Innovating Higher Education

As a Professor at the Ross School of Business, the University of Michigan for more than 26 years, Jeff has been a pioneer in making creativity and innovation as a fundamental skill students need to acquire and master through his highly sought after classes. He is a big champion of action learning, believing that students can innovate better through solving real life challenges.

He has also worked with many university departments and entities to bring innovative ideas to students, staff, and faculty. He has helped medical doctors and researchers find a new business model for drug discoveries, the Human Resources department create a Collaborative Innovation Network, and most recently, the housing department develop Munger Graduate Residences, a new innovative living-learning community that facilitates the collaborations of all 19 schools in the University of Michigan. In collaboration with the Michigan Radio, Jeff and his team are bringing a new action learning based program in Munger students.

See what Lynn Wooten, Jeff’s colleague at the Ross School of Business and Laurita Thomas, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, have to say about Jeff and his work.