John Bourne is professor of electrical and computer engineering at Olin College, professor of technology entrepreneurship at
Babson College, directs the Sloan Center on Online Education at Olin and Babson Colleges, and is on the design and delivery
team for the Babson-Olin Symposium for Engineering Entrepreneurship Educators. He was previously professor of electrical
and computer engineering and professor of biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University, where he had been on the faculty
since 1969. At Vanderbilt, he directed the Center for Innovation in Engineering Education and the Asynchronous Learning
Network Center. He also held the position of professor of management of technology between 1991 and 1998. Bourne received
his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1969 from the University of Florida.