Philip Auerswald is a founding co-editor of Innovations. Auerswald is also Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy and an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, and a Research Associate with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Auerswald's research work focuses on linked processes of technological and organizational change in the contexts of policy, economics, and strategy. He author and co-author of numerous books, reports, and research papers, including Taking Technical Risk: How Innovators, Executives, and Investors Manage High-Tech Risks (MIT Press: 2001) and Seeds of Disaster, Roots of Response: How Private Action Can Reduce Public Vulnerability (Cambridge University Press, 2006). Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason University, Auerswald was an Assistant Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and an adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He has been a consultant to the National Academies of Science, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Auerswald was a co-founder in 1990 and, until 2005, Editor of the Foreign Policy Bulletin: the Documentary Record of United States Foreign Policy, currently published by Cambridge University Press. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington and a B.A. (political science) from Yale University.
Iqbal Z. Quadir is a founding co-editor of Innovations. Quadir is also Founder and Executive Director of the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT. Previously Quadir was a Lecturer at the Kennedy School of Government and a Fellow with the Center for Business and Government at Harvard University. He founded GrameenPhone in collaboration with Grameen Bank of Bangladesh and Telenor AS of Norway. GrameenPhone provides telephone access throughout Bangladesh, including to its rural poor, by adding cellular telephony to village-based micro-enterprise. In January 1999, the World Economic Forum based in Davos, Switzerland, honored him as a "Global Leader for Tomorrow." Quadir worked as a vice president of Atrium Capital Corp. and was an associate at Security Pacific Merchant Bank and Coopers & Lybrand, and earlier as a consultant to the World Bank in Washington, DC. He was recently a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Business Innovation at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. He received an MBA and an MA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS with honors from Swarthmore College.
Joshua Schoop, Managing Editor of Innovations, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Social Innovation Research Fellow at the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University. Working in international development for the past nine years, Schoop has conducted mixed methods research on entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship in South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and in New Orleans. Previous research explored ecosystems to cultivate entrepreneurship and youth employment in Kenya, Sri Lanka, and New Orleans. Schoop also serves as the Managing Director of the Policy Design Lab. He holds a PhD and MS in International Development from the Payson Center at Tulane University Law School, and a BA (Philosophy) from the University of Iowa.