Les Sztandera, PhD

Les Sztandera


4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Les Sztandera, PhD

Degrees Earned

Certificate, University of Cambridge, MS
Certificate, University of Missouri
PhD, University of Toledo

Les is Professor of Computer Information Systems in Jefferson’s Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce where in the Innovation MBA program he teaches technical competitive intelligence, new product development, marketing research, and entrepreneurship.

As a researcher, his interests include technology and innovation management, knowledge management, computational intelligence, and neuroscience. His research funding sponsors have included the US Department of Defense, US Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, State Supercomputer Centers, and American Heart Association.

As a practitioner, Les has been involved in multidisciplinary projects associated with the emerging needs of industry to develop managers, industrial designers, and engineers into more accomplished practitioners in the global product development processes. His 2014 book, Computational Intelligence in Business Analytics – Concepts, Methods, and Tools for Big Data Applications, addresses the application of enabling smart technologies to make better leadership decisions, and to improve organizational performance. His project courses address the complex and integrative requirements of practitioners.

Les earned a Certificate from University of Cambridge, MS from University of Missouri, and PhD from University of Toledo. He has held appointments in the US Fulbright Scholars program and was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the School of Business and Economics (ISEG) in Lisbon, Portugal where he taught in their MBA and PhD programs.