"Professionalism, Careers and (Un)Common Sense"

Presenter: Dr. Jeff Glass

What is professionalism? What is a typical career path? What do your bosses expect from you as a young graduate? Why is success in a position "second nature" or "common sense" for some people and a stretch for others? This presentation will focus on these questions in an effort to explore what is expected of early career employees. Jeff is the Hogg Family Director of Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. He is also the Faculty Director of Pratt¿s Engineering Management Program and a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has served on advisory boards for several start-ups, been an interim CTO of a start-up during a leadership transition, conducted due diligence for venture capital firms and testified as an expert witness in patent litigation. He was previously the Vice President of R&D for Kobe Steel USA Inc. Jeff is a co-inventor on 15 patents and is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science. His technical research involves the development and processing of new materials and devices. His paper entitled ¿Managing the Ties Between Central R&D and Business Units,¿ received the 2004 Industrial Research Institute¿s Maurice Holland Award. Jeff received his BSE and MSE degrees from Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia. He also holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke.

Date: Friday, Jan 18, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium
Contact: Belk, Jamila
Email: jamila.belk@duke.edu