Thomas W. Mason
Tom Mason is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Engineering Management at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where he has been teaching since 1972. He was founding Head of the Engineering Management Department and its M.S. degree program and founding Vice President for Entrepreneurship & Business Planning of Rose-Hulman Ventures and has also served Rose-Hulman as Head of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vice-President for Administration and Finance, Head of Engineering Management, and Interim Vice President for Development. While on a three-year leave from Rose-Hulman, Tom served as CFO and CEO of a 140-person network management systems business. In 2007-08, he used his sabbatical to study entrepreneurship in Indiana and assist start-ups as Educator/Entrepreneur in Residence at Indiana Venture Center. He has been advisor/director for several high tech firms and has been involved in national efforts to integrate entrepreneurship and engineering education. Since his retirement from full time teaching, Tom has co-authored an updated edition of Forecasting and Management of Technology, teaches part-time, continues his research and writing on innovation and entrepreneurship and works in an advisory capacity with several emerging firms.
Dr. Mason received his PhD in economics from the University of Pittsburgh and his BA in economics from Geneva College.