Director of the Griffiths Center of Collaboration & Innovation
Dr. Michael Walsh is the director of the Hartwick College Griffiths Center for Collaboration and Innovation (GCCI). An expert with more than 20 years’ experience in leading organizational growth, Walsh has extensive experience in business development and leading strategic initiatives. As GCCI director, Walsh leads and advances a culture of collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurship at the College. He reports directly to the president, and works with the College’s senior leadership team and others to implement the strategic direction for the Center. Walsh also provides oversight for the College’s Center for Craft Food & Beverage and soon-to-open Grain Innovation Center.
He joined Hartwick from Clarkson University, where he served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility since 2009. Most recently he served as the Director for Industry Engagement, where he was responsible for building academic and research partnerships with key partners. Previously he served a dual role as executive director of both engineering and management for the university’s Beacon Institute at its Beacon, NY campus.
Walsh earned his bachelor’s degree in finance and M.B.A. from Clarkson, and a Ed.D. from Fordham University in education leadership, administration, and policy. He also participated in multiple executive education courses from IBM, the Project Management Institute, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School’s Aresty Institute of Executive Education.
A native of Downingtown, PA, he is a board member of the Hudson Valley Economic Development Council.