Edward March


Edward March is Co-Director of the Thayer Master of Engineering Management Program at Dartmouth College. As an Adjunct Professor, he teaches courses in Technology Assessment and Technology Project Management.  Prior to this appointment, he served as Executive in Residence and Co-Director of the Office of Regional Development at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell from 2002 to 2008.

He has earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his current academic work draws from over 25 years of professional experience in the telecommunications industry, holding positions at Bell Laboratories, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies. He has had a range of responsibilities in Engineering and Manufacturing Management, including applied research, product development, and production operations; overseeing an organization of 1,000 technical, manufacturing, and administrative employees with an annual budget in excess of $100 million. His leadership was instrumental in helping AT&T Transmission Systems receive the Baldrige National Quality Award in 1992. Throughout his telecommunications career, he has been heavily involved in developing and executing competitive strategies in response to evolving technology and business environment dynamics.

He holds seven U.S. patents related to thermal processing equipment. In 2003 he was the invited editor of the “Management of Organizations” issue of Revista Electronica de Administracao (REAd), published by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazi.

Dr. March maintains a strong working relationship with regional economic development organizations. He has completed studies for the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council including “Quality by Design: the Potential of Process Analytical Technology in the Analytical Instruments and Pharmaceutical Industries in Massachusetts” (2007), “Putting Wireless Communications Technology in the Hands of First Responders” (2006), and a study for the North Shore Technology Council “Feasibility of a Life Sciences Accelerator in Boston’s North Shore Region” (2008). He served as board member of North Shore InnoVentures, a business incubator supporting entrepreneurs working in the clean technology and life sciences fields. In 2010 he initiated a study in collaboration with regional business and government leaders to explore the potential for cluster development in the Manchester New Hampshire area.

A major area of interest is sustainability and how technology can be applied to advance sustainable development through established companies and non-profit organizations.

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