Maryann P. Feldman is the inaugural Zell Miller Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at the Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia. Prior to that, she was Professor of Business Economics the University of Toronto and held the Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair in Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Rotman School of Management. Professor Feldman’s work focuses on the ways in which universities transfer technology and the implications for economic development. She explores the means by which geographic clusters produce economic growth and has special expertise in university-generated technologies and the commercialisation of academic research.
Prior to her appointment at Toronto, Feldman was at Johns Hopkins where she was a faculty member at the Institute for Policy Studies. At Hopkins, Feldman was the founding Policy Director at the Information Security Institute (JHUISI) at the Whiting School of Engineering. Her most recent book is Cluster Genesis: the Origins and Emergence of Technology-Based Economic Development (with P. Braunerhjelm; 2006 from Oxford University Press).