Dr. Elizabeth J. Altman (Twitter: @lizaltman) is a management professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Manning School of Business. She formerly served as a visiting professor at the United States Military Academy (West Point) in the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department and as a visiting scholar at the Harvard Business School. Altman’s research and consulting centers on strategy, innovation, and organizational change with an emphasis on digital economy transitions and platform and ecosystem-based businesses. Her work has been published in the Harvard Business Review and other internationally recognized management journals. Prior to academia, Altman served as a vice president at Motorola. She holds a doctorate in business administration from the Harvard Business School, master’s of science degrees in mechanical engineering and management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, where she has served on the Board of Trustees.
Altman co-authored the book "The Innovator’s Guide to Growth: Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work," (Harvard Business Press, 2008). Altman was featured in Bennis and Thomas’ book on leadership "Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values and Defining Moments Shape Leaders." She was one of Boston Magazine's “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Boston,” and one of the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” top business and community leaders. Altman is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.