Michael Keene
Michael Keene, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Technology Commercialization
Ph.D. Harvard University
B.A. Princeton University
M.B.A. University of Iowa

Areas of Experience

  • Technical Entrepreneurship
  • Commercialization of Innovative Products
  • About Michael Keene, Ph.D.

    Prof. Keene is currently both the Director of Graduate Business Programs and the Director of the MBA in Technology Management Program in the Gore School of Business at Westminster College. Dr. Keene holds a B.A. in Biochemistry from Princeton University, a MBA and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Harvard University. Over the last 25 years he has conducted and managed programs in fields ranging from environmental remediation to fuel cells, and cystic fibrosis to fruit fly genetics. Although widely published during his research career, he soon left academia to become a member of the start-up team for Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc., and has since been an executive, founder or board member for a number of technology-based firms. Prior to joining Westminster, he served as both the State Science Advisor and Director of the Utah Centers of Excellence Program under Governors Leavitt and Walker. A co-founder of the Utah Life Sciences Association, he also now sits on the Advisory Council for the Centers of Excellence Program and the board of the Utah Technology Council, and remains active as a company mentor for the Wayne Brown Institute, an external reviewer for the University of Utah's Technology Commercialization Office, and in numerous other roles within the local community.

    Graduate courses taught by Dr. Keene include New Product Development, Marketing of Innovative Products, and Commercialization of Technology.