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The IXL Center team has a combined history of more than 40 years of teaching business and innovation at the graduate level. IXL team members have supplied graduate curricula and course software to MBA, Science, and technology management degree programs at universities on 6 continents.  They have also developed course materials for the Global Innovation Management Institute and the Management Consulting Institute.  The IXL team is available to teach entire credit courses or to guest lecture. To bring an IXL professor and curriculum to your program, please contact info@ixl-center.com

Hitendra Patel, PhD.


Since 2002, Dr. Patel has been teaching MBA students the art and science of innovation at MBA schools in Boston, Shanghai, London. In 2007 he developed the Action Learning program at Hult International Business School which became the Innovation Olympics in 2015.  Dr. Patel holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Iowa State University, an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Ronald Jonash


Ron’s specialties are the strategic management of innovation, technology and R&D to create and capture maximum value. With degrees in Economics and Engineering Systems from Princeton University where he also received his Master’s Degree in Architecture and Design, Ron Jonash has led numerous executive leadership and development programs at major companies and has been a visiting lecturer at Rice, Wharton, Tufts, and Columbia universities and the Hult International Business School.

Farhoud Kafi


With over 35 years of teaching and business experience, Professor Kafi is a recognized leader in the education and entrepreneurship fields. As President of Babson Global (a subsidary of Babson College), Professor Kafi implemented the college’s global vision of entrepreneurial education. Professor Kafi also in several Dean roles at Hult International Business School in Boston, San Fransisco, and Shanghai.  Professor Kafi has served on the faculty of Babson College since 1979 and served on the faculties of Hult International Business School, Brandeis College, Suffolk University, Northeastern University and Boston University