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Richard Filley

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Biography

Richard Filley serves as a social entrepreneurship faculty member, mentor and advisor within the Technology Entrepreneurship & Management (TEM) program of The Polytechnic School of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Filley previously served as founding director of the international award-winning Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) at ASU program.

In just three years Filley was able to build EPICS into ASU’s largest social entrepreneurship program, teaching all EPICS classes and mentoring student teams towards significant accomplishments. During the 2011-12 academic year, over 20 current or former EPICS at ASU student teams won over $300,000 in funding and support, including FlashFood (winners of  the 2012 Microsoft U.S. Imagine Cup), SAFESipp (winners of the ASU 10,000 Solutions competition), and 33 Buckets (the world’s top-ranked undergraduate team in the 2012 Dell Social Innovation Challenge). In addition, G3Box, a team formed in his EPIC classes has gone on to win recognition as ‘2011 College Entrepreneurs of the Year’ from Entrepreneur magazine

Filley was recognized with an honorable mention in the global 2012 Dell Social Innovation Education Awards, given for commitment to supporting and mentoring students involved in developing innovative solutions to social problems, fostering creativity in classroom teaching methods and dedication to building institutional support for social innovation education. He was selected from over 100 faculty nominees worldwide.

 

 

Earlier in his ASU career, Filley was the founding director of the Global Futures Initiative, and for nearly 20 years, served as founding director of the international award-winning ASU Corporate Leaders Program. Prior to joining ASU he was an editor for Industrial Engineering magazine (published by the Institute of Industrial Engineers), and worked in the aerospace industry.

Research Interests

Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity, Global Engineering, Leadership Development.

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 110Understanding the Enterprise
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TEM 100Seminar in Entrepreneurship
TMC 110Understanding the Enterprise
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 110Understanding the Enterprise
TEM 200My Technology Venture
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 110Understanding the Enterprise
TMC 480Senior Project
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TEM 100Seminar in Entrepreneurship
TMC 110Understanding the Enterprise
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 110Understanding the Enterprise
TEM 200My Technology Venture
TEM 394Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TEM 100Seminar in Entrepreneurship
TMC 110Understanding the Enterprise
TEM 294Special Topics
TMC 480Senior Project
OMT 484Internship
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TEM 100Seminar in Entrepreneurship
TMC 110Understanding the Enterprise
TMC 480Senior Project
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 110Understanding the Enterprise
TEM 294Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CTI 101Success in Tech & Innov
TMC 110Understanding the Enterprise
TMC 470Enterprise Planning & Implemen
TMC 480Senior Project
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
TMC 470Enterprise Planning & Implemen
TMC 480Senior Project
OMT 570Advanced Project Management
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
TEM 294Special Topics
TEM 394Special Topics
TMC 470Enterprise Planning & Implemen
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
TEM 402Focus Area Project II
TMC 470Project Management
TMC 480Senior Project
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CTI 294Special Topics
CTI 494Special Topics
CTI 598Special Topics