Our Team

Ed Morrison

Ed Morrison

The founder of the Agile Strategy Lab, Ed’s work has focused on developing new models of strategy specifically designed to accelerate complex collaboration in networks and open innovation. He brought Strategic Doing to Purdue in order to amplify its impact.

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Scott Hutcheson

Scott Hutcheson

A social scientist who has studied and practiced strategy and collaboration since 1992, Scott Hutcheson’s focus is on designing tools and learning experiences related to collaborative, agile approaches for doing complex work. Learn more about Scott’s work.

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Liz Nilsen

As the senior program director, Liz shepherds the expansion of the Lab’s programming and partnerships with other universities interested in deploying Strategic Doing. She also focuses on the development and growth of innovation and STEM education ecosystems.

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Mike Hefferan

Mike Hefferan

Emeritus Professor Michael Hefferan PhD is an academic member of the School of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Previously, Mike was the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) at USC.Mike is also an Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology. Mike, along with Pam, guides our Australia strategy.

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Pam Wardner

Pam Wardner

Pam helps guide Strategic Doing development in Australia. She is a scholar-practitioner who has pioneered the adaptation of Strategic Doing to the Australian context. She earned her PhD in urban economics and economic geography which built on her knowledge and experience as a corporate executive, entrepreneur, and real estate developer. 

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David Allen Moss

As the Lab’s Design Director and Senior Advisor, David leads brand strategy and design initiatives, with a focus on integrating design thinking, agile strategy and strategic doing methodologies, across all channels and partner projects. He is the founding director of FUTURE Center for Design and Technology Transfer at CIA, Owner/Creative Director of MossMedia and a Purdue alum.

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Duane Dunlap

Duane Dunlap

Duane guides the Lab in our university engagement work. A national leader in university engagement. He holds the rank of full professor in the School of Engineering Technology with responsibilities of research and innovation for the Center of Technology Development. hHe serves the APLU as co-chair of the CICEP Innovation and Economic Prosperity UniversitiesWorking group.

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Antonino Ardilio

Antonino Ardilio

Nino guides the Lab’s development of technology and innovation management platforms, frameworks, and tools. He has developed MarketExplorer and TechnologyRadar, two powerful platforms that help companies manage both technology and innovation. Nino heads the Technology and Innovation Management practice at Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Raquel

Raquel Asencio, PhD

Raquel is an assistant professor at the Krannert School of Management in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources. Her research explores teams in context, with a focus on the processes and properties that make teams function effectively as part of larger systems. Her research interests include multi-team systems, multi-teaming, collective identity and social networks.

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Kim Mitchell

Kim Mitchell

Kim’s focus is structuring core teams that guide collaborations to increase community common good values. He is developing Agile Planning, a new strategy to grow community creative capacities and better connect planning with implementation. Kim is Director of the Center for Community Renewal, a strategic partner of Agile Strategy Lab, that supports development and replication…

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Noah Knox Marshall

Noah Knox Marshall

Under a different name, Noah Knox Marshall has been writing live-action and animated features in Hollywood for 15 years. His upcoming novel “Dax Zander: Sea Patrol” evolved out of a pitch for TV Animation. He has a great affection for science-fiction, space exploration and marine science, three realms that blend seamlessly in his forthcoming books.…

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Brad Beach

Brad Beach

Brad supports the Lab efforts to help start up companies and corporations see and apply the value of Strategic Doing and Strategic Diversity.  He joins the team after more than a decade of operations development and technology commercialization experience with multi-national, Fortune 500 companies. Brad’s experience includes achievements in transformation and change management, technology lifecycle…

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Paul Collits

Paul Collits

Paul Collits is a “pracademic” who has worked in regional development analysis, policy and practice for 25 years, in the three Eastern States of Australia and now in New Zealand. He has worked in universities, parliaments, all three levels of government in Australia and in consulting. His longer career of 30 years has also included…

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Alistair Stewart

Alistair Stewart

A practitioner in the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) system, sponsored by the US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Alistair is focused on engaging regional leaders to implement agile strategies. He has 30+ years of experience in improving manufacturing growth and profitability; his current specialties include accelerating intentionally good growth by…

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Janet Holston

Janet Holston

Janet Holston, Senior Advisor, credits her entrepreneurial mindset and love of new ideas to a diverse career spanning municipal government, business consulting and higher education. She began her career as an urban planner and city housing department director in South Bend, Indiana. After moving to Phoenix, Arizona she owned a consultancy focused on strategic planning,…

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Eleanor Bloxham

Eleanor Bloxham

Eleanor Bloxham is a transformative leader who has influenced the practices of corporations, boards, investors, regulators and public policy makers, globally. As senior advisor, Eleanor advises the Agile Strategy Lab on major corporate initiatives. Eleanor is the founder and CEO of The Value Alliance and Corporate Governance Alliance, a board education and advisory firm, and…

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Janiece Greene

Janiece Greene

Janiece Greene is head of technology for Purdue University’s Agile Strategy Lab where she oversees the development of digital solutions to support the Lab’s innovation methodology, Strategic Doing. Janiece’s expertise lies in combining the best of customer insights, technology, and design to productize new software solutions that help companies and organizations such as Lockheed Martin…

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Rena Cotsones

Rena Cotsones

Bringing people together for a common good has been Rena’s lifelong passion. As Associate Vice President of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development for Northern Illinois University, Rena works with regional partners to create and implement collaborative approaches to advancing education, economic development, workforce development, and innovation initiatives in northern Illinois and Chicagoland. Most recently, Rena provided…

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Marco Lenis

Marco Lenis

Marco is a passionate leader and tireless advocate for the Latino community. As president and CEO of Vocational Rehabilitation Management of Illinois (VRMI), Marco and his team help Latinos with disabilities achieve rehabilitation, employment and empowerment.   In his role as Latino affairs consultant for Northern Illinois University’s Center for Governmental Studies, Marco works with regional…

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Advisory Council

Dan Hirleman

E. Dan Hirleman

Sam Cordes

Sam Cordes

Kenneth Burbank

Kenneth Burbank

Victor Lechtenberg

Victor Lechtenberg

Martin jischke

Martin Jischke