Edward Friedman, Ph.D.
Edward began his career at Stevens in 1963 as a physics professor and oversaw undergraduate education as Dean of the College from 1973-86. His career included the development of a computer-intensive educational environment at Stevens, which in 1982 became the first college in the United States to require all students to own a computer. He received the Stevens Research Award in 1970, and that same year played a key role in a U.S. government program that developed the College of Engineering at Kabul University in Afghanistan.
In 1992, he was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to collaborate with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences on the role of computers in education and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Mathematics from Sofia University in 2000. In 2017, he was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American University of Bulgaria, where he contributes to the Educational Policy Committee.
He has published articles and developed courses dealing with nuclear weapons, the threat of nuclear terrorism and nuclear energy. He is a Board Member of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning where he remains active in promoting innovative approaches to K-12 science and mathematics education.
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.
C. Timothy Koeller, Ph.D.
Tim has been a vital contributor to Stevens for more than 40 years. His teaching excellence resulted in the Henry Morton Distinguished Teaching Professor Honor, while he played a significant administrative role as the Associate Dean for Research and Academics for the Howe School of Technology Management (now known as the School of Business). During his tenure in that role, he was instrumental in implementing the school’s strategic plan, managing the hiring of faculty during a time of rapid growth, overseeing academic units and their coordinators, and launching the e-journal that disseminated research being done at Stevens.
Tim’s research focused on the economics of innovation and entrepreneurship. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers, earning a master’s degree in economics from Auburn, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers. He also completed a fellowship in economics at Washington University in St. Louis prior to beginning his teaching career. In 2023, he was honored with the annual Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award.
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.