Message from the Director

The Howe School of Technology Management offers a unique Ph.D. program to complement its position as one of the leading schools in the area of Technology Management. The Ph.D. program is interdisciplinary, with a blend of three different knowledge domains — information management, technology and innovation management, and social computing — focused on the creation and augmentation of technology-driven innovation. 

Faculty at the Howe School of Technology Management are deeply committed to academic excellence, and prepare Ph.D. students to conduct innovative and creative research related to current and relevant technology and innovation management issues in private and public organizations. That's a hallmark of the Howe School of Technology Management, which recognizes the need not only to do relevant research, but also to ensure it has an impact at companies and organizations that rely upon Stevens' thought leaders to help them understand and manage technology in the workplace. Because we keep our doctoral program small, our students enjoy ready access to our top scholars who serve on editorial boards, publish papers in top journals, are nationally and internationally recognized for their academic work, and continuously receive research funds from prestigious groups. While the focus is on an immersion in conducting relevant research of immediate use in business, faculty also work to create a caring, nurturing environment where students are encouraged to work with a variety of experts in seeking answers as they perform investigations.

This program also puts an emphasis on developing the skills to create and apply, in addition to the more traditional skills set of understanding and analysis. This helps students who have completed the Ph.D. program to be prepared to independently conduct creative and innovative research projects, enabling them to join the faculty of leading academic institutions or to take high-level positions in industry that require analytical thinking and technology-related creativity.

Please read on to learn more about what makes the Ph.D. program at the Howe School of Technology Management distinct. Please contact me if I can provide further information to you about our unique program and what makes it so distinct.

Thomas G. Lechler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management
Director for the Ph.D. Program