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Molly Wasko

Molly Wasko

Professor/Associate Dean, UAB School of Business
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Dr. Molly Wasko is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Faculty Success in the Collat School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park and has a combined Business/Academic background with 15+ years of leadership experience in the areas of high-technology start-ups, strategic planning and organizational innovation. Her personal vision is to “create opportunities by making connections,” which encompasses her belief that innovation and new knowledge creation comes from collaborating across organizational boundaries. Her primary focus is on building collaborative academic, research and commercialization relationships across campus in support of the University’s mission.

Wasko maintains an active research agenda investigating the intersection of digital and social networks, open innovation models and sources of new knowledge creation. She is currently teaching courses in the areas of innovation and design thinking, as well as entrepreneurship and lean startup. Her additional roles at UAB include: PI for Invention to Innovation program, Co-PI for the Pathways to Innovation Epicenter program, Co-director for UAB’s I-Corps programs, Co-director for UAB’s University Innovation Fellows Program, Executive Committee member for the CCTS and active involvement in the Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.