Dr. Kenneth B. Kahn, Director
Kenneth Kahn is a nationally recognized scholar and consultant in the field of product development. Kahn previously was at Purdue University, where he was a professor and director of Purdue’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Kahn authored the books, “Product Planning: Essentials” and “New Product Forecasting: An Applied Approach.” Kahn’s industrial experience includes serving as an industrial engineer and project engineer for the Weyerhaeuser Company and a manufacturing engineer for Respironics Inc. He has consulted with and facilitated benchmarking sessions with numerous companies, including recently Acco Brands, Coca-Cola, ConAgra, Honeywell, John Deere, Lego, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever.
Amy Shankle, Administrative Specialist
Amy Shankle is a Virginia Commonwealth University alumna and has worked in a variety of capacities for the university. Beginning her career, she started out collecting data for the Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory. She then accepted a position with Records and Registration, working to assist students in graduating from the university among other responsibilities within Records. Upon leaving that position, she is now doing various administrative duties for the da Vinci Center to maintain the programs and assist students, staff, and faculty.
In her spare time, Amy enjoys helping others to train their dogs and going on adventures with her own two special pups.