Robert E. Mittelstaedt, Jr. is Dean of the Arizona State University School of Business, and former Vice Dean, Executive Education, Vice Dean and Director, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, The Wharton School. He has consulted with organizations ranging from IBM to Weirton Steel, Pfizer to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Mittelstaedt's research interests have included executive learning, corporate governance, IT, and strategy. He formerly directed the Wharton Innovation Center and the Wharton Applied Research Center. Mittelstaedt founded Intellego, Inc., and serves on several corporate boards. He served as an officer in the U.S. Navy under the legendary Admiral Hyman Rickover.