Joe Bradley has been a faculty member with the University of Illinois since 2012. His first appointment was as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the College of Business. He now serves as a faculty member within the Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience unit within the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3) Department. He develops and designs project-based-learning courses to engage first-year engineering students and create a fun and experiential environment.
With several years of industry experience, Joe brings a unique background to IEFX and AE3. He has worked in a variety industries that includes – consumer products, software, and government research. He has taught courses in engineering design, engineering projects, new product development, intellectual property management strategy, and innovation management strategy. He has published on the topics of new product development, product design, organizational design, corporate innovation, and entrepreneurship in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences. Joe has also collaborated with private companies, state governments, and the federal government to develop intellectual property management guidelines for U.S State and Federal transportation practitioners.
Joe earned his bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, his master’s in Mechanical Engineering (minor Electrical Engineering) at Iowa State, and his MBA and PhD in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is very excited about the many awesome things going on here at the University of Illinois and hopes to contribute to student learning and engagement at the interface of technology and management.