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Who we are


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,
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Sita Pappu PhD

Assistant Vice President,
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Technology Licensing

Norman Ong PhD
Assistant Director, Life Sciences

Portfolio emphasizing:

  • Agriculture, Health, and Life Sciences

Scott Steiger PhD
Assistant Director, Physical Sciences

Portfolio emphasizing:

  • Engineering & Physical Sciences

Zeinab Abouissa MS
Technology Licensing Associate

Portfolio emphasizing:

  • Engineering & Veterinary Medicine

Tarek Belgasam PhD
Technology Licensing Assistant

Aaditi Lele 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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Michelle Hendrickson
Fiscal Specialist

Shelly Bradley
Senior Secretary

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Kousalya Dhamodharan
Program Specialist

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Cascade Herriott
Information Systems Coordinator

Innovation and Research Engagement

Brian Kraft
Assistant Vice President,
Innovation and Research Engagement

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Heidi Medford
Innovation Advancement and Partnerships

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Asa Brown JD/MS

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College Partners

Albert Tsui PhD
Business Development Specialist



Scott Maloney PhD
Business Development Specialist


  •  Veterinary Medicine