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Daniel C. Bochsler (Dan)

 

Director:

††††† Executive MBA Program

 

Senior Lecturer:

††††† School of Management, Organizations, Strategy & International Management

 

Office: SOM 1.905

Tel: 972-883-4235

Email: dan.bochsler@utdallas.edu

 

Dan is currently serving as the Director of the Executive MBA program. He joined the faculty of the School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas in 2009 as Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Entrepreneurship, Technology, Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior. He also supports the activities of the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at UTD promoting cross-disciplinary academic and outreach programs across the university, community and region to enhance business and economic growth and performance.

Dan holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Oregon State University, and an MBA from the University of Houston Clear Lake with emphasis in technology and international business. He has also served on the adjunct faculty of The University of Texas at Tyler teaching graduate level Systems Engineering, Project Management, Theory of Constraints, and Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation for the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and as a member of the advisory board for the College of Education and Psychology.

Danís business and consulting career spans 30 years. He has previously held technical, marketing, and management positions with large and small firms in aerospace, defense, computer technology, manufacturing and energy, especially related to emerging and advanced technologies. Product and technology experience includes complex computer systems for Space Shuttle, interplanetary spacecraft, launch vehicles, expert systems software, embedded control software and silicon devices for consumer and industrial products, computer networking and data storage systems, and alternative energy technology. He has extensive international business experience, and has headed his own consulting firms. Since 2006, Dan has served as a board member and evaluator for the Alliance for Higher Educationís North Texas Regional Center for Innovation and Commercialization, which administers Texasí Emerging Technology Fund regional efforts in North Texas.

Over many years, he has served on a variety of boards and panels for private companies, economic development, community, civic, and education groups.He has published numerous articles in trade and professional journals, forums and conferences on technology development, integration, and management. Dan has also been a licensed pilot since 1978.

Young or old Ė Always Dare to Dream: NASA Skylab Space Station Experiment side note:

Skylab was the United Statesí first space station, launched in the early 1970ís. In 1972, Dan was selected as one of 25 national finalists in a NASA sponsored program called the Skylab Student Project - a program where high school students from across the United States and the world proposed experiments to be performed onboard NASA's first manned space station Skylab. The experiment, "Confirmation of Objects within the Planet Mercury's Orbit,Ē was carried out during the Skylab missions. Activities included travel to many NASA and subcontractor centers for design reviews, and use of facilities at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Selection, screening, and analysis of data from the Skylab missionís White Light Coronagraph instrument were performed and a final report provided to NASA.

General program background and web references: In April 1972, NASA and the National Science Teachers Association announced selection of 25 finalists in a Skylab Student Project to propose flight experiments and demonstrations for performance aboard Skylab in 1973. NASA had announced the selection of the NSTA for management and operation of the Skylab Student Project in September 1971. Purpose of the project was to stimulate interest in science and technology by directly involving students in space research. More than 15,000 applications for participation had been received from throughout the United States and overseas. Finalists' proposals had been selected from these entries. Of the 25 finalists, 19 of the experiments were actually carried out onboard or with data collected from Skylab. The project, which had been initiated in the spring of 1971 by the NASA Administrator, involved students in grades 9 to 13. For more information, see http://history.nasa.gov/SP-401/ch2.htm and http://history.nasa.gov/SP-401/ch9.htm

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