Dr. Almesha Campbell
Dr. Almesha L. Campbell currently serves as the Director for Technology Transfer and Commercialization at Jackson State University (JSU). She manages the intellectual property process from triage of invention disclosures to commercialization. She provides strategic direction and vision for defining partnerships in commercialization, entrepreneurship, and innovation initiatives between JSU and other institutions, funding agencies, and industry stakeholders.
Dr. Campbell is the Principal Investigator for the National Science Foundation funded JSU Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Site designed to train teams of faculty and students how to commercialize their ideas using the Lean Startup Methodology. She also leads a number of initiatives geared towards increasing the innovation, Technology Transfer, invention, and entrepreneurial activities at JSU, such as the JSU Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship which houses the XR Academy, Makerspace, and Learning Collaboratory.
Dr. Campbell received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, the master’s degree in Mass Communications, and the doctor of philosophy degree in Public Policy and Administration from Jackson State University. She holds membership in professional organizations such as the Licensing Executives Society (LES), the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), and the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA).