organizes the content, speakers and other elements of the AUTM Essentials Course, which provides an overview of the essential aspects of academic technology transfer and is designed for individuals who are new to technology transfer in an academic environment.


Marie Kerbeshian - Chair
University of Iowa Research Foundation
Dirk Benedict - Committee Member
Louisiana State University AgCenter
Alexander P. Ducruet - Committee Member
University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute
Joseph F. Janda - Committee Member
Portland State University
Andrew J. Maas - Committee Member
Louisiana State University & A&M College
Arundeep S. Pradhan - Committee Member
Apio Partners
Ellen Purpus - Committee Member
University of Nevada Reno
Brian Shedd - Committee Member
Precision Technology Consulting
Paul Tumarkin - Committee Member
University of Arizona
Ray Wheatley - Committee Member