Tang Wang (PhD) is an associate professor in the Department of Management. His research focuses on technology entrepreneurship and innovation management, including product and technology development, new venture creation and financing, and top management team. His work examines high-tech industries, such as computer, software, biotechnology and defense, and combines empirical contexts in both the U.S. and China. He teaches courses in strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship at undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. level.
Research Affiliate - Innovation
Dr. Anna Drake Warshaw has studied and led student-centered innovation and change in higher education for over 10 years. In her role as managing director of the UIA, Anna leads the UIA central team and serves as deputy to the executive director, working with institutions and UIA partners to support innovation and collaboration for improved, equitable student outcomes.
A graduate of Davidson College, Anna began her career in nonprofit development at the YWCA Central Carolinas and in university advancement at Queens University of Charlotte. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from the University of Texas at Austin, where she held the College of Education Dean’s Research Fellowship from 2013-2017. As a graduate student, Anna worked for the Texas Legislature, the UT-Austin Office of Strategy and Policy, and was appointed statewide student representative to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Financial Aid Advisory Committee. Her dissertation examined state politics and policymaking surrounding college affordability.
Anna served as UIA Fellow and assistant director of the Center for Higher Education Innovation at the University of Central Florida from 2017-2018 and Director of Partnerships, Learning, and Evaluation for the UIA from 2018-2021.
John Barnshaw is the Vice President for Education Success at Lightcast, a global leader in labor market insights. Prior to joining Lightcast, John served as Vice President for Research and Data Science at Ad Astra, and immediately prior, served as Director of Research and Public Policy at the American Association of University Professors. Dr. Barnshaw also directed the National Study of Instructional Costs and Productivity (Delaware Cost Study), a longitudinal benchmarking that explores faculty teaching, separately budgeted research, and public service expenditures at the discipline level for four-year institutions.
Barnshaw earned his degrees from the University of Delaware (Ph.D.) and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (MA, BA).
Jeff Selingo is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, College (Un)Bound and There Is Life After College.
His next book, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, will be published by Simon & Schuster in September 2020. It takes readers on a journey through the selection process from inside three admissions offices, revealing what really matters to the gatekeepers and how the ultimate decision is often based on a college’s priorities.
Jeff writes regularly for The Atlantic, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education and is co-host of the podcast, FUTURE U.
Jeff is a special advisor for innovation to the president at Arizona State University, where he is the founding director of the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership. Previously, Jeff was the top editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education, where he worked for sixteen years in a variety of reporting and editing roles.
He received a bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and a master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the board of trustees at Ithaca College. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Washington, D.C.