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About Stephanie Lenway

Stefanie Ann Lenway is Dean of the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis and St. Paul. At the Opus College, Stefanie has launched the Center for Innovation in the Business of Health Care, which facilitates research and dialogue across verticals in the health care value chain with the aim to drive innovation to reduce health care costs. The Opus College also continues to build on its strengths in entrepreneurship through the activities of the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship and in Principled Leadership through the Melrose the Toro Company Center for Principled Leadership.

Prior to her career in academic leadership, Stefanie was a Professor of Strategic Management and Organization at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Her teaching focused on Corporate Strategy and International Business primarily at the graduate level.

Innovation and technology disruption comprised the core of her research, which culminated with the publication by Stanford University Press, the book, Managing New Industry Creation, coauthored with Tom Murtha and Jeff Hart. This book tracks the evolution of the development of the thin film transistor (flat panel display) industry from inception to when it began to replace the cathode ray tube in televisions.

Stefanie has served on the boards of AACSB, the Academy of Management, and the Academy of international Business where she also served a term as President.