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Kevin Oye

Professor of the Practice
Gordon Institute
School of Engineering
Director, Innovation and Management Program

Kevin Oye

Kevin Oye

Professor of the Practice
Gordon Institute
School of Engineering
Director, Innovation and Management Program

Biography: 

Kevin joined the Tufts faculty in 2016 to launch the Master of Science in Innovation and Management (MSIM) program, enabling recent STEM graduates to learn how to translate research and technology knowledge into high impact solutions that can transform society. Through multiple hands on venture creation cycles, MSIM students learn how to find problems that matter, create compelling solutions with scalable business models, and the leadership skills to persuade, negotiate, and lead others to drive impact, whether it be in the context of a for profit or a non-profit, a startup or an existing enterprise. Since the same innovation skillset and mindset can be applied to social challenges as well as commercial enterprises, Kevin looks forward to his time as a Tisch Fellow, working along with James Intriligator, to further develop the application of these skills for social impact.

Before joining Tufts, Kevin spent 35 years in the networking industry wearing many hats, including leading global strategy, research and development, and corporate acquisition teams while launching companies in China, India, and the U.S. He currently advises private and public companies, as well as serving on the leadership board for EforAll, a non-profit business accelerator in Lowell, MA where he mentors entrepreneurs, including social impact ventures that provide language translation services for Cambodian immigrants, create sewing kits for people with visual impairments, and build parent support networks for families with autistic children.