Michael D. Wilson, did his PhD coursework in engineering at Purdue University, his Master’s degree at the University of Chicago, and undergraduate work at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Professor Wilson is the Faculty Director for Innovators for the Americas and Entrepreneurship. Additionally, as the Faculty Director of Entrepreneurship programs for the Miami Business School (MBS), Wilson spearheads curriculum, the annual business plan competition, various summits, and University-Industry (U-I) hemispheric relations.
Prior to academe, Michael founded several startup companies, consulted with many Fortune 500 companies and global brands. Wilson founded a large Internet Service Provider (ISP) backbone serving greater New England both connectivity and complex web development projects for over 1000 business-to-business customers.
As the resident “Pracademic” for the University of Miami, Wilson bridges U-I relations through commercial applications whether spin-in or spin-out opportunities. With expertise in technology Wilson is a catalyst for entrepreneurial ventures and engineering education; hands-on advising with cognitive frameworks and careful attention to deal/growth strategy. Specialties: Project management, public speaking, new software development, digital and distributed platforms using high-end supply PLM/FPX tactics with idea brokering, c-level presenting, writing, big data analyzing, machine learning, and major advisory/board expertise.
Ph.D., Purdue University
M.L.A., University of Chicago
B.S., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)