Joe Bradley
Joe Bradley
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Clinical Assistant Professor
2242 Everitt Laboratory


  • PhD Systems Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • MBA, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • M.S Mechanical Engineering (minor Electrical Engineering), Iowa State University, Ames
  • B.S.E Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Academic Positions

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset Fellow, Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3), 2022 - Present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Technology Entrepreneur Center, 2021 - Present
  • Health Innovation Professor, Carle-Illinois College of Medicine, 2021-Present
  • Research Affiliate, Vanderbilt University, EDEFI Laboratory, 2019 - Present
  • Lecturer, University of Illinois, Grainger College of Engineering, 2014 - 2019
  • Lecturer, University of Illinois, Gies College of Business, 2011 - Present

Professional Highlights

  • Opportunity to serve as a judge and advisor for the Illinois Invention Convention

Resident Instruction

  • CLE 640 - Family Medicine Clerkship
  • BSE 612 - Foundations (Carle Illinois College of Medicine)

Student Organizations

  • National Organization for Business and Engineering
  • Design For America

Research Interests

  • Engineering Education
  • (STEM) Entrepreneurial Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Technology Transfer Strategy
  • Socio-technical Systems Design
  • Complex Engineered Systems Design and Functions

Research Topics

  • Research in BME Education

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Yassine, A., Bradley, J., (2013). “A Knowledge-Driven, Network-Based Computational Framework for Product Development Systems”. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, March 2013, Vol. 13, pp. 1 – 15
  • Collins, S., Bradley, J., Yassine, A., (2010). “Analyzing Product Development Task Networks to Examine Organizational Change”. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 57, No.3, 2010, pp. 513-525
  • Yassine, A., Sidhu, I., Bradley, J. (2010). “Sustaining and Disruptive Categorization of University-Licensed Technologies: The Impact on Licensee and University Technology Revenue Stream”.  The International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, Vol.3, No. 3, pp. 217-237

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Golecki, H., Bradley, J., Amos, J. (2023). Designing Capstone Experience for Interdisciplinarity in Biomedical Engineering Education. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, June 2023.
  • Radhakrishnan, C., Schmitz, C., Reck, R., Bradley, J., (2023). Changes to a Circuits Lab Sequence to Encourage Reflection and Integration of Experiences Across Related Courses to Explore New Solution Spaces to an Engineering Problem. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, June 2023.
  • Bradley, J., (2020). The Impact of University Technology Transfer Offices on the Pipeline to Inclusive Innovation, Academy of Management Conference 2020.
  • Johnson, B., Goldstein, M., Bradley, J., (2020). "Identifying Effective Student Leaders to Improve Capstone Design Team Assignments," 2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 21 - 24, 2020
  • Bradley, J., Hyman, K., (2017). Grand Challenges in Engineering: What Can They Teach Us about Business and Professional Ethics and the Common Good? 24th Annual International Business Ethics Conference, Chicago, IL, October 26 – 28, 2017
  • Bradley, J., Aldunate, R., (2010). “Complex Networks and Complex Systems: A Nature-based Framework for Sustainable Product Design,” 12th International Conferences on Enterprise Information Systems, Madeira, Portugal, June 8th-12th
  • Collins, S, Bradley, J., Yassine, A., (2008). “Measuring Organizational Response to Stress: A Longitudinal Study of Product Development Tasks Networks,” 18th Annual International Symposium of INCOSE, 6th Biennial European Systems Engineering Conference, 2008
  • Bradley, J., Yassine, A., (2008). "Multi-Domain Framework for Product Development,” ASME Design Theory and Methodology Conference, New York, NY. Aug. 3-6, 2008
  • Bradley, J., Yassine, A., (2006). "On the use Of Social Networks for the Analysis of Product Development,” ASME Design Theory and Methodology Conference, Philadelphia, Penn. Sept. 10-13, 2006
  • Millar, L., Bradley, J. (2006). “Commercialization Analyst Interns: A Programmatic Approach to Screening New Technology,” LES/AUTM 2006 Spring Meeting

Pending Articles

  • Amos, J, Golecki, H, Browne, M., Bradley, J. Designing Capstone Experiences for Interdisciplinarity in Bioengineering Education
  • Bradley, J., Exploratory Study of the Perception of Biasness, Inclusivity, and Team Dynamics in Entrepreneurship Education Training
  • Bradley, J., On the Role of Symposiums and Project Expos in the Educational Experience of First-Year Engineering Students
  • Bradley, J.,Identifying Effective Student Leaders to Improve Capstone Design Team Assignments


Conferences Organized or Chaired

  • 2021 Illinois-Indiana Regional Conference (Chair - Entrepreneurship and Partnerships with Industry)

Other Scholarly Activities

  • The Wellness Store - Intervention for Mental Health Wellness
  • NOBEL Project - Carle Illinois College of Medicine
  • Professional Development Workshop Panelist - "In Search of Inclusive Innovation: Emerging Research and Intervention" (2020) Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada
  • Panel Symposium - " Inclusive Innovation in Technology Entrepreneurship." (2020) Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada
  • Comprehensive License Information to Minimize Barriers (CLIMB) Task Force - State of Illinois

Professional Societies

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)

Service on College Committees

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Teaching Honors

  • Teacher Ranked as Excellent (2020)

Recent Courses Taught

  • BADM 551 - Managing Intellectual Property
  • BADM 590 - Value Chain Mngmt Capstone
  • BIOE 573 - Managing Business Operations
  • BIOE 574 - Inno/Financial Decision Making
  • BIOE 575 - Capstone Project
  • ENG 177 GC (ENG 177 GP1, ENG 177 POE, ENG 177 PP1, ENG 177 PR, ENG 177 PR1, ENG 177 PR2, ENG 177 SP1, ENG 177 SP2, ENG 177 TDO, ENG 177 WP2, ENG 177 WP3) - WIE-IEFX Mobility Innovations
  • ENG 198 GC (ENG 198 PJ1, ENG 198 POE, ENG 198 PR1, ENG 198 PR2, ENG 198 PRJ) - IEFX Projects
  • MBA 590 - Value Chain Mngmt Capstone
  • ME 598 EO1 (ME 598 EO2) - Sustainable Enginrgn Outreach
  • TE 401 A - Develop Breakthrough Projects
  • TE 498 PI - Pathways to Impact