About the author

Bruce A. Vojak is Associate Dean for Administration and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Prior to joining the university in 1999 he was Director of Advanced Technology for Motorola’s non-semiconductor components business; earlier he held business development and research positions at Amoco Corporation and a research position at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.  In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he teaches and conducts research on the topics of innovation and strategic technology management.  With Abbie Griffin and Ray Price he is co-author of Serial Innovators: How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2012).  Further, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Midtronics, Inc., the Advisory Board of JVA Partners, and periodically consults for Procter & Gamble.  Bruce holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA, with concentrations in finance and marketing, from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.