Larry joined Stevens in 1992 as Affiliate Professor of Management and Director of the Stevens Alliance for Technology Management (original name of the Stevens Alliance for Innovation and Leadership). He served as Director for 23 years, and upon retirement in 2015 was named Director Emeritus.
Larry, with his associate Dr. Lem Tarshis, established the annual Alliance Conference, and he and Tarshis organized and presided over 24 Conferences. At the time it was the longest-running conference series in University history. Larry originated the Alliance Roundtable series for industry leaders, and with Dr. Tarshis organized and led over 110 Roundtables, covering a wide range of topics at the forefront of business and technology management.
Larry helped strengthen ties between the School and industry and marshalled Alliance partner support for advancing the School’s research mission. He initiated the practice of dedicating a portion of Alliance revenues to fund seed research projects; some forty grants were awarded.
Richard Reilly, Ph.D.
Richard joined the Stevens’ faculty in 1982. In addition to his work as a research professor, he led the Howe School of Technology Management’s (the original name of the School of Business) doctoral program until his retirement in 2009 and now serves as an emeritus professor in the School of Business. After earning his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Tennessee, Richard worked as a research psychologist for the Educational Testing Service and AT&T before embarking on his academic career.
During his time at Stevens, the schools’ technology-centric approach allowed him to focus on emerging areas such as new product development and innovation management. In 2013, Richard and Dr. Gary Lynn, a professor at School of Business, co-published The Five Keys to Developing New Products, which focused on what factors help determine how new products fare in the marketplace. In 2018, he was recognized as being among the top 1 percent of researchers in human resource management and strategy, as measured by textbook citations.