AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Larry Secrest has been appointed director of the Master’s of Science in Science and Technology Commercialization program of the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin.
“We are delighted that Larry is joining us and are looking forward to his moving the M.S. in Science and Technology Commercialization to the next level,” said Dr. John Sibley Butler, director of the IC2 Institute. “He understands the technology commercialization process: How to translate an idea into a new product, a new service and, most important, a new venture. That is what our M.S. in Science and Technology Commercialization program is all about.”
Secrest earned his interdisciplinary doctor’s degree in business, management and public affairs from The University of Texas at Austin, his master of business administration degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University.
He taught in the McCombs School of Business and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. At the University of Texas at Arlington he has taught entrepreneurship, international business and management.
Secrest was a Fulbright Research Fellow at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, where he studied technological innovation and management.
Secrest has been an executive with a number of technology-based companies, including Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Hydrolab and Scientific Measurement Systems Inc., a publicly traded company.
The M.S. in Science and Technology Commercialization is an internationally acclaimed, intensive, one-year master’s degree program offered by The University of Texas at Austin that focuses on proven methods for transforming scientific and technical knowledge to commercial products and services.
For more information contact: Dr. Larry Secrest, 512-475-8973.