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The Office of Commercialization supports WSU staff and researchers who seek to disclose, protect, and commercialize the innovations resulting from their work.

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Christopher J. Keane PhD

Vice President for Research and
Vice Chancellor for Research, WSU Pullman
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Sita Pappu PhD

Assistant Vice President,
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Technology Licensing

Scott Steiger PhD
Assistant Director, Physical Sciences

Portfolio emphasizing:

  • Engineering & Physical Sciences

Jessy McGowan MS
Senior Licensing Associate

Portfolio emphasizing:

  • Agricultural and Plant Sciences

Rabindra Nanda MBA
Technology Licensing Associate

Portfolio emphasizing:

  • Bioproducts, materials, and Copyrights

Eric Wannamaker JD
Technology Licensing Associate

Portfolio emphasizing:

  • Engineering &
    Digital Solutions

Licensing Assistants

Shreya Bhakta MS
Technology Licensing Assistant

Intellectual Property Management

Mike Staggs JD/MS
Patent Portfolio Manager

Cynthia Hervin
Program Coordinator

Business Operations

Denise Keeton
Assistant Director, Business Operations

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Shelly Bradley
Administrative Assistant II

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Cascade Herriott
Business Systems Analyst

Sreejith Thankappan
Program Specialist II

Diane Latham
Fiscal Specialist II

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College Partners

Albert Tsui JD
Business Development Specialist



Scott Maloney PhD
Business Development Specialist


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