Norman Kaderlan, Ph.D.

Principal of The Kaderlan Group

Norman Kaderlan, Ph.D., Principal of The Kaderlan Group, is an internationally known and respected management advisor, teacher and writer. He assists corporations, universities, research institutes and regional governments in transforming knowledge into wealth using science and technology as drivers of economic development. A co-founder of Technology Innovation Group, Inc. (TIG), he served as its President (2002-2013). Dr. Kaderlan acts as participant advisor to communities and companies to accelerate the growth of knowledge-based enterprises and economies; his mission is to connect innovation to societal needs internationally. Over the past decade, Dr. Kaderlan has worked on projects in Korea, Colombia, South Africa, Chile, Mexico, India, Poland, Romania, Jordan, and Kazakhstan. He also has served as Editor of InnovationMatters, an e-newsletter covering innovation and technology transfer and commercialization for international subscribers.

Dr. Kaderlan currently teaches Marketing in the Engineering Management Masters Program at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas (UT) at Austin. From 2000-2005, he served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) where he co-designed and co-taught “The Enterprise of Technology,” a graduate course that is cross-listed in the Colleges of Engineering, Natural Science, Law, and Business. Prior to that, he was Director of the Austin Technology Incubator at UT’s IC2 Institute, one of the premier technology business incubators in the world.

Nonprofits have played a central role in his background, with more than twenty years’ experience managing programs and organizations at local, regional, and national levels. Among his positions: Director of Cultural Programs at National Public Radio, and chief executive of Ohio Ballet and Opera Omaha. Current nonprofit activities include serving on the board of directors of Spirit Series (Los Angeles), a transformational drama-based values and literacy initiative for grades 4-8, and Restorative Matters (Austin), the training arm for programs developed at the Institute for Restorative Justice and Restorative Dialogue at UT’s School of Social Work.

As a management consultant, Dr. Kaderlan has assisted clients ranging from new ventures to Fortune 500 companies. An active speaker and trainer, he has developed and presented management seminars and workshops for a wide range of corporate clients and associations. He is author of two books and numerous articles in national periodicals.

Dr. Kaderlan holds a doctorate in management from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, with a focus on arts management, and a B.S in Life Sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin.