Steven F. Tello, Ed. D.
Management & Entrepreneurship
Manning School of Business
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Steven F. Tello is an Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the Manning School of Business. His research interests include technology innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship, assessment in online education, and technology-facilitated management education. Current research projects include:
- examination of the relationship between decisionmaking and technology commercialization success factors,
- technology entrepreneur use of social networks
- network resource support of the technology commercialization process,
- application of Web 2.0 technologies to Management Education,
- the impact of embedded assessment in web-enhanced courses.
Dr. Tello received his Doctorate of Education in Leadership in Schooling from the Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2002. He received his M.B.A. from the Isenberg School at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Lowell. His dissertation examined the relationship between technology-mediated interaction and student retention in online education programs.
Professor Tello's scholarly interests examine the application of management and innovation theory to the commercialization and startup process in technolgy ventures. Recent projects examine decisionmaking in the technology transfer office, entrepreneur use of human and electronic networks to promote new ventures, visual presentation impact on VC funding decisions, and risk and reward among entrepreneurial teams.
In addition to commercialization research, Dr. Tello has examined the impact of web-based technologies on management education. He has presented papers at numerous regional, national and international conferences on these topics and has published several book chapters and many scholarly journal articles.