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Matthew Lynall

Clinical Professor of Management;

Professor Lynall the director of experiential learning, and a deliberate innovation for faculty (DIFF) director in Discovery Park. He is also the PI for Purdue's NSF I-Corps Site and Co-PI for the Midwest I-Corps Node in collaboration with the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The focus of his work at Purdue, the Midwest, and nationally is working with faculty and graduate researchers to translate their research into practice through commercialization. He has taught graduate level elective courses in competitive strategy, consulting methods, organizational change management, technology commercialization, and evidence-based entrepreneurship.

Dr. Lynall has been continuously recognized as a distinguished teacher in the Master's program and has been selected as a favorite professor in the Wall Street Journal top 25 executive MBA programs. Prior to joining the faculty at Purdue, he taught strategy, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship at the Richard Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, and has also led corporate executive programs in business transformation and change management in England, France, Germany, Canada, and the United States. As a DIFF director, Dr. Lynall coordinates the school of management's support for entrepreneurship and technology commercialization activities across Purdue's science, engineering, and technology areas.

Before returning to academia, he was a partner and senior vice president in the entrepreneurial consulting practice of Ernst & Young. Other industry experience includes several years as managing director of a U.K. based engineered products company, and product manager and international marketing manager for a global telecommunications company.

Dr. Lynall's research is focused at the intersection of strategic management and organizational behavior and includes innovation and problem-solving processes, corporate governance in early stage companies; and conflict and cooperation between venture capitalists and the management of their portfolio companies. His research has been published in the Academy of Management Review and he has reviewed for the Academy of Management Journal and the Academy of Management Review.


Ph.D., Business Administration (Organizational Behavior), University of Western Ontario
M.B.A., University of Western Ontario
B.A. (Joint Honours), Engineering Science and Economics, Oxford University

Research & Area(s) of Expertise

Entrepreneurial Mentors, Interdisciplinary, SBIR, Technology Commercialization

Matthew Lynall


Phone: (765) 49-66321
Office: RAWL 4066

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