Barbara A. Karanian, Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Founder of the Design Entrepreneuring Studio, Barbara A. Karanian, Ph.D. is the author of, “Working Connection: The Relational Art of Leadership;” “Entrepreneurial Leadership: A Balancing Act in Engineering and Science;” “Analyzing Engineering Design Stories -Predicting Engagement;” and “Open Process for Entrepreneuring Team Collaboration: Story Parallels from an Academic Design Team to the Studied Start-Up.” Barbara makes productive partnerships with industry and creates collaborative teams with members from the areas of engineering, design, psychology, and communication. She bridges the intersection of Silicon Valley and Hollywood with story driven initiatives.  Barbara developed and teaches the Revs course, ME 236, Tales to Design Cars By.