Master of IP Management & Markets Faculty
Black Stone IP
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
IIT Adjunct Faculty
IIT Adjunct Faculty
Jeremy Alexis is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Design. He holds both a Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Design degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Jeremy has spent the majority of his professional career leading interdisciplinary teams tasked with defining next generation products, services, and business models. He has worked with clients such as Unilever, Motorola, Citibank, Pfizer, American Express, Target Corporation, and Zebra Technologies. (Institute of Design bio page)
Joe Bogdan is a 25+ year veteran intellectual property executive in the entertainment and technology industries. He began his career as an attorney in private practice focusing on the intellectual property issues raised by the convergence of entertainment and technology, concluding his private practice career in 2000 as a Partner in the Entertainment and Media Business Unit of the Los Angeles-based law firm of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips.
Most recently, Joe was Sr. V.P. of Business and Legal Affairs for World Wrestling Entertainment, where he held primary responsibility for running the day-to-day operation of the Business Affairs of the company. Prior to WWE, Joe spent nearly 6 years as an entrepreneur, including 4 years with Cognitive Concepts, makers of the Earobics® line of early literacy technology entertainment products. As both Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Cognitive Concepts, Joe was instrumental in positioning a dynamic intellectual property portfolio towards revenue generation, and in a successful sale of the company to Houghton Mifflin.
Currently, Joe is the principal of Silvershift, a firm providing both legal and business consulting services to clients connecting the lines of thinking between expanding markets and ideas. Joe is also an Associate Professor in the Arts, Entertainment and Media Management Department at Columbia College Chicago, where he coordinates the Live and Performing Arts curriculum.
Mr. Bogdan has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois, and both an M.A. in Communications Management and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.
Professor Brown received his bachelor's degree from DePaul University and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is also a certified public accountant. Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty in 1990, he was staff assistant to the chief counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, a senior partner in the Chicago law firm of Arnstein & Lehr, and senior vice president and chief financial officer of a publicly-held corporation.
Professor Brown has been a speaker and panelist on many taxation programs and is the author of various articles on taxation. In addition to being director of the Graduate Program in Taxation, he teaches courses in accounting, taxation, business organizations, corporate finance and business planning. (Chicago-Kent bio page)
Dr. Erramilli is a Professor of Marketing and is Director of the IIT Stuart MBA Program. During his more than 30 years of professional experience, Dr. Erramilli has worked on 3 continents. He worked in India and Nigeria and taught at universities in the U.S. and Singapore. Prior to joining Stuart, he was a faculty member and associate dean in Singapore's Nanyang Business School, one of the largest business schools in Asia, where he helped develop and launch the Berkeley-Nanyang Advanced Management Program and the Nanyang Executive MBA.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Dr. Erramilli's doctoral work represented a pioneering analysis of the globalization of service firms. His work in this area has been cited extensively. Recently, he was recognized as the second most cited author in Global Strategy Research. His research interests include International Marketing Strategy, Foreign Market-Entry Strategy, Competitive Advantage of Global Firms and Growth Strategies in Emerging Markets. (Stuart School bio page)
Professor Piatt received her B.A., M.L.S. and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the Texas Bar. Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty in 1990, she was director of the law library and an associate professor of law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and director of information services at the Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas School of Law.
Professor Piatt was director of the IIT Downtown Campus Information Center until 2000, where she pioneered the use of imaging and other electronic technology. She has been a member of the ABA Litigation Section Special Publications Committee and was the technical program chair for the 1994 ASIS annual meeting. She currently advises the AIIM Committee on evidentiary and intellectual property issues related to legal documents in electronic formats.
Professor Piatt has written and lectured extensively on topics concerning automated legal research, intellectual property, legal issues in information science and legal issues relating to artificial intelligence. She has developed a continuing education workshop for information professionals working with copyright issues in an electronic environment and on law and the Internet. (Chicago-Kent bio page)
Dennis Roberson is Vice Provost, Executive Director and Research Professor at IIT. Professor Roberson has been with IIT since 2003 and since that time has been involved in establishing an undergraduate business school focused on entrepreneurship and technology, a wireless research center, IIT's corporate relations initiative, and in developing research centers and business ventures with public and private sector partners. (IIT Caerus Institute bio page)