M.L. "Bob" Emiliani has been described as a polymath. He is an engineer, researcher, author, historian of progressive management, teacher, education reformer, and executive coach. Dr. Emiliani worked in industry for 15 years and had management responsibility in engineering (R&D, new product development) and operations (manufacturing and supply chain). He was a full-time professor for 23 years teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership, strategy failure analysis, supply chain management, the history of progressive management, entrepreneurship, and research methods. He now hold the honorary title of Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Emiliani is a versatile author whose work spans three disciplines: engineering, social sciences, and humanities. He has authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed papers in six different subject areas (leadership, management, management history, supply chain management, higher education, and materials engineering) and is the author or co-author of 25 books. Dr. Emiliani earned a Ph.D. in Engineering from Brown University, an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (double major in Applied Mathematics) from the University of Miami. In his youth he was a photographer and bicycle frame builder. Subsequent to that he was an artist (painting) and musician (bass guitar).
Creator of Speed Leadership and Strategy Failure Analysis Method
15 years of industry work experience plus 22 years of academic experience
20 years of executive training and corporate speaking experience
Creator of the Lean Teaching pedagogy in higher education