R&D Tech Management, Technology StrategyDr. Fleming earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at UC Davis. Dr. Fleming went on to earn a Masters in Engineering Management from Stanford University in the Honors Cooperative Program. He then received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior in the Department of Industrial Engineering at Stanford. He also completed a Masters in Statistics during his doctoral years. Between 1998 and 2011, he was a professor at the Harvard Business School, most recently as the Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Business Administration. His research investigates how managers can increase their organization’s chances of inventing a breakthrough through types of collaboration, the integration of scientiﬁc and empirical search strategies, and the recombination of diverse technologies. He is currently using big data techniques to study innovation, entrepreneurship, knowledge ﬂow and science policy.
R&D Tech Management, TeamingDr. Wayne Delker has spent more than 30 years in business leading innovation organizations and developing innovation processes, capability and culture. He currently serves as the Director of the Capstone Experience at the Fung Institute. He recently retired after 15 years at Clorox as Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Vice President of R&D. Prior to that he worked with GE in several R&D and Engineering roles, culminating as General Manager and Director of R&D for the GE Silicones business. His experience in driving innovation and leading large R&D organizations provides a unique perspective that is immensely valuable to students, faculty and staff as well as help us expand our external network of partners. He holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Chicago and a PhD from Columbia University.
Communications for Engineering LeadersDr. Beliaev brings an expertise in qualitative research, social sciences, and communication to the program. He received his PhD in Anthropology from UC Berkeley, after completing his dissertation on youth activism, political innovation, and leadership. Prior to joining the M.Eng teaching team in the Fall of 2013, Dr. Beliaev taught Reading and Composition, Ethnographic Methods, and Medical and Cultural Anthropology. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, where he majored in Economics, specializing in Commerce & Finance.
Organizational Behavior and Negotiations; Project Management and Teaming
Dan Himelstein has been a senior executive in both academia and business and has worked in a variety of organizational settings, ranging from the large and complex to the small and entrepreneurial. In the business world, Dan has extensive international experience, having worked with numerous start-ups as a founder, executive, director, and consultant and in a number of corporate settings as well. Currently, he is working on a new start-up, Your Local Playground, which is expected to launch in the near future. He has also served as a member of a variety of private and public sector boards, committees, and commissions.
In academia, Dan is currently a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and the College of Engineering’s Fung Institute Leadership and at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management. He has also held key leadership posts at both universities. At Berkeley, he served as the Executive Director of the Haas School’s Undergraduate Program and as the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Facilities in the Office of the Chancellor. At USF, he was the Executive Associate Dean at the School of Management.
Dan received his B.S. from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and his M.Sc. from The London School of Economics.