John Callister is the Harvey Kinzelberg Director of Entrepreneurship in Engineering at Cornell University. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1999. He was an automotive engineer at General Motors from 1985 to 1993, and taught at Trine University from 1996 to 1998. He is also the co-owner of Virginia Plastics, Inc., a small blown-film polymer business. He is an active participant in Cornell’s Entrepreneurship and Personal Enterprise Program. He has BSME (Minnesota), MSME (Cornell), MBA (Chicago), and PhD (Cornell) degrees.